Like a couple of other aircraft pictures in this series this was taken at an airshow near to where I used to live in Cambridgeshire, proably RAF Wytn near Huntingdon.
The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod was a military aircraft developed and built in the United Kingdom. It is an extensive modification of the de Havilland Comet, the world's first jet airliner. It was originally designed by de Havilland's successor, Hawker Siddeley, now part of BAE Systems.
It was designed as a Royal Air Force maritime patrol aircraft, the Nimrod MR1/MR2, its major role being anti-submarine warfare (ASW), although it also had secondary roles in maritime surveillance and anti-surface warfare. It served from the early 1970s until March 2010. The current Nimrod series was due to be replaced by the now cancelled Nimrod MRA4.
Sadly the Government has now decided to take this beautiful looking, and very efficient machine out of service completely, a wise decision, time will tell!
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