Vickers Super VC10 BOAC Scale Model
Bravo Delta models are all outstanding museum quality pieces. Devotedly reproduced kiln dried mahogany which is jointed and sanded by hand. Each model then is then hand painted with up to 36 coats of enamel paint to ensure an almost unbelievably rich finish.
Vickers VC10 Model
The Vickers VC10 was a long-range, British built airliner, launched in 1962. The VC10 was designed to cater for the so-called "hot and high" airports, where local conditions made it harder to take off from short runways without modifications. Airports which required this sort of performance were common in Africa, which was a core market for airlines such as BOAC.
The VC was also unique amongst Western airliners of its size in having four engines mounted on the rear, with two engines on each side of the fuselage. Despite being withdrawn from passenger service by the early 1980s, the VC continued service with the Royal Airforce as a tanker aircraft right up until the end of September 2013. This much cherished aircraft also still holds the record for the fastest flight from London to New York operated by a sub-sonic jet airliner, a record which to date is only eclipsed by Concorde herself!
The British Overseas Airways Corporation, widely known just as "BOAC", was formed in 1940 through the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd, the latter being formed as early as 1935, long before BOAC and British European Airways (BEA) were themselves merged to form the present day British Airways in 1974.
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