Hawker Siddeley / British Aerospace Nimrod MR

Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Hawker Siddeley Nimrod © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR is a four-engine long-range maritime patrol aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Ltd., later BAe, British Aerospace. The major role of the Nimrod MR was anti-submarine warfare (ASW) also operated as a signals intelligence platform (SIGINT/ELINT) and in search and rescue service (SAR). The Nimrod was only operated by the Royal Air Force.
The Nimrod MR was developed from the de Havilland D.H.106 Comet with major modifications of the airframe and replacement of the turbojet with turbofan engines. The variant Nimrod R1 is a ELINT platform. The Nimrod MR2 is a updated variant with in-flight refuelling cabability. The further upgrade project Nimrod MRA4 was cancelled in 2010.
Crew12
Propulsion4 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce RB.168 Spey Mk.250
Engine Power (each)54,0 kN12150 lbf
Speed924 km/h499 kts
  574 mph
Service Ceiling12.802 m42.000 ft
Range9.266 km5.003 NM
5.757 mi.
Empty Weight39.009 kg86.000 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight89.090 kg196.410 lbs
Wing Span35,00 m114 ft 10 in
Wing Area197,0 m2120 ft
Length38,63 m126 ft 9 in
Height9,98 m32 ft 9 in
First Flight23.05.1967
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 50
Developed fromDe Haviland D.H.106 Comet
ICAO CodeNIM
Data for (Version)British Aerospace Nimrod MR.1
VariantsMR1, R1, MR2

[Photo-ID: 6639] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
BAe Nimrod MR2, Royal Air Force, XV226, c/n 8001, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod MR2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV226
c/n: 8001
 
Cold War Jets Collection [Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire]
[Photo-ID: 6638] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
BAe Nimrod MR2, Royal Air Force, XV226, c/n 8001, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod MR2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV226
c/n: 8001
 
Cold War Jets Collection [Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire]
[Photo-ID: 7852] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
BAe Nimrod MR2, Royal Air Force, XV231, c/n 8006, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod MR2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV231
c/n: 8006
 
Manchester Airport Visitor Park [Manchester (EGCC / MAN)]
[Photo-ID: 7853] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
BAe Nimrod MR2, Royal Air Force, XV231, c/n 8006, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod MR2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV231
c/n: 8006
 
Manchester Airport Visitor Park [Manchester (EGCC / MAN)]
[Photo-ID: 7854] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
BAe Nimrod MR2, Royal Air Force, XV231, c/n 8006, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod MR2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV231
c/n: 8006
 
Manchester Airport Visitor Park [Manchester (EGCC / MAN)]
[Photo-ID: 11982] Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
BAe Nimrod MR2, Royal Air Force, XV241, c/n 8016, Karsten Palt, 2001BAe
Nimrod MR2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV241
c/n: 8016
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 7055] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
BAe Nimrod MR2, Royal Air Force, XV250, c/n 8025, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod MR2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV250
c/n: 8025
 
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 7056] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
BAe Nimrod MR2, Royal Air Force, XV250, c/n 8025, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod MR2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV250
c/n: 8025
 
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 7057] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
BAe Nimrod MR2, Royal Air Force, XV250, c/n 8025, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod MR2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV250
c/n: 8025
 
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 6732] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
BAe Nimrod R Mk.1, Royal Air Force, XV249, c/n 8024, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod R Mk.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV249
c/n: 8024
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6733] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
BAe Nimrod R Mk.1, Royal Air Force, XV249, c/n 8024, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod R Mk.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV249
c/n: 8024
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6734] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
BAe Nimrod R Mk.1, Royal Air Force, XV249, c/n 8024, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod R Mk.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV249
c/n: 8024
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 7671] Karsten Palt 2013-09-19
BAe Nimrod R Mk.1, Royal Air Force, XW664, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod R Mk.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XW664
 
East Midlands Airport Aeropark [Castle Donington]
[Photo-ID: 7672] Karsten Palt 2013-09-19
BAe Nimrod R Mk.1, Royal Air Force, XW664, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod R Mk.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XW664
 
East Midlands Airport Aeropark [Castle Donington]
[Photo-ID: 6996] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
BAe Nimrod R1, Royal Air Force, XW666, c/n 8041, Karsten Palt, 2013BAe
Nimrod R1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XW666
c/n: 8041
 
Wreckage, ditched into Moray Firth 15.May 1995
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]