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VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:04 pm
by VC10Modeller
Were there any other external differences between the K3/K4, apart from the window configuration and the sealed cargo door on the K3?

TIA,

Tim

Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:14 pm
by Jelle Hieminga
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.

Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:15 pm
by VC10Modeller
Thanks for your quick response. I will compare photos of K3/K4's again to see if I can spot anything.

Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:55 pm
by bobisqueen
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

Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:46 pm
by VC10Modeller
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

Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:51 pm
by bobisqueen
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.

Re: VC10 K3/K4 External Differences

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:00 pm
by VC10Modeller
That would be great, thanks a lot!