About three years ago a fleet of about 50 perfectly working Harrier GR9 aircraft belonging to the RAF Joint Force Harrier were retired as a consequence of a spending review.
Some of them were sold to the U.S. Marine Corps to serve as spares for a similar version of the “Jump Jet”, the AV-8B Harrier until the latter is replaced by the F-35B Lightning II, the STOVL version of the JSF (Joint Strike Fighter).
This footage will bring you back to the time when the British Harriers flew at high speed and ultra low level to train for CAS (Close Air Support) missions across the world.
H/T to AFM for publishing the link to this video on their FB page
HUGE mistake the British government getting rid of the Harrier. One they may yet regret.
Agree. And buying those F-35 instead of investing in its own programme..