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Hawker Siddeley Nimrod - Survivor XV232

MR.2 XV232 - Coventry Airport (runner), Baginton, Warwickshire

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Nimrod MR.2 XV232 at Baginton, 8th January 2022; Adam Poultney

In 1982, XV232 set a distance record for a reconnaissance flight that has still not been beaten to this day! The aircraft covered 8,453 miles (13,609km) in 18 hours and 50 minutes while monitoring the South Atlantic for Argentine naval activity in the Falklands War. This trip was supported by in-flight refuelling.

XV232 made her final flight into Coventry Airport on 11th May 2010 from RAF Kinloss. XV232 is well looked after by a team of dedicated volunteers which keep this airframe alive and running. Unfortunately, she is parked on grass rather than a solid tarmac apron.

If you want to be updated with XV232s progress and events then check out the XV232 website.

Information on this page current as of 11/03/2021, last updated by Jake

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