FROM THE WORKSHOP: AVRO SHACKLETON

Ken Ellis examines one of Newark Air Museum’s most ambitious projects – completed in open air conditions

FROM THE WORKSHOP

AVRO SHACKLETON

Festooned in scaffolding, Newark’s Shackleton MR.3 WR977 at the beginning of the project.

Newark Air Museum has two impressive aircraft display halls, but neither is in a league to take an airframe the size of an Avro Shackleton maritime patroller. This year is the 40th anniversary of MR.3 WR977’s arrival at the Nottinghamshire collection, all of that time spent as an external exhibit. To prepare it for many more years on show, a major refurbishing programme initiated in early 2016 had to be carried out in the open air.

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