Re: looking for VC-10 military designator

From:         nw@ix.netcom.com (Neil Wagner)
Organization: Netcom
Date:         21 Oct 96 13:31:40 
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Markus Buttinger <markus-b@ping.at> wrote:

>Is anyone able to tell me the military designator for the
>VC-10 aircraft (I guess it's a Vickers) that is still in use
>by the Royal Air Force?
>I saw one if those (callsign: ZD 230) in Iraklion/Crete Island
>on Tuesday. It's a totally brown a/c with a big white 'K' in
>the tail. - Anyone out there with info on what this could be -
>(tanker/mines searcher, etc.)?

According to my Jane's, the tanker is called VC10K mark 2 or for
the Super VC10, VC10K Mark 3 or 4.  There's also a picture of an
RAF aircraft they identify as a VC10 C1.