Tuesday, May 17, 2011

AV-8B Harrier II

An AV-8B II “Harrier” assigned to the “Bulldogs” of Attack Squadron Two Two Three (VMA-223) lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship. The AV-8B II is a second generation, vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) light-attack jet aircraft utilized by the Marine Corps. The primary mission of the AV8-B is to provide responsive close air support for ground forces. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Angel Roman-Otero)

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