BAe Nimrod R1 (XV249) - RAF Museum - Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, UK
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Quick Description: The BAe Nimrod R1 (XV249) is on external display at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/28/2021 8:15:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM15B5G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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Long Description:
The BAe Nimrod R1 (XV249) is on external display at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford.

The museum is located in Shropshire and is situated next to an active airfield, this is the only place in the Midlands where you can get close to so many breathtaking aircraft for free. (visit link)

The Nimrod was originally designed by Hawker Siddeley with further development by British Aerospace and BAE Systems.
The HS801 Nimrod R1 was flown by 51 Sqn RAF, initially from RAF Wyton but later from RAF Waddington. The last flight of the type was on 28th June 2011 and the aircraft (XV 249) is now preserved at the RAF Museum Cosford, West Midlands.
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"The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R1 is a signals intelligence aircraft formerly operated by the Royal Air Force. The aircraft was a conversion of the existing Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft, with all of the electronic equipment and armament optimised for anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, and search and rescue, replaced by equipment for the gathering of communications intelligence and electronic intelligence."

"Of the four Nimrod R1s constructed in total, two have survived and are on public display:
- XV249 – RAF Museum Cosford
- XW664 – East Midlands Aeropark
Of the remaining two, the nose of XW665 was transported for display to the Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim, while the salvaged nose of XW666 is at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Doncaster."
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Type of Aircraft: (make/model): BAe Nimrod R1

Tail Number: (S/N): XV249

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): RAF Museum Cosford

inside / outside: outside

Other Information:: Not listed

Access restrictions: Not listed

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