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AR697EW  ShackleSky

 
     
  The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat  
     
  See also : Illustrations :
 AR697EW Front Top
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 AR697EW.Bottom
 AR697EW.Profile
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Variants :
 AR683B7.LancaStar
 AR683M3.LancaMar
 AR694B2.LincolnStar
 AR696AS.ShackleStar
 AR697EW.ShackleSky
Related pages :
 11.103.Bombers
 77.403.Internal.Bombs
 A683 WWII.Lancaster
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 A696 Shackleton/AEW
 

INTRODUCTION

The AR697EW ShackleSky is a fantasy Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft loosely inspired by the Avro A696 Shackleton AEW2, and A716 Shackleton MRIII, which evolved from the Avro A683 Lancaster, a WWII British bomber:

Operators

Op Role

QTY

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

U.K.

AF BB

-

A683

Lancaster B.I

1940 1950                        

Argentina

AF BB

16

A683

Lancaster B.I

1948 1966 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1966  

Canada

AF BB

226

A683

Lancaster B.X

1945 ?                        
                                         

U.K.

AF MAP

-

A683

Lancaster MR

1946 1953                        

Canada

AF ASW

(52)

A683

Lancaster MR

1952 1965 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1965    

France

NA ASW

58

A683

Lancaster MR

1952 1965 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1965    
                                         

U.K.

AF BB

520

A694

Lincoln B.II

1945 1955                        

Argentina

AF BB

30

A694

Lincoln B.II

1947 1967 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1967

Australia

AF BB

73

A694

Lincoln Mk30/31

1946 1961 >> >> >> >> >> 1961            
                                         

U.K.

AF ASW

-

A696/716

Shackleton MR

1951 1971 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

South.Africa

AF ASW

8

A716

Shackleton MR3

1957 1985   1957 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
                                         

U.K.

AF AEW

-

A696

Shackleton EW2

1972 1991                        

The ShackleSky  in Atlantic Air Combat™

The presence in AAC of a design mimicking the British Lancaster bomber (and variants) is due to the late use of Lancaster and Lincoln  bombers by Argentina and the use of its ASW derivative, the Shackleton, by both the Royal and the South African Air forces.  Although replaced by other aircrafts in the late fifties with Britain, Canada and France, the AR683M3 stands for the maritime patrol variant they used for the benefit of aficionados.  All AAC variants have similar performances, share the same bomb bay and therefore do not respect all original details.  The AR683M3 and variants will be available and referred to under the following colors and designations :

The real British Shackleton AEW2 did not enter service before 1972 (more on www.avroshackleton.com about the real thing), definitely making the AR697EW a fantasy.  Its presence in AAC derives from the necessity to offer in-flight assistance and directions to players outside the coverage of land or sea based friendly radars.  Mainly intended for the North Atlantic under British colors, the AR697EW will also be made available to both Argentina and South Africa to support the South Atlantic part of the game.

Like all AEW aircrafts in Atlantic Air Combat™, the ShackleSky  is exclusively operated by the game engine (AI) and is not available for players.

AR683B7 LancaStar Bomber standing for the Lancaster B.I 400 gal fuel tank in bomb bay (optional)
AR683M3 LancaMar ASW standing for the Lancaster MR.III 400 gal fuel tank in bomb bay (removable)
AR694B2 LincolnStar Bomber standing for the Lincoln B.II 400 gal fuel tank in bomb bay (optional)
AR696AS ShackleStar ASW standing for the Shackleton MR.II 400 gal fuel tank in bomb bay (removable)
AR696EW ShackleSky AEW standing for the Shackleton AEW exclusive to the game AI

The ShackleSky  Radar Performances

NATO, NECO, and NONA AEW aircrafts use the same AAC AEW "radar", the APS20/Leona.  It has the following detection ranges
   

Light aircrafts 20 nmi Submarine periscope 20 nmi Tank sized land targets 65 nmi
Fighter sized aircrafts 65 nmi Destroyer sized ships 200 nmi Truck sized land targets 85 nmi
Bomber sized aircrafts 85 nmi Cruiser sized ships 250 nmi Maping 250 nmi

