Hi PMN1,PMN1 said:Was a Maritime Reconnaissance version ever thought about?
From what i've read, the inability to meet the timeline for a Shackelton replacement was one of the things against the MR version of the VC-10.
The wing for the V1000 type 1001 was evolved from the advanced Valiant B2, the low level version. I guess in theory it would be OK but do not recall a Maratime air craft being mentioned.
What may interest you is that Avro started work on a ALCM in 1950, internal company politics delayed it and a new team re-worked it as Blue Steel but with a delay of several years.