McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II 0.01


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McDonnell Douglas[1] AV-8B "Harrier" II (eng. McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II) — the family of American attack aircraft vertical takeoff and landing. AV-8B "Harrier" II is a development of the earlier versions of the AV-8A "Harrier".

The Harrier was a reliable and versatile plane, but its operation in the units of the marine corps quickly identified a number of disadvantages — small range and small bomb load.

In 1973, McDonnell Douglas proposed the idea of creating a modified, improved Harrier by using the existing fuselage and tail, but with a larger wing and more powerful engine. This program, which received the designation AV-16 was cancelled after the expenditure on it exceeded $ 1 billion.

McDonnell Douglas does not give up and attempts to improve the aircraft without changing the engine. To increase the bomb load and range of the new aircraft was given a larger wing with larger tanks and a large number of suspension points. However, the refusal to replace the engine (and power) has led to the requirement that the total weight of the new aircraft to remain equal to the weight of the base model AV-8A. To achieve this McDonnell Douglas engineers decide to perform a fuselage and wings made of light materials, as well as to improve the flight properties of the aircraft. As a result a larger wing was made of graphite composite materials (lighter than aluminium and some characteristics stronger than steel). Were also increased and improved air intakes, wings mounted and large flaps to the gun container bottom of the fuselage to improve flying qualities during the takeoff and landing added a crest.

The layout of the new aircraft were shown in August 1975. First, to test two aircraft AV-8A has received the necessary improvements. The first flight of the prototype took place in late 1978. The tests were so successful that the programme has been to improve the entire Park American AV-8A. The improved aircraft was designated the AV-8C.

In the early 1980s, it was tested 4 aircraft built from scratch. In 1981 British Aerospace has concluded an agreement with McDonnell Douglas. Under the agreement British Aerospace participated in the program as a subcontractor, which meant the return of the British government in the Harrier program. Production began in 1983, McDonnell Douglas built 60 percent of the aircraft, and British Aerospace the remaining 40. AV-8B entered service with the US Marines in late 1983, the British version (GR.5) was adopted by the Royal air force later.

Based aircraft of the marine corps, there have been several modifications. In the late 80's was designed for night operations (AV-8B Night Attack) — nose was placed IR FLIR sensors, used in conjunction with night vision goggles. Only in the period 1989-1993 the year it was built 72 aircraft modifications AV-8B Night Attack. In June 1987 British Aerospace and McDonnell Douglas decided to create a modification of the Harrier II with radar. To do this, the nose of the aircraft AV-8B Night Attack mounted pulsed-Doppler radar AN/APG-65 (similar to that used on McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet). This modification allowed the aircraft to dogfight and improved its characteristics by applying ground strokes. The marine corps ordered 31 aircraft new modification (Plus), its deliveries were started in July 1993. 72 aircraft were modified in 1997. By 1997, in the Marines were armed with only a modification of Plus and Night Attack.

3.Working vertical take-off
4.The hatch opens correctly
8.Those who want can install new missiles for AV-8B


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