0
 
Cart Summary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AVRO SHACKLETON MR2 1:72

AVRO SHACKLETON MR2 1:72
AVRO SHACKLETON MR2 1:72
AVRO SHACKLETON MR2 1:72
 
Manufacturer: Airfix
SKU: A11004
RRP: £44.99
£34.99
Save £10.00
 
Developed from the Lincoln bomber and sharing with it the DNA of the famous Lancaster, the Avro Shackleton enjoyed a long career with the RAF, first as a maritime patrol aircraft and then as the RAF’s primary AEW (Airborne Early Warning) aircraft. Powered by four Rolls Royce Griffin engines driving contra rotating propellers, the Shackleton was known to be a noisy machine, earning itself a host of nicknames but it still proved to be popular machine with its crews.
 
 
 
 
 
 
AVRO SHACKLETON MR2 1:72

Developed from the Lincoln bomber and sharing with it the DNA of the famous Lancaster, the Avro Shackleton enjoyed a long career with the RAF, first as a maritime patrol aircraft and then as the RAF’s primary AEW (Airborne Early Warning) aircraft. Powered by four Rolls Royce Griffin engines driving contra rotating propellers, the Shackleton was known to be a noisy machine, earning itself a host of nicknames but it still proved to be popular machine with its crews. Entering service in MR.1 guise in 1951, it was 1993 before the aircraft would finally leave frontline service.

The MR.2 Shackleton was introduced in 1953 and introduced a very different nose position to the MR.1, housing two 20mm cannons, with an additional two in a Dorset turret. Combined with its load of torpedoes or depth chargers the Shackleton in this guise was relatively heavily armed for a maritime patrol aircraft. Other uses for the ‘Growler’ was as a colonial policing machine (replacing the Lincoln in this role) as well as monitoring the oceans for drug and arms smugglers, enforcing UN embargos and Air Sea Rescue Work; a role the aircraft performed admirably throughout its service. Although the AEW.2 version remained in service until 1991, the MR.2 was phased out in favour of the Nimrod in the 1970s.

Scale: 1:72
Skill: 4
Flying Hours: 4
Number of Parts: 269
Dimensions: (mm) L388 X W508
Age Suitability: 8+

Requires painting gluing and assembling. Glue & paint not included!

 
 

Shop Information

Shop Opening

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 09:30-17:30

Closed Wed & Sun

 
 
 

Latest News

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

24 December 2018 - 132Views

Christmas Eve 9:30 to 3:00pm

Dec 25th & 26th - Closed

Dec 27th to 29th -

.

Read more

Sale -Old Stock Clearance!!

14 September 2018 - 631Views

We are having a sort out in the shop and we are putting reduced price items into the Special

.

Read more

Aoshima Plastic Kits

14 April 2018 - 722Views

We have just received a large delivery of Aoshima model kits, including Thunderbirds, various

Read more

Model Railway News

06 June 2016 - 2503Views

We now stock 00 and N Gauge railway !!!!

We are now stocking goods from Hornby,

...

Read more

 
 
 
  • image
  • image
 
 
 

www.mikes-models.co.uk   Copyright: LandanaireModels Ltd 2014

 
 
 

This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you not change browser settings, you agree to it. Learn more

I understand

How we use Cookies

 

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. 

 

We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, track shopping basket contents and remember where you are in the order process.

 

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

 

The following is strictly necessary in the operation of our website.

 

This Website Will:

 

  • Remember what is in your shopping basket
  • Remember where you are in the order process
  • Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure.  You need to be logged in to complete an order.

 

The following are not Strictly Necessary, but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).

 

Functional Cookies

 

This Website Will:

 

  • Track the pages you visits via Google Analytics
  • Targeting Cookies

 

This Website Will:

 

Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook

 

This will not share any personal information with third parties.

 
 
 
eCommerce Template by www.yagendoo.com
^