Aviation Classics takes a leap forward in time this month as we trace the history of one of the most remarkable aircraft of all time, the BAE Systems Harrier.
Edited and compiled by Tim Callaway, who comes from an aviation background, has extensive knowledge of all things aviation-related. This issue will again comprise the publication’s now-established high-quality mix of features and photographs. This 132 page glossy A4 perfect bound ‘bookazine’ includes the following –
- The story from the Harrier’s beginning to the RAF’s retirement of the aircraft in 2010.
- Sir Sydney Camm’s design department at Hawker Siddeley began design work in 1957 on the world’s first vertical take-off and landing jet aircraft.
- The Harrier as a ground attack aircraft serving from 1969 to 2010 seeing active service in the Falklands war, Belize, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Never before published photographs from the Falklands War, Iraq and Afghanistan – AC Issue 11 is a unique tribute to the Harrier, its engineers and pilots.
- Variants including GR.1, GR.3, Sea Harrier FRS.1 and the AV-8A. Also GR.5 and FRS.2, GR.7’s, & GR.9’s and the AV-8B Harrier II are also discussed.
Author: Tim Callaway