Nimrod – The Mighty Hunter’Woodford’s Final Aircraft’
Nimrod – The Mighty Hunter “Woodford’s Final Aircraft”
The Nimrod first flew from Woodford Aerodrome, Cheshire in 1967. The aircraft would be produced is many guises over the next four decades including the AEW, MR2, R1 and the ill fated MRA.4
The final chapter in the Nimrod story was the MRA.4. Having first flown in August 2004, the project was well into the testing phase by the time it was cancelled in 2010 following a defence spending review.
Our coin celebrates the MRA.4 variant in planform overlaid on a Union Flag backdrop on the obverse with the wording “Woodford’s Final Aircraft” centrally underneath.
The reverse depicts the first Nimrod produced at Woodford, the Mk.1. The nickname given to the aircraft during its time with the RAF features underneath, “The Mighty Hunter.”
Manufactured using a brass-based blank, the coin is struck to give incredible detail that is filled with vivid quality enamels. At 2 inches (51mm) in diameter, the coin is 3mm thick and weighs 50 grams, so is highly tactile – complimenting what is a quality keepsake.
This coin comes complete in a fitted black presentation box.