VC10 Transport Tanker Aircraft at RAF Brize Norton

Royal Air Force VC10 aircraft from 101 Squadron are pictured at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire prior to departing for Operation Ellamy in support of the no fly zone over Libya. The VC10 C1K is a dual-role AT and AAR aircraft. In the AT role, the aircraft is used for troop carrying, with accommodation for 124 passengers and nine crew. Use of a large, cabin-freight door on the forward left side of the aircraft allows easy conversion of the aircraft into a dual-role passenger/freight or full-freight configuration. In its full-freight role, the cabin can hold up to 20,400kgs of palletised…

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