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Avro Shackleton AEW Maritime Patrol Aircraft Lapel Pin

Military Remembrance Pins

  • £800


Top quality metals and great detail on this 45mm double rear fixing lapel pin

This is a lapel depicting the Avro Shackleton AEW

The pin badge is made of high quality metals and is 45mm in length.

The Avro Shackleton was a British long-range maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the South African Air Force (SAAF). It was developed by Avro from the Avro Lincoln bomber, which itself had been a development of the famous wartime Avro Lancaster bomber.

This badge depicts the Airborne Early Warning version flown by 8 Sqn which preceded the modern day AWAACS aircraft

The Shackleton was developed during the late 1940s as part of Britain's military response to the rapid expansion of the Soviet Navy, in particular its submarine force. Produced as the primary type equipping RAF Coastal Command, the Type 696, as it was initially designated, incorporated major elements of the Lincoln, as well as the Avro Tudor passenger aircraft, and was furnished with extensive electronics suites in order to perform the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission along with a much improved crew environment to accommodate the long mission times involved in patrol work. Being known for a short time as the Lincoln ASR.3, it was decided that the Type 696 would be named Shackleton in service, after the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Courtesy Wikipedia


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