BAe, British Aerospace / McDonnell Douglas Harrier II / Harrier AV-8B

V/STOL Fighter Bomber

BAe Harrier GR.7 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The BAe / McDonnell Douglas Harrier II is a single-engine single-seat Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) fighter bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer McDonnell Douglas, today Boeing and the British manufacturer BAe, British Aerospace, today BAE Systems. The US-produced variant is the AV-8B, British Harrier II are designated GR.5, GR.7, and GR.9.
The Harrier II / AV-8B is a development of the BAe Harrier GR.3. Development was mainly done by McDonnell Douglas.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbofan Engine
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Pegasus 11-61 Mk.107
Engine Power105,9 kN23800 lbf
Speed1200 km/h648 kts
  746 mph
Service Ceiling15.240 m50.000 ft
Range2.222 km1.200 NM
1.381 mi.
Empty Weight6.335 kg13.966 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight14.060 kg30.997 lbs
Wing Span9,25 m30 ft 4 in
Wing Area22,6 m243 ft
Length14,12 m46 ft 4 in
Height3,56 m11 ft 8 in
First Flight09.11.1978
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1981-2003
Total Production323
Developed fromBAe Harrier GR-Mk3
Data for (Version)McDonnell Douglas Harrier AV-8B
VariantsAV-8, AV-8B, GR.5, GR.7, GR.9, T.10, T.12

[Photo-ID: 5881] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
BAe / McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harrier, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 158387, c/n 712065, Karsten Palt, 2012BAe / McDonnell Douglas
AV-8C Harrier
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 158387
c/n: 712065
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5882] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
BAe / McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harrier, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 158387, c/n 712065, Karsten Palt, 2012BAe / McDonnell Douglas
AV-8C Harrier
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 158387
c/n: 712065
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5883] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
BAe / McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harrier, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 158387, c/n 712065, Karsten Palt, 2012BAe / McDonnell Douglas
AV-8C Harrier
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 158387
c/n: 712065
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10876] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
BAe / McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harrier, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 159241, c/n 712150, Karsten Palt, 2015BAe / McDonnell Douglas
AV-8C Harrier
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 159241
c/n: 712150
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 12021] Karsten Palt 2003-06-21
BAe / McDonnell Douglas Harrier GR.7, Royal Air Force, ZD407, c/n P36, Karsten Palt, 2003BAe / McDonnell Douglas
Harrier GR.7
Royal Air Force
Reg.: ZD407
c/n: P36
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2003 [Vliegbais Twente (EHTW / ENS)]
[Photo-ID: 11960] Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
BAe / McDonnell Douglas Harrier GR.7, Royal Air Force, ZG858, c/n P90, Karsten Palt, 2001BAe / McDonnell Douglas
Harrier GR.7
Royal Air Force
Reg.: ZG858
c/n: P90
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 11961] Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
BAe / McDonnell Douglas Harrier GR.7, Royal Air Force, ZG858, c/n P90, Karsten Palt, 2001BAe / McDonnell Douglas
Harrier GR.7
Royal Air Force
Reg.: ZG858
c/n: P90
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 1372] Karsten Palt 2008-08-17
BAe / McDonnell Douglas Harrier GR.9, Royal Air Force, ZD321, c/n 512071/P2, Karsten Palt, 2008BAe / McDonnell Douglas
Harrier GR.9
Royal Air Force
Reg.: ZD321
c/n: 512071/P2
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2008 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 931] Karsten Palt 2008-06-20
BAe / McDonnell Douglas Harrier GR.9, Royal Air Force, ZD465, c/n P55, Karsten Palt, 2008BAe / McDonnell Douglas
Harrier GR.9
Royal Air Force
Reg.: ZD465
c/n: P55
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2008 [Leeuwarden (EHLW / LHW)]
[Photo-ID: 6699] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Bae Harrier GR.9A, Royal Air Force, ZG477, c/n P67, Karsten Palt, 2013Bae
Harrier GR.9A
Royal Air Force
Reg.: ZG477
c/n: P67
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]