AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom I-VI
|Series title:||Combat Aircraft Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
| Imprint:||Osprey Publishing|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $22.95|
| Book Description: |
The Harrier II jet saw conflict in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Gulf War), Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War). The aircraft has matured into a multi-role platform through the addition of a night vision system, radar, an external targeting pod and new laser-guided weapons.
In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK to test V/STOL concepts for close air support. A successful funding battle was subsequently fought in...