The Harrier GR9 entered service in October 2006 and is a heavily updated development of the existing GR7, incorporating the ability to use a wide range of advanced precision weaponry, new communication systems and airframe upgrades. It equips the Joint Force Harrier squadrons crewed by both Royal Air Force and Royal Navy personnel.
Integration and clearance of these weapons allow the RAF to hit a wider range of targets harder, at longer range and with less risk to aircrew. Alongside the GR9 upgrade programme, some aircraft are being fitted with more powerful engines to enable them to perform better in extremely hot climates, which degrade the performance of the existing Pegasus Mk105 turbofan.
- 1:72 scale
- 126 pieces
- Dimensions: Length 199 mm x Wingspan 130 mm
- Skill level 3
- Requires painting
- Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts
BAe Harrier GR7A/GR9A by Airfix