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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55594
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1
Owner/operator:20 Squadron Royal Air Force (20 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV798
MSN: 712048
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wildenrath -   Germany
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Wildenrath (WID/EDUW)
Suffered a very heavy vertical landing at Wildenrath, West Germany. The pilot ejected. Allocated to ground instruction at Shoeburyness; used by Rolls-Royce as a static engine test bed for a supersonic variant of the Harrier

later to preservation and display at the Bristol Aero Collection at Kemble, England. The Harrier airframe arrived at The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare on 31st October 2012. According to its current owners:

"The test rig uses a much modified airframe with the nose and tail of one Harrier (XV798) and the wings of another (XW264), married to a specially-built centre section to house a vectored-thrust Rolls-Royce Pegasus engine, modified with plenum chamber burning (PCB). A form of reheat, whereby fuel is mixed with unburnt oxygen in the engine exhaust to provide a ramjet effect, PCB can double the engine thrust but also results in much higher exhaust temperatures"


Revision history:

30-Dec-2008 11:10 harro Updated
07-Jul-2011 01:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2013 14:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
15-May-2013 16:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Mar-2020 06:53 Ian Updated [Total fatalities]

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