MRA.4 ZH600 - Privately owned, North West area
Nimrod MRA.4 ZH600 at undisclosed location, 2019; Roy Coates
This is the ex-Flight Deck Assessment Rig used on the MRA. project, which has a sticker on it identifying it as 'ZH600' - though that's an unused serial in a block of export Hawk airframes! It'll do for now as an identity I think.
Clearly an ex-Nimrod cockpit judging by the upper 'eyebrow' window that was added for the Nimrods only, it is believed to have come from the AEW3 simulator built by Singer Link Miles at Lancing in 1984, using an unidentified Comet shell. It was rescued by Warton from Waddington in the 1990s, and used as the Flight Deck Assessment Rig (FDAR) for the MRA.4 project. Now ensconsced in the engineering department of an organisation in North West England, sadly the plan is to turn it into a Boeing 737 simulator, though apparently the Nimrod instruments etc. will be stored should the opportunity ever arise to preserve the FDAR in the future.
Information on this page current as of 11/03/2021
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