DETAILED AAC SPECIFICATIONS

Aircraft.ID     A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Aircraft.NAME     Lancaster LancaStar LancaMar LincolnStar ShackleStar ShackleSky
DETAILS 3 3 3 3 4 4 8 4 8 4 8 4 8 4 8 4 8
Category Fighter - Bomber Bomber ASW Bomber ASW AEW
Genre Seaplane, etc - - - - - - -
Sub-Genre Vintage - Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage
Carrier.Capable YES/NO - No No No No No No
Launch=No.catap YES/NO - No No No No No No
Pressurized YES/NO - No No No No No No
DIMENSIONS     A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Length   - 69'06" 70'10" 70'10" 78'08" 86'03" 85'08"
Span   - 102'00" 102'00" 102'00" 120'00" 120'00" 120'00"
Height   - - - - - 20'11 20'11
ENGINES     A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Engine-1:ID Piston Q 4 Merlin 24 4 RR.ME200 4 RR.ME200 4 V1651.68 4 RR.GF570 4 RR.GF570
Engine-1:Pwr1 Military hp 1280.hp 1280.hp 1280.hp 1750.hp 1960.hp 1960.hp
Engine-1:Pwr2 extra lbf // // // // 2345.hp 2345.hp
Engine-1:Propeller Diam - 13'04" 13'04" 13'04" 13'00" 13'00" 13'00"
AVIONICS     A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Avionics: Radar ID H2S/H2X H2MK4 H2MK4 H2MK4 H2MK4 ATS20
Avionics: IRST ID - // // // // //
Avionics: Warn ID Village Inn ATG03 ATG03 ATG03 ATG03 ATG03
Avionics: Sonobuoy ID ARR3 // ATS16 // ATS16 //
FEATURES     A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Engine-1:Reverse   - no no no no no no
IFR:boom Fixed - no no no no no no
IFR:boom Retract - no no no no no no
IFR:receptacle   - no no no no no no
IFR:receptacle Doors - no no no no no no
Air.Brakes   - no no no no no no
Flaps   - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Landing.Gear   - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Landing.Gear Retract - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arresting.Hook   - no no no no no no
Brake.Chute   - no no no no no no
Wingfold Powered - no no no no no no
Canopy.Opening InFlight - no no no no no no
Navigation.Lights   - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fire.Extinguisers Engines - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bomb/Cargo.Doors   - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search.Light   - no no Yes no Yes no
Crew   Q 7 1400.lb 7 1400.lb 7 1400.lb 7 1400.lb 10 2000.lb 10 2000.lb
Egress.Procedure Pilot - Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out
Egress.Procedure Co-Pilot - Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out
Egress.Procedure Navigator - Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out
Egress.Procedure Engineer - Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out
Egress.Procedure Operator-1 - - - - - Bail Out Bail Out
Egress.Procedure Operator-2 - - - - - Bail Out Bail Out
Egress.Procedure Operator-3 - - - - - Bail Out Bail Out
Egress.Procedure Gunner/F - Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out
Egress.Procedure Gunner/D - Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out
Egress.Procedure Gunner/V - Bail Out - - - - -
Egress.Procedure Gunner/T - Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out Bail Out
WEAPONS INTERNAL   A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Recce.Pack Inbuilt - - // - // - // - // - // - //
Gun.Turret: N Nose - 7.7 2×B303 12.7 2×ANM2 7.7 2×B303 12.7 2×ANM2 20.0 2×H404 - //
Gun.Turret: D Dorsal - 7.7 2×B303 12.7 2×ANM2 7.7 2×B303 20.0 2×H404 20.0 2×H404 - //
Gun.Turret: V Ventral - 7.7 2×B303 - // - // - // - // - //
Gun.Turret: T Tail - 7.7 4×B303 12.7 2×ANM2 7.7 4×B303 12.7 2×ANM2 12.7 2×ANM3 - //
FUEL INTERNAL   A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Fuel:Internal Std   2154.gal 2154.gal 2154.gal

