Sea Harrier FA2 On Display At Pima Air & Space Museum

The Pima Air & Space Museum recently rolled out their freshly refurbished BAe Sea Harrier FA2, a former Royal Navy example which served in the Fleet Air Arm as ZH810. This image depicts the SHAR being towed out to join four other Harrier variants on the display line outside... meanwhile a former RAF Harrier GR.5 is coming to the end of her restoration too, and it will only be a short time before she too joins her brethren on exterior display. (image via PASM)

Back in September, 2018, we reported that the Pima Air & Space Museum near Tucson, Arizona had just taken delivery of former Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm BAe Sea Harrier FA2 ZH810. In addition to former Royal Air Force Harrier GR.5 ZD353, which the museum had received in May, 2017, there were now six distinct variants of the famous jump-jet on hand at Pima, more than at any other facility in the world. Museum staff got straight to work refurbishing the sleek naval fighter, and they have just completed the project and rolled her out alongside their burgeoning Vertical Take Off and Landing fleet. The Harrier GR.5 shared time in Pima’s restoration shop with the SHAR, and it too is close to being ready for display in the Harrier historical lineup. Bravo to the Pima Air & Space Museum for telling the story of this important breed of combat aircraft in such a comprehensive fashion!

 

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