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Airfix 1:24 Harrier GR.1 - conversion to GR.3 possible?


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I have an Airfix 1:24 scale Harrier GR.1 kit and, with the Falklands 40th anniversary imminent, I would like to know how difficult it would be to convert to a GR.3.   Apart from the addition of a thimble nose, can anyone please advise what else would be requred to bring the kit up to a GR.3 version?

 

cheers,

Mike

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Nose, RWR on the fin and tail, increase the height of the fin tip and (missed by Airfix) convert the two electrical system outlets on the upper fuselage to a single one slightly further back. (They got that right on the SHAR). I think there is an additional mesh vent on the tail boom (first appeared on the GR1A)

 

If Falklands, you need to add the bump under the nose too.

 

There are a few antennae as well.

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19 hours ago, Dave Fleming said:

Nose, RWR on the fin and tail, increase the height of the fin tip and (missed by Airfix) convert the two electrical system outlets on the upper fuselage to a single one slightly further back. (They got that right on the SHAR). I think there is an additional mesh vent on the tail boom (first appeared on the GR1A)

 

If Falklands, you need to add the bump under the nose too.

 

There are a few antennae as well.

The fin tip error was on the 1/72 kit not the 1/24!

 

As the 1/24 kit was issued later as a GR3 it would be prudent to ask if anybody has the GR3 parts and Laser nose from that kit going spare if they has built it up as a GR1.

 

Selwyn

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2 hours ago, Selwyn said:

The fin tip error was on the 1/72 kit not the 1/24!

 

 

I know, the bit Airfix missed was the change to the electrical system outlets on the upper fuselage (Hence the 'And' before)

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