|Harrier GR.1||Harrier GR.3||Harrier GR.5||Harrier GR.7||Sea Harrier FRS.1||Sea Harrier FA2|
|Class||Multirole Combat Aircraft|
Sea Harrier FRS.1
Sea Harrier FA2
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Air Detection||Very Good|
|Fuel Capacity||2000 L|
|Type||Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support|
|Autocannon||ADEN 30 (30mm)|
|Bomb||MC / GP Mk. 10 (500kg)|
|AAM||AIM-9L Sidewinder (IR)|
The Harrier GR.5 is a multirole combat aircraft for the United Kingdom that first appeared in Wargame: AirLand Battle.
The British Aerospace Harrier GR.5 ("Harrier II") 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.5 was the first of the second generation of Harrier aircraft to be used by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, based upon the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II (itself a development of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier). First flown in 1985 and introduced in 1989, the GR.5 saw heavy use of composites in its fuselage, a larger one-piece wing, improved weapon carriage capacity, new avionics, HUD, MFDs, HOTAS cockpit, and bubble canopy akin to the Sea Harrier FRS.1.
The Harrier GR.5 is a prototype multirole combat aircraft available to United Kingdom decks. The GR.5 is largely an upgraded GR.3, carrying an ADEN 30 cannon, four 500kg MC/GP Mk. 10 bombs and two AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles. The extra two 500kg bombs increases the destructive power of the Harrier GR.5's strike capability, and the type features Medium ECM, making it more survivable against enemy SAMs and AAMs. The AIM-9L and cannon allows the Harrier GR.5 to attack enemy helicopters operating in its vicinity, or fend off enemy fighters. The major drawbacks of the Harrier GR.5 are its lack of a long-range air-to-air missile, and low top-speed. A fighter escort should be considered if heavy enemy air activity is anticipated.
The Harrier GR.5 is a multirole combat aircraft available to United Kingdom and BLUFOR decks in Wargame: Red Dragon. While the GR.5 in Red Dragon has seen some improvements over its AirLand Battle configuration, it has not seen an increase in cost, making it a desirable medium-strike platform. It has seen an increase in ECM to 40%, increase in top speed to 750km/h, and is no longer a prototype, though its cannon's ammo compliment has been reduced to 75. The GR.5 provides excellent strike capabilities and has good survivability against SAMs and AAMs for a relatively low 100 point per aircraft cost. Its chief drawback is its lack of a long-range air-to-air missile. As such, a fighter escort should still be considered if heavy enemy air activity is anticipated.