In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- But in the mountains of Afghanistan often all it takes for insurgents to take to their heels is the appearance of a Harrier jump jet screaming overhead.
- The Royal Air Force and Royal Navy are to get the world's most advanced supersonic jump jets to replace the Sea Harrier aircraft, it was announced yesterday.
- ‘This is new in the way that helicopters were new or Harrier jump jets were new,’ he said.
- In the skies above Devon and Cornwall, 800 Naval Air Squadron's Commanding Officer Cdr Paul Stone took up his jump jet for almost the last time.
- ‘The Marines are desperate to replace their Harrier jump jet, which is old and tired,’ says Blackwell.
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