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New ‘Hawks’ class rises to challenge

The heads-up display inside an AV-8B Harrier displays many of the aircraft functions including altitude, speed and level of the aircraft to help pilots keep their eyes on the environment.



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This work, New ‘Hawks’ class rises to challenge [Image 6 of 12], by LCpl Cory D. Polom, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.11.2013

Date Posted:03.14.2013 08:56

Photo ID:886333

VIRIN:130311-M-EY704-0065

Resolution:4080x2720

Size:3.33 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, USGlobe

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