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VTOL plane




Hawker Harrier
Hawker Harrier
A VTOL, or Vertical Takeoff and Landing, plane that can lift-off and land vertically like a helicopter; the term is now chiefly associated with "jump-jet" systems in which the exhaust gases of horizontally-mounted jet engines can be deflected downward. The British Hawker Harrier military strike plane, capable of supersonic speeds in level flight, is the best-known example.


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