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News regarding Nimrods

Post by youth » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:57 pm

hi all anyone heard anything else regarding Nimrod scrapping date? sats weather looks bad ie fog so going to risk waiting till sunday
cheers for any info :D

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Re: News regarding Nimrods

Post by EGVP » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:45 pm

Early next week is the current rumour...

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Post by youth » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:50 pm

Cheers Chris its this weekend or never by sounds then :'(

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Post by BOLLO » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:30 pm

ChrisGlobe wrote:Early next week is the current rumour...
Blimey,that quick? They want them out the way asap don't they. :(
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Post by Woodford » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:59 pm

Awful :( they should've gone to museums! Or been left in a hangar, what use will scrapping them gain? Not like we have any Rods to use the parts on
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Re: News regarding Nimrods

Post by fat_controller » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:55 pm

As of 1500 today, the scrapping area was cleared of all debris from the first four frames.

By 1600, both PA06 and PA10 had been wheeled into the area, and the screens closed up again.
PA06 was stripped of engines flaps and tail before towing in, PA10 was reasonably complete, although the tail modifications were only part finished and the engines had been removed.

RIP the next two.


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Re: News regarding Nimrods

Post by Unknown74 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:22 pm

Woodford's right at least one or 2 should have been preserved at Museums!

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Re: News regarding Nimrods

Post by EGVP » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:37 pm

Unknown74 wrote:Woodford's right at least one or 2 should have been preserved at Museums!
Yawn!

How many times does it need to be said, BAE and the MOD released a paper to various museums in the UK advising them they were available if they wanted them. No-one did, so they'll be scrapped.


Here endeth the big circle we appear to be stuck in, please?!

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Re: News regarding Nimrods

Post by DeanW » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:11 pm

I'm quite surprised they offered museums the opportunity to take them off their hands. I'd have thought the MoD and BAe wouldn't have wanted the MRA4s hanging around to remind people what a huge failure and waste of money it was!

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Re: News regarding Nimrods

Post by Ben Montgomery » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:23 pm

I'm not too clued up on which PA number corresponds to which airframe - are PA06 and PA10 ZJ516 and 518?

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Post by Mike » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:27 pm

Ben Montgomery wrote:I'm not too clued up on which PA number corresponds to which airframe - are PA06 and PA10 ZJ516 and 518?
PA-06 is ZJ519 and PA-10 is ZJ523.

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Re: News regarding Nimrods

Post by Ben Montgomery » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:57 pm

Much obliged :)

We're flying out of Manchester to Hamburg next week, and vaguely hoping there will be a chance to go and see the two complete frames if they are still there :unsure:

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Re: News regarding Nimrods

Post by EGVP » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:12 am

They're not going anywhere any time soon Ben, I'll let you know if that changes though.

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Re: News regarding Nimrods

Post by Phill318 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:58 pm

Will be pretty dark by the time we get back and I doubt the bus will go up Old Hall Lane.
If they're still there when we go to the hangars then we can see them then
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Re: News regarding Nimrods

Post by skudupnorth » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:18 am

19 is behind the tarbs now,went up yesterday on the bike,16 & 18 are still where they have always been and 603 is holding on ! Very bleak yesterday proberly like the feeling within Woodford :(

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