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AV-8A Harrier VSTOL multirole fighter

Country of Origin: Britain


The Harrier series was an advanced fixed-wing vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL) combat aircraft, and was one of the few aircraft to enter U.S. military service that was not an original domestic product (see separate database entry for AV-8B Harrier II). None of the U.S. AV-8A/Cs purchased for the U.S. Marine Corps remains in service.

The success of the basic Harrier as a VSTOL aircraft was attributable in large part to its Rolls-Royce Pegasus vectored-thrust turbofan...

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