The Vickers VC-10 - Part 2
The Vickers VC10, enabled BUA to start transatlanic operations to South America in 1964, taking over the loss making routes abandoned by BOAC.

Within four years, the routes were profitable, and the VC10 was proving to be popular with both crews and passengers.

The VC10 was designed to operate from virtually any airport, no matter what the altitude or ambient temperature, and was capable of taking off from short 9,000ft runways with a full loaded, and the VC10 was quick too

BUA VC10's, Type 1101/1103, had a max cruise speed of 502 knots, today's fastest airliner, the 747-400 has a max cruise of 507 knots.
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