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Fly a VC10

Not something everybody will be able to do in real life, and unfortunately, that's not what I'm offering. Luckily there are several VC10s available for Microsoft Flight Simulator. For an explanation on how to use these aircraft in Flight Simulator 98 or 2000, read this text file, FS2002/FS2004/FSX users: read the notice below. I try to keep as many VC10s as possible available here, but there is one exception from this: I only link to VC10s in 'real life' colourschemes. If you're interested in VC10s in fake schemes you will not find them here.

David Maltby and Rick Piper are responsible for creating an almost complete collection of VC10s for FS2002 and FS2004. For more classic British airliners visit their websites:
David Maltby's Flight Simulator Add-ons
Rick's Paintshop
Most of the FS2002/FS2004/FSX aircraft are linked to the respective files on these two websites, with permission.

FS2002/FS2004 and FSX aircraft
FS2004/FSX panels
FS2002 and FS2004/FSX extras
FS2002 panels
FS2000 aircraft
FS2000 panels
FS98 aircraft
FS98 panels

 

FS2002 / FS2004 / FSX    

How to Download FS2002/FS2004 aircraft: There are now four main VC10 packages available from David Maltby. Each contains the files for the model and several textures.

For a full explanation on how to install these aircraft: Read these notes.

Note for FS2004 users: Although originally designed for FS2002, the VC10s below have now been updated for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 - A Century of Flight. Files for use in FS2002 are included, read the included textfile for details, or visit the website of David Maltby.

Note for FSX users: The models from David Maltby have been updated to work in FSX, for more detals have a look at his website.

 
Standard VC10 1101 package The Standard VC10 as supplied to BOAC, and later sold on to other operators. Aircraft by David Maltby. Included liveries as specified below: Download (13 Mb)
G-ARVF in early 'route proving' guise. Painted by David Maltby.

 

 G-ARVL -  Original golden speedbird, designed for the VC-10. Painted by David Maltby.  
G-ARVB - Standard BOAC VC10 in the 1970's colours. Painted by David Maltby.  
G-ARVM in the interim scheme that was carried by a few aircraft during the changeover period between BOAC and BA. Painted by David Maltby.  
G-ARVM in the final British Airways scheme, as she is preserved at Cosford today. Painted by David Maltby.  
G-ARVC in early Nigeria Airways livery while on lease from BOAC. Painted by David Maltby.  
5N-ABD - The unfortunate Nigeria Airways aircraft that crashed short of Lagos in bad weather. Painted by David Maltby.  
G-ARVF - The United Arab Emirates aircraft that is preserved at Hermeskeil, Germany. Painted by David Maltby.  
A40-VL -  in its original Gulf Air scheme. Painted by David Maltby.  
A40-VL - The 'Golden Falcon' scheme of Gulf Air. Aircraft by David Maltby.  
     
Standard VC10 1102/1103 package The Standard VC10 as built for BUA and Ghana Airways. Aircraft by David Maltby. Included liveries as specified below: Download (15,7 Mb)
9G-ABO - Early Ghana Airways colours. Painted by David Maltby.  
9G-ABO - The final Ghana Airways livery. Painted by David Maltby.  
G-ASIW in the first BUA scheme. Painted by David Maltby.  
This repaint by David Maltby and Gerry McLaughlin of a BUA VC10 shows G-ASIW as it was leased to Sierra Leone Airways  
G-ASIX in the blue and beige BUA scheme that was carried until BUA was taken over by British Caledonian - Painted byDavid Maltby and Rick Piper.  
G-ARTA during her days with British Caledonian - Painted by David Maltby and Rick Piper.  

9G-ABP - Leased from Ghana Airways she was destroyed in a military action while flying for Middle East Airlines. Painted by David Maltby.

 

7Q-YKH - Ex G-ASIW in her later days with Air Malawi. Painted by David Maltby and Rick Piper.  
A40-AB - The Sultan of Oman's aircraft. Painted by David Maltby.  
XX914 - The one-off RAE aircraft. Painted by David Maltby.  
     
RAF VC10 C.1K package The RAF's Standard VC10, by David Maltby. Included liveries as specified below: Updated version! Download (12,6 Mb)
XV106 - C Mk 1 in RAF Transport Command colours. Painted by David Maltby.  
XV107 - Photoreal textures showing RAF 'tactical grey' colours as worn by this C Mk 1 in 2004. Painted by David Maltby.  
XV101 'S' - The new 101 Sqn livery on a VC10 C1K aircraft. Painted by David Maltby.  
XV104 - The famous '40 years of RAF Service' livery worn by XV104 in 2006. Painted by David Maltby.  
     
