Aeroplane Icons Issue 21: Avro Shackleton - OUT NOW!

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Posts: 2,128 FEATURING: LANCASTER LINEAGE The RAF looks for a new maritime reconnaissance aircraft and Avro creates the final derivative of its legendary Lancaster design. INTO SERVICE The first Shackletons are delivered to RAF Coastal Command while work progresses on a new variant of the aircraft. THIRD TIME LUCKY While the early versions of the Shackleton settle into RAF service, a new derivative is conceived and manufactured. RETIREMENT AND RESURRECTION The RAF’s maritime reconnaissance fleet approaches retirement. But the Shackleton returns, ready for a new life in a very different role. AIRBORNE IN THE SHACKLETON John Botwood describes a typical Shackleton training sortie from RAF Ballykelly, during the 1950s. THE AVRO SHACKLETON IN DETAIL AND MUCH MORE! Aeroplane Icons Issue 21: Avro Shackleton is AVAILABLE NOW for just £7.95 from the Key Online Shop. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy from WHSmith or other leading newsagents or download your digital version here.
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