Chartres, John.


Ian Allan, 1st ed., 1989. 128 pp., frontis., profusely illustrated with photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 30 x 22cm. FINE. To mark the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Avro Shackleton, this book draws on first hand experiences as it recalls the aircraft’s evolution, subsequent service in the MR role and as a peace-keeper in the Middle and Far East ‘bush’ wars of the 1950’s and 60’s. Designed as a maritime patrol aircraft for RAF Coastal Command, the Shackleton served with squadrons both at home and overseas, and with units of the SAAF. Profusely illustrated with photographs.

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