Military Periscope Logo


Harrier GR Mk 3 VSTOL attack aircraft

Country of Origin: Britain


The Harrier GR Mk 3 was the first production fixed-wing VSTOL combat aircraft to enter service with any nation. It is no longer in service.

The success of the basic Harrier as a VSTOL aircraft is attributable in large part to its Rolls-Royce Pegasus vectored-thrust turbofan engine. The Pegasus is a powerful engine fitted with four vectoring nozzles that swivel down through a range of 98.5 degrees from directly aft to 8 degrees forward of the vertical. The front two nozzles divert...

Please log in to continue reading.

Not yet a subscriber? Take a free trial.

Military Periscope gives you easy-to-use, integrated, open-source intelligence on…

  • More than 7,500 weapons systems and platforms
  • Nearly every country's armed forces
  • Militant organizations
laptop image

Try Military Periscope free for seven days

Military Periscope Logo

Your online source for military news, weapons, and nation's armed forces worldwide

Military Periscope FEDLINK information

Service ID: UC

Contract Number: LCFDL24D0002

Military Periscope is a product of GovExec.

600 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 510,

Washington DC, 20037, USA.

©Military Periscope 2024

All rights reserved. Redistribution of the content is prohibited without prior consent of Military Periscope.