The Vickers VC10 was an aircraft that was ahead of its time.  Sleek, fast and powerful it was designed to please an airline which then turned its back on it.  However, the VC10 won the hearts of many.

The RAF version of the VC10, the K3.


The VC10 flight deck including the ‘voice activated throttles’!


Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to Bahnfrend, Steve Fitzgerald and Chris Lofting.