RAF VC10 K2 (full model):    
ZA141 - The short-lived green-grey camouflage scheme that was used on ZA141 during testing at Filton. Aircraft by David Maltby.

Note: model not compatible with FS2004! FS2002 only!

Download (543 Kb)
ZA142 - Another K2 tanker, this time in the 'tactical grey' scheme used in later years by 101 Sqn. Aircraft by David Maltby.

Note: model not compatible with FS2004! FS2002 only!

Download (644 Kb)
A repaint by Steve Mullen of David Maltby's VC10 K2 into the hemp colours of 101 Sqn as carried in 1984.

Note: model not compatible with FS2004! FS2002 only! Needs RAF VC10 K2 model to be installed.

Download (1.205 Kb)
     
Super VC10 package The base model for 'the ultimate VC10' as flown by BOAC/BA and EAA. Included liveries as specified below: Download (13,6 Mb)
G-ASGA, the Super VC10 prototype in Vickers house colours. Painted by David Maltby.  
Super VC10 in early BOAC 'testing' colours. Painted by David Maltby.  
Super VC10 in the first 'Golden Speedbird' colours with stepped cheatline. Painted by David Maltby.  
BOAC Super VC10 G-ASGD - Later 'Golden Speedbird' scheme. Painted by David Maltby.  
Super VC10 with 'BOAC Cunard' titles. Painted by David Maltby.  
Super VC10 in speedbird colours but with British Airways titles. Painted by David Maltby.  
Super VC10 in the 'transitional' scheme that was frequently carried in the 1973-76 period, by David Maltby  
BA Super VC10 G-ASGH in the final British Airways scheme. Painted by David Maltby.  
5H-MOG - The flagship of East African Airways. Painted by David Maltby.  

 
Standard/Super VC10 Package    
As was announced in November 2003 Abacus Systems Ltd. has released its Super VC10 for Flight Simulator 2002 and 2004. It is available from their website for 14.95 UK Sterling or 19.95 and comes with full virtual cockpit, BOAC, BA and RAF versions and liveries (more versions will become available later) and the 2D panel shown below. See website for more details: www.vc10.com.

Update: This VC10 model is now sold as 'Addictive Simulations Vickers VC10' and includes a Super VC10 as well as a Standard VC10 model in various liveries. For more details visit the website www.vc10.com.

Visit the website for ordering details

 

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Panels - FS2004/FSX    
Another creation by David Maltby and Dave Booker based on an opportunity to get some close up experience of the RAF's VC10 C1K's, here is an accurate panel for this specific VC10 version. Best used with the newest version of the C1K available above, this download includes cockpit views and a manual. Download (6,5 Mb)
Thanks to some extensive programming and research work by David Maltby and Dave Booker this excellent new panel can now be downloaded. Based on G-ASIX/A40-AB at The Brooklands Museum and featuring additional subpanels. Includes cockpit views and manual.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Download (7,1 Mb)

Besides creating a panel, this addition, created from many photos taken inside G-ASIX/A40-AB, will add all-round cockpit views to your flying experience. Created by David Maltby and Dave Booker. Included in panel download

And to top it all off, from the same source comes this manual which, when added to FS2004 will open inside the kneepad and show you how to fly the VC10. Can also be read online at David Maltby's website through this link. Included in panel download

The company that now runs the website TenWeb, Abacus Systems, has released a VC10 panel for FS2002 and FS2004. Now that the full Super VC10 package (see above) is available the panel is included in this release and cannot be bought seperately. See website for details: www.vc10.com.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Now only available with the Super VC10 package described above

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FS2002 / FS2004 / FSX Extras    

Sound package - Sampled (with permission) from Avion Video's excellent release, David Maltby has produced these RR Conway sounds to liven up your Flightsim experience (and really scare the neighbours)! Download (2,6 Mb)

Werner Schott has produced a VC10 checklist for use with, and based on, David Maltby's VC10s. Requires Acrobat Reader.

