Hawker P 1127 VSTOL Experimental Aircraft, 1960.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Hawker P 1127 VSTOL Experimental Aircraft, 1960.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

This is the first prototype which achieved vertical take-off on 21st October, 1960. The P 1127 developed into the Harrier Jump Jet, the world's first operational vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet fighter. This photograph shows the nozzles used to vector thrust. Seen in downwards (hover) position.
 

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10195674
 

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