Airfix Avro Shackleton MR.2, 1:72 Scale, Model Kit
The MR.2 Shackleton was introduced in 1953 and introduced a very different nose position to the MR.1, housing two 20 mm cannons, with an additional two in a Dorset turret. Combined with its load of torpedoes or depth chargers the Shackleton in this guise was relatively heavily armed for a maritime patrol aircraft. Other uses for the ‘Growler’ was as a colonial policing machine (replacing the Lincoln in this role) as well as monitoring the oceans for drug and arms smugglers, enforcing UN embargos and Air Sea Rescue Work; a role the aircraft performed admirably throughout its service. Although the AEW.2 version remained in service until 1991, the MR.2 was phased out in favor of the Nimrod in the 1970's.
- 1:72 Scale Maritime Patrol Aircraft Plastic Model Kit
- Skill Level 4 (where 1 is for beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeler)
- Number of Parts: 269
- Dimensions (in): L 15.28 inches X W 20 inches
Construction and painting required. Glue and paints need to be purchased separately.
DUE TO SMALL PARTS THAT MAY BE SWALLOWED KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN AGE 3 AND YOUNGER.