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Hawker Siddeley /  British Aerospace / McDonnel Douglas AV-8 Harrier II VSTOL attacker

 

AV-8B Harrier II

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
AV-8A (ex-Harrier Mk.50) VSTOL attacker 1/1971 - 1970s 102 1986 1 seat, first 10 with Rolls-Royce Pegasus 102 engine (9071 kgf), later with Pegasus 103 engine (9755 kgf), 2270 kg of combat load (1 910-kg hull point with 1 454-kg bomb or container with recon equipment; 2 910-kg wing points with 2 454-kg bombs or 2 Paveway guided bomb; 2 295-kg wing points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 38 68-mm rockets), can carry 2 30-mm external guns
AV-8B 1/1984 - 6/1987 181 --- Rolls-Royce F402-RR-406A engine (9727 kgf), 1 quintuple 25-mm gun, 6008 kg of combat load (1 454-kg hull, 2 907-kg, 2 454-kg and 2 286-kg wing points with 2 - 4 Sidewinder AAM and 2 - 4 Maverick ASM or 6 Sidewinder AAM or 16 227-kg bombs or 12 bomb cassettes or 12 454-kg bombs or 10 Paveway guided bombs or 180 68-mm rockets)
AV-8B Night Attack 9/1989 - 1993 50 --- F402-RR-406A engine (9727 kgf), from 12/1990 F402-RR-408 engine (10792 kgf), IR scanner
TAV-8B training VSTOL attacker 10/1986 - 1993 27 --- 2 seats, 10 planes with IR scanner
AV-8B+ VSTOL attacker 1989 - 2001 27+81 modified from AV-8B --- 1 seat, F402-RR-408 engine (10792 kgf), 1 quintuple 25-mm gun, 6008 kg of combat load (1 454-kg hull, 2 907-kg, 2 454-kg and 2 286-kg wing points with 2 - 4 Sidewinder AAM and 2 - 4 Maverick ASM or 6 Sidewinder AAM or 16 227-kg bombs or 12 bomb cassettes or 12 454-kg bombs or 10 Paveway guided bombs or 180 68-mm rockets or 4 AMRAAM AAM or 4 Sparrow AAM or 4 Sea Eagle ASM or 4 Harpoon ASM), APG-65 radar
AV-8C 1979 - 1984 47 modified from AV-8A 1986 Pegasus 103 engine (9755 kgf), 2270 kg of combat load (1 910-kg hull point with 1 454-kg bomb or container with recon equipment; 2 910-kg wing points with 2 454-kg bombs or 2 Paveway guided bomb; 2 295-kg wing points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 38 68-mm rockets), can carry 2 30-mm external guns

 

Modification AV-8B+

Wing span, m

9.25

Length, m

14.55

Height, m

3.55

Wings area, m2

21.37

Empty mass, kg

6740

Full flying-off mass, kg

14061
Engine

1 Rolls-Royce F402-RR-408

Force, kgf

10792
Maximal speed, km/h 1186
Cruise speed, km/h  
Flying range, km 3641
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 13730
Complement 1
Armament 1 quintuple 25-mm gun, 6008 kg of combat load (1 454-kg hull, 2 907-kg, 2 454-kg and 2 286-kg wing points with 2 - 4 Sidewinder AAM and 2 - 4 Maverick ASM or 6 Sidewinder AAM or 16 227-kg bombs or 12 bomb cassettes or 12 454-kg bombs or 10 Paveway guided bombs or 180 68-mm rockets or 4 AMRAAM AAM or 4 Sparrow AAM or 4 Sea Eagle ASM or 4 Harpoon ASM)

EAV-8B Harrier II (Spain)

AV-8B Harrier II

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008