Vickers 1100 VC10

Airliner

Vickers Super VC-10 1151 BOAC-Cunard G-ASGC 853 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Vickers VC10 is a four-engine medium- to long-range narrowbody jet airliner aircraft with a capacity of 109 to 174 passengers produced by the British manufacturer Vickers-Armstrongs, later by BAC - British Aircraft Corporation.
The variant Super VC10 (1151) has a stretched fuselage (+3,96 m / 13 ft), more powerful engines, different leading edges of the wings and an additional fuel tank. The Royal Air Force operated several VC10 as strategic transport aircraft and later also converted civil VC10 as air to air refueling tanker aircraft from 1965 until 2013. The military transport variant (Vickers Type 1106) differs from the civil airframe among others by having more powerful engines.
Crew3
Passengers109-151 (139-174)
Propulsion4 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Conway RCo.42 Mk.540
Engine Power (each)93,4 kN21000 lbf
alternative Engine Variant
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Conway RCo.43D Mk.550
Engine Power (each)100,1 kN22500 lbf
max. Cruise Speed930 (935) km/h 502 (505) kts
578 (581) mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 0.86
Service Ceiling11.582 m38.000 ft
Rate of climb585 m/min1920 ft/min
Range7.593 (8.112) km4.100 (4.380) NM
4.718 (5.040) mi.
Empty Weight66.670 (71.137) kg146.982 (156.830) lbs
max. Takeoff Weight141.521 (151.954) kg312.000 (335.000) lbs
max. Landing Weight97.976 (107.503) kg216.000 (237.000) lbs
Wing Span44,55 m146 ft 2 in
Wing Area264,8 (272,3) m2850 (2931) ft
Length48,36 (52,32) m158 ft 8 in (171 ft 8 in)
Height12,04 m39 ft 6 in
First Flight19.06.1962
Production Statusout of production
Total Production54
ICAO CodeVC10
Data for (Version)Vickers 1101 VC10 (1151 Super VC10)
Variants1101, 1102, 1103, C Mk.1 (1106), 1151, 1154

[Photo-ID: 1222] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Vickers Super VC-10 1151, BOAC-Cunard, G-ASGC, c/n 853, Karsten Palt, 2008Vickers
Super VC-10 1151
BOAC-Cunard
Reg.: G-ASGC
c/n: 853
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1223] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Vickers Super VC-10 1151, BOAC-Cunard, G-ASGC, c/n 853, Karsten Palt, 2008Vickers
Super VC-10 1151
BOAC-Cunard
Reg.: G-ASGC
c/n: 853
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1483] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Vickers VC-10 1101, United Arab Emirates, G-ARVF, c/n 808, Karsten Palt, 2008Vickers
VC-10 1101
United Arab Emirates
Reg.: G-ARVF
c/n: 808
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 1484] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Vickers VC-10 1101, United Arab Emirates, G-ARVF, c/n 808, Karsten Palt, 2008Vickers
VC-10 1101
United Arab Emirates
Reg.: G-ARVF
c/n: 808
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 3350] Karsten Palt 2010-06-18
Vickers VC-10 C1K, Royal Air Force, XV102, c/n 832, Karsten Palt, 2010Vickers
VC-10 C1K
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV102
c/n: 832
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2010 [Gilze-Rijen (EHGR)]
[Photo-ID: 7856] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Vickers VC-10 C1K, Royal Air Force, XV108, c/n 838, Karsten Palt, 2013Vickers
VC-10 C1K
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XV108
c/n: 838
 
to be scrapped soon
[Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome]