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Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?  
User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

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Why does it say VC10??? Hmm...


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User currently offlineLh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2381 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2292 times:
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as far as I know, it was some sort of propaganda. They didn't wanted to see a "Russian aircraft" in that fate, so they called it the western built VC-10. That's what I was told.

Mario  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

This Il-62 is parked at Maxton-Laurinburg, North Carolina, USA. I believe the hull was being used for anti-terrorist training (as was an Air France Boeing 707-328) in the 1980s. People who have visited the boneyard have seen shell casings and strange structures containing the doors of a variety of aircraft. I saw a picture of this bird with the "BAC Vickers VC-10" logos back in 1986 (at the height of the Reagan reign), so this deliberate mislabeling goes back quite a few years.

I wish I had a few million (dollars, that is) to find a more suitable home for this lovely aircraft. She certainly deserves better than this.



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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
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Those crazy Czechs! This is obviously some kind of Commie Bohemian plot to mislead decent American spotters into thinking that the Brits were supplying the Reds with airliners. I think the people responsible for this should be defenestrated.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

My guess is that some yank that did not know the difference between a VC-10 and a IL-62 painted on.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6340 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

There was a short mention of the reason in a copy of Airliners or Airways this summer. I can't remember the exact reason though. Someone with the desire can look up the answer and post it.


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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2186 times:

Wishful thinking on CSA's part?  Big grin

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2179 times:

Lindy Field, would you perform the defenestration through an open or closed window? Big grin

User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

I don't recall seeing any shell casings, or strange door structures there. All I remember was the tobacco field, and the cotton mouth snake in the bathroom...



User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Actually, the reason is that there was a joint UK/US exercise going on which involved the RAF sending over several VC10s. the black strips show the placement of a VC10's doors, so this aircraft was used for ground training.

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Ok thanks alot everyone for your answers!  Big thumbs up
Pretty neat huh?



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