ICAO aircraft code VC10
Manufacturer Vickers-Armstrongs
Country United Kingdom
New price USD 2.26 million (1970)

The Vickers VC10 is a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range British jet airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and first flown at Brooklands, Surrey, in 1962.

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Vickers VC10 specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
VC10
Manufacturer
Vickers-Armstrongs
Manufactured
1962 - 1970
Country
United Kingdom
New purchase price
USD 2.26 million (1970)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
4x Rolls-Royce Conway Mk.301
Turbofan
Power:
22,500 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
502 Kts
930 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
150 Kts
Travel range:
5,080 Nm
9,408 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
43,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2300 feet / minute
11.68meter / second
Take Off Distance:
2524 meter - 8,280.74 feet
Landing Distance:
1945 meter - 6,381.16 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
141,520 Kg
311,995 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
97,975 Kg
215,996 lbs
Max Payload:
18,052 Kg
39,797 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
19,365 gallon
73,304 liter
Baggage Volume:
42.2 m3 / 1,490 ft3

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About the Vickers VC10

The Vickers VC10 is a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range British jet airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and first flown at Brooklands, Surrey, in 1962. The airliner was designed to operate on long-distance routes from the shorter runways of the era and commanded excellent hot and high performance for operations from African airports. The performance of the VC10 was such that it achieved the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a subsonic jet airliner of 5 hours and 1 minute, a record that was held for 41 years, until February 2020 when a British Airways Boeing 747 broke the record at 4 hours 56 minutes due to Storm Ciara. Only the supersonic Concorde was faster. The VC10 is often compared to the larger Soviet Ilyushin Il-62, the two types being the only airliners to use a rear-engined quad layout. The smaller business jet Lockheed JetStar also has this engine arrangement.

Although only a relatively small number of VC10s were built, they provided long service with BOAC and other airlines from the 1960s to 1981. They were also used from 1965 as strategic air transports for the Royal Air Force, and ex-passenger models and others were used as aerial refuelling aircraft. The 50th anniversary of the first flight of the prototype VC10, G-ARTA, was celebrated with a “VC10 Retrospective” Symposium and the official opening of a VC10 exhibition at Brooklands Museum on 29 June 2012. The type was retired from RAF service on 20 September 2013. It has been succeeded in the aerial refuelling role by the Airbus Voyager. VC10 K.3 ZA147 performed the final flight of the type on 25 September 2013.

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