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The Siddeley Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Nimrod

Hawker Nimrod

The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod was a single-seater biplane with an open cockpit, fixed undercarriage and twin machine guns using interrupter gear to fire through the propeller. It had a a top speed of 193 mph and was the standard Fleet fighter from 1931 to 1939. In 1933 it entered service with No.s 801, 802 and and 803 Squadrons RAF of the Fleet Air Arm.