Saturday, August 6, 2016

"Graceful Lady" - Vickers Super VC10

Vickers Super VC10

Designed to a BOAC specification, the Vickers VC10 was one of the most beautiful airliners to fly the skies. The airliner featured quad Rolls Royce Conway jet engines mounted at the rear of the fuselage, a "T" tail and aerodynamically clean wings. The design offered excellent performance and a quiet cabin. The VC10 was loved by crew and passengers alike. One of the fastest subsonic airliners, as of 2016, a Vickers Super VC10 still holds the unofficial trans-Atlantic speed record for a subsonic flight from New York to London. Prints of this "Graceful Lady" are available through my website