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Harrier gr7 “Snow Falcon� ordnance question

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I'm just completing a Trumpeter GR 7 in grey / white camouflage using the Harriers over Albion decal sheet. I intend to post images of kit when completed. My question is , does anyone know what ordnance they used (had available) in Norway  for these aircraft. I have seen some images (on tarmac) with fuel tanks, AGM-65's and a missile without any tail or nose fins.  I have made up 6 GBU-12's (in 2 sets of 3) , 2 X AGM-65's , 2X Mk.82 snakeyes, and 2x AIM-9L's. Also 2 fuel tanks.

 

What should I use for this aircraft, and what is the missile without fins? (a dummy maybe).

 

I also have a set of AIM-9 rails from wolfpac that are way different to the kit ones (which should I use?)

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Hi,

 

In fact, the warload is very limited on all the arctic camo Harrier pictures I have. The planes in Norway generally had the drop tanks, possibly one acquisition AIM-9L (without fins) on one of the BOL launchers and occasionally CBLS practice bombs launchers. The BOL launcher was standard during the late years of the GR7/9. It is easily identified as its front section is a cylinder with a blunt nose.

 

Whatever may be the scheme, forget the snakeyes as they were not part of the GR ammo range. And AFAIK, the Mavericks were very rarely seen on GR even if they were used. LGB were more common on Harriers but I've yet to see pictures of them during such a deployment.

 

FYI, Flightpath has the captive missile and CBLS launcher.

 

HTH

 

Thierry

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Thanks Thierry

 

 So looks like I go with drop tanks, AIM-9 without any fins and 2 AGM-65's as per photo ref I have. You has answered the question, I think, about the finless missiles being AIM-9's and also the GBU-12's and Snakeye go into spares box. Thanks for info.

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This is the option I will go with. I take it the missile is a AIM-9 without fins. I would have liked to use some GBU-12's but it sounds like they were not used in Norway. At least this is proof that they did carry ordnance up there.

 

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