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"The Aeroplane won't amount to a damn until they get a machine that will act like a hummingbird - go straight up, go forward, go backward, come straight down and alight. It isn't easy but someone is going to do it."
Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

Leader - Nick Greenall

Treasurer & Membership Secretary - Richard Everett

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The first F-35B landings and take-offs from HMS Queen Elizabeth in September 2018 occurred almost 8 years since the UK's Joint Force Harrier disbanded and HMS Ark Royal decommissioned. Those milestones are another major step forward for the future of STOVL flight in the RAF and RN based at RAF Marham and on-board HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.

While the F-35B goes from strength to strength, the United States Marine Corps, Spain's Arma Aeréa de la Armada and Italy's Aviazione per la Marina remain as the sole operators of the iconic Harrier.

While this all happens, the Harrier Special Interest Group continues to provide members with a network of Harrier enthusiasts and modellers for the exchange of helpful information plus access to many references and extensive network which includes serving and ex RAF and RN pilots and ground crew. As for the F-35B, it's possible that we'll develop an affection for it and take it under our wing as a VSTOL and STOVL SIG.

The SIG welcomes all levels of modelling skill and Harrier knowledge: from the complete novice to the prize-winner, from the curious to those who may have flown or maintained Harriers in the day job; and everyone in between.

Through our website, we publish biennial Harrier articles and modelling reviews, plus quarterly news bulletins. Attending model shows and working closely with the model trade to get more quality Harrier products into the marketplace are other facets of the SIG. Active membership participation is encouraged, whether writing articles, providing photos or helping at model shows.

Open to modellers globally, our only 'rule' is that members should also be members of a national IPMS group, unless they offer full-size Harrier experience to directly benefit the SIG. In countries which do not have an IPMS branch, our 'rule' may be relaxed. If you are based in the USA please contact Brad Hoskin, our Ops Leader there. Annual fees are 5.00 GBPs for IPMS members and 10.00 GBPs for non-IPMS members; from which we fund the website and 'membership specials'. You will see that large areas of our website have members' only access. If you wish to join the SIG to access that information, then please e-mail the SIG Leader or SIG Treasurer as the first step.

Among the Harrier SIG's achievements over the years are:

Leading research contributions to: