Periscope on eBay

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Periscope on eBay

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Just found this item on eBay, is it really from a 10?

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewit ... 0736129585

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I know they had one fitted (not sure if they were fitted to all marks of 10), but I couldn't tell you if that one was definitely from a vc10!

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Looks in remarkably good condition for something from the '60's.

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It does indeed look like a VC10 periscope...

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Would be nice if we could get it for BOB.

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Seeing as I'm just down the road from Frome I have inquired how much it would take for me to turn up and take it home ready to go on a REAL VC-10 and not in my bedroom (although that's tempting). I'll let you know if they can be persuaded by such a good offer!

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I tried to offer him money last night but he said he would rather let it run the auction :(

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I'm a woman, I may or may not have slightly more persuasive powers! :lol:

If not then I think if someone wants to buy this for BOB (does BOB not already have one?) then we need to designate a bidder so we are not bidding against one another and ramping the price up!

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Perhaps somebody should check if there is one on Bob already... ;-)
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I don't have Gary's number but I have asked someone to contact him to ask!

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The Periscope is actually used to see the underside of the aircraft via a port in the E & E bay.

A BOAC VC-10 departed LHR many years ago and the U/C retraction seemed out of order but all the lights went out and it was when they could only get to 20,000ft that the F/E was dispatched below and using the Periscope as shown found that the main gear was still hanging down albeit slightly out of the down locks.

What transpired was that the A/C had just come off a D check and an over-enthusiastic CAA inspector had, while poking around in the U/C bays, accidentally tripped the main gear up-locks and that screwed up the retraction cycle.

Red faces all round.

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There are also 2 locations at the rear of the cabin so the fin can be inspected, bob's periscope should be stowed at the rear of the cabin, it's possible it may not have been included as part of the deal to recycle the airframes.

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I remember those at the rear of the cabin as well. On training 'way back when' the F/E suggested we looked a the fin/tail while those up front were doing Dutch rolls. Not a pretty sight with everything moving in opposite directions. The fin structure must of been incredibly strong to cope with the abuse it got over the years.

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I'm not convinced the one in the ebay link is VC10, but it's been a long time since I've seen a VC10 one so I could be wrong :lol:

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Gwyn wrote:I remember those at the rear of the cabin as well. On training 'way back when' the F/E suggested we looked a the fin/tail while those up front were doing Dutch rolls. Not a pretty sight with everything moving in opposite directions. The fin structure must of been incredibly strong to cope with the abuse it got over the years.
It was quite alarming watching the fin during VC10 to VC10 refuelling as well :shock:

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