I am wanting to make a model of the Italian Navy's AV-8B Harrier II Plus
in 1/72 scale. I just found out that Hasegawa did at some point released a
kit with marking for this service kit number 00542 I believe.
Does anyone know of where I can get hold of this kit or the decals and a
copy of the instructions from this kit?
Thanks in Advance
The kit itself is identical to the USMC AV-8B Harrier II +. There are after
marked decals for the Italian versions, including the small tiger paw tracks
on the rudder, and the proper numbers for every Harrier II the Italians fly.
So if you can't find the specific Hasegawa kit.... I don't remember who
makes the after market decals right off the top of my head, and I can't seem
to find them in my highly sophisticated filing system in the closet.
You can add AMRAAM missiles now, and it makes them look pretty cool. No gun
pods. Just the strakes. I asked a while back, and was told the Italians
didn't purchase the guns.
Wolf tracks, no tigers ;-)
Decals are from Tauromodel sheet 72/531 or (better) Model Friends sheet
MF7201, both available from
A couple of inert mock-ups has been seen around here and there at static
BTW at present both the Italian Defense Office and the Navy's websites
state that the AMRAAM is part of the inventory.