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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


10"x8" (25x20cm) Table Top Metal Print

Experience the timeless beauty and history of aviation with our Media Storehouse Metal Print featuring the iconic Avro Shackleton MR.2 by Charles E Brown. This stunning image captures the Avro Shackleton MR.2 of 42 Squadron RAF in action off the coast of Cornwall on November 26, 1956. With its distinctive shape and intricate details, this metal print brings the past to life, making it a perfect addition to any room in your home or office. Each print is meticulously crafted using high-quality metal sheets coated with a durable, scratch-resistant finish. The vibrant colors and sharp details will not fade or peel, ensuring your print remains a cherished piece of art for years to come. Order yours today and relive the history of the Royal Air Force with this stunning Avro Shackleton MR.2 metal print.

Table Top Metal Prints feature rounded corners and an easel back for easy display. Available in two sizes, 18x13cm (7x5) or 25x20cm (10x8). Lightweight and vibrant, they are perfect for displaying artwork and are guaranteed to add style to any desk or table top. The unique material is fade, moisture, chemical and scratch resistant to help ensure this art lasts a lifetime.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 20.3cm (10" x 8")

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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