Incredible: AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet Short Takeoff & Vertical Landing U.S. Air Force
Video: Incredible: AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet Short Takeoff & Vertical Landing U.S. Air Force
The Harrier first entered service with the United States in 1985. It can achieve a speed of 633 miles per hour and has a maximum range of 900 nautical miles.
The Harrier looks like it will be around for a while, even as the F-35B Lightning II, the V/STOL version of the Joint Strike Fighter, enters service — and for good reason. It's arguably America's second-best close-air support plane, ranking second behind only the legendary A-10.
Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan, Lance Cpl. Hannah Perkins, Staff Sgt. Amanda Stanford
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