3580.gal

4322.gal 4322.gal
Fuel:Internal Extra   400.gal // 400.gal // 400.gal //
WEIGHTS  & LOADS   A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Weight: Empty - 41000 lb 41000 lb 41500 lb 44192 lb 51000 lb 59000 lb
Crew: 200 lb/@ Q 7 1400.lb 7 1400.lb 7 1400.lb 7 1400.lb 10 2000.lb 10 2000.lb
Fuel:Int.AvGas gal×7.20 Q 2154 15509.lb 2154 15509.lb 2154 15509.lb 3580 25776.lb 4322 31118.lb 4322 31118.lb
Fuel:Int.AvGas gal×7.20 Q - .lb - .lb 400 2880.lb - .lb 400 2880.lb // //
Gun.Turret:N rpg Q 1000 208 lb 500 288 lb 999 208 lb 500 288 lb 300 456 lb // //
Gun.Turret:D rpg Q 1000 208 lb 500 288 lb 999 208 lb 300 456 lb 300 456 lb // //
Gun.Turret:V rpg Q 1000 208 lb // // // // // // // // // //
Gun.Turret:T rpg Q 2500 1040 lb 500 288 lb 999 416 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb // //
Sub-Total-1 Basic - 59573.lb 58773.lb 62121.lb 72500.lb 88 198.lb 92118.lb
PAYLOADS INTERNAL   A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Bombs: Mk030 100 lb Q ×  lb ×45 4 500 lb ×36 3 600 lb ×45 4 500 lb ×45 4 500 lb // //
Bombs: Mk057 250 lb Q ×  lb ×28 7 000 lb ×16 4 000 lb ×28 7 000 lb ×28 7 000 lb // //
Bombs: Mk064 500 lb Q ×20 10 000 lb ×24 12 000 lb ×16 8 000 lb ×24 12 000 lb ×24 12 000 lb // //
Bombs: Mk117 750 lb Q ×  lb ×12 9 000 lb ×  9 6750 lb ×12 9 000 lb ×12 9 000 lb // //
Bombs: Mk065 1 000 lb Q ×14 14 000 lb ×15 15 000 lb ×  9 9 000 lb ×15 15 000 lb ×15 15 000 lb // //
Bombs: Mk066 2 000 lb Q ×  lb ×  8 16 000 lb ×  6 12 000 lb ×  8 16 000 lb ×  8 16 000 lb // //
Bombs: Mk118 3 000 lb Q ×  lb ×  4 12 000 lb ×  3 9 000 lb ×  4 12 000 lb ×  4 12 000 lb // //
Bombs: HC040 4 000 lb Q ×  3 12 000 lb ×  3 12 000 lb // - lb ×  3 12 000 lb ×  3 12 000 lb // //
Bombs: Mk056 4 750 lb Q ×  lb ×  3 14 250 lb // - lb ×  3 14 250 lb ×  3 14 250 lb // //
Bombs: HC080 8 000 lb Q ×  2 16 000 lb ×  2 16 000 lb // - lb ×  2 16 000 lb ×  2 16 000 lb // //
Bombs: HC120 12 000 lb Q ×  1 12 000 lb ×  1 12 000 lb // - lb ×  1 12 000 lb ×  1 12 000 lb // //
Bombs: 12T10 12 000 lb Q ×  1 12 000 lb ×  1 12 000 lb // - lb ×  1 12 000 lb ×  1 12 000 lb // //
Mines : SM109 1 850 lb Q ×  6 11 100 lb ×  6 11 100 lb ×  6 11 100 lb ×  6 11 100 lb ×  6 11 100 lb // //
Mines : SM501 550 lb Q ×  lb ×16 13 200 lb ×16 13 200 lb ×16 13 200 lb ×24 13 200 lb // //
Mines : SM520 1 100 lb Q ×  lb ×10 11 000 lb ×  6 6 600 lb ×10 11 000 lb ×10 11 000 lb // //
Mines : SM390 2 000 lb Q ×  lb ×  8 16 000 lb ×  6 12 000 lb ×  8 16 000 lb ×  8 16 000 lb // //
Sonob: ACRT1 40 lb Q ×  9 360 lb // // ×  9 360 lb // // ×12 480 lb // //
Depth : DC011 320 lb Q ×  lb ×24 7 680 lb ×16 7 680 lb ×24 7 680 lb ×24 7 680 lb // //
Depth : DC054 354 lb Q ×  lb ×18 6 372 lb ×12 4 248 lb ×18 6 372 lb ×18 6 372 lb // //
Depth : DC047 350 lb Q ×  lb ×12 4 200 lb ×  8 2 800 lb ×12 4 200 lb ×12 4 200 lb // //
Depth : DC049 650 lb Q ×  lb ×10 6 500 lb ×  6 3 900 lb ×10 6 500 lb ×10 6 500 lb // //
Depth : DC090 4 000 lb Q ×  lb ×  3 12 000 lb ×  1 4 000 lb ×  3 12 000 lb ×  3 12 000 lb // //
TASW : ASW30 650 lb Q ×  lb ×  6 3 900 lb ×  2 1 300 lb ×  6 3 900 lb ×  6 3 900 lb // //
TASW : ASWL4 1 170 lb Q ×  lb ×  6 7 020 lb ×  2 2 340 lb ×  6 7 020 lb ×  6 7 020 lb // //
TASS  : ASS16 1 400 lb Q ×  lb ×  4 5 600 lb ×  2 2 800 lb ×  4 5 600 lb ×  4 5 600 lb // //
Rafts  : LR-15 150 lb Q ×  lb ×14 2 100 lb ×  8 1 200 lb ×14 2 100 lb ×14 2 100 lb // //
Sub-Total-2 Internal - 14 000.lb 16 000.lb 12 000.lb 16 000.lb 16 000.lb //
PAYLOADS EXTERNAL   A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Pylons:T1:Wings Tip Port - // - // - // - // - // - //
HVAR: R1 R3 R5 R7 Port - // - // - // - // - // - //
Pylons:W1:Wings - Port - // - // - // - // - // - //
Pylons:W2:Wings - Stb - // - // - // - // - // - //
HVAR: R2 R4 R6 R8 Stb - // - // - // - // - // - //
Pylons:T2:Wings Tip Stb - // - // - // - // - // - //
Sub-Total-3 External - // // // // // //
WEIGHT SUMS   A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Sub-Total-1 Basic - 59573.lb 58 773.lb 62121.lb 72500.lb 88 198.lb 92 118.lb
Sub-Total-2 Internal - 14 000.lb 16 000.lb 12 000.lb 16 000.lb 16 000.lb //
Sub-Total-3 External - // // // // // //
Weight:Total - - 73 573.lb 74 773.lb 74 121.lb 88 500.lb 104 198.lb 92 118.lb
Weight:MTOW Historical - 72 000 lb 72 000 lb 72 000 lb 86 000 lb 104 000 lb 96 000 lb
Weight:MTOW Atlantic Air Combat™ - // 75 000 lb 75 000 lb 88 500.lb 104 200 lb 104 200 lb
PEFORMANCES     A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Speed:Rotation F35×1.1 knot .kn 100.kn 100.kn 100.kn 100.kn 100.kn
Speed:Takeoff F35×1.2 knot .kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn
Speed:Max   knot

