Nimrod MR2

Roles

Four-engine, Intelligence Surveillance Targeting Acquisition Reconnaissance (ISTAR) aircraft. Crew of 12 or 13 depending on the role. Can fly for around 9 hours without air-to-air refuelling. The three flying Squadrons based at RAF Kinloss were officially disbanded on 26 May 2011.

Specifications

  • Engines: Four Rolls-Royce Spey 250 turbofans
  • Thrust: 12,500lbs each
  • Max speed: 360kts
  • Length: 38.65m
  • Max altitude: 44,000ft
  • Span: 35m
  • Aircrew: 12
  • Armament: Harpoon, Stingray

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Strategy

If you would like to see the full Royal Air Force Strategy please download the following pdf document.

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