What engine is in the Harrier jump jet?
Rolls Royce Pegasus 11
Rolls Royce Pegasus 11 vectored thrust turbofan engine, the current vectored thrust engine designed for a one-seater aircraft, provides up to 21,500 lb. static (vertical) thrust, and is incorporated into the AV-8B Harrier Jet.
How many engines does a Harrier jump jet have?
The Harrier is powered by a single Pegasus turbofan engine mounted in the fuselage. The engine is fitted with two air intakes and four vectoring nozzles for directing the thrust generated: two for the bypass flow and two for the jet exhaust.
What engine did the Harrier have?
In US service, the engine is designated F402. The unique Pegasus engine powers all versions of the Harrier family of multi-role military aircraft. Rolls-Royce licensed Pratt & Whitney to build the Pegasus for US built versions.
What kind of aircraft was the Harrier Jump Jet?
The Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1/GR.3 and the AV-8A Harrier were the first generation of the Harrier series, the first operational close-support and reconnaissance attack aircraft with vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) capabilities.
Is the Harrier Jump Jet A VSTOL plane?
The Harrier was one of the first planes designed for VSTOL (Vertical or Short Takeoffs and Landings.) The design of a new aircraft is always a tricky thing, and even more than usual in the case of the Harrier.
How does a Harrier Jet jet engine work?
GEOMETRY/STRUCTURE/FUNCTION: A Harrier jet can takeoff or land vertically because the jet engine provides a stream of fast moving air through nozzles attached to the side of the engine. A system that controls the rotation of the nozzles directs the air (thrust) downward.
What was the first British Navy Harrier jet?
British Aerospace Sea Harrier, in Royal Navy service. The Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1/GR.3 and the AV-8A Harrier were the first generation of the Harrier series, the first operational close-support and reconnaissance attack aircraft with vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) capabilities.