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Old 12 December 2010, 14:26   #1
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Harrier wings

How easy is it to take the wings off a 1994 year Harrier for transportation purposes?
Any ex or current Royal Navy Engineers in Ribnet that would want the task of doing it?
As far as i know the engine and systems is all complete and any Start up procedure info would be great as the manual would be to thick. Should be a great leaf blower.
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Old 12 December 2010, 14:47   #2
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Oh dear.
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Old 12 December 2010, 14:48   #3
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You could try the British Aerospace Systems factory at Brough near Hull eastYorks,as amatter of intrest the last Harrier i saw was a burning one that had crashed into a corn field setting it on fire with both the pilot and the female student then parachuting into the fire after ejection ,think the pilot pulled the girl to safety with bad burns,that was sometime in the 1990s when i was driving past one monday lunchtime .Time before that was a Lightning that crashed straight into the sea about 500 yards from me in the North bay at Scarborough .

is this link any help its how to remove the engine in 8 hours in the field , first stage involves removing he wings that are held on with 4 bolts and it says you need a crane and tressles, diagrams a bit brief .,,mart

http://www.harrier.org.uk/history/engine_change.htm
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Old 12 December 2010, 15:27   #4
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Old 12 December 2010, 15:41   #5
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Old 13 December 2010, 04:52   #6
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Powerboat racer Drew Langdon has one in his collection near Exmouth - Got a lot more photos if you want them - he must have taken the wings off to move it!
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Old 13 December 2010, 06:48   #7
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Thanks cookee, thie one will also be in a collection, could you pm a number for me if poss, he would probally be interested in getting involved also!!
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Old 13 December 2010, 07:29   #8
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Could have been at lot worse, if you had bought yourself a Vulcan,
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Old 13 December 2010, 09:27   #9
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I used to fly with the guy who was special projects manager at British Aerospace whos one task was to hang the one in the science museum - not much use now , but fascinating stuff....

I could whip the wings off in no time.....maybe.....theyd never go back on again though.....or look like wings.....off to check scrap value now for the alloy.....
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Nothing a pair of tin snips and an angle grinder couldn't manage.

Why not have a word with an out of work Harrier Pilot who could fly it home for you. Could give you tips on the way
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