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McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Aircraft "VMA-311 King Abdul Aziz Base" (1990) United States Marines "Air Power Series" 1/72 Diecast Model by Hobby Master

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Aircraft "VMA-311 King Abdul Aziz Base" (1990) United States Marines "Air Power Series" 1/72 Diecast Model by Hobby Master

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  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Aircraft "VMA-311, King Abdul Aziz Base" (1990) United States Marines "Air Power Series" die cast model by Hobby Master.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes pilot figure.
  • Has opening canopy.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Detachable ordnance loads.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 7.75, Wingspan- 5 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
  • HISTORY ASPECTS:
    In August 1990, the AV-8B Harrier II operated by VMA-311 played a significant role during a crucial period in the history of military aviation. Stationed at King Abdul Aziz Base, this vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) aircraft became a key asset during the Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. The Harrier II's unique capabilities allowed it to operate from shorter runways and makeshift forward operating bases, making it a valuable asset in the challenging desert terrain.
    As tensions escalated in the aftermath of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the AV-8B Harrier II from VMA-311 was deployed in the early stages of Operation Desert Shield. Its missions included close air support, interdiction, and reconnaissance, providing essential air cover for coalition forces. The Harrier II's ability to take off and land vertically allowed for quick and flexible deployment, proving critical in a rapidly changing operational environment.
    The conflict in the Gulf saw the AV-8B Harrier II engaged in numerous missions, striking enemy targets and supporting ground forces. Its precision strikes and adaptability made it a formidable force, demonstrating the effectiveness of V/STOL aircraft in modern warfare. The aircraft's contributions during this period underscored the importance of versatility and innovation in military aviation.
    Aviation enthusiasts now have the opportunity to own a finely detailed 1:72 scale model of the historic AV-8B Harrier II from VMA-311, stationed at King Abdul Aziz Base during the pivotal events of August 1990. This meticulously crafted replica captures the essence of the aircraft, showcasing its unique design and historical significance. For collectors and military aviation enthusiasts, this model serves as a tangible tribute to the Harrier II's role in Operation Desert Storm and its lasting impact on the evolution of tactical air power. Display it proudly and commemorate the legacy of the AV-8B Harrier II and the brave pilots of VMA-311.

 

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