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BRITISH AEROSPACE AV-8 Harrier

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HAR
Aircraft
Name AV-8 Harrier
Manufacturer BRITISH AEROSPACE
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L1J
Engine Jet
Engine count Single
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Quadricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

ALENIA Harrier
ALENIA AV-8 Harrier
BOEING Harrier
BOEING AV-8 Harrier
BRITISH AEROSPACE Sea Harrier
BRITISH AEROSPACE Harrier
CASA Matador
CASA EAV-8 Matador
HAWKER SIDDELEY TAV-8 Harrier
HAWKER SIDDELEY Harrier
HAWKER SIDDELEY AV-8 Harrier
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Matador
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS TAV-8 Harrier
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS TAV-8 Matador
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS AV-8 Harrier
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Harrier
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS EAV-8 Matador


BRITISH AEROSPACE AV-8 Harrier

BRITISH AEROSPACE AV-8 Harrier BRITISH AEROSPACE AV-8 Harrier 3D

Description

Attack aircraft and naval multi role fighter. In service since 1967 (FRS.1 since 1982, F/A-2 since 1993). Worlds first operational VSTOL (vertical short take-off and landing) aircraft with fixed wing. Built as:

  • light attack aircraft AV-8
  • TAV-8 (two seat version) and
  • naval fighter (Sea Harrier) FRS.1
  • Further development as Sea Harrier F/A-2 with new airframe, cockpit and avionics.
  • License development AV-8/VA-2 Harrier 2 for US Navy by McDonnell Douglas (now BOEING).

Besides RAF/Royal Navy in use by the US Marines and several European Navies. FRS.1: Length 14,5 m, MTOW 11,880kg26,190.917 lbs
11.88 tonnes
. VA-2: Length 14,17 m, MTOW 11,880kg26,190.917 lbs
11.88 tonnes
. Max Mach 1.08

Technical Data

Wing span 7.70 m25.262 ft
Length 14.17 m46.49 ft
Height 3.71 m12.172 ft
Powerplant AV-8: 1 x 90.71 kN R-R Pegasus MK 103 turbofan

FRS.1: 1 x 95.6 kN R-R Pegasus MK 104 turbofan
F/A-2: 1 x 95.6 kN R-R Pegasus MK 106 turbofan.

Engine model Rolls-Royce Pegasus

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 640 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 0 m ROC 14700 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 1.25 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 0 m
MTOW 1188011,880 kg
11.88 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL500 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 300300 nm
555,600 m
555.6 km
1,822,834.647 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving HAR

None on SKYbrary