EUR 34.79

The VC10 is widely regarded as one of the most graceful jet airliners ever created, with its long slim fuselage, clean angled-back wings and graceful swept-back tail surfaces.

The aircraft was designed by Vickers-Armstrongs to fly on long-distance BOAC routes between the UK and Africa and needed to be able to operate from hot and high airports with short runways. This resulted in an aircraft with superb performance, second only to the supersonic Concorde in terms of speed for a jet airliner. The VC10 was introduced into RAF service in 1965, operating in the transport, cargo and in-flight refuelling roles, until its retirement in 2013, nearly 50 years later.

VC10 Professional for FSX and P3D includes accurately modelled Standard and Super civilian variants and C1K, K3 and K4 military variants of the VC10 in a variety of liveries covering their time in airline and RAF service.

The detailed virtual cockpit features 3D instruments, authentic wear and tear and all four flight crew positions (Captain, Co-Pilot, Flight Engineer and Navigator) modelled in high detail.

Comprehensive but easy-to-use systems are simulated, including a realistic fuel system with transfer and jettison functionality, an autopilot with pitch and bank hold, an autothrottle with IAS and MACH hold capabilities and simulated powered flying control units (PFCUs).

Realistic engine start procedures are possible with ground air supply and cross-bleed, and autostart (Ctrl+E) compatibility allows you to get airborne quickly. Custom-coded electrical, fuel, hydraulic, pressurisation and navigation systems, including a new Delco Carousel IV-A Inertial Navigation System (INS) unit, will keep even experienced pilots busy!

The VC10 is brought to life with distinctive Rolls-Royce Conway engine sounds and accurate flight dynamics based on input from ex-VC10 crew and real-world performance and handling data.


Five accurately modelled civilian and military variants, built using real-world aircraft plans and access to real aircraft:

  • BOAC Standard VC10 (Type 1101)
  • Super VC10 - more powerful Conway engines, additional fuel capacity and a longer fuselage
  • VC10 C1K transport/tanker - Standard VC10 fuselage with Super VC10 wings, engines and tail, main-deck cargo door, wing-mounted refuelling pods
  • VC10 K3 tanker - Super VC10 with main-deck cargo door, centreline hose drum unit (HDU) and wing-mounted refuelling pods, sealed passenger doors
  • VC10 K4 tanker - Super VC10, no main-deck cargo door, centreline hose drum unit (HDU) and wing-mounted refuelling pods


  • Many detailed animations, including:
     - Accurate landing gear operations
     - Authentic flaps/slat action
     - Variable-incidence tailplane
     - Windshield wipers (separate Captain and Co-Pilot controls)
     - Passenger doors (fore and aft) and cargo doors (port and starboard)
     - Animated pilots
     - Thrust reverser doors on outboard enginesRetractable taxi/landing lights
     - Refuelling hoses
  • Ground equipment (air stairs and baggage carts)
  • Specular map to give realistic light effects on the aircraft surfaces
  • Bump mapping to give a more realistic 3D effect to aircraft liveries


  • 3D cockpit with virtually all the hundreds of switches, knobs and levers animated and functional. Many gauges are modelled in 3D for smooth operation.
  • All four flight crew positions modelled (Captain, Co-Pilot, Flight Engineer and Navigator)
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear to produce an authentic environment
  • Cockpit lighting with atmospheric instrument backlighting
  • Special 'baked' textures have been used to present a well-used look and feel to the cockpit area and controls
  • Fully modelled Flight Engineer station with fuel, engine, electrical, anti-ice and hydraulic controls (automatically configured in a 'ready for take-off' state when the aircraft is first loaded, allowing you to get airborne within seconds)
  • Many features have been added to help with usability such as a switch to hide the control yokes for a better view of the instruments and pre-set angled views for the overhead panel, centre pedestal and Flight Engineer station
  • Animated Captain's arm-rest for improved visibility of centre pedestal
  • Ability to integrate third-party weather radar
  • Split flap/slat lever with the ability to extend slats without deploying flaps
  • NAV 1/2 and ADF 1/2 radios feeding CDIs, VOR and ADF indicators for easy navigation
  • GPS unit included for easy navigation
  • Numerous warning annunciators will illuminate on fault detection and a functional engine fire warning and protection/extinguishing system are built into the cockpit
  • Animated cockpit side windows


