Avro Shackleton

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Avro Shackleton

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The part about a requirement to catapult launch resulting in a strong floor design is interesting.

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You have made a slight spelling mistake with the thread title. It should read Shackleton. Interesting video.

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bobp wrote:You have made a slight spelling mistake with the thread title. It should read Shackleton. Interesting video.
Roger. QC slipping.... Corrected.

Wish we could see some of the classics across the pond.

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Was the Shackleton the last piston engined frontline aircraft in service in NATO and yhe Warsaw Pact?

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"Not so much an airplane as a thousand rivets flying in close formation."

My father has a way with words about planes sometimes. :p

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RetroSicotte wrote:"Not so much an airplane as a thousand rivets flying in close formation."

My father has a way with words about planes sometimes. :p
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Elegantly put.

It's a shame that all but 12 were decommissioned, only to have the 12 soldier on 19 more years. Seems more could have been kept.

I imagine your childhood had some interesting stories.

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Don't go and see the one at Duxford, the last time I was there (admittedly a couple of years ago), she looked in a right state :(

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Little J wrote:Don't go and see the one at Duxford, the last time I was there (admittedly a couple of years ago), she looked in a right state :(
That's the one we were looking at. She's a little better now, they've got her in a separate sheltered hall for work, so things bode well. (She's currently sitting with a Eurofighter and a Valiant)
GastonGlocker wrote:
RetroSicotte wrote:"Not so much an airplane as a thousand rivets flying in close formation."

My father has a way with words about planes sometimes. :p
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Elegantly put.

I imagine your childhood had some interesting stories.
It was only in the last couple years I started going to airshows and museums with him, so not so much my childhood. (Although he did get me Airfix Spitfires!) His other one I always remember was on the Jaguar, in the same 'formula' as the Shackleton quote:

"It doesn't so much take off as just eventually leave the curviture of the earth."

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Avro Shackleton - Ecological Bomber

(Mark Felton Productions) 11th April 2020
How to solve a serious ecological crisis? Use the Avro Lancaster's grandson, the venerable Avro Shackleton, to get the job done! This is exactly what the South Africans did in 1971.

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