What if? Luftwaffe Hawker Siddeley-Dornier Harrier GR.1B

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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #1 by Handbag87
Hi all,
This is a “what if?” build I’ve been thinking about for a long time – what if the West Germans had stuck with the Kestrel Tripartite Test Squadron and Dornier had licence-built Harriers for the Luftwaffe?

This build was made possible by the generous gift of an ESCI 1/72 AV-8A from a member of another forum, with decals scrounged from a Heller 1/72 Fouga Magister and a Revell 1/72 Eurofighter (stencils are the original ESCI). The bomb and SNEB pods came from my spares, otherwise it’s OOB.

This is the Hawker Siddeley-Dornier Harrier GR.1B, marketed internationally by HS as the Mk.20. I hope you like this little trip into alternate history!

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ESCI 1/72 Hawker Siddeley-Dornier Harrier GR.1B by Zac Yates , on Flickr
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ESCI 1/72 Hawker Siddeley-Dornier Harrier GR.1B by Zac Yates , on Flickr
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ESCI 1/72 Hawker Siddeley-Dornier Harrier GR.1B by Zac Yates , on Flickr
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ESCI 1/72 Hawker Siddeley-Dornier Harrier GR.1B by Zac Yates , on Flickr
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ESCI 1/72 Hawker Siddeley-Dornier Harrier GR.1B by Zac Yates , on Flickr
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ESCI 1/72 Hawker Siddeley-Dornier Harrier GR.1B by Zac Yates , on Flickr

Cheers, Zac in Whanganui
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7 months 2 weeks ago #2 by Bishop
Made in Germany. Very cool idea. Looking good.

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7 months 1 week ago #3 by Handbag87
Thanks Bishop! I’m rather pleased with how it turned out too!

Cheers, Zac in Whanganui

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7 months 1 week ago #4 by grover
Really nice What-if Zac. I love these kinds of builds.

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5 months 1 week ago #5 by RossMack
Das ist kool!
I've pondered similar with the Hawker Typhoon, as a LW tank-buster against the Russkis.

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5 months 1 week ago #6 by dcrfan
A very plausible Cold War warrior. Well done

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