USA - Marine Corps Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier 158387
Gerard van Oostrom
Image ID: 1136985
Operator: USA - Marine Corps - 158387
Aircraft: Hawker Siddeley - AV-8A Harrier
Airport: USA - California - Miramar MCAS - Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2018-5-2 by Jetzguy [Contact]
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(25.11.2018, 09:37 CET)
The AV-8A Harrier entered service with the Marine Corps in 1971 replacing other aircraft in the Marines' attack squadrons. Starting in 1979, the USMC began upgrading their AV-8As to the AV-8C configuration—the work focused mainly on extending useful service lives and improving VTOL performance. The AV-8C and the remaining AV-8A Harriers were retired by 1987 and were replaced by the Harrier II, designated as the AV-8B, which was introduced into service in 1985.
(25 November 2018 - 13:07 CET)
Great machine Jetzguy...looks like the birds like the canopy !
(25 November 2018 - 17:00 CET)
Martin. I think the glass is breaking down and has hairline fractures from the constant sunlight and heat exposure.