Hawker Harrier GR.1 V/STOL Attack aircraft
The Hawker Siddeley «Harrier» GR.1 is the world’s first production-standard vertical takeoff and landing warplane. The type entered service in April 1969. It was operated by the UK, the United States (US designation – AV-8A) and Spain (Spanish designation – «Matador»). The aircraft saw no action. For its VTOL role, the «Harrier» was equipped with a turbofan and four swiveling nozzles under the wing centre section and fuselage tail section. In all, the RAF received 119 «Harrier» GR.1s.