ChuckAnderson said:Hi Everyone!
Were ever any plans for either the Vickers Viscount or the Vickers Vanguard to be converted into a maritime patrol aircraft in the way that the Lockheed Orion became the P-3?
stuanliz said:Also as an aside, it should be noted that the Vanguard and VC10 shared a common fuselage that shared a lot of jigging and tooling. This would have reduced the cost of restarting the Vanguard line at Weybridge at a time that the 10 had already occupied the main hall. One possibility being fuselage manufacture at Weybridge and assembly at Hurn or Filton with unused capacity within the industry building sub assemblies. Much in the fashion of today's Airbus operation.