Origins of the Harrier - GR1, the Air Race and the AV-8A

Following on from "Landing a plane vertically on an aircraft carrier" . here's a short history of the Harrier Jump Jet...sadly we practically gave it away to the Americans :-/

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+8 1. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

Amazing aircraft!...thanks cameramaster..
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+2 2. cameramaster commented 7 years ago

The thing I find quite funny is when telling people that the Harrier actually landed in New York...and seeing the disbelieving looks on their faces! When I was younger I had loads of models and literature about the Harrier, mainly because I had an older cousin who flew in one :-) I also had an Uncle who worked on the Vulcan bomber...and had a Christmas card from him one year, a photo of him standing in the front of one of the air intakes to the engine. Two awesome and iconic aircraft, both of which played roles in the Falklands campaign.
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+1 3. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

#2 Thank you for sharing your memories... :)
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-1 4. johnnysue commented 7 years ago

You people never gave us anything. Without us you all would be speaking German.
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-5 5. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

#4 And what exactly would be wrong with that?
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+3 6. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

That would mean the Nazis had won WW2 in Europe for one thing and JJ would be Herr Henne.