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Hawker Siddeley Aircraft - Hawker Siddeley Harrier, Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, Hawker Siddeley Trident, Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
Discovery Miles 3 260
Hawker Siddeley Aircraft - Hawker Siddeley Harrier, Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, Hawker Siddeley Trident, Hawker Siddeley HS 748...

Hawker Siddeley Aircraft - Hawker Siddeley Harrier, Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, Hawker Siddeley Trident, Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Hawker Siddeley Harrier, Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, Hawker Siddeley Trident, Hawker Siddeley HS 748, Hawker Siddeley HS.141, Hawker Siddeley Andover, Hawker Siddeley P.1154. Excerpt: The Hawker Siddeley Harrier, known colloquially as the "Harrier Jump Jet," was developed in the 1960s and formed the first generation of the Harrier series of aircraft. It was the first operational close-support and reconnaissance fighter aircraft with vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) capabilities and the only truly successful V/STOL design of the many that arose in that era. The Harrier was produced directly from the Hawker Siddeley Kestrel prototypes following the cancellation of a more advanced supersonic aircraft, the Hawker Siddeley P.1154. The Royal Air Force (RAF) ordered the Harrier GR.1 and GR.3 variants in the late 1960s. It was exported to the United States as the AV-8A, for use by the US Marine Corps (USMC), in the 1970s. The RAF positioned the bulk of their Harriers in West Germany to defend against a potential invasion of Western Europe by the Soviet Union; the unique abilities of the Harrier allowed the RAF to disperse their forces away from vulnerable airbases. The USMC used their Harriers primarily for close air support, operating from amphibious assault ships, and, if needed, forward operating bases. Harrier squadrons saw several deployments overseas. The Harrier's ability to operate with minimal ground facilities and very short runways allowed it to be used at locations unavailable to other fixed-wing aircraft. The Harrier received criticism for having a high accident rate and for a time-consuming maintenance process. In the 1970s the British Aerospace Sea Harrier was developed from the Harrier for use by the Royal Navy (RN) on Invincible class aircraft carriers. The Sea Harrier and the Harrier were present du...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2011
First published: July 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-67023-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-155-67023-X
Barcode: 9781155670232

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