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British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS1

XZ493/001/N - British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS1

26/11/1980 - first Flight,pilot-John Farley
07/01/1981 - delivered to Yeovilton Sea Harrier Support Unit - 2.17 hours
15/01/1981 - noted as 001/N for 801NAS
28/01/1981 - 801NAS forms with XZ493 as its first aircraft
29/03/1982 - still with 801NAS as 001/N
04/04/1982 - flown onto HMS Invincible at Portsmouth
5/4/82 - Sailed with the ship for the Falkland Islands - during the journey south was repainted in the low-vis scheme with code 001
28/08/1982 - left FIPZ with the ship bound for the UK
17/09/1982 - flown off the ship to Yeovilton to join 800NAS
21/09/1982 - noted as 123 with 800NAS
10/1982 - noted as 123/H with 800NAS
28/04/1984 - noted at St Athan
23/11/1984 - flown back to Yeovilton to join 899NAS
26/11/1984 - noted with the SHSU at Yeovilton
07/12/1984 - noted as 713 with 899NAS
23/06/1987 - to St Athan - for phase 1 update
25/11/1987 - flown back to NASU Yeovilton
02/12/1987 - noted as 006 - 801NAS
17/05/1988 - noted at Yeovilton NASU
21/09/1988 - noted with 899NAS as 716
27/06/1990 - to St Athan
16/01/1991 - noted at Yeovilton AMG
11/03/1991 - noted with 899NAS as 714
13/12/1993 - with 800NAS
06/01/1994 - left 800NAS
20/01/1994 - with 899NAS as 128
27/01/1994 - to 801NAS as 007
18/04/1994 - with 801NAS
23/06/1994 - to 800NAS as 126
15/08/1994 - with 800NAS as 126
15/12/1994 - crashed into the Adriatic while on approach to HMS Invincible, loss of yaw control in the hover - pilot - Lt D. Kistruck RN - hours at time of crash 2684.15
01/03/1995 - wreckage into 12 hangar at Yeovilton from AIU at Lee-on-Solent
29/09/1995 - remains transferred to FAAM charge for rebuild by BAe for new VSTOL exhibition
25/10/1995 - to BAe Dunsfold for rebuild
18/10/1997 - unwanted parts returned to Yeovilton
19/10/1997 - unwanted items placed on Yeovilton fire dump
22/03/2000 - by road from Dunsfold to Cobham Hall

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Single seat fighter, reconnaissance and strike aircraft

Manufacturers - British Aerospace, Kingston and Dunsfold

Power Plant - One 21,500lb Rolls Royce Pegasus 104 vectored thrust turbofan

Wingspan - 25ft 3ins

Length - 47ft 7ins

Height - 12ft 2ins

Weight - 25,000lbs (loaded)

Max Speed - 642 knots

Range - 250 nautical miles (strike), 400 nautical miles (fighter)

Armament - Two 30mm Aden cannon, four Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, various combinations of bombs or two Sea Eagle air to surface missiles.


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