Hawker P 1127 VSTOL Experimental Aircraft, 1960.

Image number: 10195674

Hawker P 1127 VSTOL Experimental Aircraft, 1960.

This is the first prototype which achieved vertical take-off on 21st October, 1960. The P 1127 developed into the Harrier Jump Jet, the world's first operational vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet fighter. This photograph shows the nozzles used to vector thrust. Seen in downwards (hover) position.

Image number:
10195674
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:07
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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