Vickers VC10 & Super VC10

Published: March 22nd, 2021     
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Author: Lance Cole
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell - IPMS# 49715
Company: Pen & Sword
ISBN #: 9781526760067
Other Publication Information: 11.5 X 8.25 inches, 96 pages, 200 color & black and white illustrations
Price: $28.95
Product / Stock #: FlightCraft 20
Product provided by: Casemate Publishers

The VC-10 has always been one of my favorite civil aircraft since I was a kid and watching them take off from Heathrow Airport. So, I could not miss the chance to review this book.


  • Introduction
  • Design and Development
  • Engineering Excellence
  • Into the Air
  • RAF Service
  • Other Operators
  • VC10 Variants
  • VC10 & Super VC10 in colour
  • Modelling the VC10

The book goes into great detail on the full history of the aircraft and its use and variants over its operational service life. I found this book fascinating and made me aware of a lot of facts I have never heard before. The writing style is clear and concise. The images are awesome and give a lot of useful views for modelers and anyone interested in this aircraft.

The design and development chapter was of particular interest to me and seeing the early designs was a great lead up to understanding the final selected design.

The profile pictures are a great addition. The chapter on modeling has already helped me with a kit I am working on and will assist me greatly in finishing an even better model for my collection. The Chapter on the RAF tanker conversion was also very well written and gave some good insight into this modification.

I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in the VC-10 or Civil Airliners.

Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

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