17 March 2011

UK In Action: Harriers to the Nines

Nine Royal Air Force Harrier GR7s take part in a flypast to mark the creation of Number 4 (Reserve) Squadron at Royal Air Force Wittering, taking over from Number 20 (Reserve) Squadron as the Harrier Operational Conversion Unit. As part of the Joint Force Harrier, these extremely versatile aircraft are ready to deploy anywhere in the world, either on board Royal Navy aircraft carriers or to shore bases. The aircraft are usually employed in direct support of ground troops but can also be equipped with a pod fitted with cameras to provide reconnaissance of the target and battle areas. This image was a winner for SAC James Stier in the 2010 RAF Photographic Competition.

img from UK MoD

By: Widow 6-7

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