Hawker Siddeley/BAE Harrier Manual

1960 Onwards (All Marks) - An insight into the history, development, production and role of the revolutionary British-designed 'Jump Jet' combat aircraft

Hawker Siddeley/BAE Harrier Manual
Format: Trade Paperback , 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780857338617
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During the Falklands War in 1982, RAF and Fleet Air Arm Harriers and Sea Harriers flew in action against the invading Argentinean forces. RAF Harriers have also seen active service over Bosnia, in Desert Storm 1 and 2, and in Afghanistan. The Hawker Siddeley/Bae Harrier, formally referred to as the 'Harrier' or colloquially as the 'Jump Jet', is a British-designed military jet combat aircraft capable of Vertical/Short Take-off and Landing (V/STOL) via thrust vectoring. The Harrier family is the only truly successful design of this type from the many that arose in the 1960s.The Hawker P.1127 first flew as a prototype in 1960 and the RAF ordered a modified P.1127/Kestrel as the Harrier GR1 in 1966. Harriers of a number of different marks have since been used by the RAF, US Marine Corps, the Royal Navy, the Spanish Navy and the Royal Thai Navy.

The author

Denis J. Calvert is an authority on the Harrier and as an aviation journalist he has covered its service over 30 years. He lives in Cambridgeshire. Brian Johnstone MBE served in the Royal Navy as a Sea Harrier airframe and engines maintainer. He lives in Spain.

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Format: Trade Paperback , 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780857338617
Illustrations: 75 b/w & 225 color illustrations
Size: 8.27 in x 10.64 in / 210 mm x 270 mm

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