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    Default Avro Shacklton

    The Avro Shacklton, long range maritime patrol aircraft. developed from the Avro Lincoln bomber. Introduced in 1951 and retired in 1991.
    I found this on one of my old archive disks so put her back in operation, the paint is not mine but I did add the 228 squadron badge on the nose, I changed her to an AI and now got her flying a patrol route round the south coast of England.
    There will be more to follow so watch this space lol.

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    Col.

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    Nice! Must be cool having those birds as AI cruising around in the sim!

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    Hi David, it is fairly easy to do, a lot you can get that are made for AI use some flyables I convert. Also some flyables can make a drop in frame rates but I take out as much as I can like panels and sound, also any VC's using a Hex editor, plus textures not needed.
    Some flyables don't fly right as AI so I have to tweak the cfg and in some cases change the air file.
    Then I make some AI flight plans and get them flying those routes, the Shackleton above I have it flying TnG's to a few waypoints (Invisible airfields) in the sky thus making it look like they are flying circular patrol route.

    Having waypoints is also a good way of testing AI too.

    Col.

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    Nice looking aircraft, good shots of it.

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    I love that bird, she could stay aloft for some 19 hours!
    Cheers,
    Aaron
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    Colin, great Shack you have! Which one is it, I like the paint. Oh, and NEVER letl Aaron Swindle know you deleted any sound! LOL

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    Well I said above, watch this space, this is another one from the 205 squadron based in Singapore, so to add a little authenticity I based it there lol.
    Again made it an AI and got her flying a route along the west coast.
    It isn't my paint but I did add the squadron badge on the nose.

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    More to follow.

    Forgot to add: I have been to Singapore, but when I went it was in a 747, stopped off at Amsterdam to pick up extra pax and fuel, I was going to Australia, stayed in Singapore for a day then flew out the next day to Perth.

    Col.
    Last edited by ColR1948; 12-05-2019 at 11:14 AM.

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    Next lot, these 2 were based at EGXW Waddington, notice a different model, also no guns.
    Their moto was 'Help From The Sky'

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    More to follow.

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    Last of the bunch, this one is a special, you need to read here https://www.avroshackleton.co.uk/friends-of-wr963:

    Well she ended up at EGBE Coventry so I based her there lol.

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    Squadron Badges for the Shackleton:
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    Last edited by ColR1948; 12-05-2019 at 01:29 PM.

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    Hi Colin! I like your AVRO in post #1. The others look good also, but the post #1 is so clean and crisp looking. JMHO!

    Very nice indeed! Rick
    Last edited by Downwind66; 12-05-2019 at 03:00 PM.

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