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#AA-2096   1/72 scale  Vickers VC10 K.2  British In-flight refueling tanker

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

70 resin parts

clear-cast canopy & decal

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Span 618 mm

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Length 491 mm

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Unit price: US$148

Shipping charge: US$25

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.50

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1960, the RAF issued Specification 239 for a strategic transport. In the meantime the Vickers VC10 airliner was popular with high performance, which resulted in an order being placed by the Air Ministry with Vickers for fourteen VC10 C1. By the mid-1970s the VC10s had mostly been withdrawn from airline service and were available at very low prices. BAe was tasked with conducting a  study into converting these aircraft into in-flight refueling tanker aircraft for the RAF. In April 1978, the RAF placing a contract with BAe to convert five former BOAC standard VC10s. These were known in service as the VC10 K2. The first K2 conversion (ZA141) made its first flight in June 1982 and flew most of the proving flights for the new tankers. It was finished in a gray and green camouflage scheme that was never carried operationally. Over the years the other aircrafts were delivered, and 101 squadron commenced operations. By the early nineties the Victor K2s that were still in service were becoming very limited on fatigue life available. In 2001 the VC10 K2 made it's last flight as a tanker.

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Strategic inflight-refueling tanker and transport aircraft

As an air-refueling role to provide increased global mobility for RAF

146ft.2in.

116ft.1in.

39ft.6in.

4x Rolls Royce Conway turbofan engine

580mph

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356,000lb

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Model References

The Vickers VC-10 K.2 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern inflight-refueling aircraft

Airbus A330 MRTT

Boeing KC-137

Boeing KC-767

Handley-Page Victor K.2

Lockheed Tristar K.1

McDonnell-Douglas KC-10 Extender

Northrop Grumman KC-45

Vickers VC-10 K.2

Vickers Valiant K.1

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