Desert Storm planes on show at museum

The Nimrod MR2 XV250 under power thrills the crowds at the Yorkshire Air Museum.
The Nimrod MR2 XV250 under power thrills the crowds at the Yorkshire Air Museum.

The 25th anniversary of the allied air response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait now offers a topical motivation to visit the Yorkshire Air Museum in the coming weeks.

The museum has on display four of the principal aircraft types used by the RAF in Operation Granby, with three of these being actual Desert Storm veterans.

The site at Elvington also has an example of a Russian built SHILKA anti aircraft mobile platform, as used in aerial defence by Iraqi forces.

A museum spokesman said: “As we reflect upon this 25th Anniversary of the first Gulf War, we are proud to display examples of those aircraft and the crews who acquitted themselves so admirably during this conflict. All are outstanding examples of British and allied aircraft technology and the inter force disciplines required of such a multi-national operation.”