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: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, 1x8pp b/w plates 1x8pp colour plates
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 05/06/2014
- Category: Military history: post WW2 conflicts
- ISBN: 9781843548928