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|Harrier||The Hawker Siddeley Harrier, Vertical Take off Royal Air Force and Royal Navy ground attack fighter. with a maximum speed of 737mph and a ceiling of over 50,000 feet. range of 260 miles. The Harriers armament consisted of two 30mm Aden guns and up to 5000 lb of bombs, Rockets or other armaments under the wings. The Worlds First vertical take off and landing combat aircraft the Hawker Siddeley Harriers first arrived with No. 1 squadron Royal Air Force in July 1969. and with a variety of modifications and changes (Harrier GR 1, Harrier T2, Harrier GR3 and finally the British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRG1) The Sea Harrier commenced trials in 1977. The Fleet Air Arm received their first harriers just in time for the Falklands Conflict.|
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|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|Flying Fortress Mk.F-85-BO 42-30042 of 349th Bomb Squadron added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Flying Fortress 42-5746 : Squadrons updated (added 99th Bomb Group)|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley N1490 : Airframe notes updated (added 11-02-1941 : Whitley crash-landed at Hill House Farm in Ayrshire. )|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden P4405 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Hampden crashed into Bluestone plantation in Norfolk after calling for assistance.)|
|349th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.|
|New victory claim added : Ju88 claimed on 7th October 1940 by Jozef Jeka of No.238 Sqn RAF|
|Douglas added to aircrew database.|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1096 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Wellington was hit by AA fire off the East Anglia coast on return from patrol, the aircraft flew for Martlesham Heath but overshot the runway and crashed at Mill Field in Bredfield in Suffolk.)|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Flying Fortress 42-30032 : Squadrons updated|
|New victory claim added : Ju88 (Half shared victory.) claimed on 14th July 1941 by Stanislaw Brzeski of No.317 Sqn RAF|
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