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History of the VC10

In this section you will find the story of the VC10 from design to it's current use. Pages about individual VC10s, some of which include stories about their, sometimes non-standard, career, have been moved to the Airframes section.

The Vickers / BAC story

Design Background and BOAC

BOAC Advertising

Other Operators

VC10s in RAF service

Victoria Cross Holders - This page is not really new, but it has been expanded and given a more prominent place on the site.

The Tanker Conversions

Incidents and Accidents

Hijackings

The VC10 - 25th Anniversary

The VC10 - 50 years ago

The VC10 at 50 - 29 June 2012

Surviving Bits & Pieces

What could have been, possible VC10 developments:

The Double-deck Super VC10

As a sideline to the VC10's career it might be interesting to glance at the lives of some of its competitors, the other first and second generation four-engined airliners. To start off here is a page about the Soviet competition:

Ilyushin-62 - Soviet marvel or shameless copy? - written by Peter Skipp

 

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