Harrier Jump Jet

The classic flight sim from Sid Meier and Microprose. Harrier Jump Jet allows players to pilot one of the most unique fighter jets ever made in three challenging, “what-if” scenarios.

Frequency asked questions and rumours

When was Harrier Jump Jet released?

Harrier Jump Jet was released on 15 Sep, 1992

Who was the developer that made Harrier Jump Jet?

MIcroprose were the developers that made Harrier Jump Jet

Why is there no new Harrier?

The Harriers made their final flight last December. The Ministry of Defence said cuts predating the SDSR meant the Harrier force was too small to carry out operations in Afghanistan whilst maintaining a contingent capability for operations such as Libya.24 Nov 2011

What branches use the Harrier?

Harrier Jump Jet
First flight
Primary users

Are Harrier jump jets still in use?

Between 1969 and 2003, 824 Harrier variants were delivered. While the manufacture of new Harriers concluded in 1997, the last remanufactured aircraft (Harrier II Plus configuration) was delivered in December 2003, ending the Harrier production line.

Why did Britain stop making Harrier jump jets?

Harrier GR7 and the upgraded Harrier GR9 were transferred to Royal Navy squadrons in 2006, but were retired prematurely in 2010 due to budget cuts. Although withdrawn from active Royal Navy service, Sea Harriers are used to train naval aircraft handlers at the Royal Navy School of Flight Deck Operations.

Why did the UK retire the Harrier?

The decision to close down the British Harrier force almost overnight was significant in many ways. The joint Royal Air Force/Royal Navy fleet of vertical/short take-off and landing (V/STOL) aircraft stemmed from a Cold War desire to operate from small, unprepared airstrips.30 Jul 2020

Does the US military still use the Harrier?

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II operators The Marine Corps currently retains 126 AV-8B and TAV-8B aircraft, with only 80 Harrier aircraft in active service as of 2018. Each fighter squadron operates 16 AV-8B Harrier jets.

What is replacing the Harrier?

In March 2011, the decision to retire the Harrier was controversial as there was no immediate fixed-wing replacement in its role or fixed-wing carrier-capable aircraft left in service at the time; in the long term, the Harrier II was replaced by the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II.

What branch uses the Harrier?

Harrier Jump Jet
First flight
Primary users

Are there any airworthy Harriers?

However, as the company has evolved over the last 16 years, the quality of the aircraft within their inventory and the level of functionality has increased to where a live, but not presently airworthy, Sea Harrier is now available for sale.27 Oct 2021

What has replaced the Harrier Jump Jet?

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II

Are there any airworthy Harriers in the UK?

One is at the Royal Navy Air Engineering & Survival School, Gosport and the other is at RAF Wittering in Lincolnshire. The Fleet Air Arm Museum, the RAF Museum and the Imperial War Museum each received one Harrier aircraft in order to preserve the UK’s military heritage.15 Jul 2015