Arma 3
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AV-8B Harrier 2
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Plane
File Size
343.424 MB
Jan 6, 2018 @ 8:49pm
May 27 @ 9:19am
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AV-8B Harrier 2

ADDON : AV-8B Harrier 2

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The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II is a single-engine ground-attack aircraft that constitutes the second generation of the Harrier Jump Jet family. Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL), the aircraft was designed in the late 1970s as an Anglo-American development of the British Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational V/STOL aircraft. Named after a bird of prey, it is primarily employed on light attack or multi-role missions, ranging from close air support of ground troops to armed reconnaissance. The AV-8B is used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the Spanish Navy, and the Italian Navy. A variant of the AV-8B, the British Aerospace Harrier II, was developed for the British military, while another, the TAV-8B, is a dedicated two-seat trainer.

Typically operated from small aircraft carriers, large amphibious assault ships and simple forward operating bases, AV-8Bs have participated in numerous military and humanitarian operations, proving themselves versatile assets. U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf named the USMC Harrier II as one of several important weapons in the Gulf War. The aircraft took part in combat during the Iraq War beginning in 2003. The Harrier II has served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan since 2001, and was used in Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya in 2011. Italian and Spanish Harrier IIs have taken part in overseas conflicts in conjunction with NATO coalitions. During its service history, the AV-8B has had a high accident rate, related to the percentage of time spent in critical take-off and landing phases. USMC and Italian Navy AV-8Bs are to be replaced by the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II, with the former expected to operate its Harriers until 2025.

From Wikipedia


- AV-8B Harrier series
- vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) Feature
- various weapon/equipment
- Change the loadout, skin with Loadout dialog
- Targeting system for precision strike.

Key Feature/ Simple Guide

**Loadout Menu**

input the "Missile Carrier For Rearming" in map. it is can found Empty->FIR objects category.
if AV-8B is near missile carrier and zero speed, Open Dialog action is will be activated.
press the action and configure your aircraft whatever you want.
Loadout menu is provide of select the loadout, change the skin, refuel and rearm. also loadout preset is supported.

please check the AWS Field Manual PDF File

AV-8B is Support ADES, can change skin and customize decal,roundel etc.
if you want to know more detail information about ADES, please check the ADES Custom Manual in AWS Manual Folder.

**ECM System**

ECM System is Jamming for Enemy Radar-Based Missile.
basic internal jammer installed, Intrepid Tiger II EW pod for external jammer


You must Define of Useraction key. below key list is shortcut for function.
UserAction 2 - ECM JAMMER ON
UserAction 3 - Open Dialog
UserAction 4 - Open I-TGT System
UserAction 5 - Jettison Fueltank
UserAction 6 - TGP Screen ON/OFF
UserAction 7 - TGP Screen zoom Toggle
UserAction 8 - TGP Screenmode Toggle
UserAction 9 - Map screen ON/OFF

**Replace the Pilot**
want to replace the pilot from FIR Pilot Crew Pack, just select the type in Combo box attribute in AV-8B

**Custom Save/Load **
- save : select loadouts -> select custom preset in preset combo -> press diskette button
- load : select custom preset in preset combo -> press apply

see the change notes

Known Issues
- cockpit is WIP
- aircraft performance may need to adjust.
- physx wheels parameter is still need to adjust.


Classname /name/ Faction
FIR_AV8B / AV-8B Harrier 2 Plus / NATO


The PBO and Sign files in the archive need to be extracted into your ArmA 3/Addons folder.
However the mod folder method is the better solution.


Special Thanks
Myke - i'm use his "Air vehicles instruments & gauges - Open source"
John Spartan & saul - allow for use afterburner , Ejection Script.
geraldbolso1899 - allow for use kimi F-16 HUD/HMD.
fullerpj - allow for Compatible with KC-135 Stratotanker from USAF Mod.
Mr.R - he is my real friend, testing, provides some sound
77th CFW members - Addon Tester for my addon
BIS - ArmA 3 and arma 2 sample model, texture and arma 3 function.

Supporters from Patreon
Tyler Kimball
Shawn Semzock
Diver | TFRF
James Summerville
Matt Ward
[Ulsan Server]Notorious


I take no responsibility for (im)possible damage to your game/system that may be caused
by installation of this Addon. This Addon is also prohibited to be used in any commercial product.

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Popular Discussions View All (9)
Aug 19, 2018 @ 10:35am
'VTOL' Control off.
V-[1stNJ(B)] Sgt. Grayling
Jul 24, 2018 @ 11:13am
Can't use laser designator.
John Goodman
Mar 18, 2018 @ 5:54am
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KevinTOC Jun 7 @ 9:47am 
It seems to be impossible to enter the aircraft by getting in it normally. I have to teleport myself into the jet in Zeus in order to actually get in it. Where's the hitbox for the prompt, if it exists at all?

Also, the vectoring just resets when you get a bit of speed.
Pro ehdwn119 May 14 @ 10:49pm 
May I repack this mod for a public server? Our server only allows repacking when it comes to adding mods and I really wanna (use this mod/add this mod) to our server and improve our gameplay.

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Apone Apr 15 @ 5:22am 
Excellent mod and great job.
Amber Worden Mar 12 @ 10:19am 
I can't enter the plane at all, no matter what I try it does not give me the option to enter as pilot.
milo.1022 Jan 25 @ 11:03pm 
Vectoring resets whenever i go below a certain speed which makes it impossible to take off vertically and damages me whenever i try to land. is there any way to fix this?
Soren Jan 15 @ 7:29pm 
Is anyone able to get inside it? when you exit the plane drops you at the back of the plane but i cant find the prompt to enter
Porgiee Jan 14 @ 11:19pm 
MURFGAMING1228 Jan 4 @ 11:28am 
Question: Can it hover?
Bobsman227 Oct 31, 2020 @ 8:29am 
Great plane! Only one thing doesn't work that have found. Might not be a problem with this plane in particular, but when used with the USAF KC-135, the plane gets stuck to the tanker when it reaches the point of when you should detach from the tanker. The only way to fix this is to use the "detach" command either through Advanced Zeus or Debug console. Even then, the tanker still remains unavailable to use.

Again, this might not be a problem with THIS mod, but certainly irritating when you wanna Aerial Refuel.

This mod is fantastic though! The plane flies wonderfully and the STOL is very fun!
Churlish Church Sep 25, 2020 @ 10:10am 
Vtol works correctly when loaded. A harrier is not a true vtol and can not vtol when landing or taking off loaded.