The British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA2 (Fighter Attack Mark 2) was a supersonic, vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) fighter designed by British Aerospace and operated by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. It was the most advanced version of the Sea Harrier, and the last of the Harrier family to be produced.
The Sea Harrier FA2 was powered by a single Rolls-Royce Pegasus Mk105 turbofan engine, which provided a maximum thrust of more than 24,000 lbf (107 kN). Its top speed was in excess of Mach 1.2, and it had a maximum range of 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km).
The FA2 was armed with a variety of air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry, including the AIM-9L Sidewinder and AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles, as well as the 30 mm Aden cannon, and various air-to-ground bombs and rockets.
The FA2 entered service with the Royal Navy in 1993, and with the Royal Air Force in 1998. The Sea Harrier FA2 was retired from service in 2006. The last Sea Harrier FA2, ZH806, was retired from the Royal Navy in 2006 and is now preserved in the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.
- Total Time Airframe: 1291 Hours
- Total Time Engine: 870 Hours
- ALWAYS HANGARED
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