Designed in the 1950s to operate on long-distance routes, the four-jet Vickers VC10 saw service with BOAC and a number of other airlines from the 1960s to 1981. It enjoyed a further career with the RAF as a strategic transport and later as an aerial refuelling aircraft. The last VC10 K3 tanker was retired by the RAF in 2013. Keith Wilson examines the design, construction and use of the VC10, using as his centrepiece ex-RAF VC10 C1K (XR808) and VC10 K3 (ZA147) tankers at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.
Illustration: COL & B&W THROUGHOUT
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Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
Publication date: 09/11/2016
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 760 g
Dimensions: 270mm X 210mm
* The first 'classic' civil jet airliner to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. * Unique insights into operating the VC10 in civil and military service. * Examines the aircraft from the viewpoints of VC10 aircrew and ground engineers. * Fully illustrated with archive photographs and BAC technical drawings. * Includes detailed 'under the skin' colour photography of ex-RAF VC10 C1K tanker (XR808) and VC10 K3 (ZA147) tankers at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire. * Hugh enthusiast following for the VC10 from civil and military fans.