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Thrust Vectoring F-18, the HARV project

May 03, 2021 PilotPhotog Season 1 Episode 16
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Thrust Vectoring F-18, the HARV project
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Thrust Vectoring F-18, the HARV project
May 03, 2021 Season 1 Episode 16
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The F-18 HARV or High Alpha Research Vehicle was a NASA testbed used to study performance at high angles of attack or alpha.  The aircraft flew from 1989 to 1996 in a 3 phase research program that progressively added modifications to the Hornet.  


The aircraft that would become the F-18 HARV was actually a pre production F/A-18 and the sixth one ever built.  Having been assigned  Bureau Number 160780, this particular F18 was chosen as a testbed because it had a spin chute installed as the NAVY had used it to evaluate spin performance and recovery.  Under NASAs use the aircraft was designated aircraft number 840. 


Link to the thrust vectoring F-15ACTIVE episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1555784/8314527


If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to this podcast, you can find links to many podcast streaming services here:


PilotPhotog Podcast (buzzsprout.com)


You can check out my YouTube channel for many videos on fighter planes here:

https://youtube.com/c/PilotPhotog


And finally you can follow me on Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/pilotphotog



Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/PilotPhotog)

Show Notes

The F-18 HARV or High Alpha Research Vehicle was a NASA testbed used to study performance at high angles of attack or alpha.  The aircraft flew from 1989 to 1996 in a 3 phase research program that progressively added modifications to the Hornet.  


The aircraft that would become the F-18 HARV was actually a pre production F/A-18 and the sixth one ever built.  Having been assigned  Bureau Number 160780, this particular F18 was chosen as a testbed because it had a spin chute installed as the NAVY had used it to evaluate spin performance and recovery.  Under NASAs use the aircraft was designated aircraft number 840. 


Link to the thrust vectoring F-15ACTIVE episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1555784/8314527


If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to this podcast, you can find links to many podcast streaming services here:


PilotPhotog Podcast (buzzsprout.com)


You can check out my YouTube channel for many videos on fighter planes here:

https://youtube.com/c/PilotPhotog


And finally you can follow me on Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/pilotphotog



Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/PilotPhotog)