VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

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VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Post by VC10Modeller » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:04 pm

Were there any other external differences between the K3/K4, apart from the window configuration and the sealed cargo door on the K3?

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Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:14 pm

I can't think of any distinct differences but there might be some antennas in different locations. I cannot say for sure without trawling through a lot of photos. Perhaps someone else can provide a clearer answer.
Buttons . . . check. Dials . . . check. Switches . . . check. Little
colored lights . . . check.

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Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Post by VC10Modeller » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:15 pm

Thanks for your quick response. I will compare photos of K3/K4's again to see if I can spot anything.

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Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Post by bobisqueen » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:55 pm

The doors are slightly different. The rear pax and service doors on the K3 have the handles removed and the LH fwd pax door is different as it was going tonbe a emergency escape hatch but the system was deactivated before entry to service.

There some aerial and antenna differences also, but id have to look to see which ones

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Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Post by VC10Modeller » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:46 pm

Thanks for your reply and information bobisqueen. I had missed the handles on the K3.

I haven't noticed any differences in the aerials/antennas apart from the colours, black on a K3 and white on a K4.

I have found that the tail cones are different.

K3
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32668693@N04/11843369453

K4
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63111073@N02/27897047645

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Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Post by bobisqueen » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:51 pm

Yes forgot the K3 has a RWR head at the rear.

I have access to both the K3 and K4 at Bruntingthorpe so will double check but im sure the aerials are slightly different as the Nav/Comms kit is different between the two mks.

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Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Post by VC10Modeller » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:00 pm

That would be great, thanks a lot!

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