Hawker P.1127, Kestrel and Harrier

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This illustrated history covers in detail the design and development of the Hawker P.1127, Kestrel and Harrier. It examines how their designs came together, the flight testing undertaken by the manufacturer and the RAF, and it includes some of the designs, showing alternative and rejected ways of performing the vertical take-off role for the RAF. It considers proposed developments and the Sea Harrier, focusing on the work done in the late 1950s-1970s.


Tony Buttler worked for 20 years as a metallurgist in the aircraft and defense industry. His other books include American Secret Projects and Soviet Secret Projects.