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How the Harrier hovers

How the Harrier hovers

John Farley explains how the Harrier takes off vertically and maintains control whilst in hover mode. Clip from DVD 'Harrier: The Vertical Reality'.

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Guest: Brisbane (2499 days ago)
One of the best planes ever built, i still watch in awe as the plane just hovers in the air.
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One of the best planes ever built, i still watch in awe as the plane just hovers in the air.
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With no Royal Novay aircraft carriers now, if the sh*t hits the fan in tha South Atlantic, the Harrier is the only aircraft (except helicopters) that could be of any use from a warship. The UK government should keep either a carrier or Harriers. Without one or the other, the Falklands and what they mean to the UK are at risk. How long before Argentina try again to take them?
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With no Royal Novay aircraft carriers now, if the sh*t hits the fan in tha South Atlantic, the Harrier is the only aircraft (except helicopters) that could be of any use from a warship. The UK government should keep either a carrier or Harriers. Without one or the other, the Falklands and what they mean to the UK are at risk. How long before Argentina try again to take them?
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The Falklands (Malvinas) are in safe hands as they are protected by a squadron of Eurofighters. Oh also athe Argentine could barely fight a "cold" in their current economic state they make Eire look like Saudi princes.
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The Falklands (Malvinas) are in safe hands as they are protected by a squadron of Eurofighters. Oh also athe Argentine could barely fight a "cold" in their current economic state they make Eire look like Saudi princes.
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Guest: NeilH (2496 days ago)
And if they bomb the runway?
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And if they bomb the runway?
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Guest: guest (2496 days ago)
I loved Hms Ark Royal and all she stood for but was she not just a floatinng moveable runway,what i am grtting at is how was she better protected than falk runway.( but I take your point) if the "magic" harriers are to be scrapped why not put them in a big hanger Iin Port Stanley.
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I loved Hms Ark Royal and all she stood for but was she not just a floatinng moveable runway,what i am grtting at is how was she better protected than falk runway.( but I take your point) if the "magic" harriers are to be scrapped why not put them in a big hanger Iin Port Stanley.
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I loved Hms Ark Royal and all she stood for but was she not just a floatinng moveable runway,what i am grtting at is how was she better protected than falk runway.( but I take your point) if the "magic" harriers are to be scrapped why not put them in a big hanger Iin Port Stanley.
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I loved Hms Ark Royal and all she stood for but was she not just a floatinng moveable runway,what i am grtting at is how was she better protected than falk runway.( but I take your point) if the "magic" harriers are to be scrapped why not put them in a big hanger Iin Port Stanley.
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Latest comment: They can only hover for 90 secs before the water runs out
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Latest comment: They can only hover for 90 secs before the water runs out
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Guest: Jimbo.. Chester (2500 days ago)
Advances in technology have made all manned fighter planes obsolete. That is why drones are being developed.Harriers are relatively easy to knock out of the sky with hand held rocket launchers..Pilots are too valuable to lose. Technology moves so fast these days.
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Advances in technology have made all manned fighter planes obsolete. That is why drones are being developed.Harriers are relatively easy to knock out of the sky with hand held rocket launchers..Pilots are too valuable to lose. Technology moves so fast these days.
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