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RAF VC10 - Great Memories

Old 4th Oct 2013, 11:54
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Originally Posted by Exascot View Post
Why on earth should anyone want a K2? I would like a shiny one
On mine I cut off the pods/HDU, filled the holes and repainted it in grey/white with a blue "flash" - just like God intended the VC10 to be. I put the lettering and XV registration on with Letraset and it looked quite good

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Old 7th Oct 2013, 23:39
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I was at Brize 72-92. I worked it out roughly that's 40,000 man hours. 40 hour week and it wasn't! As far as models go. Anigrand do a 1/72nd VC10 kit. I bought one last year but I haven't started it yet. Its a bit big! Needs a load of work to get rid of the mistakes.
The RAF chose the VC10 as far back as 1962 after the Vickers V1000 and then the VC7 were cancelled and a long range transport was still needed. The RAF order increased when BOAC cancelled at half the 35 Super VC10s signed up for.

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Old 11th Oct 2013, 20:21
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In a thread on my website's forum we've been discussing VC10 records and when going through the FAI database I found these three:
FAI Record File Num #5386 Direct Link
Status: ratified - current record
Region: World
Class: C (Powered Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: C-1p (Landplanes: take off weight 100 000 to 150 000 kg)
Category: Not applicable
Group: 3 : turbo-jet
Type of record: Speed over a recognised course
Performance: 827.55 km/h
Date: 1987-12-22
Course/Location: Ascension Island - London (United Kingdom)
Claimant John Knapp (GBR)
Aeroplane: BAe (British Aerospace) VC-10C Mk1 (XV-109)
Engines: 4 Rolls Royce Conway

FAI Record File Num #16403 Direct Link
Status: ratified - current record
Region: World
Class: C (Powered Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: C-1p (Landplanes: take off weight 100 000 to 150 000 kg)
Category: Not applicable
Group: 3 : turbo-jet
Type of record: Speed over a recognised course
Performance: 848.08 km/h
Date: 1987-12-20
Course/Location: London (United Kingdom) - Port Stanley (Falklands UK)
Claimant Chris Lumb (GBR)
Aeroplane: BAe (British Aerospace) VC-10C Mk1
Engines: 4 Rolls Royce Conway

FAI Record File Num #16401 Direct Link
Status: ratified - current record
Region: World
Class: C (Powered Aeroplanes)
Sub-Class: C-1p (Landplanes: take off weight 100 000 to 150 000 kg)
Category: Not applicable
Group: 3 : turbo-jet
Type of record: Speed over a recognised course
Performance: 824.35 km/h
Date: 1987-12-19
Course/Location: London (United Kingdom) - Ascension Island
Claimant John Halstead (GBR)
Aeroplane: BAe (British Aerospace) VC-10C Mk1
Engines: 4 Rolls Royce Conway
On the Bruntingthorpe Aviation site they state that XR808 is "holder of the Blue Ribband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a sub-sonic aircraft." We've been trying to confirm this but are unable to find more about this record. Anyone with more info about the above records or XR808's achievement?

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