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Nimrod maritime recon aircraft

Country of Origin: Britain


The Nimrod is a British anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol aircraft based on the De Havilland Comet airliner. An airborne early warning (AEW) variant was test-flown for several years, then abandoned in favor of the U.S.-built E-3 Sentry.

The Nimrod performs four roles: anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface unit warfare; intelligence and communications support; and search and rescue.

The low wing is set relatively far aft and has an unbroken 20-deg sweep at the quarter...

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