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Vickers/BAC VC10 Manual: All Models and Variants (Owners' Workshop Manual) Hardcover – 6 Oct 2016

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (6 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857337998
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857337993
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Air-to-air photographer and aerospace journalist Keith Wilson is the author of Red Arrows in Camera (2012)and RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in Camera (2013), RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Manual (2014) and Avro Shackleton Manual (2015) for Haynes. He lives in Cambridgeshire.


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I always look forward to another of Keith Wilson's book on aircraft and this one on the VC 10 does not disappoint. It is another excellent book, well presented and laid out with interesting text and of course evocative photographs of all aspects of this aircraft. Although I remember the VC10, and even flew on one once it was not high up on my list of favourite aircraft. This book has revised my opinion however, I had not realised what a beautiful, technologically advanced and versatile aircraft it was. This book covers all the aspects of the aircraft that you would normally want to know. Its development, history, technical details and survivors. The text is lucid, informative and accessible with several eye-witness accounts of operating and maintaining the aircraft. I particularly enjoyed Chris Haywood's account of an AAR sortie which gave me a good 'feel' for what it was like in the flight cabin. As ever, however, the book demonstrates the short sightedness of HM government when dealing with aircraft development. So much was possible, so much was squandered! The pictures are well chosen and well complement the text. Also of special interest for me was the extensive use that was made by the RAF in several major roles and Operations that extended from personnel carrier, through air to air refuelling to atmosphere sampling. I was also surprised to learn of the plans to use some VC 10s as air launched ballistic missile carriers. Had events been different the VC 10 would have been part of the nuclear deterrent! Overall as Keith Wilson ably describes, the RAF was very well served by this very successful and versatile aircraft. This book is a worthy homage to a lovely aircraft that acquitted itself very well in both civil and military roles and is well worth
acquiring.
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Another excellent publication from Keith and Haynes. A thorough and well illustrated book that does wonders to record both the history of the VC10 and expose the work done by preservation groups around the country who work tirelessly to preserve and maintain examples of british heritage such as the VC10
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An awesome book full of great facts about the "queen of the sky's" thanks Keith.
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Great VC10 book that sits well with the two other great VC10 books, Scott Henderson's Silent, Swift, Superb and Lance Coles' Vickers VC10. Keith has found the areas not covered in the other two. The RAF aspect is hardly surprising as the VC10 spent more than half the VC10's life span flying in the RAF with four different types . Its well researched and written as you would expected from Keith. Pictures are great, quite a lot I haven't seen before. I can recommend this book , well worth the wait and the price.
Still doesn't tell me how to change a PSU light bulb though!
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I have been a fan of the VC10, in its military guise, ever since the RAF took an interest in it as a possible 'Multi-role' platform. However I have learnt a lot from this manual as to how important the VC10 was for the long-term defence of the UK and I am even more thankful that so many air-frames are being preserved for future generations to enjoy. A very readable history of what is still a very iconic aircraft. Another gem from Keith Wilson.
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Its great to have a book on the VC10. I feel its important that a book such as this has been published as all too soon those with first hand knowledge of the aircraft sadly might not be with us and able to tell us their experiences of flying and maintaining this aircraft. I would have liked more info on how the aircraft performed with the airlines and the section on civil use expanded but Im still happy we have now, extra information on theVC10 to read and refer back to.
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Little bit heavy on the military history of the aircraft. Otherwise a very good read!
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A very well-written and interesting book. Well-illustrated too.
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