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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.

The MR 1 airplane used the wing and chassis of the Lincoln bomber, mounted on a new fuselage. All in all, the Royal Air Force was supplied 77 aircraft modification MR 1, which from 1952 followed 62 aircraft modification of 2 MR, featuring an elongated nose and retractable radome with radar. The last built aircraft in 1955 was a modification of the MR 3 with a three-post chassis and fuel tanks at the ends of the wing. For the Royal Air Force built 34 such aircraft, and for the South African Air Force - eight. At a time when the sea patrol aircraft Shackleton at the end of 1960-ies completed their careers,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Set this radar was upgraded version of the radar system of air interception sample 1944 years, withdrawn from the putting out of operation of the Air Force fleet of aircraft and installed on the venerable aircraft "Shackleton" as a temporary measure.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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