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Nation Flag United States United States
Class Multirole Combat Aircraft
Variant(s) AV-8C Harrier
AV-8B Harrier II
Cost 60 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 0%
Icon WRD Air Detection Good
Speed 600 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 2500 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 75 s
Icon WRD Turn radius 300
Icon WALB Year 1974
Icon WALB Type Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype No
Weapons
Autocannon Twin ADEN 30 (30mm, AoE)
Bomb Mk 83 (500kg, AoE)
AAM AIM-9J (IR, AoE, F&F)

The AV-8A Harrier is one of the many multirole combat aircraft that are available to the United States in Wargame: AirLand Battle and Wargame: Red Dragon.

HistoryEdit

The Hawker Siddeley Harrier was developed as a Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) fighter for the Royal Air Force. It is a single-engine, single-seat, subsonic V/STOL multi-role combat aircraft. After the prototypes underwent several revisions, a partnership between Hawker Siddeley and McDonnell Douglas was formed to produce the Harrier in the late 1960's. The Hawker Harrier GR.1 first flew in 1967, and the type was introduced into Royal Air Force arsenals in 1969. All Hawker Siddeley Harriers operated by the USMC, renamed AV-8A in American arsenals, were produced in the United Kingdom and purchased by the United States, and entered service in 1971 with the USMC. Later variants used by the USMC, such as the AV-8B Harrier II, were manufactured by McDonnell Douglas in the United States.

OverviewEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

The AV-8A Harrier is a 55-point multirole combat aircraft/light strike platform available to American and NATO arsenals. It carries twin ADEN 30 autocannons, ninteen 70mm CRV7 rockets, and a pair of AIM-9J AAMs. It has no ECM. The AV-8A is effective at attacking lightly armored columns, and is able to attack enemy helicopters in its operating area. The AV-8A's lack of ECM and short range missile compliment leaves the aircraft vulnerable to enemy SAMs and long-range AAMs, however, at 55 points per aircraft, these drawbacks are not prohibitive.

Red DragonEdit

The AV-8A Harrier in Wargame: Red Dragon is a 60-point multirole combat aircraft/light strike platform available to American and NATO decks. It carries twin ADEN 30 autocannons, two Mk 83 500kg bombs, and two AIM-9J AAMs. It has no ECM. The AV-8A is effective at attacking lightly to moderately armored targets with its Mk 83 bombs. While not as devastating as the Mk 84, the Mk 83 has enough power to threaten troops, their transports, support vehicles, or low to mid-range tanks. The bombs alone make the AV-8A a much more dangerous aircraft in Red Dragon. It still can attack helicopters operating in its area, and is still vulnerable to enemy SAMs and AAMs, due to its lack of ECM and lack of a long range missile.

WeaponsEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons
Type Autocannon Rocket Pods AAM
Name Twin ADEN 30 CRV7 AIM-9J
Caliber 30mm [AoE] 70mm [AoE] IR [AoE][F&F]
Ammo x 200 x 19 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2100 m
Ground = 2450 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Accuracy 6 6 8
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 0 0 0
HE Power 1 3 4
Icon WALB Suppression 69 161 160
Rate of fire 1071 r/min 299 r/min 30 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon Twin ADEN 30 WRD Icon Mk.83 WRD Icon AIM-9J
Type Autocannon Bomb AAM
Name Twin ADEN 30 Mk. 83 AIM-9J
Caliber 30mm [AoE] [AoE] IR [AoE][F&F]
Ammo x 150 x 2 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2275 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 2100 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3500 m
Accuracy 30% 25% 40%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 30% N/A 40%
AP Power N/A N/A N/A
HE Power 1 15 4
Icon WALB Suppression 60 600 160
Rate of fire 1071 r/min 23 r/min 30 r/min

See AlsoEdit

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