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The VC10 at 50 - 29 June 2012
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Preserved VC10s
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Preserved VC10s

Since the downsizing of the 101 squadron fleet and the final flight of a VC10 in 2013, many airframes have found new homes with museums. Fortunately there is a good collection of complete airframes, including two live ones, and fuselage sections in preservation so that we can enjoy the sight and sound of a VC10 for several more years. This page is just an overview of the survivors, for more information about the aircraft, click on the registration. For information about the various museums (if it is not on the page about the airframe), see the links page. For more bits of VC10 that survived a bit longer than the full airframe, see the Bits and Pieces page.

Complete airframes

Registration Location Comments
G-ARVF Flugausstellung Junior, Hermeskeil Germany  
G-ASIX / A4O-AB Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey  
XR808 RAF Museum Cosford, Shropshire  
G-ASGC Duxford Aviation Society, Duxford Airfield, Cambridge  
5Y-ADA / ZA148 Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre, Newquay, Cornwall  
5H-MOG / ZA150 Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey Live airframe

Fuselage sections

Registration Location Comments
c/n 801A Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey Fuselage test section
G-ARVC / ZA144 Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transport Squadron, Boscombe Down Forward fuselage
G-ARVM Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey Complete fuselage

South Wales Aviation Museum, St. Athan, Wales

Privately owned

Cockpit only, in storage

Nacelle, converted to caravan



Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford Aerodrome, Greater Manchester

South Wales Aviation Museum, St. Athan, Wales

Nose section

Fuselage section

XV108 East Midlands Aeropark, East Midlands Airport, Derby Forward fuselage
XV109 South Wales Aviation Museum, St. Athan, Wales Nose section, in storage
G-ASGM / ZD241 Bruntingthorpe Airfield, Leicestershire Fuselage parts and/or cockpit section, in storage
5H-MMT / ZA147 Bruntingthorpe Airfield, Leicestershire Cockpit section, in storage
5X-UVJ / ZA149 Al Mahatta museum, Sharjah, UAE Forward fuselage, painted in Gulf Air colours


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