So I want to build a 1/144 AV-8B, but all that’s available in that scale is the FRS.1. I figure I can easily modify the latter into the former.
I found a site with a picture of each side by side. I can’t see any external differences apart from the nosecone and color. Of course, their respective power plants and avionics, among other things, can be expected to be different, but that’s not going to be represented on a polystyrene model, especially at a scale where the aircraft wouldn’t be more than four inches long.
This brings me to my question:
Apart from the nosecone, what other major external features are there that differentiate the AV-8B from the FRS.1 that would show up on a tiny lil’ 1/144 scale model?
Also, was the development of the Harrier a collaboration between BAE and McDonnel-Douglas, or was the design bought or some such?
[sub]*Harriers, for the curious individual more lay on the subject than myself, are attack aircraft that are capable of vertical takeoff and landing. Both American and British Aerospace firms make them.[/sub]