Vickers/BAC VC10 Manual

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Vickers/BAC VC10 Manual
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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780857337993
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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.

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Air-to-air photographer and aerospace journalist Keith Wilson is the author of Red Arrows in Camera (2012)and RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in Camera (2013), RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Manual (2014), Avro Shackleton Manual (2015) and Handley Page Victor Manual for Haynes. He lives in Cambridgeshire.

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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780857337993
Illustrations: 175 color & 75 b-w photos
Size: 8.27 in x 10.64 in x 0.419 in / 210.06 mm x 270.26 mm x 10.64 mm
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