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photoblog image The Hawker Nimrod MR2

The Hawker Nimrod MR2

 

The star of the evening photoshoot at the Yorkshire Air Museum was the Hawker Sidley Nimrod MR2, XV250, Elvington is the only Museum in the world to display a live working example of the remarkable Nimrod military reconnaissance aircraft.

 

Originally developed from the De Havilland Comet it has ben through many changes and upgrades during it's 35 years of service. They would occasionally be heard flying overhead here in Southport as they were maintained by BAE Systems at Wharton by Preston.

 

The Nimrod MR2 aircraft was withdrawn on 31 March 2010, a year earlier than planned, for financial reasons. The last official flight of the MR2 Nimrod took place on 26 May 2010, with XV229 flying from RAF Kinloss to Kent International Airport, Manston in Kent, where it will be used by the nearby MOD Defence Fire Training and Development Centre as a evacuation training airframe.

 

Nimrod

 

As the light went the aircraft was lit by strategically placed spotlights.

 

Nimrod

The Hawker Nimrod MR2

 

The star of the evening photoshoot at the Yorkshire Air Museum was the Hawker Sidley Nimrod MR2, XV250, Elvington is the only Museum in the world to display a live working example of the remarkable Nimrod military reconnaissance aircraft.

 

Originally developed from the De Havilland Comet it has ben through many changes and upgrades during it's 35 years of service. They would occasionally be heard flying overhead here in Southport as they were maintained by BAE Systems at Wharton by Preston.

 

The Nimrod MR2 aircraft was withdrawn on 31 March 2010, a year earlier than planned, for financial reasons. The last official flight of the MR2 Nimrod took place on 26 May 2010, with XV229 flying from RAF Kinloss to Kent International Airport, Manston in Kent, where it will be used by the nearby MOD Defence Fire Training and Development Centre as a evacuation training airframe.

 

Nimrod

 

As the light went the aircraft was lit by strategically placed spotlights.

 

Nimrod

comments (3)

I've always thught what beautiful aircraft these are Les, your images only enhance that feeling of mine.
Les Auld: I would see them regularly in the sky over the house Brian, such a grand sight. Thanks for the comment.
I see we are to have an aircraft carrier with no aircraft for 10 years.
Les Auld: And a new one to be immediately mothballed Bill, it makes you wonder. Thanks for the comment.
Excellent photograph. A great subject with very nice color.
Les Auld: Thanks Shawn,it is a fine subject indeed.

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