Download (1.653 Kb)

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Panels - FS2002

   
David Maltby's panel for use with his VC10s (or with another aircraft, but why would you?). Download (227 Kb)

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FS2000    
BOAC Super VC10 for Flight Simulator 2000. A lovely model by Bernd Drefahl. With many details, includes panel described below. Download (1.368 Kb)
Grey schemed RAF VC10 K3/K4 tanker for FS2000. Original aircraft by David Maltby, repaint by Les Jones with night textures by Graham Young. Download (408 Kb)
Early BOAC colours on this Standard VC10. Designed by David Maltby Download (977 Kb)
A Super VC10 in the later BOAC livery, compare this to Bernd Drefahl's model above. Original aircraft by David Maltby, repaint by Rick Piper. Download (438 Kb)
The final British Airways livery for the VC10, seen here on Standard G-ARVM as she is preserved at Cosford. Designed by David Maltby. Download (661 Kb)
G-ASIX, (yes, the aircraft preserved at Brooklands) in BUA colours. Original aircraft by David Maltby, repaint by Rick Piper. Download (974 Kb)
The prototype G-ARTA in her later type 1109 configuration as flown by British Caledonian. Original aircraft by David Maltby, repaint by Rick Piper. Download (693 Kb)
Nigeria Airways' 5N-ABD, the aircraft that was sadly lost while on approach to Lagos. Original aircraft by David Maltby, repaint by Rick Piper. Download (841 Kb)
Ghana Airways colours of the single VC10 that flew with the airline from 1964 to 1980: 9G-ABO. Designed by David Maltby. Download (740 Kb)
The ultimate VC10: type 1154 Super in East African Airways livery. Designed by David Maltby. Download (713 Kb)
The original RAF livery for the type 1106 Standards. Original aircraft by David Maltby, repaint by Rick Piper. Download (669 Kb)
XV107 seen in the later 'Tactical Grey' scheme that was adopted for the RAF Transports/Tankers. Original aircraft by David Maltby, repaint by Rick Piper. Download (392 Kb)

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Panels - FS2000    
VC10 panel for FS 2000 by Bernd Drefahl, included with his Super VC10 for FS 2000. Unfortunately the placement and the gauges themselves do not reflect the actual VC10 panel. See below
Interior images for use with Bernd Drefahl's Super VC10. Based on pictures taken in G-ASGC at Duxford. Download (2.039 Kb)

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FS98    
Standard VC10 in the scheme used during testing. Repaint by Richard Newton of a plane by Pierre Mardaga. Download (42 Kb)
BOAC Standard VC10 in Golden Speedbird colors. Repaint by Richard Newton of a plane by Pierre Mardaga. Download (63 Kb)
Type 1103 VC10 in the early British United Airways colors. Repaint by Richard Newton of a plane by Pierre Mardaga. Download (64 Kb)
Standard VC10 in the later BUA scheme. Repaint by Richard Newton of a plane by Pierre Mardaga. Download (84 Kb)
The Standard VC10 that Sierra Leone Airways leased from British United Airways. This was a very short lived scheme. Repaint by Richard Newton of a plane by Pierre Mardaga. Download (55 Kb)
RAF C Mk.1 (Type 1106) VC10 in the original scheme. Design and artwork by Simon Luce. Download (51 Kb)
A low-vis grey schemed RAF VC10 C Mk.1 (XV101). Original model by Simon Luce, repainted by Colin Norwood. Download (100 Kb)
The Standard VC10 in Air Malawi colors. Registered as 7Q-YKH the airplane was eventually scrapped. Repaint by Richard Newton of a plane by Pierre Mardaga. Download (85 Kb)
Nigeria Airways Standard VC10. A tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic accident of 5N-ABD. A repaint by Mark Hubbard of Pierre Mardaga's Vickers VC10. Download (52 Kb)
East African Airways Super VC10. The ultimate VC10. Repaint by Richard Newton of a plane by Pierre Mardaga. Download (95 Kb)
The Sultan of Oman's Standard VC10 as she is still preserved at Brooklands. Repaint by Richard Newton of a plane by Pierre Mardaga. Download (44 Kb)

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Panels - FS98    
A nice uncluttered VC10 panel for FS 98. Not as accurate as the panel below, but very readable period instruments and very complete. Created by Matthias Lieberecht. Download (1.846 Kb)
VC10 panel based on a picture of the cockpit of G-ASIX / A40-AB at Brooklands, UK. Looks very good but the instruments are a bit difficult to read. Created by Dave Haskell. Download (2.614 Kb)

Note: If you want to use Bernd Drehfahl's FS 2000 panel with other aircraft, make sure his BOAC Super VC10 is installed in AIRCRAFT\VC10_BOA and copy this config file to the panel folder of the plane you want to use it with.

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