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Harrier GR.3
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Nation Flag United Kingdom United Kingdom
Class Multirole Combat Aircraft
Variant(s) Harrier GR.1
Harrier GR.5
Harrier GR.7
Sea Harrier FRS.1
Sea Harrier FA2
Cost 75 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 10%
Icon WRD Air Detection Good
Speed 750 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 2000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 80 s
Icon WALB Year 1977
Icon WALB Type Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype No
Weapons
Autocannon Twin ADEN 30 (30mm)
Rocket Pod SNEB (68mm Rockets)
AAM AIM-9L Sidewinder (IR)

The Harrier GR.3 is a multirole combat aircraft for the United Kingdom that first appeared in Wargame: AirLand Battle.

HistoryEdit

The Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 is a single-engine, single-seat, Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) multi-role combat aircraft used by the Royal Air Force. The GR.3 is an upgraded version of the Harrier GR.1, featuring the more powerful Pegasus Mk. 103 engine, improved sensors, nose-mounted laser tracker, and installation of an ECM system. The Harrier GR.3 saw action during the Falklands War in the early 1980's, though the type was not designed for sea duties, providing close air support to ground forces.

OverviewEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

The Harrier GR.3 is a relatively inexpensive multirole combat platform available to United Kingdom and NATO decks. Equipped with the twin ADEN 30 cannons and two 500kg MC/GP Mk. 10 bombs of the GR.1, the GR.3 has also seen the addition of two AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles and weak ECM. As with the GR.1, the GR.3 provides excellent strike power for relatively low cost, though the type can also more effectively attack enemy helicopters operating in its vicinity thanks to its AIM-9L compliment, or defend itself to some extent against enemy fighters if they get close. The major drawbacks of the Harrier GR.3 are its poor ECM, lack of a long-range air-to-air missile, and low top-speed. While the type does have ECM, it is not particularly powerful, and this leaves the Harrier GR.3 vulnerable to long range SAMs and AAMs. Given its relatively low cost, these drawbacks are not prohibitive, and good timing, or a fighter escort, can minimize the threat to the GR.3.

Red DragonEdit

The Harrier GR.3 is a relatively inexpensive multirole combat platform available to United Kingdom and BLUFOR decks in Wargame: Red Dragon. The type has seen the reduction to 150 rounds of cannon ammunition, and an increase in top speed to 750km/h. It has also been equipped with 38 SNEB rockets in place of the MC/GP Mk. 10 bombs. Its ECM remains at the same strength (10%), and it continues to carry two AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles. Its advantages and disadvantages are largely the same in Red Dragon as in AirLand Battle, but the replacement of the 500kg bombs with 68mm rockets has changed the Harrier GR.3's role to more specifically attacking lightly armored vehicles and transports.

WeaponsEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon AIM-9L
Type Autocannon Bomb AAM
Name Twin ADEN 30 MC/GP Mk. 10 AIM-9L
Caliber 30mm, AoE AoE AoE, F&F
Ammo x 200 x 2 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2100 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3150 m
Accuracy 6 4 10
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 0 0 0
HE Power 1 17 4
Icon WALB Suppression 69 600 160
Rate of fire 1071 r/min 23 r/min 30 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon Twin ADEN 30 WRD Icon SNEB WRD Icon AIM-9L
Type Autocannon Rocket Pod AAM
Name Twin ADEN 30 SNEB AIM-9L
Caliber 30mm, AoE AoE AoE, F&F
Ammo x 150 x 36 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2275 m
Ground = 2450 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3500 m
Accuracy 30% 30% 50%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 30% 30% 50%
AP Power 0 0 0
HE Power 1 3 4
Icon WALB Suppression 60 157 160
Rate of fire 1071 r/min 196 r/min 30 r/min

See AlsoEdit

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