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Shackleton MR3, 120 Sqdn, Kinloss by Robin Smith.- Aviation Prints UK
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Shackleton MR3, 120 Sqdn, Kinloss by Robin Smith.


Shackleton MR3, 120 Sqdn, Kinloss by Robin Smith.

One of the true workhorses of the RAF is indeed the Shackleton. A commission for an ex Shackleton pilot, thet print depicts a typical air sea rescue mission. Having dropped a smoke flare, the aircraft flies down wind / cross wind of the stricken vessel. Lindholme gear is then released which consists of a 9 man inflatable dinghy connected by two floating ropes several hundred feet long with survival packs on the ends. The survivors then wind drift into the ropes and haul in the gear.
Item Code : RS0006Shackleton MR3, 120 Sqdn, Kinloss by Robin Smith. - This Edition
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Image size 19 inches x 12 inches (48cm x 31cm)Artist : Robin Smith£60.00

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Shackletons by Geoff Lea.  (View This Item)
Bowing Out (Shackleton) by Ivan Berryman.  (View This Item)
End of an Era by Gerald Coulson.  (View This Item)
Shackleton MR3 120 Sqdn Kinloss by Robin Smith.  (View This Item)

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The Aircraft :
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ShackletonThe first prototype flew on 9th March 1949. The Shackleton was a development of the famous Avro Lancaster Bomber. and the Shackleton was designed for use for coastal Command. The First RAF squadrons to be equipped with the aircraft were NO. 120 squadron at Kinloss in 1951 followed by another 7 squadrons by 1953. The MR2 mark aircrafts began replacing the mK1's in 1954.. These aircraft saw long service with the last MR3 being retired in 1971 but a Airborne early warning variant joined no 8 squadron in January 1972. Crew: six to ten. Speed: 302 mph. range: 4215 at 200 mph at 1500 feet. Service ceiling 19,200 feet. Armament: two 20mm Hispano cannon in nose, two 20mm Hispano cannon in B.17 dorsal turret. Two .50in machine guns in tail

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A pilot with 625 Sqn before being chosen for Pathfinders on Lancasters, joining 582 Sqn and completing 59 operations. Roy was wounded on a daylight operation spending two months in hospital, finally completing his tour in March 1945.
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