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Avro Shackleton

Avro Shackleton

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{detailed description}Postwar Military Aircraft No. 3

The Avro Shackleton seems destined to complete at least 35 years in front-line service in the Royal Air Force: the first prototype (in shape and concept a direct descendant of the Manchester-LancasterLincoln-Tudor lineage) first flew in 1949, and the AEW aircraft of No 8 Squadron were still operational in 1985. The aircraft is undoubtedly marking the end of the era of the RAF's four-piston-engined 'heavies', although it has remained in service for some 20 years after it was first classed as obsolescent.
Built originally for anti-submarine warfare, the Shackleton has been used by the RAF and SAAF in many other roles, including search and rescue, colonial policing, troop and freight carrying, supplying weather ships, maritime surveillance and showing the flag. In this addition to the 'Postwar Military Aircraft' series the author not only traces its origins and activities in many different roles but brings out the deep affection felt for the type by both air and ground crews in spite of the arduous and sometimes perilous nature of the operations in which it has been involved.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by John Chartres
published by Book Club Associates 1985 BCA edn. of Ian Allan title 112pp profusely illustrated
{condition}very good, inc. d/j.
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