Motorbooks - Hawker Siddeley/BAe Harrier 1960 Onwards Owners Workshop Manual

Motorbooks - Hawker Siddeley/BAe Harrier 1960 Onwards Owners Workshop Manual

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During the Falklands War in 1982, RAF and Fleet Air Arm Harriers and Sea Harriers flew in action against the invading Argentinean forces. RAF Harriers have also seen active service over Bosnia, in Desert Storm 1 and 2, and in Afghanistan. The Hawker Siddeley/Bae Harrier formally referred to as the 'Harrier' or colloquially as the 'Jump Jet', is a British-designed military jet combat aircraft capable of Vertical/Short Take-off and Landing (V/STOL) via thrust vectoring. The Harrier family is the only truly successful design of this type of the many that arose in the 1960s. The Hawker P.1127 first flew as a prototype in 1960 and the RAF ordered a modified P.1127/Kestrel as the Harrier GR1 in 1966. Harriers of a number of different marks have since been used by the RAF, US Marine Corps, the Royal Navy, the Spanish Navy and the Royal Thai Navy.

In the Haynes Hawker Siddeley/BAe Harrier Manual author Denis Calvert gets under the skin of this revolutionary British-designed combat aircraft to give a unique insight into its design, development and operational career. He also includes revealing firsthand accounts of flying and maintaining the world famous 'jump jet'.
  • A unique insight into operating and maintaining the Harrier.
  • Includes flying the Harrier from the pilots' and ground crews' viewpoints.
  • Includes stunning photography of the Harrier in service.
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of maintenance and servicing.
  • A rare glimpse of the restoration to flight of a Sea Harrier
  • Hard Cover
  • 176 Pages