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The Time When AV-8 Harriers Deployed Aboard A Fixed-Wing Navy Carrier *

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The USMC inducted the AV-8A Harrier into service in 1971 and military minds in the DoD were quickly trying to think of every way they could use the "Jump Jet's" new abilities. One of their experiments was to integrate the AV-8 into a conventional USN Carrier Air Wing. This happened during the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt's Mediterranean cruise in 1976.


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