Design Authority
Company Hawker-Siddeley Aviation
Company products Products or services
Company contacts Contact Hawker
Family Tree
*No Variant assigned
Hawker AV-8A Harrier
Hawker FRS.1 Sea Harrier
Hawker P.1127
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
Type History
Prototype first flight
Production first flight 28 December 1967
First entered service 1969




Members of the Harrier family not yet added to Vertipedia - coming soon!
Harrier GR.1
Harrier GR.3


Forum Proceedings related to the Harrier

STOVL at Sea: How the Harrier Works for the UK
Commander Steve George, UK Royal Navy / Defense Equipment (Air), British Embassy


The Evolution of the Harrier: A Look Back at 50 Years of V/STOL Flight
Dennis P. OÂ’Donoghue, Boeing


VAAC Harrier - Advanced STOVL Control And Guidance Research
Lieutenant David Scopes, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency



Vertiflite articles featuring the Harrier

Vertiflite, April 1970

Harrier: jet V/STOL Weapons System for the 70's - Farar, C.J. (Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd.)


Vertiflite, Spring 2010

The Invention of the Pegasus Engine - The Heart of the Harrier - Dow, Andrew