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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2019, 02:10:53 am »

Could be used to carry oversized loads.


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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2019, 02:12:57 am »
Looking back at the multifarious roles filled by the "Great Contra-rotating Nissen Hut in the Sky" as described in sundry histories I have about me, I think about the only thing a Shackleton HASN'T done is interceptor fighter.......or will one of you prove me misinformed?

Given the size of some of the early Air to Air missile proposals you might have needed something the size of a Shack' to lift them.

Buy two of Freightdog's Canberra P.12 conversions, put one radome on each end and all four missiles under the wings... :wacko:
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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2019, 02:39:19 am »
A pair of modified to suit Thunderbird missiles could  work. The shackleton would  have  a reasonable  standoff  distance  also.
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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2019, 03:31:23 am »

Could be used to carry oversized loads.


But a Beverley would make a much better job of it...........  ;D

Can you imagine asking Blackburn to build an aircraft to fly chunks of space rocket about.... :o


Hmmm, a BeverGuppy? The mind truly BOGGLES!  :o :o :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2019, 03:38:23 am »

Could be used to carry oversized loads.


But a Beverley would make a much better job of it...........  ;D

Can you imagine asking Blackburn to build an aircraft to fly chunks of space rocket about.... :o


Hmmm, a BeverGuppy? The mind truly BOGGLES!  :o :o :o

PMSL - now I've got a vision of a guppy with two huge teeth and a flat tail.... ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2019, 03:18:53 pm »
A pair of modified to suit Thunderbird missiles could  work. The shackleton would  have  a reasonable  standoff  distance  also.
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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2019, 04:01:19 pm »
A pair of modified to suit Thunderbird missiles could  work. The shackleton would  have  a reasonable  standoff  distance  also.
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There was a plan for Vulcans to carry three or possibly four Bloodhounds in the air to air role over the atlantic.  I've seen the drawings.
I vaguely remember  reading  that somewhere  ont tinterweb, I  think  the shackleton version  would  be plausible even if it was a bit slower,  but it could  stay on station  for quite a while
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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2019, 01:48:06 am »
Looking back at the multifarious roles filled by the "Great Contra-rotating Nissen Hut in the Sky" as described in sundry histories I have about me, I think about the only thing a Shackleton HASN'T done is interceptor fighter.......or will one of you prove me misinformed?

Add AIM-9s like they did to the Nimrods in the South Atlantic. Say it's to protect against the Yak-38s in the GIUK gap.

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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2019, 02:23:58 am »
I'm building my own version of the Lockheed EP-3A ARIES using the Frog Avro Shackleton MR.3.  A raid in the spares boxes has been useful.  Where the nose wheel should be is the Falcon vacform conversion EP-3A radome,  on the wingtips is the ESM pods from the Airfix BAe Nimrod MR.2, the Griffons have been exchanged with a pair of turbofan  engines from a Matchbox A-10 kit. The turbofan exhaust pipes are off a C-130 , a little proud but a bit of putty will sort that out. The dorsal hump is from the  David J.Parkins JSTARS conversion set.  This will be a tail sitter with a cut down nose landing gear fitted at the rear of the fuselage.
Paint  scheme,  it looks like the previous builder tried a mat white with dark sea grey. Painted by hand and no masking tape as the joining line is a bit wobbly.
I still have to fill in the nose as I have removed the observation glazed window,  raid my Shackleton spares box for the missing parts.

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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2019, 04:02:00 am »
Looking back at the multifarious roles filled by the "Great Contra-rotating Nissen Hut in the Sky" as described in sundry histories I have about me, I think about the only thing a Shackleton HASN'T done is interceptor fighter.......or will one of you prove me misinformed?

Add AIM-9s like they did to the Nimrods in the South Atlantic. Say it's to protect against the Yak-38s in the GIUK gap.

Put a Phantom's AN/AWG-12 in the tail cone and put Sparrows under the wings.
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Re: Others uses for an Avro shackleton.
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2019, 05:46:09 am »
Looking back at the multifarious roles filled by the "Great Contra-rotating Nissen Hut in the Sky" as described in sundry histories I have about me, I think about the only thing a Shackleton HASN'T done is interceptor fighter.......or will one of you prove me misinformed?

Add AIM-9s like they did to the Nimrods in the South Atlantic. Say it's to protect against the Yak-38s in the GIUK gap.

Put a Phantom's AN/AWG-12 in the tail cone and put Sparrows under the wings.

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