Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1 XV776/"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.
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!
Photos and text © by Bill Clark