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C/n 806 - G-ARVC - ZA144
C/n 807 - G-ARVE
C/n 808 - G-ARVF
C/n 809 - G-ARVG - ZA141
C/n 810 - G-ARVH
C/n 811 - G-ARVI - ZA142
C/n 812 - G-ARVJ - ZD493
C/n 813 - G-ARVK - ZA143
C/n 814 - G-ARVL - ZA140
C/n 815 - G-ARVM
C/n 819 - G-ASIW - 7Q-YKH
C/n 820 - G-ASIX - A4O-AB
C/n 823 - 9G-ABO
C/n 824 - 9G-ABP
C/n 825 - G-ATDJ - XX914
C/n 826 - XR806
C/n 827 - XR807
C/n 828 - XR808
C/n 829 - XR809
C/n 830 - XR810
C/n 831 - XV101
C/n 832 - XV102
C/n 833 - XV103
C/n 834 - XV104
C/n 835 - XV105
C/n 836 - XV106
C/n 837 - XV107
C/n 838 - XV108
C/n 839 - XV109
C/n 851 - G-ASGA - ZD230
C/n 852 - G-ASGB
C/n 853 - G-ASGC
C/n 854 - G-ASGD
C/n 855 - G-ASGE
C/n 857 - G-ASGG - ZD235
C/n 862 - G-ASGL - ZD240
C/n 863 - G-ASGM - ZD241
C/n 866 - G-ASGP - ZD242
C/n 881 - 5X-UVA
C/n 882 - 5H-MMT - ZA147
C/n 883 - 5Y-ADA - ZA148
C/n 884 - 5X-UVJ - ZA149
C/n 885 - 5H-MOG - ZA150

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C/n 855 - G-ASGE

Timeline

Date  
6 March 1965 First flight.
27 March 1965 Delivery to BOAC as G-ASGE.
17 May 1966 Registered to 'BOAC-Cunard'.
11 November 1966 Registration details changed, registered to BOAC.
27 March 1967 Operated BA500/561 between Kingston, Montego Bay and Freeport, crewed by Captain Clark and F/O Frish.
23 July 1967 Operated BA537/039 from Manchester to Prestwick and onwards to New York, crewed by Captain Frish.
3 May 1969 Operated New York to Bermuda and back (BA490/491) with Captain Frish in command.
1972-1973 Used a 20in version of the carbon brakes designed for Concorde as an operational test.
30 November - 2 December 1973 Operated London-Melbourne service via New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Fiji and Sydney.
1 April 1974 Ownership transferred to British Airways.
9 February 1975 Operated BA098 from Cairo to London crewed by Captain Frish and F/O Thomas.
Early 1980 Retired from airline service at Heathrow.
6 May 1980 Ferried to Prestwick for storage.
12 May 1981 Ferried to RAF Brize Norton, crewed by W. Outram, A. Luscombe and K. Brotherhood.
19 May 1981 Registration cancelled. ZD233 allocated but never used.
September 1985 Broken up at Brize Norton.
September 1985 Fuselage section moved to Fire Fighting and Safety school at RAF Catterick. Hastings nose added at a later stage.
May 1988 Rear fuselage moved to RAF Manston Fire School. By 1990 combined with ZD239 (G-ASGK) front fuselage.
1999 Scrapped by White's of Oxford.

Photos


Photo copyright BAE Systems / Brooklands Museum archives

Photo J. Ferris

Photo J. Ferris

Photo J. Ferris

1. The fifth BOAC Super, which would be registered as G-ASGE, on the fuselage assembly line.
2. Jim Ferris visited New York in 1965 and flew back on G-ASGE.
3. The Super VC10 sported BOAC-Cunard titles at this point.
4. A nice view over the wing while over the North Atlantic.


Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection J. Hieminga

1. Super VC10 G-ASGE seen in the BOAC/Cunard colours during the period that the airline and shipping line co-operated on UK-USA routes.
2. Although the cooperation between the airline and Cunard shipping was short-lived, there are several photos of the Super VC10s with these markings.
3. After 1974, G-ASGE was repainted in the full British Airways 'Negus' colourscheme, as seen here at Heathrow Airport.
4. In contrast, the 707 in the background is still in its BOAC scheme.


Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo from the Oldprops website

Photo collection J. Hieminga

1. G-ASGE being pushed back for another flight.
2. G-ASGE was flown to Brize Norton in May 1981. By June 1984, G-ARVJ looks more complete than G-ASGE, which has lost a few parts to the spares collection.
3. At Catterick, the remains of ZD233 were combined with a Hastings nose at one point.
4. At Manston, a Super-Super VC10 was created by combining the front end of ZD239 with the remaining fuselage from ZD233.

 

Colourschemes

BOAC Second version of BOAC 'Golden Speedbird' scheme, golden edge on cheatline removed and cheatline now arcs smoothly down towards the nose without the step of the previous scheme.
BOAC/BA As above but with British Airways titles on the forward fuselage.
BA First British Airways ('Negus') scheme, white over dark blue fuselage with grey wings. Top of fin and stabilizer in red with Union Jack section. British Airways titles and small Speedbird on front fuselage.

 

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