  • Custom-coded fuel system with wing and centre tanks, fuel transfer and jettison, cross-feed and LP/HP cock controls
  • Custom-coded autopilot with pitch and bank hold, ability to navigate via VOR/GPS and autothrottle with IAS/MACH hold capabilities
  • Thrust-reverse system which, like the real aircraft, is only available on outboard engines
  • Realistic trim lever operation with rate of tailplane movement proportional to the rate of trim lever displacement from the central position
  • Aircraft configuration system that will allow you to choose between 'cold & dark' or 'ready for take-off'
  • Fully compatible with default control assignments (lighting controls, autopilot controls, HP cock levers etc.) and [Ctrl]+[E] autostart
  • Realistic engine start procedures using ground air supply and cross-bleed
  • Simulated powered flying control units (PFCUs) – loss of electrical power or manual isolation of PFCUs will render flying controls (ailerons, elevator, rudder and spoilers) inoperative, as in the real aircraft. Each control surface can be individually isolated.
  • Custom-coded Delco Carousel IV-A Inertial Navigation System (INS)
  • Many other custom systems – engine management, electrical, hydraulic, pressurisation, lighting and navigation


Each variant is supplied in a wide variety of liveries covering its time in airline and military service.

Standard VC10

  • British Airways G-ARVM (circa 1976)
  • British Airways G-ARVM (red tail)
  • BOAC G-ARVF (circa 1964)
  • BOAC G-ARVC (circa 1966)
  • BOAC G-ARVC (circa 1974)
  • Gulf Air A40-VI
  • Gulf Air A40-VK
  • Just Flight house livery
  • Nigeria Airways 5N-ABD
  • Government of the United Arab Emirates G-ARVF

Super VC10

  • BOAC
  • BOAC Cunard
  • BOAC Golden
  • British Airways
  • British Airways (BOAC scheme)
  • Vickers Prototype
  • East African Airways

VC10 C1K

  • Royal Air Force, 101 Sqn, Modern Grey
  • Royal Air Force, 10 Sqn, White/Grey
  • Royal Air Force, 101 Sqn, 40 Years of VC10
  • Royal Air Force, 101 Sqn, 90th Anniversary
  • Royal Air Force, 101 Sqn, 95th Anniversary
  • Royal Air Force, 101 Sqn, Camouflage
  • Royal Air Force, 101 Sqn, Gulf War, 'The Empire Strikes Back'

VC10 K3

  • Royal Air Force, 101 Sqn, Modern Grey
  • Royal Air Force, 101 Sqn, Hemp

VC10 K4

  • Royal Air Force, 101 Sqn, Modern Grey
  • Royal Air Force, 101 Sqn, Hemp


  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real world performance and handling data, and input from ex-VC10 crew
  • The distinctive Rolls-Royce Conway engines have been captured to give the utmost realism in full stereo
  • Comprehensive PDF manual with panel guide and tutorial
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes
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Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold or Steam Edition required) or Prepar3D v1/v2/v3/v4

2.0GHz or any Dual Core


1GB graphics card

Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (32-bit or 64-bit)

