McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II

@ Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA

August 2012

A Harrier performs a hover as part of its demonstration routine at the Wings Over Wine Country airshow.  McDonnell Douglas extensively redesigned the earlier AV-8A Harrier to create the AV-8B. While retaining the general layout of its predecessor, the aircraft incorporates a new wing, an elevated cockpit, and a redesigned fuselage, along with other design refinements. Harriers have served with the US Marine Corps, Royal Air Force/Royal Navy, and the navies of Spain and Italy, since 1985.  Nikon D300 w/300mm, processing with Aperture.


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