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FSX RAF Hawker Siddeley Nimrod Package

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RAF Hawker Siddeley Nimrod Package. The recently retired Nimrod served the RAF well for 40 years and provide an unparalleled level of maritime patrol and SAR cover. Based on the DeHavilland Comet 4 the aircraft was fitted with Rolls Royce Spey engines and was home to the largest bomb bay of any NATO aircraft. The package contains models of the Nimrod MR1, MR2 and R1 aircraft. Several paint schemes for each have been included. The model is designed to be flown entirely from the VC. This package was designed by Brian Franklin. Instrumentation provided by Jim Cooper. Additional help was supplied by Rick Piper, Dyl Roberts. Information provided by Neil Campbell, Brian Withers.

RAF Hawker Siddeley Nimrod in flight.

RAF Hawker Siddeley Nimrod in flight.

RAF Hawker Siddeley Nimrod package for FSX.

Installation
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Unzip the installation executable file (Simshed-Nimrod.exe) to a temporary folder of your choice.

Run the file.

The installer will locate the FSX hole folder using your registry providing you have not moved it after the FSX installation. If you have moved it or the installer is denied access to the registry you can manually browse to the FSX main folder.

Introduction
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The recently retired Nimrod served the RAF well for 40 years and provide an unparalled level of maritime patrol and SAR cover. Based on the DeHavilland Comet 4 the sircraft was fitted with Rolls Royce Spey engines and was home to the largest bomb bay of any NATO aircraft.

The Package is for FSX only and contains models of the Nimrod MR1, MR2 and R1 aircraft. Several paint schemes for each have been included.

The model is designed to be flown entirely from the VC so please enjoy it.

Support
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This package was designed by Brian Franklin.

Instrumentation provided by Jim Cooper.

Additional help was supplied by Rick Piper, Dyl Roberts.
Information provided by Neil Campbell, Brian Withers.
Beta testing preformed by Trev Clark, Dave Booker, Ben Watson and Rick Piper.

My special thank to 201 & 42 Sqn's RAF Kinloss.

RAF Hawker Siddeley Nimrod on runway.

RAF Hawker Siddeley Nimrod on runway.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Readme.txt01.12.111.40 kB
Simshed-Nimrod.exe12.21.1098.41 MB
images12.28.100 B
1-181210132623-2.jpg12.28.1074.30 kB
1-181210132648-0.jpg12.28.1096.91 kB
comet4.jpg12.21.106.57 kB
ENG1.jpg12.22.10491.85 kB
IP1.jpg12.21.10345.83 kB
IP2.jpg12.21.10301.88 kB
IP3.jpg12.22.10257.35 kB
IP4.jpg12.21.10271.79 kB
MR2-1.jpg12.21.1091.84 kB
OHP1.jpg12.22.10331.39 kB
OHP2.jpg12.22.10322.84 kB
ped1.jpg12.22.10342.84 kB
searchlight.jpg12.22.10125.00 kB
sim1.jpg12.22.10133.86 kB
xv226.jpg12.21.1039.26 kB
xv230.jpg12.21.109.80 kB
Nimrod.html01.05.1115.85 kB
SIMSHED NIMROD - Autopilot Operation.mht12.21.10560.58 kB
th1.jpg12.21.1035.69 kB
HTML12.21.100 B
mr2tn.png01.12.1155.73 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Rating

This file has an overall rating of 5 out of 5 with a total of 4 votes and 1 review comments.

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Editorial

Having always had a bit of an interest in military aircraft from an engineering standpoint, I decided to download this awesome RAF Hawker Siddeley Nimrod package to see what I made of the quality of the aircraft itself. It’s based on the recently put to bed Nimrod, which served for close to four decades and provided a level of reliability that really is hard to find elsewhere.

It provided a great level of maritime patrol cover and at one stage was one of the most beloved aircraft in the RAF – today, I can say that this mod does a wonderful job of recreating it properly.

This remake has been based on the old DeHavilland Comet 4, and was fitted using Rolls Royce Spey engines which was at one stage home to the largest bomb bay of any NATO-agreed aircraft. The package that you download here comes with several aircraft included like the MR, MR2 and R1 aircraft – but how do they come across?

The Design

The quality of the design on all three models is excellent. They’ve all been designed to work almost entirely from the virtual cockpit and this makes a massive difference to the way that it flies as much as anything else. Additionally, the design quality is improved quite dramatically thanks to the numerous paint schemes which have been added across the board.

When looked at from any angle they look genuine and connect up properly, instead avoiding the look of being several textures slapped on top of a model. This looks authentic and carries the right quality of design and authenticity – the designers, Brian Franklin, Jim Cooper, Rick Piper, Dyl Roberts, Neil Campbell and Brian Withers all done a spectacular job on making this look the part.

The Performance

Each of the three models all fly properly, too. They carry the realism and the quality of design that you would hoped to have seen whilst giving you an aircraft package that flies with authenticity. Given that it all flies off the VC this makes it much easier to control and master the way that this aircraft is controlled, whereas other mods can be a bit of a nightmare to try and get to dance to your tune.

If you wish to understand what makes the performance and the overall quality of this aircraft so impressive, you need only test them out. They all fly true to the real thing with genuine flight dynamics being put in place that make a considerable difference to the overall enjoyment that you’ll get from this package.

Ease of Use

It’s very easy to install and to understand how to fly so none of the models gave me any particular problems. I had to do some adjusting down to the way that it flies as it feels a bit different to your usual flight style in FSX but overall it’s very enjoyable.

The whole package feels excellent and carries a real charm and style that few could command, creating something uniquely enjoyable. 

Adam McEnroe

About Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.

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N202VGSat, 06 May 2017 17:27:46 GMT

How do you tune the radio?

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