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Nimrod AEW Model

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1367
Category: Vehicles/Platforms
Object Type: Model
Object Name: Nimrod AEW Model
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: British Aerospace
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Nimrod
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
305 
Height (mm):
155 
Depth (mm):
340 
Weight (g):
235 
Location: Cupboard 2 (models) [Main Store]
Inscription(s):

AGM
Hospital Rd
Hounslow Middlesex
tel 570 6311

Notes:

Donated from the Estate of Derek I Jackson.

See this Wikipedia article for more information on the AEW (Airborne Early Warning) Nimrod variant.

The maker of this model, AGM (Aeronautical and General Modelmakers) is now Mastermodels and this link gives some history.

The given height includes the stand; the aircraft alone is 75mm high.

The RAA contains a number of models of equipment and aircraft. The equipment models were used as a marketing aid and often to ensure that the production unit will fit in the space; this was particularly true for Head Up Displays. Such equipment models will have minimal or no functionality. Models might  just be used as weighted units or as cockpit lighting evaluation units. The HUD used on the YF-16 was of the correct weight and envelope but only mounted the Spin 'chute button (a feature only required for the early test flights). Many of these models were made by professional model makers from the original drawings and could be quite expensive; alternatively the real hardware would be used.

The aircraft models range from the simple small scale kits to quite large display items. The large model aircraft were often a marketing tool from places like Airbus or Boeing but may be found in Boardrooms or Reception areas wheras the small models may be given as a visitor handout. Those models made from kits have largely been brought in from home but are useful to illustrate the platform alongside the equipment. The large models will be hugely expensive.

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