BRITISH AEROSPACE AV-8 Harrier

Aircraft
Name: 
AV-8 Harrier
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Narrow
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
High wing
Tail: 
Regular tail, low set
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code: 
L1J
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Single
Position: 
In fuselage
Landing gear: 
Quadricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
BOEING AV-8 Harrier
BOEING Harrier
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS AV-8 Harrier
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS EAV-8 Matador
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Harrier
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Matador
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS TAV-8 Harrier
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS TAV-8 Matador
ALENIA AV-8 Harrier
ALENIA Harrier
BRITISH AEROSPACE Harrier
BRITISH AEROSPACE Sea Harrier
CASA EAV-8 Matador
CASA Matador
HAWKER SIDDELEY AV-8 Harrier
HAWKER SIDDELEY Harrier
HAWKER SIDDELEY TAV-8 Harrier

HAR

Attack aircraft and naval multi role fighter. In service since 1967 (FRS.1 since 1982, F/A-2 since 1993). Worlds first operational VShort Take-Off and Landing (STOL) (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 11,880kg. VA-2: Length 14,17 m, MTOW 11,880kg. Max Mach 1.08

Technical Data
Wing span: 
7.70 m
Length: 
14.17 m
Height: 
3.71 m
Powerplant: 

AV-8: 1 x 90.71 kN R-R Pegasus MK 103 turbofan

Engine Model: 
Rolls-Royce Pegasus
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
n/a
Distance: 
0 m
MTOW: 
11880 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
14700 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
Cruise
TAS: 
640 kts
MACH: 
1.25
Ceiling: 
500
Range: 
300 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
n/a
MCS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
n/a
Distance: 
0 m

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