Avro Shackleton MR2 1:72

Avro Shackleton MR2 1:72

$59.99

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Avro Shackleton MR2 1:72

$59.99

Item Code: A11004

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More information on the Avro Shackleton MR2 can be seen in Workbench

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.

With special permission and help from the Shackleton Preservation Trust, Airfix have been granted exclusive access to the original aircraft as well as the original drawings to produce the high detail CAD imagery for this model. http://www.avroshackleton.co.uk/

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y Technical Specification & Detail

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

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sssss 5

Amazingly detailed

This is honestly one of my favourite models I’ve ever built. I decided to cut away bits of the fuselage in 3 places to show the highly detailed interior. This model has amazing detail on the inside, especially in the cockpit and navigator’s area. My one concern is that some of the other interior compartments are not detailed enough, mainly the rear observer’s area and the crew rest area. Other than that, this model is great, with lots of decals and easy to follow instructions.

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Stunning!

A brilliant kit, superbly engineered and well thought out. The fit is so good that I painted the wings off the fuselage and fitted them later, with no filling or work required at the wing to fuselage joint. Can't wait to start my AEW.2!

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Stunning Kit

Having purchased this kit from an Airfix Stockist, I was absolutely stunned at the level of detail. It's not a kit for the beginner and requires a lot attention to the instructions and knowing when to skip to later parts in order gain a proper fit and finish. My only criticisms would be, parts of the interior aren't detailed - namely the galley/rest area and the rear observers area. Plus you need to fettle the top corner of the radar consul in order to do variant A (224 Squadron - my Grandfather's Squadron in WW2 btw) with the dorsal turret. Overall a stunning kit.

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