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Avro Shackleton MR2 WL796

Avro Shackleton MR2, WL796, overflying the flight line at the 1953 Farnborough Air Show on only the starboard outer engine. It is carrying a Mk3 lifeboat. Date: 1953

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1953 Avro Farnborough Lifeboat Outer Overflying Shackleton Starboard


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This photograph captures the moment of excitement and innovation during the 1953 Farnborough Air Show as an Avro Shackleton MR2, registration number WL796, gracefully flies over the flight line. The Avro Shackleton MR2, a versatile maritime patrol aircraft, is renowned for its long-range capabilities and anti-submarine warfare prowess. In this photograph, we see the Avro Shackleton MR2 in its prime, showcasing its distinctive features. The plane is carrying a Mk3 lifeboat, an essential component of its search and rescue mission. However, what sets this flight apart is the fact that only the starboard outer engine is in operation, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the scene. The Avro Shackleton MR2 was a popular attraction at air shows due to its impressive capabilities and versatility. The 1953 Farnborough Air Show was no exception, with this aircraft drawing large crowds as it made its way over the flight line. The photograph captures the essence of the event, with the Avro Shackleton MR2 standing out against the backdrop of other aircraft and the flight line below. The Avro Shackleton MR2, with its Mk3 lifeboat, was a testament to the advanced technology and engineering of the time. This photograph is a reminder of the rich history of aviation and the important role that aircraft like the Avro Shackleton MR2 played in shaping the future of transportation and military capabilities.

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