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First Flight Dates

An omission in my original table of details about each individual airframe - and hereby rectified: the dates of each first flight and delivery. Of course this list is as correct as the sources I used so any corrections are welcome. The first graph below shows the development time for each airframe, first flight to delivery. It is interesting to see how this got shorter with each new variant. When the RAF ordered their tanker conversions this created four new VC10 type numbers, and a new set of first flight dates and deliveries. These are listed in the second table below. The second graph shows the number of active VC10s over the career of the type.


Development time per airframe.
Source: M. Hedley - Vickers VC10

Number of active VC10s over the career of the type.

 

C/n Type Registration First Flight Delivery
803 Standard 1100 G-ARTA 29 June 1962 19 January 1968
804 Standard 1101 G-ARVA 8 November 1962 8 December 1964
805 Standard 1101 G-ARVB 21 December 1962 6 February 1965
806 Standard 1101 G-ARVC 21 February 1963 1 December 1964
807 Standard 1101 G-ARVE 15 April 1963 1 October 1964
808 Standard 1101 G-ARVF 6 July 1963 4 September 1964
809 Standard 1101 G-ARVG 17 October 1963 12 June 1964
810 Standard 1101 G-ARVH 22 November 1963 8 July 1964
811 Standard 1101 G-ARVI 20 December 1963 22 April 1964
812 Standard 1101 G-ARVJ 25 February 1964 23 April 1964
813 Standard 1101 G-ARVK 28 March 1964 2 May 1964
814 Standard 1101 G-ARVL 2 June 1964 16 June 1964
815 Standard 1101 G-ARVM 6 July 1964 22 July 1964
819 Standard 1103 G-ASIW 30 July 1964 30 September 1964
820 Standard 1103 G-ASIX 17 October 1964 31 October 1964
823 Standard 1102 9G-ABO 14 November 1964 27 January 1965
824 Standard 1102 9G-ABP 21 May 1965 18 June 1965
825 Standard 1103 G-ATDJ 18 June 1965 1 July 1965
826 Standard 1106 XR806 26 November 1965 7 July 1966
827 Standard 1106 XR807 25 March 1966 17 November 1966
828 Standard 1106 XR808 9 June 1966 7 July 1966
829 Standard 1106 XR809 28 July 1966 31 August 1966
830 Standard 1106 XR810 29 November 1966 21 December 1966
831 Standard 1106 XV101 11 January 1967 January 31, 1967
832 Standard 1106 XV102 5 May 1967 25 May 1967
833 Standard 1106 XV103 14 June 1967 5 July 1967
834 Standard 1106 XV104 14 July 1967 3 August 1967
835 Standard 1106 XV105 3 October 1967 20 October 1967
836 Standard 1106 XV106 17 November 1967 1 December 1967
837 Standard 1106 XV107 22 March 1968 17 April 1968
838 Standard 1106 XV108 7 June 1968 18 June 1968
839 Standard 1106 XV109 18 July 1968 1 August 1968
851 Super 1151 G-ASGA 7 May 1964 31 December 1965
852 Super 1151 G-ASGB 29 September 1964 30 April 1965
853 Super 1151 G-ASGC 1 January 1965 27 March 1965
854 Super 1151 G-ASGD 11 February 1965 3 March 1965
855 Super 1151 G-ASGE 6 March 1965 27 March 1965
856 Super 1151 G-ASGF 24 March 1965 2 April 1965
857 Super 1151 G-ASGG 17 May 1965 21 June 1967
858 Super 1151 G-ASGH 2 October 1965 4 November 1965
859 Super 1151 G-ASGI 28 January 1966 12 February 1966
860 Super 1151 G-ASGJ 22 February 1967 3 March 1967
861 Super 1151 G-ASGK 1 September 1967 27 October 1967
862 Super 1151 G-ASGL 22 December 1967 25 January 1968
863 Super 1151 G-ASGM 26 February 1968 6 March 1968
864 Super 1151 G-ASGN 1 May 1968 7 May 1968
865 Super 1151 G-ASGO 11 September 1968 27 September 1968
866 Super 1151 G-ASGP 20 November 1968 6 December 1968
867 Super 1151 G-ASGR 12 February 1969 31 May 1969
881 Super 1154 5X-UVA 3 September 1966 30 September 1966
882 Super 1154 5H-MMT 12 October 1966 31 October 1966
883 Super 1154 5Y-ADA 21 March 1967 31 March 1967
884 Super 1154 5X-UVJ 19 April 1969 30 April 1969
885 Super 1154 5H-MOG 16 February 1970 27 February 1970

VC10 Tankers


Development time per airframe for the K2 and K3 tankers, most of the development was done with ZA141 (with ZA143 taking over this task when '141 got damaged) and ZA148.

Development time per airframe for the K4 and C1K tankers, it is clear that the K4s used up more time to get right. The C1Ks were simple conversions in comparison but were spread over several years.

 

C/n Type Registration First Flight after conversion Delivery to squadron after conversion to tanker
806 Standard 1112 ZA144 29 November 1983 3 February 1984
809 Standard 1112 ZA141 22 June 1982 5 October 1984
811 Standard 1112 ZA142 26 March 1984 18 April 1984
813 Standard 1112 ZA143 22 December 1982 23 September 1983
814 Standard 1112 ZA140 25 June 1983 25 July 1983
826 Standard 1180 XR806 29 November 1995 23 February 1996
827 Standard 1180 XR807 2 September 1994 12 September 1994
828 Standard 1180 XR808 4 February 1997 7 February 1997
830 Standard 1180 XR810 21 December 1994 4 January 1995
831 Standard 1180 XV101 11 June 1992 25 March 1993
832 Standard 1180 XV102 8 October 1993 8 October 1993
833 Standard 1180 XV103 23 November 1992 3 December 1992
834 Standard 1180 XV104 9 February 1994 14 February 1994
835 Standard 1180 XV105 12 April 1995 24 April 1995
836 Standard 1180 XV106 4 May 1994 9 May 1994
837 Standard 1180 XV107 5 June 1996 11 June 1996
838 Standard 1180 XV108 15 August 1995 1 September 1995
839 Standard 1180 XV109 20 May 1993 25 May 1993
851 Super 1170 ZD230 13 October 1994 15 December 1994
857 Super 1170 ZD235 13 December 1995 8 March 1996
862 Super 1170 ZD240 26 March 1994 1 July 1994
863 Super 1170 ZD241 10 May 1995 9 June 1995
866 Super 1170 ZD242 29 July 1993 28 April 1994
882 Super 1164 ZA147 9 August 1985 24 September 1985
883 Super 1164 ZA148 4 July 1984 27 March 1986
884 Super 1164 ZA149 25 March 1985 14 May 1985
885 Super 1164 ZA150 19 December 1984 1 February 1985

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