The retirement of the last of the RAF's BAC VC 10K tanker aircraft in October 2013 this ebook tells the story of what after suffering much derision and degeration by BOAC executives proved to be one... More > of the UKs most successful and only UK-built long-range transport that served the Corporation well on its African 'hot and high' destinations and RAF Transport Command in its C.1 guise and as an very successful in-flight refuelling airplane.< Less
The epitomy of commerical jet airliner travel, the Boeing 707 served with all the principal carriers bringing new standards of comfort, speed and efficiency to airline passengers. Pan Am was the... More > first major airline to order it and flew its fleet emblazoned with the famous 'Clipper' names. BOAC placed a substantial order and insisted on Rolls-Royce Conway engines rather than the Pratt & Whitney JT series engines favored by American customers. Very few 707s are now flying passengers and many military versions fly as AWACs, tankers or transports.
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