Nimrod thread.

Nimrod thread.

Postby MikeH on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 5:28 pm

With the Nimrod completing 40 years in service with the RAF last year and its retirement being imminent, I thought that time was ripe for a dedicated thread for the Nimrod. The idea is to post a single photo of each individual 'plane in each distinctive guise including conversions and special markings. Only one image per post including the ID, and one post at at a time please.
Here's one of XV226 departing Fairford in 2009 for a kick off:-

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby Marky Mc on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 8:16 pm

A good idea for a thread Mike. XV229, taken last week at Kinloss. Note the problematic starboard wheel bogey...

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby Russ on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 8:58 pm

Nimrod MR2 XV236 taxiing to the static park after arriving at a very wet RAF Fairford for RIAT on Thursday 10th July 2008...

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby hoppie on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 9:04 pm

XZ287 at Woodford, August 1986

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby Marky Mc on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 9:29 pm

A heavy XV235 departs Kinloss, November '08 :

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby FGR2 on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 9:29 pm

Good thread, hope to see a few good shots on here. I've got quite a lot of Nimrods through the 80's and early 1990's.

I can already see XV260 posted above, but thought I'd post one of it in it's special green tail scheme parked up on Airshow arrivals day at RAF St Mawgan 1993.

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby MikeH on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 9:45 pm

XV282 at Farnborough in 1978:-

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby Dan Gleebitz on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 10:44 pm

Someone must have a photo of the "Flying Turd" ..... a rather delightful "Brown" colour :roll:
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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby scotmud on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 11:08 pm

ZJ516 @ Prestwick

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby PeteM on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 11:55 pm

Was in two minds whether to post this, XV230 taken at RAF St Mawgan.

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby F-86 on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 12:25 am

ZJ518

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby StevenH on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 1:11 am

XV252 at RAF Boulmer.

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby MikeH on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 5:31 pm

XV241 arriving at Cottesmore in 2001:-

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby np1991 on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 7:18 pm

Since I live on the 25 circuit for Kinloss, I see Nimrods every day. Will be sad not to hear the unique sound they make as they fly overhead :sad:

Here's XV232

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby F-86 on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 7:32 pm

XZ284

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby MikeH on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 7:53 pm

XV252 at StMawgan:-

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby FGR2 on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 7:59 pm

XV236 in a two tone grey scheme, (light grey undersides as per the Hemp colour scheme) at Waddington Airshow 1999. It later reverted to Hemp.

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby Marky Mc on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 8:04 pm

XV231 looking fresh in June '06.

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby DannyFez on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 8:07 pm

XW664 at Waddington. 17/12/2009

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby MikeH on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 8:16 pm

XV 240 at Volkel in 2004:-

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby Marky Mc on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 8:17 pm

XV240 will be one of the lucky ones, and will finish it's career as "gate guardian" at RAF Kinloss. Some spares have been robbed from it, including the windscreen wipers :

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Re: Nimrod thread.

Postby MikeH on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 8:29 pm

XV242 - another StMawgan resident during the '70s:-

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