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Shackleton AEW aircraft

Country of Origin: Britain


The Shackleton was derived from the British Avro Lincoln of post-World War II fame, and evolved from a maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft used in anti-submarine warfare into an airborne early warning (AEW) platform. In its long career, the aircraft was also used as a bomber and as an emergency troop transport.

The Shackleton configuration revealed its origins as a heavy bomber. Its broad, mid-mounted wing had a high aspect ratio and consisted of a rectangular center...

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