THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - SHACKLETON MR.3 (MUSEUM)
Shackleton MR.3 (Museum)
Shackleton 1722 (c/n 1532) has been re-conditioned to flying status and flies as part of the SAAF Historical Flight in Cape Town.
First flown on 7 February 1958 and painted in 35 Sqn SAAF markings, coded P. Departed for South Africa on 14 February 1958, arriving in Cape Town on 26 February 1958.
On 7 June 1960 the nosewheel assembly refused to lock down and the aircraft was landed on foam trip at Langebaanweg. Nose undercarriage collapsed on touchdown and aircraft slightly damaged. Repaired and progressively brought up to Phase III (non-Viper) standard by HSA CWP.
To UK on 28 June 1964 for JASS course, flying from Ballykelly. Returned to Cape Town on 30 July 1964. Took part in final retirement ceremony, overflying DF Malan in formation with 1716 and 1721 on 23 November 1984.
Retained by SAAF Museum at AFB Ysterplaat in airworthy condition.