Shackleton MR.Mk.2

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Shackleton MR.Mk.2
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GarageImage Shackleton MR.Mk.2.jpg
Shackleton MR.Mk.2
Research:82 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:240 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Shackleton MR.Mk.2 is a rank IV British bomber with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB), 6.0 (RB), and 6.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 000 m515 km/h
Turn time30 s
Max altitude10 210 m
Engine4 х Rolls-Royce Griffon 57A
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight39 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 487 469 10210 31.3 32.4 7.0 7.0 1,000
Upgraded 520 516 28.4 29.5 __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
583 438 425 404 301 ~3 ~1
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ > ___

Survivability and armour

Crew10 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear438 km/h

The Shackleton MR.Mk.2 has large wings where the fuel tank are located. There are two pilots and eight gunners in total, but only two use turrets, the top gunner and the nose gunner, if the top gunner is taken out the Shackleton becomes much easier to kill. There is only one steel armour plate of 8 mm covering the roof turret gunner.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 990 → 5 011 Sl icon.png
RB28 120 → 35 318 Sl icon.png
SB43 720 → 54 912 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications71 400 Rp icon.png
117 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 900 Ge icon.png
Crew training68 000 Sl icon.png
Experts240 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces620 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 270 / 100 % Sl icon.png
184 / 184 / 184 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
4 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
4 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
5 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 600 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
4 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 300 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
4 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 300 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
7 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
5 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 600 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
7 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
hispano_mk5_turret_belt_pack
Research:
4 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
SUBC mk.I
Research:
5 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 600 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods turret gun.png
hispano_mk5_turret_new_gun
Research:
4 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 300 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MBC mk.III
Research:
4 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 300 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
HRC mk.8
Research:
7 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Suspended armament

Number of setups7
List of setups
Setup 118 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 225 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bomb
Setup 315 x 1000 lb M.C. Mk.I bomb
Setup 48 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 58 x RP-3 rockets
18 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 68 x RP-3 rockets
25 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bomb
Setup 78 x RP-3 rockets
15 x 1000 lb M.C. Mk.I bomb

The Shackleton MR.Mk.2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 18 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 25 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bombs (12,500 lb total)
  • 15 x 1,000 lb M.C. Mk.I bombs (15,000 lb total)
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets + 18 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets + 25 x 500 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.II bombs (12,500 lb total)
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets + 15 x 1,000 lb M.C. Mk.I bombs (15,000 lb total)

The 15 x 1,000 lb M.C. Mk.I loadout is ideal to destroy bases and airfields. Only 5 bombs are required to destroy normal bases and 3 to destroy weaker bases. A squad of 3 Shackletons is capable of destroying all bases and the airfield without landing on some maps. Given that most Air RB maps at its BR consist of respawning bases with a prevalence of attackers, you will rarely be able to drop all 15 bombs on bases without having to wait for at least 1 to respawn

Defensive armament

Turret2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannon
Ammunition700 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Turret2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannon
Ammunition600 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Shackleton MR.Mk.2 is defended by:

  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, nose turret (300 rpg = 600 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, dorsal turret (350 rpg = 700 total)

The 20 mm cannons are mounted at the front and on top of the plane leaving directly behind and below very vulnerable.

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decent climb rate for a heavy bomber
  • Notably powerful WEP
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks and overall structural integrity make it resilient to fires
  • Heavy bomb load and access to RP-3 rockets
  • 20 mm defensive cannons are strong and will destroy most pursuing aircraft

Cons:

  • The bomber risks ripping wings when turning at high speeds (~500 km/h)
  • No armour, prone to pilot sniping
  • Lacks defensive belly armament
  • High-risk/high-reward playstyle

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Avro Aircraft
Bombers  Lancaster B Mk I · Lancaster B Mk III · Lincoln B Mk II · Shackleton MR.Mk.2

Britain bombers
Torpedo  Swordfish Mk I · Swordfish Mk II · ▄Avenger Mk II
Dive  V-156-B1
Hydroplanes  ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk V
Light  Blenheim Mk IV · Beaufort Mk VIII · ▄Hudson Mk V · Brigand B 1
Based on A20  ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7
Hampden  Hampden Mk I · Hampden TB Mk I
Wellington  Wellington Mk Ic · Wellington Mk Ic/L · Wellington Mk III · Wellington Mk X
Halifax  Halifax B Mk IIIa
Stirling  Stirling B Mk I · Stirling B Mk III
Lancaster  Lancaster B Mk I · Lancaster B Mk III
Lincoln  Lincoln B Mk II
Shackleton  Shackleton MR.Mk.2