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Inside the VC10

Although a VC10 looks great from the outside, there are also interesting views to be found inside. The first collection of photos gives an impression of the airline days of the VC10, while the next images on this page show the RAF's ingenuity at its best, as well as a look at the early days of RAF operations.


Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

1. The front office, definitely roomy enough for a crew of Captain, First Officer, Navigator, Flight Engineer and if needed a fifth crewmember on the supernumary seat.
2. First Officer on BA 648 as seen on the flight deck of G-ASGJ in 1977.
3. The flight crew both deeply engrossed in some paperwork I assume? It is a December day in 1978 between IAD (Washington D.C.) and LHR (London Heathrow).
4. The very important Flight Engineer at his station.


Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

1. Sunset in December 1978 provides this kind of lighting in the First Class section of a BA Super VC10.
2. An empty ferry flight from (or to?) New York provided this view of the main cabin.
3. Not a very crowded flight, but this is another view of the main cabin with at least some fare-paying passengers aboard.
4. The first class section also served as an excellent place to enjoy a crew meal.


Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo A. Townshend

1. Hmm, can anyone explain what this crewmember is doing here?
2. On the other hand, with this labeled as a 'Typical VC10 crewmember', the previous photo is perhaps not so strange anymore.
3. Another empty ferry flight, this time from Montreal to Manchester, provided this photo of the crew.
4. The RAF crew on ZD240 provided this modification to the flight deck after a visit to Las Vegas. No further details to this story are available I'm afraid.


Photo R. Rodwell, Flight Magazine

Photo R. Rodwell, Flight Magazine

Photo R. Rodwell, Flight Magazine

1. In contrast to the previous photo, this shot taken by a Flight Magazine photographer shortly before Christmas 1966 shows the flightdeck of a C Mk.1 VC10 in its original 'as delivered' state. Engines 3 & 4 have just been started prior to departure from RAF Gan.
2. An overview of the entire flightdeck, with the navigator on the left and the flight engineer just visible on the right, of interest is the sextant which is mounted in the roof, but which could be removed if not required. It is rarely, if ever, seen on a VC10 flightdeck today but was an important feature when the aircraft was introduced.
3. The Flight Engineer at work in the Avionics Bay, showing the equipment that is located here. This includes most of the navigation and radio equipment. The bulkhead behind the Flight engineer's head is the aft bulkhead of the nosegear bay.

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