AV-8B 'Harrier II' Marine attack aircraft. #09 From VMA-214 'Black Sheep' Squadron'. Bu.165570.
The McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II is a single-engine ground-attack aircraft that constitutes the second generation of the Harrier Jump Jet family. Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL), the aircraft was designed in the late 1970s as an Anglo-American development of the British Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational V/STOL aircraft. The aircraft is primarily employed on light attack or multi-role missions, ranging from close air support of ground troops to armed reconnaissance. The AV-8B is used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC). [wiki]
Photo by Craig on Saturday, June 08, 2002 at the Fargo AirSho.