Crowood Aviation Series, Crowood Press, Marlborough, 1st ed., 1998. 191 pp., photo-ills., ills., + cold., photo-plates. D.j., 28 x 22cm. FINE +. Despite early fears of a lack of operational capability, successive engine and airframe developments have kept the Harrier in the front line of operations and it was to prove itself during the Falklands campaign of 1982, the Gulf War and over Bosnia. The author tells the full story of the development of this amazing aeroplane and its use by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Navies of India, Spain, Italy and Thailand as well as by the RAF and Royal Navy. With over 200 photographs, many of which are previously unpublished, this is a comprehensive and authoritative work, (published in 1998 at £29.95).