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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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The 10 stamps feature the Harrier Jump Jet, the Falkirk Wheel rotating boat lift, the three-way catalytic converter and the Crossrail project.
It started quite simply - sitting in a Harrier Jump Jet, a feat which she achieved about five years ago at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey.
Main picture, the Lancaster Bomber, and above, from top, are the modern Typhoon, WW2 Spitfire and Falklands War era Harrier jump jet
THE first British fighter plane to be exclusively designed and built in the UK since the Harrier Jump Jet in the 60s has been named the Tempest.
The fighter jet, a Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier Jump Jet, departed the Kadena US airbase and crashed 153 km (95 miles) off Hedo Cape, according to a local coast guard official.
2 Up and away: The Hawker Siddeley Harrier Jump Jet earned an IMechE Heritage Award as the first vertical take-off aircraft to go into volume production.
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.
During his career he has flown - and landed - a Harrier jump jet, swum with a Beluga whale in the Black Sea, and reported on many high-profile stories including the Chernobyl disaster.
The Arrows dodged cuts in last year's Strategic Defence Review, which saw RAF numbers cut by 5,000 and the loss of HMS Ark Royal and the Harrier jump jet fleet.
Summary: Military figures have urged the Government to rethink plans to scrap the aircraft carrier Ark Royal and the Harrier jump jet fleet.
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.