Nice VC10 model...

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Nice VC10 model...

Post by Tonkenna » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:36 pm

Saw this on eBay....

VC10 model

Very similar to one I have so be interested to see if it sells (not that I would sell mine!!!)

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Re: Nice VC10 model...

Post by AJW » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:09 pm

Nice model! A lottery win buy I think. Can't see me affording it until such a time lol

Would it have worn G-BOAC? - Seeing as that is the reg of one of BA's Concorde's!

I like this one too:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vickers-VC-10-RAF ... 648wt_1445

But thats quite expensive aswell!

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Re: Nice VC10 model...

Post by Tonkenna » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:01 pm

That is nice, but new...

The other one (and the one I have) is old and mine is G-BOAC as well... no it wasn't worn on the ac, but many model types have that reg, even after Concorde wore it.

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Re: Nice VC10 model...

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:30 am

That's very nice! Hmm, I don't think I can smuggle that one past the border control back home. And the price is a bit too steep for a Christmas present. Oh well, one can dream.

Registrations on models commissioned by the airline are often chosen so that they don't represent a specific aircraft. In the event of an accident you don't want that particular aircraft in the window of every travel agent. I know that in the case of KLM they use a specific set of registrations for a type, e.g. PH-BF_ for 747-400s. Within this set they will not use the letters J, Q and X because they might cause confusion with other letters. On a model of a 747-400 that is commissioned by KLM you will see the registration PH-BFJ as this can never be a real aircraft and they will often paint the registration PH-BFX on the 747-400 simulator, I don't think they've found a use for the Q yet.
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Re: Nice VC10 model...

Post by mike j » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:25 am

Morning All

Yes, the BOAC model is nice, I wonder if the coffee table its on is a 10 Wheel.

Is it my imagination, but the second model looks like a picture of the aircraft on a stand, rather than a model itself?

Rgds

Mike

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