The Time When AV-8 Harriers Deployed Aboard A Fixed-Wing Navy Carrier  

The USMC inducted the AV-8A Harrier into service in 1971 and military minds in the DoD were quickly trying to think of every way they could use the "Jump Jet's" new abilities. One of their experiments was to integrate the AV-8 into a conventional USN Carrier Air Wing. This happened during the USS Franklin D. » 3/17/15 8:13pm 3/17/15 8:13pm

This Wild Photo Shows Warped Air Getting Gulped Into A Harrier's Engine 

The Harrier is a massive Rolls Royce "Pegasus" turbofan engine with wings. Although not supersonic, the AV-8B has almost 24k lbs of thrust to play with even though it has no afterburner. This makes it very well suited for hauling ass down low, below radar and close to the targets it was built to destroy. In doing so… » 3/11/15 7:38pm 3/11/15 7:38pm

This Is An Amazing Shot Of Night Harrier Operations Aboard The USS Essex

This gorgeous shot depicts nighttime AV-8B Harrier operations aboard the USS Essex LHD-2 while the ship churns through the seas somewhere in the vast Pacific. It's amazing that even though there may not be a person for thousands of miles in any direction, this extreme ballet of technology, ingenuity and courage can be… » 3/01/15 6:03pm 3/01/15 6:03pm