• Short Summary

    The Harrier will be the world's first operational Vertical/Short Take off and Landing ground attack fighter when it enters service with the Royal Air Force later in 1968.

  • Description

    The Harrier will be the world's first operational Vertical/Short Take off and Landing ground attack fighter when it enters service with the Royal Air Force later in 1968. It can take off and land vertically, and even fly sideways and backwards. It will be particularly valuable in close support, operating from small, unprepared strips and clearings now practicable only for helicopters. Coupled with this capability, the aircraft can also carry a wide range of weapons at high speeds. The Harrier is a development of the Kestrel p.1127 aircraft, and is powered by a Pegasus turbofan vectored thrust engine.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5UGFHECQTBB2IQL01G7G0Q8X0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UGFHECQTBB2IQL01G7G0Q8X0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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