The two British aircraft carriers initially embarked 18 BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1s: 12 SHARs from 800 NAS were aboard HMS Hermes, with eight others from 801 NAS on HMS Invincible. Two years after the war a pair of 801 Squadron SHARs are pictured coming aboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN-69). US Navy Feature Premium

Falklands Air Battles – The fight for air superiority

Former F-15 pilot Colonel Doug Dildy (USAF Ret), with the assistance of Hernan Casciani and Pablo Calcaterra, analyse the battle for air superiority over the Falklands in this first of a two part feature which was published originally in Aviation News April 2012 issue

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The incredible impact of the Sea Harrier on naval aviation

Devoid of conventional aircraft carriers and relying on land-based RAF assets for protection, in the late 1970s the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm found itself without a fixed-wing fighter for the first time in its history. Bertie Simmonds discovers that, thankfully, it wasn’t for long

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Development of the British Aerospace Sea Harrier

The aircraft that heralded a revolution in Royal Navy shipborne aviation

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Aeroplane Database: Inside the Sea Harrier

Taking you into the cockpit of the FRS1 and FA2

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The story of RAF Hercules air-to-air refuelling in the Falklands

Giving the RAF’s Hercules transport force its own air-to-air refuelling capability was a boost for its commitment to the South Atlantic theatre in the aftermath of the 1982 war, as a former ‘Herc’ pilot relates

Sea Harrier taxies under its own power after restoration work

Sea Harrier FA.2 ZH798 has taxied under its own power as the result of extensive restoration work...

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The story behind one of the world's only running Sea Harrier FA2s

Aviation News shares images captured by ex-military aircraft specialist Jet Art Aviation, as it made history in North Yorkshire with its newly restored Sea Harrier FA2

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Sea Harrier FRS.1 to FA.2: A Capability Odyssey

Paul Stone, a former commanding officer of both 800 and 801 Naval Air Squadrons, charts the journey of this famous fast jet from its early days, where it saw action in the Falklands Campaign, through to the far more capable FA.2.

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Falklands War 'Harrier 809' book: Author insights

The author of the acclaimed book Vulcan 607, Rowland White, has a new release looking at the involvement of the Sea Harrier-equipped 809 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) in the Falklands conflict. Here he shares with Aviation News what he discovered and found fascinating while researching and writing the book.

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Falklands War Sea Harrier pilot tales

Lt Cdr David ‘Mog’ Morgan DSC describes his first brush with enemy aircraft during the Falklands conflict