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Harrier II Plus (AV-8B) VSTOL Fighter and Attack Aircraft

Crew

1

Country

US

Maiden Flight

November 1978

Introduced

August 1985

Unit Cost

$23.7m

Wingspan

9.25m

Length

14.12m

Height

3.55m

Wing Area

21.37m²

Empty Weight

6,764kg

Maximum Vertical Take-Off Weight

9,413kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

14,061kg

Internal Fuel

3,521kg

Maximum Externel Fuel

3,662kg

Maximum Payload

5,350kg

Maximum Useful Load

7,317kg

Engine

1 x Rolls-Royce F402-RR-408 (Mk 107) vectored-thrust turbofan engine

Maximum Speed at Sea Level

Mach 0.9

Maximum Speed at Sea Level

Mach 0.94

Combat Radius

556km

Ferry Range

3,300km

Rate of Climb

14,700fpm

Radar

Raytheon APG-65 pulse Doppler radar

Guns

1× General Dynamics GAU-12 Equalizer 25 mm (0.984 in) 5-barrelled gatling cannon

Number of Harpoints

6

Rockets

4 × LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19 × CRV7 70mm rockets)

Bombs

CBU-100 cluster bombs, Mark 80 series of unguided bombs, Paveway series of laser-guided bombs and Mark 77 napalm canisters

Manufacturers

BAE Systems and Boeing

Operators

United States Marine Corps, Spanish Navy and Italian Navy

Engine Supplier

Rolls-Royce

Litening II Targeting and Reconnaissance Pod

Northrop Grumman

APG-65 Digital Radar

Raytheon Corporation

AIM-120A Air-to-Air Missile

Raytheon Missile Systems

Air-to-Air Missiles

4 × AIM-9 Sidewinder or similar-sized infrared-guided missiles and 6 × AIM-120 AMRAAM

Air-to-Surface Missiles

6 × AGM-65 Maverick, 2 × AGM-84 Harpoon and 2 × AGM-88 HARM

Others

Up to 4 × 300 / 330/370 US Gallon drop tanks
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