Re: HS Trident...VC-10 and BOAC

Date:         13 Jul 97 01:25:52 
From:         Antoin =?iso-8859-1?Q?Dalt=FAn?= <adaltun@tinet.ie>
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At 01:27 08/07/97, jla wrote:
>This is true of most airliners built in the U.K.  The VC-10 was the
>ultimate in poor judgement by a manufacturer and abuse by the intended
>carrier.

The VC10 was also a victim of Rolls-Royce.  The Conway was a good civil
engine when it came out first on the B707-400 and on a small number of
DC-8s.  In fact, it was the first commercial turbofan.  However, the
by-pass ratio was low and Pratt & Whitney soon came out came out with the
higher by-pass ratio JT3D which was also very reliable for its time.
Rolls-Royce never responded and even BOAC switched to the JT3D for later
B707s.  Vickers did not respond either.

Antoin Daltun