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The British Aerospace Sea Harrier is a naval short take-off and vertical landing/vertical take-off and landing jet fighter, reconnaissance and attack aircraft; the second member of the Harrier Jump Jet family developed. It first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980 as the Sea Harrier FRS1.<ref>Wikipedia</ref>
 
The British Aerospace Sea Harrier is a naval short take-off and vertical landing/vertical take-off and landing jet fighter, reconnaissance and attack aircraft; the second member of the Harrier Jump Jet family developed. It first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980 as the Sea Harrier FRS1.<ref>Wikipedia</ref>
  
1982 Sea Harriers took part in the Falklands War of 1982, flying from the aircraft carriers [[HMS Invincible ]] and [[HMS Hermes]]. The Sea Harriers performed the primary air defence role with a secondary role of ground attack; the '''RAF Harrier GR3''' provided the main ground attack force. A total of 28 Sea Harriers and 14 Harrier GR3s were deployed in the theatre. The Sea Harrier squadrons shot down 20 Argentine aircraft in air-to-air combat with no air-to-air losses, although two Sea Harriers were lost to ground fire and four to accidents. Out of the total Argentine air losses, 28% were shot down by Harriers.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Aerospace_Sea_Harrier Wikipedia]</ref>
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1982 Sea Harriers took part in the Falklands War of 1982, flying from the aircraft carriers [[HMS Invincible (Aircraft Carrier)|HMS Invincible]] and [[HMS Hermes (Aircraft Carrier)|HMS Hermes]]. The Sea Harriers performed the primary air defence role with a secondary role of ground attack; the '''RAF Harrier GR3''' provided the main ground attack force. A total of 28 Sea Harriers and 14 Harrier GR3s were deployed in the theatre. The Sea Harrier squadrons shot down 20 Argentine aircraft in air-to-air combat with no air-to-air losses, although two Sea Harriers were lost to ground fire and four to accidents. Out of the total Argentine air losses, 28% were shot down by Harriers.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Aerospace_Sea_Harrier Wikipedia]</ref>
  
 
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Harrier. Exhibit at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

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The British Aerospace Sea Harrier is a naval short take-off and vertical landing/vertical take-off and landing jet fighter, reconnaissance and attack aircraft; the second member of the Harrier Jump Jet family developed. It first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980 as the Sea Harrier FRS1.[1]

1982 Sea Harriers took part in the Falklands War of 1982, flying from the aircraft carriers HMS Invincible and HMS Hermes. The Sea Harriers performed the primary air defence role with a secondary role of ground attack; the RAF Harrier GR3 provided the main ground attack force. A total of 28 Sea Harriers and 14 Harrier GR3s were deployed in the theatre. The Sea Harrier squadrons shot down 20 Argentine aircraft in air-to-air combat with no air-to-air losses, although two Sea Harriers were lost to ground fire and four to accidents. Out of the total Argentine air losses, 28% were shot down by Harriers.[2]

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