Titles: Avro Shackleton No’s 1 to 3

The Avro Shackleton was a British long-range maritime patrol aircraft, developed by Avro from the Avro Lincoln bomber with a new fuselage. It was originally used primarily in the anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol aircraft roles, and later adapted for airborne early warning. It served the RAF from 1951 until 1990. It also served in the South African Air Force from 1957 to 1984.

First flown in 1949, a total of 185 were built. The initial version was the MR.1, followed by the MR.2 which introduced various changes brought on by operational experience, including re-location of the radome. The MR.3 variant, the only version exported, had new weapons and navigation equipment plus utilised a tricycle type undercarriage. As weight crept up, it became necessary to add auxiliary jet engines to maintain performance, and Mk2 and Mk3 variants so modified were known as “Phase 3”.

We offer three titles on this aircraft covering most variants of the Shackleton operated by the RAF. Each title is US$9.95. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.

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Title 1 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Shackleton M.R.Mk.1, AP 4267A-PN 2nd Edition dated Nov 1959 with approx. 117 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Shackleton M.R.Mk.2, AP 4267B-PN undated but revised to July 1963 with approx. 153 pages.
  • RAF Operating Data Manual for the Shackleton M.R.Mk.2, AP 4267B-OD at AL.14 dated May 1966 with approx. 58 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Shackleton Mk.2 (Phase 3), AP 101B-1702-1502 dated Apr 1967 with approx. 168 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Shackleton Mk.3 (Phase 3), AP 101B-1703-15 dated Oct 1965 with approx. 178 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s brochure for the Shackleton M.R.3, brochure SB.12 Issue 2 dated Apr 1956, approx. 62 pages. Originally classified SECRET, this presents design studies on the development of the tricycle engined Mk.3 variant.

Title 3 contains:

  • RAF Aircrew Manual for the Shackleton AEW.2, AP 101B-1702-15 (Advance Issue) dated Jan 1972 with approx. 258 pages. (Section 4 – Emergencies is empty, maybe superseded by the FRC.)
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Shackleton T.Mk.4, AP 4267D-PN 2nd Edition dated Feb 1962 with approx. 135 pages.
  • Aircraft Profile No 243 covering the Avro Shackleton, undated with 24 pages.