Avro Shackleton

The Avro Shackleton was a British long-range maritime patrol aircraft for use by the Royal Air Force. It was developed by Avro from the Avro Lincoln bomber with a new fuselage. It was originally used primarily in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) roles, and was later adapted for airborne early warning (AEW), search and rescue (SAR) and other roles from 1951 until 1990. It also served in the South African Air Force from 1957 to 1984. The type is named after the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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Avro Shackleton - Specifications
... General characteristics Crew 10 Length 87 ft 4 in (26.61 m) Wingspan 120 ft (36.58 m) Height 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m) Wing area 1,421 ft² (132 m²) Airfoil modified NACA 23018 at root, NACA 23012 at wingtip Empty weight 51,400 lb (23,300 kg) Max ... takeoff weight 86,000 lb (39,000 kg Fuel capacity 4,258 imperial gallons (19,360 L) Powerplant 4 × Rolls-Royce Griffon 57 liquid-cooled V12 engine, 1,960 hp (1,460 kW) each Propellers contra-rotating propeller, 2 per engine Propeller diameter 13 ft (4 m) Performance Maximum speed 260 kn (300 mph, 480 km/h) Range 1,950 nmi (2,250 mi, 3,620 km) Endurance 14.6 hours Service ceiling 20,200 ft (6,200 m) Max ...