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VC10 tanker

Country of Origin: Britain


The VC10 was an adaptation of a civil airliner to military roles. Initially used as troop transports for the British armed forces, existing military VC10s were converted for use as aerial tankers. Civil VC10 and Super VC10 airliners were purchased for similar conversions.

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...

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