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Hawker Siddeley Nimrod - Survivor XV254

MR.2 XV254 - South Wales Aviation Museum (stored), St Athan, Wales

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Nimrod MR.2 XV254 at South Wales Aviation Museum, 22nd February 2023; Jake Wallace

Retired in March 2010, XV254 was scrapped at Kinloss on 27th July that same year, with the forward fuselage saved for display at the Highland Aviation Museum. The airframe got cut so it would fit on the trailer near perfectly, this meant the nose section could have half and intake on either side.

XV254 was put up for sale back in 2019, along with the rest of the Highland Aviation Museum collection. After almost two years of not being sold, Gary Spoors brought the nose section for his museum - South Wales Aviation Museum (SWAM), down in St Athan.

XV254 arrived at SWAM on the 23rd of February 2021. The section has since been reassembled and is currently stored around the back of their hangar, which is not currently accessible by visitors.

Information on this page current as of 24/02/2023, last updated by Jake

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