I was just wondering how much longer the RAF VC10s have to go in service.
I know they have C. Mk.1K, K. Mk.3 and K. Mk.4 aircraft in service.
They've been pulling the Mk.4s out of service and scrapping them - which puzzles me since they were the last ones converted.
Anyway, I know there is a number of years remaining until the new tankers enter UK service, so what is the plan for the 10s? Are more scheduled to be withdrawn?
What's the biggest issue with the aircraft at the moment? Spares? Age? Fatigue?