Harriers come past again

2 Spanish Armada Navy Harrier AV-8B came past again today, a fast pass followed by a low and slow past.

harrier pair

Underneath they had extra “drop” fuel tanks which hold about 1200litres of fuel, each.  In combat, these are used to increase combat range to a target and are expended when empty to reduce drag and weight.

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~ by globalste on November 10, 2011.

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