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History

The history pages provide an in-depth look at the Harrier family from its earliest days, arranged in roughly chronolgical chapters. Each chapter consists of several sequential pages, with additional material accessed via links within the text to provide a further level of detail.

Below you can find a list of all the main history chapters currently available.

Core History

Chapter 1 - the origins of the P.1127 (up to 1960)

Chapter 2 - Trials and Development (1960-65)

Chapter 3. From Kestrel to Harrier (1965-1969)

Additional Material

We aim to ensure that our history of the Harrier is developed with the main focus on factual accuracy as well as providing fresh insights and interpretations into the Harrier story. We welcome any comments and corrections you may wish to send us - to do so go to our contact page.

The history pages will be progressively developed and updated. As well as bringing the main history up to the present we will also be adding thematic history sections, such as engine, design and flight test histories.

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