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Sea Harrier FA.2 ZD613/R-122 No. 800 Sqn. decommissioning scheme "SATAN 1" 31 March 2004
General Background
The BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980. The aircraft is a naval VTOL/VSTOL jet fighter designed for reconnaissance and attack roles. In 1993 an improved variant of the Sea Harrier was produced as the FA.2 with a more powerful engine, improved air-to-air capabilities and weapons options. The FA.2 was produced until 1998 and continued in service until 2006 when it was replaced by the Harrier GR9. 56 FA.2 Sea Harriers were produced for the Royal Navy.
The Aircraft
BAe Sea Harrier ZD613 was built as an FRS1 variant with its first flight on December 17, 1985 and delivered to the Royal Navy on January 15, 1986. In 1994 ZD613 was converted to an FA.2 variant. ZD613 served with the Nos. 801, 899 and lastly 800 Squadron where it became the C/Os aircraft numbered 122. On March 31, 2004 ZD613/122 wearing a special paint scheme to mark the disbandment of No. 800 Squadron and 24 years of service with the Harrier; led a 6 aircraft final fly-past.
Specifications :
Crew: 1 X pilot
Length: 46 ft. 6 in. (14.2 m)
Wingspan: 25 ft. 3 in. (7.6 m)
Height: 12 ft. 2 in. (3.71 m)
Wing Area: 201.1 ft². (18.68 m²)
Power Plant: 1 X Rolls-Royce Pegasus turbofan producing 21,500 lbf (95.64 kN)
Maximum Speed: 735 mph (635 kt. / 1,182 km/h)
Combat Radius: 620 mi. (540 nmi. / 1,000 km)
Ferry Range: 2,000 mi. (1,740 nmi. / 3,600 km)
Service Ceiling: 51,000 ft. (16,000 m)
Rate Of Climb: 50,000 ft./min. (250 m/s)
Empty: 14,052 lb. (6,374 kg)
Maximum Take-Off: 26,200 lb. (11,900 kg)
Guns: 2 X 30 mm (1.18 in.) ADEN cannon pods under the fuselage – 130 rounds each
Hardpoints: 2 X auxiliary drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time
4 X under-wing pylon
1 X fuselage center-line pylon + 2 X attach points for gun pods capable of carrying 8,000lb (3,630 kg)
Rockets: 4 X Mantra rocket pods capable of carrying 18 X SNEB 68 mm rockets each
Missiles: (1) X GAU-12U "Equalizer" 25 mm (0.98 in) cannon with 300 rounds of ammunition.
AIM-9 Sidewinder missile
AIM-120 AMRAAM (Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile) (pronounced "am-ram")
ALARM (ARM) anti-radiation missile
Martel (ARM) anti-radiation missile
Sea Eagle missile
Numerous types of unguided bombs