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Sea Harrier


The Sea Harrier is VTOL/STOVL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing/Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing) naval jet fighter, reconnaissance and attack aircraft, based on the Harrier, that served with the British Royal Navy during the Falklands War.

During the war, Sea Harriers operated mainly in their primary role, air defence, but also performed some ground-attack missions, although the majority of ground-attack missions were carried out by RAF Harrier GR.3s. Sea Harriers shot down 21 Argentine aircraft in air-to-air combat, without suffering any losses (although two Sea Harriers were lost to ground fire, and four to accidents), despite being greatly outnumbered.

The Sea Harrier's success during the war can be attributed to a number of factors, including its much greater manoeuvrability than Argentine jets, its AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles, the Blue Fox radar, the fact that Argentine jets had limited endurance over the Falkland Islands because they lacked local bases and air-to-air refueling capability, and because of the superior training of British pilots.

Sea Harrier

Here is a summary of the Sea Harrier's technical specifications:

Crew 1
Wingspan 25 feet 3 inches (7.6 metres)
Length 46 feet 6 inches (14.2 metres)
Height 12 feet 4 inches (3.7 metres)
Wing Area 201 ft2 (18.7 m2)
Maximum Take-off Weight 26,200 lb (11,900 kg)
Maximum Speed 740 mph (1,190 km/h)
Range 930 miles (810 nautical miles, 1,500 kilometres)
Service Ceiling 49,200 feet (15,000 metres)


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By Sharkey Ward

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The controversial account of what really happened in the south Atlantic skiesSharkey Ward commanded 801 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Invincible, was senior Sea Harrier adviser to the Command, flew over sixty missions and was awarded DSC. Yet had he followed all his instructions to the letter, Britain might well have lost the Falklands War.His dramatic first-hand story of the air war in the South Atlantic is also an extraordinary, outspoken account of inter-Service rivalries, bureaucratic interference, and dangerous ignorance of the realities of air combat among many senior commanders. As Sharkey Ward reveals, the 801 pilots were fighting not just the enemy, exhaustion, and the hostile weather, but also the prejudice and ignorance of their own side.

Sea Harrier over the Falklands: The Black Death

By Nigel MacCartan-Ward

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Released: 1992-10-02
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This intriguing book takes you to war in the cockpit of a fighter aircraft. It is more than an authoritative, first-hand and detailed account of the air war in the Falklands, 1982. Indeed, it is a real life and very exciting adventure story in which the author ‘calls a spade a spade’; revealing both the successes and the failures of the British air campaign.

The reader will gain an intimate insight into the persona of the Royal Navy fighter pilot which differs vastly from that of his RAF peers. That persona is aggressive, completely dedicated, thoroughly professional and pays no regard to “Crew duty times”. As a fully integrated part of the Naval Service, it achieves continued success in combat and has done so on behalf of the British public for the last 100 years of British carrier operations overseas.

Sharkey Ward commanded 801 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Invincible, during the Falklands War of April to June 1982 and was senior Sea Harrier adviser to the Command on the tactics, direction and progress of the air war. He flew over sixty war missions, achieved three air-to-air kills and took part in or witnessed a total of ten kills; he was also the leading night pilot and was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry.

Those are the bare facts, though they do no sort of justice to this remarkable and outspoken book, nor to its author. For what, after all, could twenty Sea Harriers, operating from a flight-deck bucketing about in the South Atlantic, do against more than 200 Argentine military aircraft flown by pilots who, as the raids against British shipping proved, displayed enormous skill and gallantry? The world knows the answer now; as it knows the debt owed to the author and his fellow flyers. What is puzzling, therefore, is this book's truthful depiction of the attitudes of some of the senior non-flying naval officers and of the RAF towards the men (and indeed the machine) that made possible the victory in the Falklands.

This extraordinary first-hand account charts the naval pilots' journey to the South Atlantic in clear and forthright detail and how they took on and triumphantly conquered the challenges they faced. It is a dramatic story, leavened with brilliant accounts of air-to-air fighting and of life in a squadron at sea and on a war footing. But it is also a tale of inter-Service rivalry, bureaucratic interference and the less-than-generous attitudes of a number of senior commanders who should certainly have known better; indeed, some of them might even have lost the campaign through a lack of understanding of air warfare— particularly if all their instructions had been followed to the letter and without question. The author puts the record straight.

For those who would like to know more about the iconic history of the Harrier jump jet and the appalling decisions that led to the misguided withdrawal of this aircraft from British service, this book provides the answers: especially within the Epilogue.

Admiral Sir ‘Sandy’ Woodward GBE KCB records his impressions of the book as follows:

'Maverick' he may have been, I know he enjoys the description, but if I were able to change anything in Sharkey's book, it would be to say that the short but complimentary quote of his captain, JJ Black, saying "he made a significant personal contribution to the defeat of the enemy" greatly understated Sharkey's contribution. And if I were to add anything in the way of general comment on Sea Harrier performance in 1982, it would be to say "Land forces usually claim that they are the only people who can win wars but without the Sea Harriers the land forces wouldn't have even have been given a chance to win the land battle in 1982".

Book Cover Illustration: A pair of Sea Harriers over the Falklands, 1982. They were christened “The Black Death” (La Muerte Negra) by the Argentine media during the war.

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