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BAe Sea Harrier FA2
FA2
BAe Sea Harrier FA2 in FAA default livery
Aircraft Sea Harrier FA2
Manufacturer Hawker
Year 1993 (Operational)
Power Jet
Primary Use Military, fleet defense
Developer Daniel_g
X-Plane Version 8.64
Development Status Published
Custom Sounds Yes
Custom Instruments Yes
3D Cockpit Yes
3D Object Yes
Publisher X-Plane.org
Licence Freeware

Aircraft Background Edit

The Sea Harrier FA2 was specified after the learnings of the Falklands war. A glass cockpit, advanced Blue Vixen radar (formed the basis of the Eurofighter Typhoon's CAPTOR radar), AMRAAM missiles and increased fuel capacity were specified to make a very capable fleet defense aircraft.

Although it had the systems of a second generation Harrier, it was still a first generation Harrier under the skin - 2/3s of the FA2s were rebuild FRS1s. It did not have the improved wing, upgraded engine or lightweight construction of the Harrier II. The Sea Harrier was controversially decommissioned in 2006, to be replaced by Harrier GR9s. Whilst these are more capable and resilient aircraft, the Royal Navy is without any beyond visual range weapons until the 2014 introduction of the F-35.

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