Sea Harrier – VTOL/STOVL Strike Fighter

Brickmania
$490.00
Current Stock:
14
SKU:
BKM1082
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 business days.
Weight:
3.11 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Brennan Putz
Piece Count:
849 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

About the Sea Harrier – VTOL/STOVL Strike Fighter:

The Sea Harrier is a short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) naval fighter jet used by the British during the Falklands War. Entering service in 1980, the Sea Harrier was unique for a modern fighter. Operating at subsonic speeds and smaller than its counterparts, this plane was designed principally to defend carrier task force groups. Powered by a mighty Rolls-Royce Pegasus turbofan engine with two intakes and four adjustable nozzles, the Sea Harrier was optimized for the smaller decks of British carriers (who had to market them as “through deck cruisers” in order to secure funding). For armament, the Sea Harrier was given two 30mm cannons, four sidewinder air-to-air missiles, and a combination load of bombs, drop tanks, and Sea Eagle air-to-surface missiles.

The Sea Harrier was used to great effect during the Falkland Islands conflict of 1982. Squadrons of Sea Harriers operated from carriers HMS Invincible and HMS Hermes to defend the task force and carry out ground attacks. The Sea Harriers, although outnumbered and far slower than their Argentinian counterparts, were more maneuverable and carried the latest in air-to-air missiles. The Sea Harriers shot down 20 enemy planes without losing any in air-to-air combat. Several Sea Harriers did fall to ground fire and accidents. Still, even in their limited capabilities the Sea Harriers controlled the skies.

Specifications:

Crew: 1
Armament: Guns: 2x 30 mm (1.18 in) ADEN cannon pods under the fuselage
Hardpoints: 4x under-wing pylon stations
Speed: 578 kn (665 mph; 1,070 km/h) / M0.97 at altitude
Range: 250 nmi (288 mi; 463 km) for ground attack missions

 Sea Harrier – VTOL/STOVL Strike Fighter

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Complete with posable jump jets, functional landing gear, and an incredibly sturdy design, the new Brickmania Sea Harrier features a plethora of custom printed elements including roundels, thrust nozzle details, gunpods, and cockpit details. Stickers include canopy details and tail markings.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Brennan Putz
849 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
1x custom minifig
Custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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