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AV-8B Harrier 2
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Plane
File Size
343.330 MB
Jan 6, 2018 @ 8:49pm
Feb 28 @ 9:23pm
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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
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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 (8)
Aug 19, 2018 @ 10:35am
'VTOL' Control off.
V-[1stNJ(B)] Sgt. Grayling
Jul 24, 2018 @ 11:13am
Can't use laser designator.
Mojito Rapist
Mar 18, 2018 @ 5:54am
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Churlish Church Jul 6 @ 1:54pm 
Vtol works correctly
Zero Jun 30 @ 8:11pm 
Yeah there isn't a way to change which direction your nozzles are facing.
is the av8b by you guys too buggy, like i cant enter the harrier and the Vtol dosent work too. Or is that normal with this jet ?
SoundWave Mar 9 @ 2:18pm 
Can't find ADES manual
Jacksax Jan 28 @ 11:14am 
I'm having an issue where the CCIP pipper is about 30m (depending on airspeed and dive angle) too short. Is anyone aware of a compatibility issue that may be causing this.
Njenga Jan 5 @ 9:11am 
anyone else getting the 'cannot load texture fir_av8b\icon\iconbitmap_av8b_ca.paa' error?in av8b and f 16
lee_lfc_89 Dec 30, 2019 @ 6:29am 
im using the harrier in some 1980s cold war missions :steamhappy: even dropped a nuke from it :steamfacepalm: haha
Smiley Dec 8, 2019 @ 8:11am 
Great addon, so much fun. We're using it in our small team for some ambient CAS runs using the BIS Support modules and I wanted to see if there was a way in which I can define a loadout via a script so the aircraft spawns with the right loadout? Trying to find the right version for LGB runs, and for gameplay I want to restrict it to x1 bomb only.
Bonwil Sep 10, 2019 @ 5:16am 
Could you add the GR 1 and AV-8A
nicolay-nikitenko Aug 23, 2019 @ 11:51am 
Give someone instructions on how to carry out a vertical landing of a fighter on an aircraft carrier.