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Binraider Silver badge

Late model Harriers are fantastic machines, even this far down the line. The USMC snapped up our fleet without even blinking an eye when they came available; with good reason.

Medium range capabilities from AMRAAM, LDSD radar, extremely favourable power-to-weight ratios, and high maneuver capabilities mean apart from the lack of raw straight line speed; the Harrier is as capable as anything else out there.

The F35 in large part exists out of the spec for a supersonic replacement for the Harrier; and while the project may be US-centred the UK made major contributions to it. Worth reading the excellent Harrier 809 by Rowland White for some insight into it.

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