Hawker Siddeley P.1127 Harrier

Hawker Siddeley P.1127

TypeExperimental V/STOL aircraft
First flight19 November 1960 (P.1127) – 7 March 1964 (Kestrel)
Built6 P.1127s – 9 Kestrels

The Hawker P.1127 and the Hawker Siddeley Kestrel FGA.1 are the experimental and development aircraft that led to the Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL) jet fighter-bomber. P.1127 development began in 1957, taking advantage of the Bristol Engine Company’s choice to invest in the creation of the Pegasus vectored-thrust engine. Testing began in July 1960 and by the end of the year the aircraft had achieved both vertical take-off and horizontal flight.

Source: Hawker Siddeley P.1127 on Wiki

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