Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R1 (801), XW665, Royal Air Force

The Nimrod R1 was a reconnaissance aircraft of the British air force, which has been developed on the basis of the MR1. The R1 was an important instrument of strategic reconnaissance of Great Britain. Commissioned of the spying variant R1 took place officially in 1974 when the 51st Squadron (at that time stationed in RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire) accepted the existing three aircraft (XW664-XW666) delivery. The 1995 destroyed machine XW666 was replaced by a modified MR2 (XV249). Visually, the R1 differed from the standard version of the sea Scout through a brief probe on the back. It replaced the much longer magnetic detection probe of Mr. options. The weapons Bay was sealed and contained other ELINT equipment. Since its launch, the three aircraft had experienced a plethora of modifications and had an appearance at the time of her decommissioning, which differs greatly from the sister engines. More devices inside might have been responsible for the small number of Windows in the fuselage. In addition, the aircraft had multiple antennas at the bottom. Since early 2005, the Nimrod R1 through the new Sentinel R1 was supported. Both aircraft types were since jointly stationed in the air force base RAF Waddington. In the fall of 2009 the XW665 out of service was provided and the two remaining Nimrod R1 flew until mid-2011, the last usage flight took place on June 28, 2011. As a replacement three RC-135 were also ordered.
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