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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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Introducing the Media Storehouse Framed Print of "Avro Shackleton MR.2" by renowned aviation artist Charles E. Brown. This stunning piece of art showcases a classic Avro Shackleton MR.2 aircraft from the Royal Air Force (RAF), captured in action during a patrol off the coast of Cornwall on 26 November 1956. Part of the 42 Squadron based at RAF St. Eval, this iconic aircraft was a staple of maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare during the Cold War era. Bring the history and legacy of the RAF into your home or office with this beautifully framed print, a stunning addition to any aviation enthusiast's collection.

Premium Paradise Wooden Range A1 Premium Poster Frame (86x62cm) with A2 Poster (59x42cm) and mounted behind a white matt board to make your photo really stand out. FSC Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified for environmental, social, and economic sustainably. High transparency tempered glass window with a smooth finished frame. Great for filling empty walls, decorating blank spaces, or creating eye-catching gallery walls. Frames arrive ready to hang. Sent with secure, protective packaging. Smooth wooden veneer mimics the real wood look and feel with ultra-durable scratch resistance tempered glass.

Ready to Hang Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints. To ensure the paper is held securely the visible picture may be marginally smaller than quoted.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 58.8cm x 58.8cm (23.1" x 23.1")

Estimated Product Size is 86.6cm x 62cm (34.1" x 24.4")

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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