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A British jet pilot has been injured after ejecting from his aircraft before it crashed in Afghanistan.
Originally posted by Now_Then
The Harrier is a complicated and difficult aircraft to fly, it's unique and there will never be another aircraft like it... future VTOL aircraft seem to be taking different directions in the design... You gotta take into account when this thing was developed - back in the 50's I believe.
But if this incident is undercarage failure that happens to all aircraft some times, don't go screaming that Harriers are unsafe just yet... We got nothing that can really replace them... I think we were looking at the V-22 but thats a different bird entirely, maybe we will buy some F-35's or JSF's or which ever does the vertical thing.