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Hawker Siddeley Harrier

By Mark A Chambers

9780750967433

ISBN: 9780750967433

Published: 06-11-2017


Hawker Siddeley Harrier

By Mark A Chambers

ISBN: 9780750967433

Published: 06-11-2017

About This Book

The revolutionary Harrier took to the skies in December 1967, going on to become the star of the Royal Navy and Air Force during the Falkland Islands War in 1982. The US McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II went on to become the star of the Marine Corps in Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. This illustrated and accessible history explores the background that led to the development of this unique aircraft, charting the history and output of Hawker Aircraft Ltd from Sopwith onwards, through the Harrier’s development, production, flight testing, and operational and combat history, and also considers its future replacement, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. An effective strike fighter for several nations for over 47 years, Harrier’s longevity is testament to the practical design and viability of this unique combat aircraft.

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