Vickers/BAC had to sell the VC10 to its customers and created quite a campaign. This page is dedicated to brochures and artifacts from that time.
Issued in the early sixties this jigsaw puzzle shows various photos from the development of the VC10, from design to flight. Although not strictly a Vickers promotional item it did show the public what went on behind the scenes to get the VC10 design into the air.
When Vickers/BAC personnel retired, they often received a framed print that was signed by all their colleagues. There are many variants around, each different as a range of related prints was available and the team that signed it differed for each retirement. The prints below are all in the care of the Brooklands Museum. Get in touch if you recognise any signatures/names. An example of a British Airways themed one is here.
1. The Brooklands theme of this print suggests that it was presented to someone who worked here.
Over the years Vickers/BAC/British Aerospace promoted its products in various ways. Art and photo prints were part of this and there must be loads out there, but I have gathered just a few of these here.
1. A 'clean' version of the retirement print shown earlier, this photo montage shows the variation of types that emerged from the Brooklands factory over the years.
A promotional brochure from BAC that built on the popularity that the Super VC10 had created within its first year of service. They also used the catchphrase 'The Magnificent VC10' on a smaller brochure that was printed in two different colours.
A brochure issued by Vickers in 1961 describing the virtues of the VC10 and Super VC10 designs.
Images copyright BAE SYSTEMS via P. Robinson