Manchesters Shackelton WR960

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Manchesters Shackelton WR960

Postby Tonka 71 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:48 am

Just a couple of the Shackelton in the air and space hall of the museum of science and industry. It's quite closely pack in there so full length shots are a no no so here's a couple of nose on shots of the Growler.....

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Thanks for looking why not let me know what you think.....
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Re: Manchesters Shackelton WR960

Postby Sploosher » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:42 pm

not been there for years, thanks for posting.............. :D

nice pics by the way......... ;)

for this sort of picture I use the Sigma 10-20 EX Dc lens,its so wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide :)
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Re: Manchesters Shackelton WR960

Postby RLN » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:18 pm

I like the monochrome shot. More atmospheric; I'm sure that when I saw Shacks flying, when I was a kid, everything was in black and white. :)
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Re: Manchesters Shackelton WR960

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:23 pm

RLN wrote:I like the monochrome shot. More atmospheric; I'm sure that when I saw Shacks flying, when I was a kid, everything was in black and white. :)



And I'm sure you're correct!


"The first test flight of the prototype Shackleton GR.1, serial VW135, was on 9 March 1949"
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
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Re: Manchesters Shackelton WR960

Postby Richw_82 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:20 am

Lovely. I must get across and say hello to WR960 again some time soon. Being indoors since retirement, '960 is probably the best preserved Shackleton out there. No weather or corrosion problems to deal with, and the UV has only got one of the windscreen panels.

We did hear a rumour that WR960 may get moved to Cosford in the future, but couldn't get it confirmed.
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