The British designed and built the Harrier, the most successful vertical take-off-and-landing aircraft ever made.
Combining state-of-the-art fighter plane technology with a helicopter's ability to land vertically the Harrier has played an indispensable role for the RAF and Royal Navy in a number of conflicts, most famously the Falklands War.
Jonathan Glancey's biography is a vividly enjoyable account of the invention of this remarkable aeroplane and a fitting tribute to the inspiration and determination of the men and women who created it, and the bravery of the men who flew it, often in the most dangerous conditions.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages, 2x8pp plates
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 07/11/2013
- Category: Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000
- ISBN: 9781843548911
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