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Avro Shackleton MR. 2



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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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Postwar Royal Air Force


20"x16" (+3" Border) Fine Art Print

Experience the timeless beauty and history with our exquisite Avro Shackleton MR.2 Fine Art Print by Charles E Brown. This captivating piece of aviation art showcases the iconic Avro Shackleton MR.2 of 42 Squadron RAF in action off the coast of Cornwall during a patrol mission in 1956. Each print is meticulously produced using the highest quality materials to bring out the intricate details and vibrant colors of the original artwork. Add a touch of history and sophistication to your home or office décor with this stunning Fine Art Print from Media Storehouse's aviation collection.

20x16 image printed on 26x22 Fine Art Rag Paper with 3" (76mm) white border. Our Fine Art Prints are printed on 300gsm 100% acid free, PH neutral paper with archival properties. This printing method is used by museums and art collections to exhibit photographs and art reproductions.

Our fine art prints are high-quality prints made using a paper called Photo Rag. This 100% cotton rag fibre paper is known for its exceptional image sharpness, rich colors, and high level of detail, making it a popular choice for professional photographers and artists. Photo rag paper is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print. If you can afford to spend more on a higher quality paper, then Photo Rag is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 50.8cm x 40.6cm (20" x 16")

Estimated Product Size is 66cm x 55.9cm (26" x 22")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

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


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EDITORS COMMENTS
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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