AVRO 696 Shackleton

Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Avro Shackleton MR3 © Jaco du Plessis
Photo ©: Jaco du Plessis (photos at airliners.net)
The AVRO 696 Shackleton is a four-engine long-range maritime patrol aircraft produced by the British manufacturer AVRO, A.V. Roe and Company. The Shackleton was also used as an Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft.
The AVRO Shackleton was developed on base of the AVRO 694 Lincoln. The sole export customer was South Africa. Series 3 (MR.3 phase 2) Shackleton were equipped with 2 additional Rolls-Royce Viper 203 Turbojet Engines.
Crew10
Propulsion4 Piston Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Griffon 57A
Engine Power (each)1831 kW2455 hp
Speed485 km/h262 kts
  302 mph
Service Ceiling5.669 m18.600 ft
Range4.260 km2.300 NM
2.647 mi.
Empty Weight26.218 kg57.800 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight44.452 kg98.000 lbs
Wing Span36,52 m119 ft 10 in
Wing Area132,0 m1421 ft
Length28,19 m92 ft 6 in
Height7,11 m23 ft 4 in
First Flight09.03.1949
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1951-1958
Total Production185
ICAO CodeSHAC
Data for (Version)Avro 696 Shackleton MR.3

[Photo-ID: 10872] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Avro Shackleton AEW2, Royal Air Force, WL790, c/n R3/696/239009, Karsten Palt, 2015Avro
Shackleton AEW2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WL790
c/n: R3/696/239009
 
ex N790WL
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10873] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Avro Shackleton AEW2, Royal Air Force, WL790, c/n R3/696/239009, Karsten Palt, 2015Avro
Shackleton AEW2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WL790
c/n: R3/696/239009
 
ex N790WL
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6974] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Avro Shackleton MR3/3, Royal Air Force, WR977, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Avro
Shackleton MR3/3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WR977
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6975] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Avro Shackleton MR3/3, Royal Air Force, WR977, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Avro
Shackleton MR3/3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WR977
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 1290] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
AVRO Shackleton MR3/3, Royal Air Force, XF708, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008AVRO
Shackleton MR3/3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XF708
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]