jump jet


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jump jet

a fixed-wing jet aircraft that is capable of landing and taking off vertically
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Cathy Symons and, clockwise from right, driving a Ferrari, with her late husband Terry, in the cockpit of a Harrier Jump Jet and in 1955
The Defence Secretary said reverting to the jump jet would also open the possibility that both carriers could become operational and one would not have to be mothballed as planned under the SDSR.
Under the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the coalition had planned to switch to the carrier variant - the F-35C - arguing it was a more capable aircraft and, unlike the F-35B jump jet, would be inter-operable with the US and French navies.
MONMORE stage a brace of Owners' Bonus Series finals on today's Bags card the first of which, an A4 decider due off at 2.27, can go to Jump Jet, writes Dave Johnston.
The Arrows dodged cuts in last year's Strategic Defence Review, which saw RAF numbers cut by 5,000 and the loss of HMS Ark Royal and the Harrier jump jet fleet.
Summary: Military figures have urged the Government to rethink plans to scrap the aircraft carrier Ark Royal and the Harrier jump jet fleet.
He confirmed the Harrier jump jet would be retired, and tanks and heavy artillery numbers will be reduced by 40 per cent.
The Merlin MP521 arrived just before Christmas and allows students to experience the sensation of flying an Airbus 320 passenger jet - the same kind of plane as that which crashed on the River Hudson in New York last week - as well as a helicopter, a Harrier jump jet, a single-engine Cessna and even a Wellington bomber.
Also known as a "jump jet," the Harrier is operated exclusively within the U.S.
Aerospace firm Lockheed Martin, which won the contract, is drawing on the expertise of BAE in the Harrier jump jet, a British creation.
THE first British fighter plane to be exclusively designed and built here since the Harrier Jump Jet in the 60s has been named the Tempest.
The company is also currently restoring a Harrier Jump Jet and a Jaguar.