AV-8B Harrier II hovering over Lake Washington at the Sea Fair 2011, Seattle, WA.
The AV-8B is used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC), while the Harrier GR5/GR7/GR9 versions were used by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy until they fell victim to a UK defence review which saw all its operational airframes retired from service in December 2010. Spain and Italy use the aircraft, with the latter able to assemble them locally. A dedicated two-seat trainer version is the TAV-8B. The Harrier family models are referred to commonly as the "Harrier Jump Jet".
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