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jump jet

n.
A jet aircraft capable of vertical takeoffs and landings.

jump jet

n
(Aeronautics) a fixed-wing jet aircraft that is capable of landing and taking off vertically

jump′ jet`


n.
a jet airplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on an extremely short runway or flight deck.
[1960–65]
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Sarah Price I worked at Bitteswell, Leicestershire - it was the best time of my life, the air shows were amazing with the Vulcan, my favourite plane, Harrier Jump Jet and the Red Arrows.
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YESTERDAY''S article (December 16) on the retirement of that remarkable military aircraft, the Harrier jump jet, brought back memories for me.
He confirmed the Harrier jump jet would be retired, and tanks and heavy artillery numbers will be reduced by 40 per cent.
The Harrier Jump Jet, which slammed onto the airstrip whilst on a training mission, was described as a 'smouldering wreck' by onlookers.
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In a rushed defence review last year, the Government mothballed one of the two carriers due to come into service in 2020 and scrapped the Harrier jump jet fleet.
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A HARRIER jump jet took off yesterday for the last time from a British aircraft carrier, bringing an end to a proud history of naval and aviation endeavour.