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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty Online The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
For the killstreak, see Harrier Strike.

The AV-8B Harrier II is a STOVL ground-attack aircraft that appears in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019). It is cut from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The Harrier is used by the USMC to support their amphibious landing operations. They usually carry out airstrikes against enemy fortifications and units in support of friendlies. As a VTOL aircraft, it is capable of hovering in place, much like a helicopter.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare[]

A flight of USMC AV-8B Harrier IIs appear in the mission "Heat", callsign Falcon One. They provide close air support to the SAS team using cluster bombs. Additionally the player can see USMC Harriers bombing targets in the mission "Shock and Awe" ahead of the Marine assault, thereby reducing resistance to a ground assault by the Marines. Two of the jets fly right over the player's position in the mission "Charlie Don't Surf" when they are on the roof of the TV station. Several Harriers can be seen flying on the sky in the mission "War Pig". In Multiplayer, three AV-8B Harrier IIs are used in the Airstrike killstreak.

All known Harriers[]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[]

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Animated hovering Harrier.

The Harrier II also makes an appearance in the campaign, though they are seen far less often than in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, with the F-15 Eagle replacing them in the role of close-air support. In the level "Exodus", prior to reaching the HVI's house, a pair of Harriers can be seen using their VTOL capability to take off from a driving range near the C-130 crash site.

The Harrier is also available as a killstreak in Modern Warfare 2 called the Harrier Strike. The first 2 Harriers drop cluster bombs while the third hovers, using it's GAU-12 rotary cannon against enemy players and missiles against helicopters.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[]

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The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game. Since some information cannot be independently verified, the content on this page may be subject to change.

The AV-8B was cut from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Textures can be found inside game files.

Call of Duty: Online[]

Harriers were featured in the 2013 beta of Call of Duty: Online. At present it has been removed from the game.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare[]

Harriers returns in the game as a killstreak reward for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as the VTOL Jet. It is the same as its Modern Warfare 2 counterpart except it consists of only a single Harrier II jet which strikes the target with a rocket barrage then circles back to hover above the target. While hovering, it will shoot any nearby visible enemies and can be ordered to guard another location of the player's choice.

Like all other equipment in Modern Warfare, the model is slightly altered from the real version. The game's Harrier's wings are parallel to the ground, instead of sloping downwards (though the horizontal stabilizers still have the correct slope), the intakes are a rectangular shape, rather than semi-circles, and, somehow, the nose gun can impossibly aim independently of the direction the plane is pointed, allowing it to aim downwards.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II[]

Harriers returns as a killstreak in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II as the VTOL Jet. It functions the same as the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare version.

It retains almost the same fictionalized model as the previous game, but rather than an impossible nose gun, it has an M230 Chain gun (from the Apache gunship) mounted underneath it, like the original Modern Warfare 2's take on it. This makes it even less accurate to the real plane, but makes firing downwards a plausible feat.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III[]

Harriers returns as a killstreak in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III once again as the VTOL Jet. It functions the like its predecessors.

Trivia[]

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