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BOAC Vickers VC10<BR> G-ARVB
05-SEP-73 GARVB_cleananet

BOAC Vickers VC10

Photographed at London's Heathrow airport at the time when British Airways had just been incorporated from the merger of BOAC and BEA which were both state-owned airlines, one operating long-haul services and the other European services.

The hangar on the left was built for the Lockheed TriStar which had yet to be delivered to the new organisation, whilst the long hangar on the right dated from the 1950's and was demolished a few years ago.

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David Mingay20-Feb-2009 15:52
I'm sure I built an Airfix BOAC VC10 just like this when I was very small.
Robin Reid20-Feb-2009 01:01
You shot this when you were a child then?
Lee Rudd19-Feb-2009 22:11
now thats a proper airplane!
Anja Lieder19-Feb-2009 20:40
This is well cool, especially the old logos and the retro styling of the plane. Oh, wait! This is for real! One year after I was born!
Zak19-Feb-2009 16:10
like the old transit van! heheh
Sofia Solomennikova19-Feb-2009 15:26
Great strategic and historic capture!