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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...
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