Sea Harrier

The Alraigo Incident: the Day a Royal Navy Sea Harrier did an emergency landing on a Spanish Cargo ship

The Alraigo Incident: the Day a Royal Navy Sea Harrier did an emergency landing on a Spanish Cargo ship

The Sea Harrier The British Aerospace Sea Harrier is a naval short take-off and vertical landing/vertical take-off and landing jet… Read More

6 days ago

In the 1970s the UK considered the sale of an aircraft carrier with a force of Sea Harriers to the Argentine Navy but it did not go through. Here’s why.

The Harrier Designed to meet a NATO specification for a light tactical support fighter that was also capable of Vertical/Short… Read More

3 weeks ago

The story of the man that sued Pepsi for Not Giving him a Harrier Jump Jet

The campaign was simple: you could collect points from Pepsi labels by buying Pepsi products. Once you collected points you… Read More

1 year ago

Smart Missiles and Dumb Bombs: the day Argentinian Super Étendards and A-4C Skyhawks sank MS Atlantic Conveyor and HMS Coventry

May 25, 1982 saw the British Task force off the Falklands take some of its most serious losses to Argentinian… Read More

2 years ago

F-15 Pilot explains how fighting against “VIFFing Harriers” taught Eagle Drivers how to win air engagements against fighters with thrust vectoring

‘VIFF stood for "vectoring thrust in launch forward flight" and entailed rotating the variable angle jet nozzles mounted to the… Read More

3 years ago

Cool video features cockpit view from Royal Navy Harrier jump-jet flying low-level over Topsham

 At 400 knots the view of Topsham is brief but exciting. The flight was as bumpy as the Back To… Read More

4 years ago

Former Argentine A-4 Pilots remember the (controversial) strike they undertook on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible during the Falklands War

Ever since this attack was undertaken, the British have been insistent that all the Argentine reports about an attack on… Read More

4 years ago

Two former Royal Navy (Sea) Harrier Jump Jets could Fly Again Soon

On Aug. 7, 2019 two former Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighter jets were registered in British Civil Aviation Authority record… Read More

5 years ago

Did you know that the Argentine Navy could have been the first export customer for the Harrier Jump Jet?

The UK was not against a Harrier sale, as the situation regarding the Malvinas/Falkland Islands was relatively satisfactory at that… Read More

5 years ago

That time a Royal Navy Sea Harrier did an emergency landing on a Spanish Cargo ship: the Alraigo Incident

Ian "Soapy" Watson, the Sea Harrier pilot, had completed only 75 per cent of the recommended flying hours. On Jun.… Read More

5 years ago

HOW ARGENTINE AIR FORCE DAGGER FIGHTERS SEVERELY DAMAGED HMS ARDENT DURING THE FALKLANDS WAR

“It was a Sea Harrier going for Captain Robles’ aircraft. Almost simultaneously I saw fire in my mirror and immediately… Read More

6 years ago

[UPDATED] THE STORY OF A TENSE CAP FLOWN BY TWO ROYAL NAVY SEA HARRIER FIGHTERS DURING THE FALKLANDS WAR

The Sea Harrier was dubbed by Argentine pilots “La Muerta Negra” (The Black Death) because of its Extra Dark Sea… Read More

7 years ago