801(V) Nanal air squadron



This was the rallying cry at Verdun 1916 by Marshal Petain.

801(V) Naval Air Squadron

801 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) are part of the Virtual Joint Strike Wing (JSW) and operate the Harrier GR9

Flying from both airbases and ships deployed worldwide, the aircraft of 801 NAS provide the UK with influence over land and sea, and assist in the wide range of roles undertaken by the Royal Navy including disaster relief, maritime power projection, and maritime strike operations.

Commanding officer

Lieutenant Commander "Buck"

Crew: 1

Length: 46 ft 4 in (14.12 m)

Wingspan: 30 ft 4 in (9.25 m)

Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.56 m)

Maximum speed: 662 mph (1,065 km/h)

Combat radius: 300 nmi (556 km)

Ferry range: 2,015 mi(3256 km)

Service ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,170 m)

Rate of climb: 14,715 ft/min (74.8 m/s)


The British Aerospace/McDonnell Douglas Harrier II is a second-generation vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) jet aircraft used previously by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and, between 2006 and 2010, the Royal Navy (RN). The aircraft was derived from the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II, which itself was a development of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier. Initial deliveries of the Harrier II were designated in service as Harrier GR5; subsequently upgraded airframes were redesignated accordingly as GR7 and GR9.

Both the RAF and RN operated the Harrier II as a ground attack platform; the Harrier II was also capable of being operated from the Invincible class aircraft carriers. The Harrier II flew combat missions in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.