Sunday, 27 May 2012

Picture Of The Week - No 2 - Sea Harrier FRS2

The weeks photo of the week, is of a Sea Harrier FRS2 that was on static display at the 2004 Fairford Airshow.

I selected this photo for a number of reasons:

1.  I just think the Harrier was such an incredible aircraft, and the FRS2 although a bit underpowered (in hot climates) with its Pegasus Mk106 engine, was well equipped with 4 AMRAAM missiles.  As ever it seems we fail to develop our aircraft sufficiently.  Re-engineing the aircraft with the more powerful Mk107 would have given it a new lease of life.

2.  The variety of aircraft you see at Airshows nowadays (both static and in the air) is but a pale pale shadow of what we used to see.

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