BAE (Hawker) P.1214 Harrier II Jet Fighter Concept (1980)
About the Design
The BAE P.1214 was one of several Hawker proposals for the supersonic Harrier II. Distinguished by its forward-swept wings and double-boom "flying squirrel"-like body (to keep exhaust away from control surfaces), the design also featured afterburning PCB Pegasus engines.
The P.1214 was ultimately rejected in favor of the far more conventional GR5, which was based on the original 1950s-era design.
About the Kit
The BAE (Hawker) P.1214 Harrier II kit was release by Fantastic Plastic Models in October 2011. Produced exclusively for Fantastic Plastic by Anigrand Craftswork, the 30-piece kit included a clear resin canopy and landing gear. The JBOT decals allowed the modeler to build either the prototype demonstrator (shown here) or an operational version.