The Airfix Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1 Model Kit in 1/72 scale from the plastic aircraft model kits range accurately recreates the real life British VTOL ground-attack aircraft.
The Harrier GR.1 made its first flight on 28 December 1967. It officially entered service with the RAF on 18 April 1969 when the Harrier Conversion Unit at RAF Wittering received its first aircraft. The aircraft were built in two factoriesone in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, and the other at Dunsfold. Aerodrome, Surreyand underwent initial testing at Dunsfold. In RAF service, the Harrier was used in close air support (CAS), reconnaissance, and other ground attack roles.