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Nimrod MRA4

Manufacturer and Prime Contractor

BAE Systems

Manufacturer and Prime Contractor

British Aerospace (BAE Systems)

Crew

Two

Operator

UK Royal Air Force

Crew

10

Maiden Flight

August 2004

Maiden Flight

August 2004

Number Built

Three prototypes and two production aircraft

Number Built

Three prototypes and two production aircraft

Development Cancelled

January 2011

Development Cancelled

January 2011

Overall Length

126ft 9in (38.6m)

Wingspan

127ft (38.71m)

Overall Height

30ft (9.4m)

Wing Area

2,538ft² (235.8m²)

Overall Length

126ft 9in (38.6m)

Wingspan

127ft (38.71m)

Overall Height

30ft (9.4m)

Wing Area

2,538ft² (235.8m²)

Maximum Take-Off Weight

232,315lb (105,376kg)

Empty Weight

114,000lb (51,710kg)

Maximum Warload

In excess of 12,000lb

Maximum Take-Off Weight

232,315lb (105,376kg)

Empty Weight

114,000lb (51,710kg)

Maximum Warload

In excess of 12,000lb

Powerplant

4 × BMW Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines

Thrust

68.97kN

Maximum Speed

Mach 0.77 (918km/h)

Service Ceiling

36,000ft (10,972m)

Range Unrefuelled

In excess of 6,910nm (11,119km)

Maximum Speed

Mach 0.77 (918km/h)

Missiles

AIM-9 Sidewinder (air-to-air)<br />AGM-84 Harpoon (air-to-surface)

Torpedoes

Mk46 and Sting Ray

Service Ceiling

36,000ft (10,972m)

Others

Air-dropped mk46 torpedoes, Sting Ray torpedoes, naval mines and sonobuoys

Range Unrefuelled

In excess of 6,910nm (11,119km)

Powerplant

4 × BMW Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines

Thrust

68.97kN

Utility Management Systems (UMS) and Navigational Systems

Smith Industries

Doppler Search Radar

Thales Defence

EOSDS

Northrop Grumman

Electronic Support Measures

Elta

Utility Management Systems (UMS) and Navigational Systems

Smith Industries

Doppler Search Radar

Thales Defence

EOSDS

Northrop Grumman

Electronic Support Measures

Elta

Air-to-Air Missiles

2 × AIM-9 Sidewinder

Air-to-Surface Missiles

AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-84 Harpoon, Storm Shadow

Others

Air-dropped mk46 torpedoes, Sting Ray torpedoes, naval mines and sonobuoys
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