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The U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B "Harrier II" jump jet, the unique fighter aircraft that features vertical takeoff ability, will return to Oshkosh to appear at EAA AirVenture 2008, making demonstration flights during the EAA's 56th annual fly-in, scheduled for July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The Harrier is scheduled to appear at EAA AirVenture and fly its popular demonstrations during the afternoon air shows on Monday through Wednesday, July 28-30.

The AV-8B Harrier II is designed for combat air support, as well as combat air patrol, missions against ground defenses and armed escort. The single-seat fighter is 46 feet long with a wingspan of just over 30 feet. It can reach transonic speeds and has radar systems similar to those found in F/A-18 fighter jets.

The Marines first deployed the Harrier II in 1985, with the upgraded AV-8BII Plus model introduced in 1993. The aircraft is the latest descendant of the original British Harrier jump jet that first appeared in the early 1960s.

The Harrier at AirVenture
The U.S. Marine Corps Harrier jump jet - always a favorite at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
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