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Avro Shackleton

Author : Andrew Bird
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The illustrated story of Britain's veteran Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft - Avro Shackleton.

Avro Shackleton

Author : Neil Robinson
ISBN : 1473862639
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Initially projected as a maritime reconnaissance version of the Lincoln bomber, itself a development of the famous wartime Lancaster which saw post-war service in a General/Maritime Reconnaissance role, (see Flight Craft No 4), the Avro Shackleton, (named after the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton) was a completely new design, powered by four Rolls Royce Griffon 57 engines driving six blade contra-rotating propellers.Split into three main sections, this latest Flight Craft title, perfectly timed to coincide with the release of the first examples of the eagerly awaited new tool 1/72 scale Airfix kit, offers a concise history of the Shackleton's development and operational career from the prototype and initial entry in to RAF service in 1951, and its use with the South African Air Force, the only other operator of the type. Section 1 chronicles its design, ongoing improvements and development through the three main Marks, in both the Maritime Reconnaissance and Airborne Early Warning roles, until its retirement after four decades of RAF service in 1991, which includes scores of contemporary photographs with detailed captions, many of which have never been seen in print before.This is followed by a 16-page color illustration section featuring profiles and 2-views of the color schemes and markings carried by the type in RAF and SAAF service. The final section lists all the plastic model kits, accessories and decal sheets produced of the Shackleton in all scales. As with the other books in the Flight Craft series, whilst published primarily with the scale aircraft modeler in mind, it is hoped that those readers who might perhaps describe themselves as 'occasional' modelers may also find that this colorful and informative work offers something to provoke their interests too.

Avro Shackleton Owners Workshop Manual 1949 To 1991 All Marks

Author : Keith Wilson
ISBN : 0857337696
Genre : History
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With a design lineage that stretches back to the legendary Avro Lancaster and its successor the Avro Lincoln, the Avro Shackleton has a distinguished parentage. The Shackleton first entered service with the RAF in 1951 serving for 40 years.

Avro Shackleton

Author : Barry Jones
ISBN : 1861264496
Genre : History
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The Avro Shackleton was the final extension of a design idea that had been at the heart of Britain's most successful wartime heavy bomber, the Lancaster. The Shackleton owned much of its design to the Lancaster and its relatives but it was designed not for bombing but for maritime reconnaissance. Barry Jones' history of this fascinating and popular aircraft looks at the entire history of the Shackleton and its service with the RAF and foreign air forces. Tracing its lineage back to Avro designs of World War Two, and the history of maritime reconnaissance aircraft and Coastal Command even further, Avro Shackleton, will be welcomed by all fans of this great aircraft and of maritime aviation in general.

Growling Over The Oceans

Author : Deborah Lake
ISBN : 9780285640986
Genre : History
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The Avro Shackleton was a formidable machine with its Griffon engines producing the characteristic grumble that gave the aircraft one of its nicknames, the Growler. This book contains stories from the men for whom the aircraft became a way of life. Combining memories and anecdotes from crew members with archive material (including rare and previously unseen photographs) Growling over the Oceans is an intimate and vivid introduction to the world of the Shack. In the last days of World War Two, the makers of the Lancaster bomber began to consider designing a new aircraft for Coastal Command. It eventually became the Shackleton. The men who flew and serviced the production version became fiercely proud of their aeroplane and its lack of home comforts. The Shackleton's ten man crews became a legend; their aeroplane was noisy, gloomy and demanded constant maintenance but it bred a aircrew who became inured to long, thundering and monotonous flight, and developed (even taking) a perverse pride in their misfortunes. The Shackleton served in anti-submarine warfare, maritime reconnaissance and colonial policing. The Cold War ensured that the threat of unrestricted submarine warfare against British shipping kept the Shackleton on permanent alert for twenty years. It also became a troop transport, a bomber and a search and rescue aircraft when the need arose. From its first public flight in 1949 to the end of the Cold War when the Shackleton finally retired from service and entered history this book provides many reminiscences, some amusing, some serious, of those who flew in the Shack, the aircraft that struck more fear into its own crew than it did the enemy.

Avro Shackleton

Author : John Chartres
ISBN : 0711015139
Genre : Shackleton (Reconnaissance aircraft)
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Avro Shackleton

Author : Alan Wilburn Hall
ISBN : OCLC:826867935
Genre : Avro airplanes
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Ireland S Aviator Heroes Of World War Ii

Author : John C. Hewitt
ISBN : 9781781173893
Genre : History
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'Ireland's Aviator Heroes of World War II' celebrates Irish aviators who served in the Royal Air Force during the dark days of the Second World War. Individual stories have been painstakingly and extensively researched through interviews with the surviving subjects and their families, and using the original log books and service records of the men. Many of the stories contain details of the individuals' participation in important wartime campaigns, although others are limited to war service records due to a lack of surviving information. Above all this book celebrates the great courage and sacrifice demonstrated by these Irishmen during their contribution to the Allied war effort against Nazi Germany, her western allies and Japan. Many of the men included paid the ultimate price for their participation. The book is also well illustrated with many photographs, some taken by the subjects themselves.

The Avro Type 698 Vulcan

Author : David W. Fildes
ISBN : 9781783469024
Genre : History
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The Avro Vulcan was the last V Bomber to see active service in its primary role during the Falklands conflict. It is the most popular of the three and one aircraft has recently become airborne again after a long period of rejuvenation. It has always been a major attraction at air shows throughout the world, attracting crowds who delight in its unique delta-wing shape and amazing maneuverability.The book examines the origins of the design, the prototypes and experimental aircraft, and goes on to explain the modifications that were made to the last of the breed.A leading member of the Avro Historical Society, the author has discovered many photographs and experimental design plans in their archives which are here published for the first time.

Airborne Maritime Surveillance Radar

Author : Simon Watts
ISBN : 9781643270722
Genre : Science
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Today, air-to-surface vessel (ASV) radars, or more generally maritime surveillance radars, are installed on maritime reconnaissance aircraft for long-range detection, tracking and classification of surface ships (ASuW - Air to Surface Warfare) and for hunting submarines (ASW - anti-submarine warfare). Such radars were first developed in the UK during WWII as part of the response to the threat to shipping from German U-Boats. This book describes the ASV radars developed in the UK after WWII (1946-2000) and used by the RAF for long-range maritime surveillance.

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