240.kn

275.kn 275.kn 275.kn 275.kn 275.kn
Speed:Cruise   knot 200.kn 200.kn 200.kn 200.kn 200.kn 200.kn
Speed:Approach F35×1.4 knot .kn 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn
Speed:Stall F00 knot 85.kn 85.kn 85.kn 85.kn 85.kn 85.kn
Speed:Stall F15 knot .kn 80.kn 80.kn 80.kn 80.kn 80.kn
Speed:Land F35 knot .kn 100.kn 100.kn 100.kn 100.kn 100.kn
Speed:Stall F35 knot 72.kn 75.kn 75.kn 75.kn 75.kn 75.kn
Climb.rate ft/min - 250.ft/m 250.ft/m 250.ft/m 850.ft/m 850.ft/m 850.ft/m
Ceiling   ft 25700.ft 25700.ft 25700.ft 30500.ft 18600.ft 18600.ft
TakeOff.Run   m 1420.m 1700.m 1700.m 1700.m 1700.m 1700.m
LandingRun Brakes m 915.m 900.m 900.m 900.m 900.m 900.m
LandingRun Reverse m // // // // // //
LandingRun Chute m // // // // // //
Range:Standard Internal nmi 2200.nmi 2200.nmi 2200.nmi 2500.nmi 3000.nmi ~
Range:Extra Bomb bay/400 gal nmi ?... 2600.nmi 2600.nmi 2780.nmi 3275.nm //
Aircraft.ID     A683 B1 AR683B7 AR683M3 AR694B2 AR696AS AR697EW
Aircraft.NAME     Lancaster LancaStar LancaMar LincolnStar ShackleStar ShackleSky
 
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