3GB hard drive space

Customer Reviews
Comment to my previuous review OF course, as usual, the screenshots DO NOT capture the real work done
Those who criticise the looks have no idea what they are talking about while i'm not a pilot i have sat in a real vampire and the cockpit was just how it was in the real world, i also see no problems with the texturing and quality on the exterior model either, and while i have seen a few planes textured a little better they in no way deserve your crummy 1 star. The external textures are part of the livery and could be improved by other textures if they get made anyway.. That all being said i do have some issues, the documentation while good can be a little confusing in its wording i am guessing this maybe a language translation issue i would also for this price hoped it would come with a few different versions and some historical liveries like raf. After shutting down ambient sounds vanish which is a little weird and there is no sound difference between canopy open and closed The labels in the cockpit are German? while i hate to be arrogant most simmers speak English and English is the international language of aviation so would have been nice to have them in English .apart from those which are minor the plane is great to fly and the sound of the Goblin Engine is amazing. i found it pretty tricky to land getting the speed right i also found it very easy to spin and i haven't been able to recover from it maybe its me or maybe its unrecoverable i have no idea if the real one was so easy to spin also that engine blows up a lot so need to keep the throttle down out of the red all in all a good product and i hope a few fixes are made to make it even better
Despite the lack of inside modeling, its a very good work And the terminal is very precisely designed. The airport itself includes many buildings. As usual with Tropical Sim, the screenshots desserve the product
Those who criticise the appearance of the cockpit have certainly never sat in it. I have flown this plane, I can assure you that it is a very faithful historical reconstruction not only in appearance but also in performance, and not an avatar!
Textures are abysmal. Seems all the ground textures were done with google images. Runway textures is horrid and crooked. I wish more time was put into this project as this is my home airport. There's much to be desired. It seems extremely rush. Not worth the money.
I really love this Plane. This and Br Sim Design's H35 Vtail are just fantastic. Some of the best engine vibration effects and prop effect i have seen. Flight model is great and the plane is such a joy to fly. I have both and they are a part of my regular rotation. This one is unique in its design. Definately worth it! You won't regret it.
Rather well done. I was skeptical at first but it flies nice, it's modeled nice, textures are good and on top of that it has a cool and unique custom efb smart phone with apps (weather, gps, notepad)Even comes with a well modeled fuel truck and transport car for those who like extra immersion. All in all you can tell the dev put passion into this XA42.
First I’d like to confirm that this is fully compatible with FSX Steam Ed. You only need to direct the install to you FSX Steam root folder which is very easy to do. There aren’t a lot of Russian military fighters to choose from or compare this to but this is definitely the best you can buy. The modeling of this SU27 is really quite good. Excellent exterior with reflections and shine as well as detailed aircraft modeling. All switches and panels in the cockpit are 3D. No sections that are just 2d photos pasted into position (like AFS Designs SU planes) while all switches, dials and knobs are 3d, only a handfuls are actually clickable. Only the most important can be clicked and the rest are not simulated at all. At least the VC is accurate and looks great! The Mach indicator in the Airspeed dial doesn’t seem to work. For example when I am at fl360 going 1200 kmh the Mach ready should read approximately (based on conversion charts and speed converter applications taking pressure, temp etc in to consideration) Mach 1.6 but is actually blank at the needle point. The AoA limiter allows for the most stable flight behaviors and forgives excessive stick input. Turn it off and the plane becomes vastly more maneuverable but also less forgiving of extreme movements, but is the only way to perform a “cobra”. With the limiter off, it becomes far more easy to accidentally enter high speed aerodynamic stalls and uncontrolled rolls and spins. When that happens you can hit the “auto recover” button and the plane will usually recover itself even if the pilot blacks out. The overall flight model feels very different from other jet (like F15, F14 etc) fighters of the era making for a nice change of pace if you’re used to American types. The audio is very cool! The engines sound as powerful as they should. Very nice afterburner effects and unique audio set adds to the overall immersion. Turn it up! Overall this is the best SU27 I can find. While little of the systems are simulated (typical of most planes of this type anyway) you get the most important and can enjoy the flight and extreme maneuvering capabilities just fine. It’s priced well all things considered. Excellent frame rates! Based on use with FSX Steam Edition Win 10 3.3ghz i7 16GB ram Intel UHD630 integrated GPU
Best aircraft I have flown in-game. I highly recommend this F35 to anyone who wants great immersion.
nothing to say top scenes with beautiful graphics, well optimized. I recommended it to you
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