McDonnel Douglas AV-8B Sea Harrier This plane is a Navy and Marine aircraft. The AV-8B is more commonly known as the "Harrier Jump Jet". It has the ability to fly up vertically, without tilting it's nose. It can take off and land straight up and down. It's unique ability makes it a very famous airplane, and is many people's favorite aircraft. In the picture below, is shows the tilting engines. The Harrier has a very unique landing gear. The main pull into the middle, and the two sides fold into the wings. It can go pretty fast, compared to other aircraft. The large air intakes makes it an easy way to identify it. It may be replaced by the F-35 in the future. The F-35 will be an airplanes that will not be able to take off vertically, but it can land straight up and down.