This is the story of an aircraft, indeed a whole family of aircraft, each in its day revolutionary. This programme charts the remarkable success and progress of the world's first turbojet-powered airliner and its evolution into a front-line aircraft of the Royal Air Force. The Nimrod was the world's first land-based pure jet aircraft built for anti-submarine duties and long-range maritime patrol. The Nimrod's ability to detect surface and subsurface movements was outstanding and ensured that even under the waves the enemy had no place to hide. In addition to its great navigation and detection capabilities the Nimrod had the ability to locate and attend to incidents at speed, and, coupled with its complement of life saving equipment stored in its huge body, has helped save the lives of many distressed at sea. With the use of archive footage and expert commentary "History of Aviation: The Nimrod" provides an informative and nostalgic look back at the history and development of this much loved aircraft.
Bonus Documentary: "History of Aviation" - From the Wright Brothers' and other early attempts of flight to the importance of aeroplanes during the Second World War, "History of Aviation" is a fascinating look at the origins, progress, key figures and famous aircraft that have made aviation history
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