sushka
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Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 8:19 am

Look at this...
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Why does it say VC10??? Hmm...
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RE: Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 8:31 am

G'Day

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.

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RE: Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 9:04 am

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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RE: Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 9:07 am

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.
 
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RE: Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 9:25 am

My guess is that some yank that did not know the difference between a VC-10 and a IL-62 painted on.
 
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RE: Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 10:57 am

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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RE: Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 11:14 am

Wishful thinking on CSA's part?  Big grin

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RE: Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 11:21 am

Lindy Field, would you perform the defenestration through an open or closed window? Big grin
 
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RE: Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 3:47 pm

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...

 
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RE: Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 6:51 pm

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.
 
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RE: Does Anyone Know Why This Il62 Says VC10?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 10:48 pm

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