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Fast, long range and incredibly stable, the Strike Harrier is an excellent paper airplane for most any flight, whether it be indoors or outdoors. The Strike Harrier is a development of the sturdy, reliable Harrier, with stronger wing spars and more weight in the nose. This allows it to fly faster than the Harrier and the turn tighter as well. Due to their close relationship, the Harrier and Strike Harrier cannot be told apart if looked at from above; and in addition, the former can be converted into the latter easily. The Strike Harrier is a versatile airplane that can find uses in anybody's paper air force.

The simplicity and sturdiness inherent in this design enable easy construction, modification and operation indoors, such as by students in classrooms. Educators could easily use this versatile paper airplane to demonstrate:
  • Glide ratio
  • Hangtime versus other aircraft
  • Weight and balance
  • Flight dynamics
TAA USAF Designation: A106-3
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Tape
Ruler
Scissors
Pencil

Step 2: Length And Corner Folding

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Begin by folding one piece of paper in half length-wise. Then pull the corners into the center. Once the creases have been established, unfold each. Then fold the paper folds into themselves as shown. Then fold again. Once this is finished, unfold the paper.

Step 3: Nose And Corner Folding

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Pull the tip of the nose back to where the swept leading edge of the wing ends. Flip back to the "dirty" side, and pull the corners down to the center as shown. Once the creases have been established, unfold each. Then fold the paper folds into themselves as shown. Then fold again. Then flip to the "clean" side, and pull what will be the nose open as shown. Then fold the airframe up in two along the center fold.