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Harrier GR.5
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Nation Flag United Kingdom United Kingdom
Class Multirole Combat Aircraft
Variant(s) Harrier GR.1
Harrier GR.3
Harrier GR.7
Sea Harrier FRS.1
Sea Harrier FA2
Cost 100 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 40%
Icon WRD Air Detection Very Good
Speed 750 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 2000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 80 s
Icon WALB Year 1988
Icon WALB Type Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype No
Weapons
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.

HistoryEdit

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.

OverviewEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

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.

Red DragonEdit

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.

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 500kg, AoE AoE, F&F
Ammo x 100 x 4 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 326 r/min 23 r/min 30 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon Aden 30 WRD Icon AIM-9L
Type Autocannon Bomb AAM
Name ADEN 30 MC/GP Mk. 10 AIM-9L
Caliber 30mm, AoE 500kg, AoE AoE, F&F
Ammo x 75 x 4 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 = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3500 m
Accuracy 30% 20% 50%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 30% N/A 50%
AP Power 0 0 0
HE Power 1 15 4
Icon WALB Suppression 60 600 160
Rate of fire 326 r/min 42 r/min 30 r/min

See AlsoEdit

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