capercaillie wrote:Dragon Rapide wrote: [b]"A report in the Sunday Times says that the Nimrod was cancelled "because it had several hundred design faults". These included:
The bomb bay doors could not open in flight, and no solution had been found for this.
I'm sure when it appeared at Waddo and RIAT it performed a flypast with the doors open?
I always thought that the problem was that the new undercarriage sat lower - and the doors didn't open fully on the ground!
I was led to believe that small ramps would be needed to permit weapons loading...