VC10

VICKERS VC-10

Aircraft
Name
VC-10
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
T-tail
WTC
H
APC
D
Type Code
L4J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
VICKERS VC-10
BAC VC-10

VC10

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.

Note: The ICAO Designator VC10 has been removed from ICAO Doc 8643 as aircraft of this type no longer exist in airworthy condition.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
44.60 m
Length (metric)
48.90 m
Height (metric)
12.40 m
Powerplant

Royal Air Force Conversions:

Engine Model(s)
Rolls-Royce Conway
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
145 kts
Distance
2500 m
MTOW
146500 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
175 kts
ROC
2300 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
300 kts
ROC
1600
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
300 kts
ROC
1200 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.78
ROC
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
480 kts
MACH
0.86
Ceiling
420
Range
4300 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.75
ROD
800 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
300 kts
ROD
3000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
230 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
150 kts
Distance
1900 m

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