Sad! Harrier Jump Jet Graveyard

Our chums from Abandoned UK visited this amazing Harrier Jump Jet graveyard located somewhere in the United Kingdom.

The Harrier Jump Jet, known formally as The Harrier, is a unique class of jet fighters capable of taking off and landing vertically (V/STOL). The Harrier was developed in the U.K. by the Hawker Siddeley manufacturing company in the 1960s. Many manufacturers at the time attempted to develop V/STOL aircraft, but the Harrier was the only success story to result out of the competition despite being a subsonic aircraft, unlike most of the others that were attempted.

Now most prominently known for use and launch from aircraft carriers, the Harrier was originally conceived and developed to operate from improvised bases such as car parks and forest clearings, minimizing the need for large and vulnerable air bases.

The Harrier age came to an end in 2010 when the RAF and RN announced they would retire their remaining Harriers by 2011. In December 2010 the RAF’s Harrier GR9s made the final flights.


There are bits and pieces of other airplanes too, do you know them all?

Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.