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1/72 Scale Avro Shackleton AEW.2

1/72 Scale Avro Shackleton AEW.2
Brand: Revell
Product Code: REV04920
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The Shackleton was a purpose-built aircraft for the maritime patrol role; however, the legacy of Avro’s preceding aircraft is present in many aspects of the overall design. The centre section of the Shackleton’s wing originates from the Lincoln, while the outer wing and undercarriage were sourced from the Tudor outer wings; at one stage during development, the tail plane had closely resembled the Lincoln’s, but were enlarged and changed soon after. An entirely new fuselage was adopted, being wider and deeper to provide a large space in which to accommodate the crew, their equipment, and a large bomb-bay. Later variants of the Shackleton were substantially redesigned, adopting a new nose-wheel undercarriage, redesigned wings and centre section, and a larger fuel capacity for more range.

The Merlin engines were replaced with the larger, more powerful and slower revving Rolls-Royce Griffons with 13 ft (4 m)-diameter contra-rotating propellers. This engine’s distinctive noise often caused pilots to develop high-tone deafness. Use of the Griffon was necessitat-ed by the Shackleton weighing more than the preceding Lincoln, and suffering from greater drag. The Griffon provided equivalent power to the Merlins but at lower engine speed, which led to greater fuel efficiency in the dense air encountered at a low altitude; the Shackleton would often loiter for several hours at roughly 500 feet or lower when hunting submarines. This also made for less engine stress and hence greater reliability. Using conventional propellers would have needed an increase in propeller diameter to absorb the engine’s power and torque, this was not possible due to space limitations imposed by the undercarriage length and engine nacelle positioning; the contra-rotating propellers gave greater blade area within the same propeller diameter

Specifications:
Parts : 193
Length : 370mm
Wingspan : 506mm

Options for two aircraft are included:
- Avro Shackleton AEW.2 No.8 Squadron Royal Air Force Lossiemouth, Scotland Late 1973
- Avro Shackleton AEW.2 No.8 Squadron Royal Air Force Lossiemouth, Scotland June 1981
 

 

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The Shackleton was a purpose-built aircraft for the maritime patrol role; however, the legacy of Avro’s preceding aircraft is present in many aspects of the overall design. The centre section of the Shackleton’s wing originates from the Lincoln, while the outer wing and undercarriage were sourced from the Tudor outer wings; at one stage during development, the tail plane had closely resembled the Lincoln’s, but were enlarged and changed soon after. An entirely new fuselage was adopted, being wider and deeper to provide a large space in which to accommodate the crew, their equipment, and a large bomb-bay. Later variants of the Shackleton were substantially redesigned, adopting a new nose-wheel undercarriage, redesigned wings and centre section, and a larger fuel capacity for more range.

The Merlin engines were replaced with the larger, more powerful and slower revving Rolls-Royce Griffons with 13 ft (4 m)-diameter contra-rotating propellers. This engine’s distinctive noise often caused pilots to develop high-tone deafness. Use of the Griffon was necessitat-ed by the Shackleton weighing more than the preceding Lincoln, and suffering from greater drag. The Griffon provided equivalent power to the Merlins but at lower engine speed, which led to greater fuel efficiency in the dense air encountered at a low altitude; the Shackleton would often loiter for several hours at roughly 500 feet or lower when hunting submarines. This also made for less engine stress and hence greater reliability. Using conventional propellers would have needed an increase in propeller diameter to absorb the engine’s power and torque, this was not possible due to space limitations imposed by the undercarriage length and engine nacelle positioning; the contra-rotating propellers gave greater blade area within the same propeller diameter

Specifications:
Parts : 193
Length : 370mm
Wingspan : 506mm

Options for two aircraft are included:
- Avro Shackleton AEW.2 No.8 Squadron Royal Air Force Lossiemouth, Scotland Late 1973
- Avro Shackleton AEW.2 No.8 Squadron Royal Air Force Lossiemouth, Scotland June 1981
 

 

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