Hawker Siddeley / British Aerospace Harrier GR.1/GR.3

V/STOL Fighter Bomber

Hawker Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.Mk.1 ex RAF © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1/GR.3 is a single-engine single-seat vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) fighter bomber aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Ltd., later BAe, British Aerospace. The Harrier was operated by the Royal Air Force (GR.1/GR.3), the Royal Thai Navy (AV-8S & TAV-8S), the Spanish Navy (AV-8S/VA-1 Matador & TAV-8S) and the United States Marine Corps (AV-8A/C & TAV-8A).
The Harrier GR.1 is powered by a Rolls-Royce Pegasus 6 Mk.101 engine with a thrust of 84,5 kN (19000 lbs). The updated GR.1A is powered by a Pegasus 10 Mk.102 engine with 91,2 kN (20500 lbs) thrust. The AV-8A of the US Marine Corps is a variant of the GR.1 with the Pegasus 11 Mk.103 engine of the GR.3. The Harrier was developed into the BAe Sea Harrier and the Harrier II (GR.5, GR.7, GR.9, AV-8B).
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbofan Engine
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Pegasus 11 Mk.103
Engine Power95,6 kN21500 lbf
Speed1200 km/h648 kts
  746 mph
Service Ceiling16.764 m55.000 ft
Range648 km350 NM
403 mi.
Empty Weight5.579 kg12.300 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight11.340 kg25.000 lbs
Wing Span7,70 m25 ft 3 in
Wing Area18,7 m201 ft
Length13,87 m45 ft 6 in
Height3,45 m11 ft 4 in
First Flight21.10.1960
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 300
ICAO CodeHAR
Data for (Version)British Aerospace Harrier GR.Mk3
VariantsHarrier GR.1, GR.1A, GR.3, T.2, T.2A, T.4, T.4N, AV-8A (Mk.50), AV-8C, AV-8S / VA-1 Matador (Mk.53/55), TAV-8A (Mk.54), TAV-8S / VAE-1 Matador (Mk.54)

[Photo-ID: 7879] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe AV-8A Harrier, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 159232, c/n 712141, Karsten Palt, 2014Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
AV-8A Harrier
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 159232
c/n: 712141
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 7880] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe AV-8A Harrier, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 159232, c/n 712141, Karsten Palt, 2014Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
AV-8A Harrier
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 159232
c/n: 712141
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 3522] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.1, Royal Air Force, XV278, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2010Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV278
 
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3523] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.1, Royal Air Force, XV278, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2010Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV278
 
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 7030] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.3, Royal Air Force, XV748, c/n 712011, Karsten Palt, 2013Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV748
c/n: 712011
 
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 6990] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.3, Royal Air Force, XV752, c/n 712015, Karsten Palt, 2013Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV752
c/n: 712015
 
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]
[Photo-ID: 6991] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.3, Royal Air Force, XV752, c/n 712015, Karsten Palt, 2013Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV752
c/n: 712015
 
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]
[Photo-ID: 11065] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.3, Royal Air Force, XV804, c/n 712054, Karsten Palt, 2015Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV804
c/n: 712054
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11066] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.3, Royal Air Force, XV804, c/n 712054, Karsten Palt, 2015Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV804
c/n: 712054
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11573] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.3, Royal Air Force, XW919, c/n 712074, Karsten Palt, 2015Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XW919
c/n: 712074
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 1310] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Hawker Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.3, Royal Air Force, XZ133, c/n 712192, Karsten Palt, 2008Hawker Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XZ133
c/n: 712192
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1311] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Hawker Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.3, Royal Air Force, XZ997 , c/n 712220, Karsten Palt, 2008Hawker Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XZ997
c/n: 712220
 
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 1514] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.3, Royal Air Force, XZ998, c/n 712221, Karsten Palt, 2008Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XZ998
c/n: 712221
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 6303] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Hawker Siddeley / BAe Harrier GR.3, Royal Air Force, ZD668, c/n 712229, Karsten Palt, 2012Hawker Siddeley / BAe
Harrier GR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: ZD668
c/n: 712229
 
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11063] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Hawker Kestrel FGA.1 / XV.6A, Royal Air Force, XS690, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Hawker
Kestrel FGA.1 / XV.6A
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XS690
 
USAF 64-18264, Harrier prototype
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11064] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Hawker Kestrel FGA.1 / XV.6A, Royal Air Force, XS690, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Hawker
Kestrel FGA.1 / XV.6A
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XS690
 
USAF 64-18264, Harrier prototype
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 1145] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Hawker P.1127, Royal Navy, XP980, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Hawker
P.1127
Royal Navy
Reg.: XP980
 
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 13174] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe TAV-8A Harrier, NASA, N701NA, c/n 212021, Karsten Palt, 2016Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
TAV-8A Harrier
NASA
Reg.: N701NA
c/n: 212021
 
1 of 8 TAV-8A built for the US Marine Corps (159381)
Oakland Aviation Museum [Oakland, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13175] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe TAV-8A Harrier, NASA, N701NA, c/n 212021, Karsten Palt, 2016Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
TAV-8A Harrier
NASA
Reg.: N701NA
c/n: 212021
 
1 of 8 TAV-8A built for the US Marine Corps (159381)
Oakland Aviation Museum [Oakland, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11067] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe TAV-8A Harrier, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 159382, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
TAV-8A Harrier
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 159382
 
1 of 8 TAV-8A
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11068] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Hawker-Siddeley / BAe TAV-8A Harrier, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 159382, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Hawker-Siddeley / BAe
TAV-8A Harrier
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 159382
 
1 of 8 TAV-8A
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]