The scrapping of the Nimrod programme has been one of the most controversial events in the military aviation world for many a year. For most of its operational life, from 1969 to date, its contribution to the defence of the realm and its role in offensive duties was, of necessity, often shrouded in secrecy. It was the 'eye in the sky' which was absolutely vital to a host of activities - from anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, to support of land battles throughout the world, to the Falklands campaign, to combating drug-running, the Nimrod's unsung role was paramount.
The Nimrod is a Limited Edition Kit. Nimrod is the worlds only jet maritime reconnaissance aircraft and submarine hunter. The Aircraft has been in service witht he RAF for over three decades and has flown in a number of conflicts around the world, including the Falklands War, two Gulf Wars and other troubled spots. Given four sidewinder air-to-air missiles in the first Gulf War, it could be said that Nimrod became the largest fighter in the world and it can now fly up to maximum speeds of 575mph powered by four Rolls Royce Spey engines.