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The Harrier is V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing) close-support and reconnaissance fighter-bomber aircraft that served with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Falklands War. During the war, the RAF's Harrier GR.3s operated from HMS Hermes and were used in close support of ground forces and attacked Argentine positions and Port Stanley runway.
Additionally, the Royal Navy operated Sea Harriers during the war, and these concentrated on air defence missions. In the even of Sea Harrier losses, the plan was to use Harrier GR.3s as replacements, but in the event this was unnecessary since no Sea Harriers were lost in combat (although two were lost from ground fire, and four from accidents).
Here is a summary of the Harrier GR.3's technical specifications:
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