SEA HARRIER FA-2
N94422 s/n XZ-439
The world’s first and only privately-owned and flown Harrier of any kind. The aircraft has been a star attraction at airshows across North America for 13 years flying almost 200 hours.
1324 Hours TTSNEW
Rolls Royce Pegasus MK 104 #9233
513 Hours Since Overhaul
Garmin GNC-420W GPS/Comm
ARC-182 Military #2 Comm for both UHF and VHF communication
P.S. Engineering PM-1200 Intercom (for ground crew coordination)
Garmin GTX-320 Transponder
Dual Concorde RG batteries
Gas Turbine Starter
Stencil ejection seat
The Aircraft operates under an FAA FSDO approved Master Maintenance program. The aircraft has an extensive set of manuals (both print and digital), military logs, mod sheets and component records
Built by Hawker-Siddley, build number 912002, as a Fighter / Reconnaissance / Strike (FRS.1) naval fighter aircraft. The second Sea Harrier built, XZ 439 is the oldest surviving Sea Harrier.
• First flight March 30, 1979
• Delivered to the Royal Navy May 10, 1979
• Used as a test aircraft and the first to takeoff from a Ski Jump at sea, October 30, 1980.
• Converted from a FRS.1 to FRS.2 as a midlife trials aircraft September 19, 1988. Conversion included a new longer and larger nose to accommodate the BLUE VIXEN radar upgrade, lengthening the rear fuselage approximately 18 inches for additional avionics and weapons systems upgrades. The cockpit was modified to incorporate two, multi-function displays.
• First flight as FRS.2 on March 8, 1989
• Received BLUE VIXEN Radar modification May 24, 1990
• First to fire Advanced, Medium Range, Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), AIM-120
• Designator changed from FRS.2 to FA.2 (Fighter Attack) in May, 1994
• Retired from the Royal Navy on December 11, 2004.
• Sold as surplus and subsequently purchased by Art Nalls, September, 2005
• Shipped to the United States early 2006 for its new home base in Georgetown, Delaware
• Shipped later in 2006 to St. Mary's County, Maryland for maintenance and refit as civilian Harrier, and first flights.
• Granted first US Civilian registration of a Harrier as N94422.
• First flight 2008
Sea Harriers in the Falklands
In 1982, Argentinian forces invaded British-owned islands off the coast of Argentina. Britain responded with force, by sending men, ships and aircraft over 8,000 miles. The force included 28 Harriers, both the ground attack GR-3, and the Royal Navy fighter, the Sea Harrier. In aerial combat, Sea Harriers downed 21 Argentine aircraft, without a single air-to-air loss of their own. The Argentines nicknamed the Sea Harrier, “Morta Negro,” meaning “black death.”
The Argentines relinquished any claim to the islands and they remain under UK control.
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SEA HARRIER TMK-8: DUAL SEAT, DUAL CONTROLLED
A very rare aircraft. Only 46 of the first-generation Harrier trainers were ever built. None are flying today. This is the only one in private hands that is anywhere near capable of flight and is undergoing inspection for completion.
The airplane is virtually complete, with spares. The cockpits are pristine. The front cockpit is virtually identical to the single-seat Sea Harrier, as this was the Sea Harrier trainer. There are many possible uses for this aircraft including: airshows, training, flight experiences, military contract work, advertising and promotional work.
TOTAL TIME: 2534 Hours TTSNEW
ENGINE: Rolls Royce Pegasus MK 103
566 Hours Since Overhaul
Original stock condition
Last flight March 2006 Nearing completion of extensive assembly and return to service inspection per NALLS Aviation FAA approved Maintenance program.
Included with this outstanding package is a third Harrier. This GR-3 Harrier is a very complete aircraft It is an excellent source for spare parts or to use for static display.