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Rise and Fall

Tony Blackman

The Nimrod was developed as a search and patrol jet for the RAF in the late 1960s and remained operational in various modified and updated forms into the 21st century. This appreciation of the aircraft, written by one of the original test pilots, describes how it was designed and built and its operational history, contending that it became perhaps the finest reconnaissance plane in the world and lamenting the decision to withdraw it from service in 2011.
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  • Publisher: Grub Street Publishing
  • Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 238x170mm
  • ISBN: 9781909166028
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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