British Aerospace Sea Harrier Aircraft



Sea Harrier FRS.1, Yeovilton

Production Details

Design Company:

British Aerospace

First Flight:

20 August 1978

Sea Harrier FRS.1:

57 - British Aerospace

Sea Harrier FA.2:

18 - British Aerospace

Sea Harrier FRS.51:

23 - British Aerospace

Type Specification

Applies to:

British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS.1

Type:

Carrier-borne fighter, reconnaissance and strike aircraft

Wing:

Cantilever, shoulder mounted wing. Wing is swept with anhedral. All metal construction

Fuselage:

All metal semi monocoque fuselage

Tail Unit:

Tailplane on top of fuselage with single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Retractable type. Nose wheel retacts forward into fuselage. Main unit with twin wheels retracts rearwards into fuselage. Outriggers at wing tips retract rearwards

Power Plant:

One 21,500 lb Bristol Siddeley Pegasus 104 vectored thrust turbofan engine in the fuselage

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot in enclosed cockpit in nose

Armament:

Twin 30 mm Aden guns under fuselage with five pylons carrying an 8,000 lb mix of weapons

Dimensions

Span:

25 ft 3.5 in

Length:

47 ft 7 in

Height:

12 ft 2 in

Wing Area:

201 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

12,950 lb

Loaded:

26,000 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

740 mph

Service Ceiling:

51,200 ft

Preserved in British Museums

Sea Harrier FRS.1:

XZ493 - Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton - Display

Sea Harrier FA.2:

XZ499 - Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton - Stored ZA175 - Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton - Display ZA176 - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe - Display ZA195 - Farnborough Air Sciences Trust, Farnborough - Display ZE694 - Midland Air Museum, Coventry - Display

Web Sites

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/172.html http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/fseaharrier.asp