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VICKERS VC-10

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VC10
Aircraft
Name VC-10
Manufacturer VICKERS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Heavy
APC D
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

BAC VC-10
VICKERS VC-10


VICKERS VC-10

VICKERS VC-10 VICKERS VC-10 3D

Description

Originally designed and used as a civil airliner from 1966. Later a number were converted for use as military transport and tanker aircraft and the type remained in service with the Royal Air Force until 2013.

Technical Data

Wing span 44.6 m146.325 ft
Length 48.9 m160.433 ft
Height 12.4 m40.682 ft
Powerplant Royal Air Force Conversions:

K2/K3: 4 x 98.8 kN R-R Conway CR 6043D (Mk550D) turbofans. C1: 4 x 97.0 kN R-R Conway Rco. 43 Mk 301 turbofans.

Engine model Rolls-Royce Conway

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 145 kts IAS 175 kts IAS 300 kts IAS 300 kts MACH 0.78 TAS 480 kts MACH 0.75 IAS 300 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 150 kts
Distance 2500 m ROC 2300 ft/min ROC 1600 ft/min ROC 1200 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min MACH 0.86 ROD 800 ft/min ROD 3000 ft/min MCS 230 kts Distance 1900 m
MTOW 146500146,500 kg
146.5 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL420 ROD ft/min APC D
WTC H Range 43004,300 nm
7,963,600 m
7,963.6 km
26,127,296.607 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving VC10

None on SKYbrary