Sea Harrier Jet For Sale. I’ll Take Two.August 26, 2014
I know that when I’m itching to spend 1.5 million dollars, I often wonder if anyone has a used fighter jet for sale. Well, my dreams have come true with the 1986 Sea Harrier FA2 Jump Jet popping up on the market. It’s formerly from the Royal Navy Fleet and is currently stationed in Canada, awaiting your arrival.
Although The Sea Harrier was retired from active duty with the Royal Navy in 2006, it is still used for training purposes, and is also currently in use with the Indian Navy.
The jet comes fully equipped with a Rolls-Royce Pegasus MK107 engine, the latest and greatest in the line of Pegasus jet engines. At 700+ miles an hour, it will make the most time efficient grocery-store-getter in history. So, what makes a jump jet, a jump jet? Well, kids, one of the distinguishing factors of a jump jet is vertical thrusters, which make it possible for the jet to hover, much like a helicopter, or UFO.
It can also take off from shorter than normal runways.
This would be the second military Harrier owned by a civilian in the world. The first one is own and flown by Art Nalls, CEO of Nalls Aviation.
The initial sticker price of the Sea Harrier, 18-million. This one in particular is not air worthy just yet, and hasn’t been flown since 2001. It also comes with a parts donor extra fuselage and another Harrier cockpit that can be used for display or the basis of a simulator.
I’m pretty sure before you take it out for a spin, you’ll need to take the missiles off, the government probably doesn’t want you flying over your neighborhood with a sidewinder.
Length: 46 ft 6 in (14.2 m)
Wingspan: 25 ft 3 in (7.6 m)
Height: 12 ft 2 in (3.71 m)
Wing area: 201.1 ft² (18.68 m²)
Empty weight: 14,052 lb (6,374 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 26,200 lb (11,900 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Pegasus turbofan, 21,500 lbf (95.64 kN)
Maximum speed: 635 knots (735 mph, 1,182 km/h)
Combat radius: 540 nmi (620 mi, 1,000 km)
Ferry range: 1,740 nmi (2,000 mi, 3,600 km)
Service ceiling: 51,000 ft (16,000 m)
Rate of climb: 50,000 ft/min (250 m/s)
Guns: 2× 30 mm (1.18 in) ADEN cannon pods under the fuselage, with 130 rounds each
Hardpoints: 4× under-wing pylon stations, and 1 fuselage pylon on centerline plus 2 attach points for gun pods with a total capability of 8,000 lb (3,630 kg) of payload.
Rockets: 4× Matra rocket pods with 18 SNEB 68 mm rockets each
R550 Magic (Sea Harrier FRS51)
ALARM anti-radiation missile (ARM)
Martel missile ARM
Bombs: A variety of unguided iron bombs (including 3 kg and 14 kg practice bombs) or WE.177 nuclear bomb (until 1992 on RN Sea Harriers)
reconnaissance pods or
2× auxiliary drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time
Ferranti Blue Vixen all-weather airborne radar
BAE Systems AD2770 Tactical Air Navigation System
Thales MADGE Microwave Airborne Digital Guidance Equipment
Allied Signal AN/APX-100 mk12 IFF