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Avro Shackleton. Photo. Characteristics.
Avro Shackleton. Photo. Characteristics.

Avro Shackleton. Photo. Characteristics.


United Kingdom

A type: chetyrehdvigatelny distant maritime patrol aircraft / aircraft early radar detection

Crew: Flight crew of three and eight tactical operators

This is the last large aircraft chetyrehdvigatelny AVRo company that created the bombers "Lancaster" and "Lincoln." "Shackleton» (Shackleton) was built as the first specialized maritime patrol aircraft. It entered service Command of Coastal Defence in February 1951 years.

MR 1 modification of aircraft used the wing and landing gear bomber "Lincoln", set a new fuselage. Total 77 1 the MR aircraft modifications were delivered to the Royal Air Force, followed by a year, followed 1952 62 2 the MR aircraft modifications, differing elongated nose and retractable fairing with radar. The last aircraft built in the year 1955 3 was a modification of the MR with a tricycle landing gear and fuel tanks at the wing tips. For the RAF built 34 such aircraft for the Air Force and South Africa - eight. At a time when maritime patrol aircraft "Shackleton" was completed at the end of his career 1960-ies,The Royal Air Force hastily converted 12 2 liberated the MR in aircraft AEW 2 (early radar detection), setting in roomy fuselage radar APS-20F (I).

Set this radar was upgraded version of the radar system of air interception sample 1944 years, withdrawn from the putting out of operation of the Air Force fleet of aircraft and installed on the venerable aircraft "Shackleton" as a temporary measure. Nevertheless, the last aircraft AEW 2 has not been sent to a pension up to 1991 years! Converted from the 1971 1974 year for all aircraft AEW 12 2 8 squadron operated solely on the basis of number of the Royal Air Force "Lozigaonz" performing over the North Sea. Arctic Ocean and the western Atlantic combat missions, which lasted until 15 hours.

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 439 km / h



  • Length: 26,62 m
  • Wingspan: 36,85 m
  • Height: 5,1 m


The weight:

  • BLANK: 25855 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 44 452 kg


Range of flight: 4908 km

Power pointFour engine "Griffon"57A company "Rolls-Royce"

Power: 9820 l. from. (7324 kW)

Date of first flight:

  • March 9 1949 years (Plane MR 1) and 30 September 1971 years (aircraft AEW 2)


The surviving airworthy modifikatsii in civilian hands:

  • AEW 2


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