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Vickers VC10 K3 Tankerl

In 1965 the RAF recognised the qualities of the VC10 as a potential strategic air lifter, using a fleet as rapid deployment troop carriers. The various tanker conversion programmes started with standard length airframes, resulting in C1 and K2 variants, but quickly adopted the longer Super-VC10 airframes being released from commercial service. The K3 programme took four Type 1154 airframes previously operated by East African Airways (EAA) all of which had the large forward freight door on the port side.

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