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Watch this AV-8B Harrier land without a nosegear

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... with this one weird trick (just kidding! (sort-of)) Video of an AV-8B harrier landing on the amphibious assault ship USS Batan with a misbehaving nose gear. Oh, the luxuries of VTOL. (www.youtube.com) More...

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pr0ject
El Kabong 3
Amazing, yes, but I have to ask: The stool was created specifically for this purpose? Does that mean faulty nose gear is common on these things?
BaronG58
BaronG58 2
This stools was designed to be used when landing gear requires maintenance.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
It may be part of the "hope for the best, plan for the worst" mindset.
While they refer to it as a stool, methinks 'chin rest' a better moniker. 8-)
sgbelverta
sharon bias 1
Amazing
skuttlerats
Jeffrey Babey 1
My son served with VMA-231 in Cherry Point NC from 2010-2012 servicing the Harrier "jump jet" and they lovingly called them the "Scarier" jets due to their constant mechanical failures.
yr2012
matt jensen 1
We had them in Belize - used them to scare the Guatemalan troops massing on the border.
KDSM
Tim Swift 1
That was impressive and to think they had that noise stool for a backup plan. Nice job Capt.
chalete
Precise landing maneuver but what would have happened it there was no stool, nothing, the nose is stiff enough, ain´t it, so what is the big deal.
petera101
Peter Allum 1
Umm, let's think......the nose might have got damaged!!!!
FlyingSubaru84
oliver lebot 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

AV-8B Harrier Lands without Nose Landing Gear

AV-8B has a gear malfunction and someone was there to video it!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=060_1403811292
johncotton
John Cotton -1
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Harrier loses front landing gear, lands vertically on padded stool

What happens when your front landing gear fails and you are flying a AV-8B Harrier that can land vertically? You ask your ship crew to place a comfy padded stool to softly put your airplane's nose down.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/fighter-jet-loses-front-landing-gear-lands-vertically-1596642128
carlsonj
James Carlson 0
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Harrier Has Stuck Nose Gear, Lands On A Stool, Pilot Is Awesome

They say Harrier pilots are some of the best in the world as the aircraft is notoriously hard to handle in hover. This video is further proof that this statement is true. Talk about nailing it!

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/harrier-has-stuck-nose-gear-lands-jet-on-a-stool-pilo-1596517824

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