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AV-8B Harrier II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 317
Also Known As: TAV-8B
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: AV-8B Harrier II
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 372
Family Members: AV-8B Harrier II Plus
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Description: The AV-8B is a Vertical Short Take Off and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft designed to meet the requirements of USMC for close air support to expeditionary forces. The Harrier also can destroy surface and sea targets, provide air defense and escort helicopters. The AV-8B Harrier II is a second generation of Harrier V/STOL aircraft developed by BAe Systems in the 1960s. TAV-8B designation is applied to two-seat Harriers intended for training. The more capable AV-8B Harrier II replaced the AV-8A Harrier and the A-4M aircraft in the USMC inventory. The AV-8B is an enhanced version of the proven AV-8A Harrier I intended for daylight close air support. In 1989 Boeing delivered the first night attack AV-8B Harrier to the USMC.

The USMC deployed the Harrier aircraft during the Gulf War demonstrating the suitability of V/STOL aircraft for expeditionary forces. USMC AV-8Bs will be replaced by the F-35C beginning in 2010 with the Harrier fleet remaining in service at least until 2015. Currently, the AV-8B Harrier aircraft can use a wide spectrum of weapons such as bombs, missiles and rockets. Additionally, it can use a inner fuselage mounted 25mm GAU-12/U gun firing PGU-25/U ammunition to destroy targets on the ground.

AV-8B Harrier II Applications

Fighting Ships Chakri Nareubet Conte di Cavour Garibaldi LHA 1 Tarawa LHD 1 Wasp Principe de Asturias

AV-8B Harrier II Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Height: 3.55 meter (11.6 foot)
Length: 5.58 meter (18.3 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 25 millimeter
Wingspan: 9.25 meter (30.3 foot)
Max Range: 2,500 kilometer (1,350 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 300 mps (1,080 kph)
Empty Weight: 6,744 kilogram (14,868 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 23,800 pound (10,796 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 14,500 kilogram (31,966 pound)
Payload: 6,000 kilogram (13,228 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AV-8B Harrier II News

There are 9 news between
6 Jan 2003 and 28 Sep 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018US Marine Corps Conducts First Combat Strike Involving F-35 Aircraft Ever
Friday, July 31, 2015US Marine Corps Declares F-35B Initial Operational Capability
Monday, March 7, 2011APKWS to Be Integrated onto A-10 Thunderbolt II and AV-8B Harrier Fied-Wing Aircraft
Monday, June 30, 2008US Navy Gives LHA 6 Amphibious Assault Ship the Name USS America
Friday, June 1, 2007Boeing Awarded Contract to Provide Support for 44 Harrier II Weapon Systems
Tuesday, October 10, 2006DMLGB Successful in AV-8B Aircraft Test
Tuesday, June 14, 2005B-52 Proves Increased JDAM Weapons Load
Thursday, January 23, 2003BAe Awarded Harrier Upgrade Contract
Monday, January 6, 2003Northrop Modifies Litening Pod to Establish Data/Video Link

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