The Harrier jet was introduced to the world by BAe British Aerospace in 1969. It is classified as a V/STOL (Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing) aircraft. Thanks to its excellently aligned and powerful Rolls-Royce engine, the Harrier can vertically takeoff from a nearly stationary position. Today, the Harrier is produced by BAe/McDonnell Douglas and is one of the most advanced aircraft in the world.



Sea Harrier FRS.Mk 1
•Sea Harrier FRS.Mk 2
•Harrier Mk 50
•Harrier GR.Mk 3/T.Mk 4
•Harrier GR.Mk 5/5A
•Harrier GR.Mk 7
•Harrier T.Mk 10
•AV-8A/C/S Harrier
•AV-8B Harrier II
•TAV-8B Harrier II


United States
Great Britain


•Rolls-Royce F402-RR-406A Turbofan
•Rolls-Royce F402-RR-408 Turbofan
•Rolls-Royce Pegasus Mk 104
•Rolls-Royce Pegasus Mk 105

Average Length (Fuselage and tail)-

•47 feet

Average Wingspan-

•30 feet, 4 inches

Average Max G-Force Limits-

•-3 to +8 Gs

Average Max Speed-

•825 mph

Weapon Capability-

•GAU-12/A Equaliser Cannons
•AIM-9/9L/9M Sidewinder Missiles
•Mk7 Cluster Bombs
•Mk 82/83 Bombs
•LAU-10/68/69 Rocket Pods
•AGM-65 Maverick
•CBU-55/72 Fuel-Air Explosives
•Mk 77 FireBombs
•GBU-12/16 LGBs
•AMRAAM Missiles
•Sparrow Missiles
•Harpoon Missiles
•30-mm ADEN Cannons
•WE177 Free-fall Nuclear Bombs
•Retarded HE Free-fall Bombs
•BAe Sea Eagle ASM
•AGM-84 Harpoon ASM
•Lepus Flare Units
•CBLS Bomb Dispenser
•MATRA Magic

Notes: "Models" are all recent produced Harriers. "Operators" are countries that own, owned, or have ordered the most Harriers; of any variety. "Powerplant" is the plane's powersource, each Harrier has one (1) of those engines. "Average Length" is my calculated average length of all of the Harrier models. "Average Wingspan" is my calculated average wingspan for all of the Harrier models. "Average G-Force Limits" is my calculated average of resistance to gravitational pulls on the Harrier. "Average Max Speed" is the largest speed any Harrier has ever pulled. "Weapon Capability" is all of the weaponry a Harrier is capable of holding, not at one time, though. WE177 Free-fall Nuclear Bombs were recently withdrawn from the active Harrier weapon inventory. MATRA Magic is only used by India. Most of the specs are based on the AV-8B Harrier II.