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Old 13th Jan 2023, 10:01
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Parallel universe

or Photoshop?




Valiant last flight 9 December 1964

Nimrod first flight 23 May 1967.
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Old 13th Jan 2023, 10:08
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Flight Sim methinks.
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The Nimrod air intakes suggest it is a Mk 4. It also appears to have full down elevator.
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But it's a bloody nice photo.
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Weren't the Nimrod 4's all over grey? This one has a white top.
That said, those engine nacelles look a lot bigger than the ones on the early jets.
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Looks to me as if the Nimrod is the 'joker'(remember 'Recognition Journal?) ; 'I think the prototype Comet/Nimrod ('147?) was that colour though; I can remember it being ferried to Farnborough then broken up after just one flight there.

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This one has a white top.
The Mk 1's were grey with a white top until the mid to late 70's. The white was to reflect heat, since there was rather a lot of heat generating electronics on board. They then came up with a coloured, matt paint which reflected heat, so it was planned that each aircraft would get camouflage paint next time it was due a re-paint. First one to be done emerged with a brown finish. The story at the time was that some storeman transposed two numbers in the Sect/Ref. code. All the rest were done in "Hemp", a greenish grey. The first one was known as the "Chocolate Bomber". It did not get a repaint until all the others had been done, and it was its turn again.
The 4's were indeed all over grey, but looking at photos, the top could look paler in bright light.
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The Valiant needs to turn right about 5 degrees otherwise there could be a bit of a problem.
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All the rest were done in "Hemp", a greenish grey.
Devised by an RAE boffin called Fred Stringer who I knew quite well.
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The black windscreens give it away as a version of MS Flight Sim.
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Originally Posted by oxenos View Post
The Nimrod air intakes suggest it is a Mk 4. It also appears to have full down elevator.
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The Valiant needs to turn right about 5 degrees otherwise there could be a bit of a problem.
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I reckon the Vulcan is a B2 whereas the Valiant and Victors are B1s.
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