A profile of the unique VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) plane, the Hawker Siddley Harrier. It has the ability to stop dead in mid flight, move forwards, backwards or sideways, and turn on the spot. It is ideally suited to a wide range of applications, and is virtually unbeatable in a dogfight situation. This video features the development of the plane from the prototype days (as 'The Flying Bedstead') through to its deployment by the Air Force. A modern miracle in air warfare.