Vickers VC-10 C1K – XV101 “S”, 101 Squadron Royal Air Force, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire 2015 1/200
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Absolutely superb 1/200 scale diecast JC2196: Vickers VC-10 C1K XV101 “S” of 101 Squadron Royal Air Force, based at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire. The aircraft is finished in the superb looking standard all grey 101 Sqn livery. Limited production of only 149 pieces worldwide. Now rare and hard to find
JC Wings models are very fine diecast models in 1/200 scale. They are ready made and do not need any paint or glue. Each model is a true miniature representation of the real aircraft.
Wingspan 8.69 inches Length 9.88 inches
MAIN FEATURES ARE:
Rolling rubber tyres
Printed graphics (Not Decals)
Diecast with the absolute minimum of plastic parts
Highly accurate features such as raised antennas
Very low production run, which adds to the collectability
The Vickers VC10 is a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range British jet airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and first flown at Brooklands, Surrey, in 1962. The airliner was designed to operate on long-distance routes from the shorter runways of the era and commanded excellent hot and high performance for operations from African airports. The performance of the VC10 was such that it achieved the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a subsonic jet airliner of 5 hours and 1 minute, a record that was held for 41 years, until February 2020 when a British Airways Boeing 747 broke the record at 4 hours 56 minutes due to Storm Ciara. Only the supersonic Concorde was faster. The VC10 is often compared to the larger Soviet Ilyushin Il-62, the two types being the only airliners to use a rear-engined quad layout. The smaller business jet Lockheed JetStar also has this engine arrangement.
Although only a relatively small number of VC10s were built, they provided long service with BOAC and other airlines from the 1960s to 1981. They were also used from 1965 as strategic air transports for the Royal Air Force, and ex-passenger models and others were used as aerial refuelling aircraft. The 50th anniversary of the first flight of the prototype VC10, G-ARTA, was celebrated with a “VC10 Retrospective” Symposium and the official opening of a VC10 exhibition at Brooklands Museum on 29 June 2012. The type was retired from RAF service on 20 September 2013. It has been succeeded in the aerial refuelling role by the Airbus Voyager. VC10 K.3 ZA147 performed the final flight of the type on 25 September 2013.