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Avro Shackleton MR. 2

Avro Shackleton MR.2 of 42 Squadron RAF from St Eval on patrol off Cornwall 26 November 1956

The Royal Air Force Museum is Britain's only national museum dedicated wholly to aviation

Media ID 1275354

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Refresh your home decor with a beautiful full photo 16"x16" (40x40cm) cushion, complete with cushion pad insert. Printed on both sides and made from 100% polyester with a zipper on the bottom back edge of the cushion cover. Care Instructions: Warm machine wash, do not bleach, do not tumble dry. Warm iron inside out. Do not dry clean.

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Estimated Product Size is 40cm x 40cm (15.7" x 15.7")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This evocative photograph captures the Avro Shackleton MR.2 of 42 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF), on patrol off the coast of Cornwall on 26 November 1956. The Avro Shackleton was a vital component of the RAF's postwar maritime patrol fleet, designed primarily for anti-submarine warfare and search and rescue missions. The image, taken by renowned aviation photographer Charles E. Brown, showcases the aircraft's distinctive features, including its large wings, powerful engines, and the distinctive shape of its radome, which housed its advanced radar system. The Shackleton's distinctive markings, including the squadron insignia of a red lion rampant on a gold background, are clearly visible on the fuselage. The Avro Shackleton MR.2 was an evolution of the earlier Shackleton MR.1, which had seen action during the Falklands War in 1982. This particular aircraft was based at St Eval in Cornwall, a strategic location for maritime patrols in the North Atlantic. The Shackleton's advanced capabilities, including its ability to fly for extended periods at low altitudes, made it an essential asset for the RAF in the postwar era, as the threat of submarine warfare remained a significant concern. The photograph also serves as a poignant reminder of the brave men and women who served in the RAF during this period, risking their lives to protect the United Kingdom's shores and interests. The Avro Shackleton MR.2, with its impressive capabilities and iconic design, remains a symbol of the RAF's commitment to maritime patrol and search and rescue missions, and this photograph captures a moment in history that continues to resonate with aviation enthusiasts and historians alike.

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