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The Blue Vixen radar was first tested on a BAC-l11, but was soon transferred to a BAe 125 (XW930). A second BAE 125 (ZF130, shown above) was fitted with both the Blue Vixen radar, a complete weapons system, and an underwing pylon to carry AIM-9 and AIM-120 missiles. A partial FA2 cockpit, including the HUD, stick, and some instrumentation, has been installed in the normal co-pilot's location. (Nick Challoner) 58 - WARBIRDTECH The FRS 7 had proven itselfduring the Falklands conflict to be a formidable air-to-air fighter using the AIM-9 Sidewinder.
The white circular scope below and to the right of the radar is the RWR display. The throttle is on the extreme left console, with the nozzle control immediately to its right. (British Aerospace) There were several unique features to the Harrier. A large yaw vane was mounted in front of the windscreen. This measured yaw during hover and extreme low-speed flight. After an unfortunately accident where a pilot was killed ejecting through the canopy, miniature ("mild" in US documentation) detonating cord was glued to the inside of the canopy.
Noteworthy are the reference markings around the "cold" nozzle - 70° and 55° are highlighted since these are the normal cruise and STO settings, respectively. The nozzle could rotate slightly forward to allow flight to the rear, although this was seldom done. (Mick Roth) 46 - WARBIRDTECH rier during 1972. The Spanish and British governments were not on particularly good terms at the time, mainly over the status of Gibraltar, so Spain could not order the aircraft directly from Hawker Siddeley. Things became almost comical in hindsight.