1/72 Esci Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1

Gallery Article by Bill Clark

 

Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1XV776/"P" No 1 Sqn., RAF Wittering 1969-70

No 1 Squadron were the first front-line unit in the world to operate the Harrier. This model was actually built some seven or eight years ago, and depicts the first colour scheme used - glossy paint with high visibility national markings.  The kit is Esci's - in my opinion their early "hard-wing" Harriers are the best available. 

 

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Decals are from Modeldecal, with all paint from Xtracolour. The seat was from a company called Chota Sahib (anyone remember them?), and from their "Harrier" brand name - rather appropriate that!"

The SNEB rocket pods and Aden cannons came from another Harrier kit - can't remember what!

Bill Clark

      

Photos and text by Bill Clark