Absolutely superb 1/200 scale diecast model of 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 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 long-range British airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, and first flown in 1962. The airliner was designed to operate on long-distance routes with a high subsonic speed and also be capable of hot and high operations from African airports. The initial concept of the VC10 was to provide a jet-powered airliner that could comfortably make use of the shorter runways commonly in use at the time. The performance of the VC10 was such that it achieved the fastest crossing of the Atlantic – London to New York by a jet airliner, a record still held to date for a sub-sonic airliner; only the supersonic Concorde remains faster.
The VC-10 is often compared to the larger Soviet Ilyushin Il-62, both aircraft having a rear-engined quad layout, the two types being the only airliners with such a configuration.