Specifications for the
Hawker Siddeley Harrier / AV-8A
VTOL Strike / Reconnaissance / Trainer / Fighter Aircraft
Focus Model: Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Hawker Siddeley - UK
Initial Year of Service: 1969
Length: 45.60 ft (13.9 m)
Width: 25.26 ft (7.70 m)
Height: 11.32ft (3.45 m)
Weight (Empty): 12,192 lb (5,530 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 25,353 lb (11,500 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Rolls-Royc Pegasus 101 turbofan delivering 19,000lbf of horizontal thrust and 1,000lbf of vertical thrust through 4 x swiveling nozzles and vertical puffer jets.
Maximum Speed: 736 mph (1,185kmh; 640 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,181 miles (1,900km)
Service Ceiling: 49,213 ft (15,000 m; 9.3 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 50,000 feet per minute (15,240 m/min)
2 x 30mm ADEN cannons in underfuselage pods.
4 x Matra rocket pods (18 x SNEB 68mm rocket each).
4 x AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles.
2 x Anglo-French AS-37 Martel air-to-air missiles.
Conventional Drop Bombs
2 x Drop Tanks
Up to 5,000lbs of external stores on 5 hardpoints (4 underwing, 1 fuselage centerline).
P.1127 - Developmental Designation; 5 examples constructed.
Kestrel FGA.MK 1 - Further development of P.1127 prototype; 9 examples produced.
Harrier GR.Mk 1 - Initial Production Model based on the Kestrel; fitted with Rolls-Royce Pegasus Mk 101 engine of 19,000lbs thrust.
Harrier GR.Mk 1A - Uprated GR.1 Model; uprated Pegasus Mk 102 series engine of 20,000lb thrust; 17 new-build examples with 41 upgrades and 58 total in service.
Harrier GR.Mk 3 - Lengthened nose for improved sensor system; radar warning receiver installed in tail boom and vertical tail fin; uprated Pegasus Mk 103 engine of 21,000lbs thrust; 118 examples delivered to the RAF.
Harrier GR.Mk 9 - Multi-Role, All-Weather, Day-Night, Low-Altitude Derivative.
Harrier T.Mk 2 - Two-Seat Tandem Trainer; utilized by the RAF.
Harrier T.Mk 2A - Improved T.2 Two-Seat Trainer; fitted with Pegasus Mk 102 engine.
Harrier T.Mk 4 - Two-Seat Trainer based on Harrier GR.3 combat model; usage by RAF.
Harrier T.Mk 4N - Two-Seat Trainer for use by the Royal Navy.
Harrier Mk 52 - Single Example Company Demonstrator; two-seat trainer.
Harrier Mk 50 - Company Designation of AV-8A
Harrier Mk 53 - Company Designation of AV-8S Matador export model (first production round).
Harrier Mk 55 - Company Designation of AV-8S Matador export model (second production round).
XV-6A "Kestrel" - US Designation of evaluation Kestrel FGA.1 models.
AV-8A - Single-Seat Ground Strike, reconnaissance, fighter and close-air support variant; based on GR.1 with engine of the GR.3 model; USMC use; 113 examples delivered.
AV-8B ("Harrier II Plus") - Multi-mode radar; Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile capabilities.
AV-8C - Upgraded AV-8A models; USMC usage.
AV-8S "Matador" - Export Harrier for Spanish Navy; based on AV-8A model.
VA-1 Matador - Spanish Navy Designation of AV-8S; later sold to Royal Thai Navy.
TAV-8A - USMC Two-Seat Trainer; fitted with olls-Royce Pegasus Mk 103 turbofan engine of 21,500lbs.
Harrier Mk 54 - Company Designation of TAV-8A.
TAV-8S Matador - Export Designation for TAV-8A Harriers to the Spanish Navy.
VAE-1 "Matador" - Spanish Designation for TAV-8S models; later sold to Royal Thai Navy.
Spain; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States