RAZBAM AV-8B Harrier II Plus: A Review of the Second-Generation V/STOL Aircraft for FSX
The RAZBAM AV-8B Harrier II Plus is a highly detailed and realistic simulation of the McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II, a second-generation vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) ground-attack aircraft. The AV-8B Harrier II is an Anglo-American development of the British Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational V/STOL jet fighter in history. The Harrier II is the final member of the Harrier family that started with the Hawker Siddeley P.1127 in the early 1960s.
The AV-8B is primarily used for light attack or multi-role missions, and is typically operated from small aircraft carriers, large amphibious assault ships and simple forward operating bases. The AV-8B is used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Spanish Navy and Italian Navy. A variant of the AV-8B, the British Aerospace Harrier II, was developed for the British military. The TAV-8B is a dedicated two-seat trainer version. The Harrier II and other models of the Harrier family have been called \"Jump Jets\".
The RAZBAM AV-8B Harrier II Plus for FSX includes the following amazing features and innovative functions[^1^] [^2^]:
Highly detailed exterior and interior models
Very comprehensive representation of cockpit systems which include:
Tactical Navigation Computer
Detailed and comprehensive navigation instruments
Detailed representation of the aircraft's Gunsight
Detailed MPCD (Multi Purpose Color Displays) with in-depth functionality
Fully operational Radar with A/A and A/G master modes, capable of locking and tracking a target in either modes
Complete representation of the armament panel, with working armament stations, fuzing, selection, weapon delivery modes , quantity selection in 2 different modes select the amount of ordnance to fall per trigger switch, and then again, you can select the amount and make them fall in pairs or single sequences
Detailed electrical and hydraulic systems and panels
Detailed fuel panel
Simulated Oxygen system
Detailed cockpit and exterior lights
Accurate weapon loadouts including ordnance weight
Working engine nozzles
AV-8B Harrier II Plus: The Harrier II Plus includes an APG-65 pulse-doppler multi-mode radar in an extended nose, making it capable of operating advanced beyond-visual-range missiles such as the AIM-120 AMRAAM. To make additional space for the radar, the angle-rate bombing system was removed. The radars used were taken from early F/A-18 Hornets, which had been upgraded with the related APG-73.
The RAZBAM AV-8B Harrier II Plus is a must-have for any fan of V/STOL aircraft or modern military aviation. It offers a challenging and rewarding flying experience that will test your skills and knowledge of this unique aircraft. The RAZBAM AV-8B Harrier II Plus is available for purchase at simMarket[^1^] or Just Flight[^2^] for EUR 31.39 or US$39.99 respectively. 061ffe29dd