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Display Harriers

Postby F3 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:21 am

Seven years and counting since that air display favourite, the Harrier, was axed in that piece of muddled Government thinking glorified by the title of the Strategic Defence & Security Review in 2010, one of several icons sacrificed to pay for the bail out of the failed Banks. For those who are missing it here are a selection of images of some examples which graced our airshows down the years more or less in chronological order.

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Re: Display Harriers

Postby Sparts99 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:44 pm

Nice. I remeber G-VTOl in it's faux desert scheme with azure blue underside at Farnborough doing some pretty spectacular vertical climbs from a hover many years ago. I think the Swiss renamed a mountain after John Farley when he did that at a sales demo for them.
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Re: Display Harriers

Postby Stroudy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:56 pm

Do you know where G-VTOL is now?
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Re: Display Harriers

Postby ST24 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:05 pm

Greta to see these
Stroudy wrote:Do you know where G-VTOL is now?


I believe Brooklands museum..
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Re: Display Harriers

Postby paddyboy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:33 pm

Hi Buddy :P

Great shots of a more than missed, killed before its time, 'frame :thumbs:

Do we miss her or what :Wow:

Thanks for an awesome post :thumb:

Paddyboy :clap:
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Re: Display Harriers

Postby jem60 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:43 pm

Nice pics. I don't know why not, but I never felt much affection for the Harrier as a display machine. Can't explain it. Whilst I love most things of an aeronautical bent, it's displays were clever, but for me, unspectacular, and I found them a little boring to be honest. [I know I am in a HUGE minority here, but am just being honest.] :S :S :S
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Location: Chedburgh, Suffolk

Re: Display Harriers

Postby Ratrace » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:41 pm

Lovely collection of memories.
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Re: Display Harriers

Postby The Phantom » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:58 am

Great to see photos of this airshow favourite again :thumbs:

Miss her terribly :'(
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Re: Display Harriers

Postby Stroudy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:15 am

I always loved the sight of a dark grey Sea Harrier FRS1 against a gloomy sky bombing around in the distance at or near an airshow. Its very sharp pointy nose and smaller size always made it look like it was doing 700mph everywhere.

I think a shiny dark grey FRS1 was one of the smartest looking military jets ever made personally.
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Re: Display Harriers

Postby Morseman » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:37 am

Nice memories thanks. How did the T shirt go. 'Harrier Pilots do it with Vectored Thrust'
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Re: Display Harriers

Postby slogen51 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:15 pm

Good memories.

I liked the display - so different to see a fast jet stationary in mid air.

My favourite was the GR.7 they looked cool had a nice big easy to read serial !
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Location: Surrey and Norfolk


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