Air International 1985-08
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P.Jackson - The Sea Harrier Looks Ahead
Sea Harrier FRS Mk 1 in the markings, and current dark sea grey finish, of NAS 899, the shore-based HQ Squadron for the Royal Navy's Sea Harrier force. Note the twin Sidewinder installation on aircraft “715"
Sea Harrier FRS Mk 1 in the markings, and current dark sea grey finish, of NAS 899, the shore-based HQ Squadron for the Royal Navy's Sea Harrier force. Note the twin Sidewinder installation on aircraft “715" while aircraft "711" has single practice rounds, without stabilising fins.
Sea Harrier FRS Mk 1s in the markings of three of the FAA squadrons that have flown the type - from front to rear, NAS 800, 801 and 899.
The first overseas nation to buy the Sea Harrier, following its introduction by the Royal Navy, was India. Four of the first six Sea Harrier FRS Mk 51s are shown in this illustration; a contract for a further quantity is imminent.
The twin Sidewinder installation on the Sea Harrier, developed in haste during the Falklands conflict, is now retained as a standard fit.
An impression of the Sea Harrier FRS Mk 2, with Blue Vixen radar and AIM-120 AMRAAMs on the outer pylons and on the combat tanks.
British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS.Mk 1