Royal Air Force
aerial refuelling aircraft, converted from the Vickers Super VC10 type 1164
passenger aircraft. Four such aircraft were rebuilt at the end of 1970, which in
the next three decades took part in many well-known conflicts, among them the
Falklands War, the first Iraq war (Desert Storm), the war in Afghanistan, the
conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the second Iraq War (2003). Their last use
was in 2011, when British forces supported the operation against the Gaddafi
regime in Libya. In 2013, the type was withdrawn from Royal Air Force after more
than 30 years of intensive military operation.
Markings: 1. Vickers
Super VC10 K3, ZA149/H, No 101 Sqn RAF Brize Norton, early 1990s.
2. Vickers Super VC10 K3, ZA149/H, RAF,
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