Why Britain Never Made Another Harrier Jump Jet

Iconic British Aircraft

The Harrier and VSTOL is the focus of this episode. How and why was the first jump jet designed/engineered? This video tells the story of an iconic British aircraft and explains why we don’t have a new version of the Harrier flying around today.
It started when the world was locked in a Cold War. With VSTOL aircraft meaning less reliance on large, vulnerable air stations.
But that’s just the start, the really interesting story comes later – when the US and UK began to look for a replacement for the AV8B/Harrier II.

Credit to : BFBS Creative

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