Aircraft Photo of WR960 | Avro 696 Shackleton AEW2 | UK - Air Force | #77487
Registration / Serial:WR960
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 696/716 Shackleton
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 696/716 Shackleton
Aircraft Version:Avro 696 Shackleton AEW2
C/n (msn):[ WR960 ]
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Unit Markings:8 Sqn
Aircraft Name:Dougal
City / Area:Manchester / Museum of Science & Industry [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Manchester Museum of Science and Industry
Photo Date:10 July 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 77487
Photo Comment

Now preserved in the super Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. This Shackleton was built at Woodford in 1954 and served with various squadrons in a martime reconnaisance role. In 1972 she was converted to fulfill an AEW role and named 'Dougal' (can you spot him?) as all 8 Sqn aircraft were named after characters in either The Magic Roundabout or Herb Garden.

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