Take the 2-minute tour ×
LEGO® Answers is a question and answer site for LEGO® and building block enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The set 6912, Super Soarer, features a yellow jet plane. My first thoughts were towards the Harrier, but it has exhausts on the tail, which the Harrier doesn't have.

On what plane, if any, is it based?

6912 Super Soarer 6912 Super Soarer bottom

share|improve this question
    
I think "inspired by" is a more accurate question - there are a number of aspects of this model that are "similar to" but not identical to real planes. –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Feb 26 at 11:42

2 Answers 2

up vote 3 down vote accepted

I would go for another British aircraft: Sepecat Jaguar

It's twin-engine also.

SEPECAT Jaguar

SEPECAT Jaguar on ground showing landing gear

share|improve this answer

The intakes, wing shapes and overall proportions look like a Harrier Jump Jet, but the model doesn't have the landing gear or under-wing armaments.

Similar overhead view of a Harrier:
enter image description here

share|improve this answer
    
The Harrier was the first one that came to my mind as well, based on this picture. But, as can be seen in !this picture, the _Super Soarer has exhausts on its tail, which the Harrier decidedly doesn't. I've added a picture showing this to the question. –  SQB Feb 25 at 19:55
1  
The lack of armaments probably comes from the fact that LEGO tend not to go in for "war" directly as well as the fact that someone else owns the license for "HM Armed Forces" based construction toys –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Feb 26 at 11:46

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.