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The VC10 was an adaptation of a civil airliner to military roles. The C Mk 1 was built for the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a transport. Conversions of civil VC10 and Super VC10 airliners to aerial tankers are described in a separate database entry.

The VC10 had a low wing with continuous sweep on the leading edge; the trailing edges had short untapered sections at the roots outboard of which was a sweep of lesser angle than the leading edge. The wingtips were raked. Virtually the...

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