Thu, 07 Feb 2013
at RAF Brize Norton,
The reason the RAF doesn't use VC10s for passenger is because they are old, knackered and there would be absolute bloody uproar if one came down whilst full of soldiers. Tristars are a similar story, they were twenty years old when the RAF got them in the early nineties, and as a result are similarly knackered, and spend a lot of time being fixed.
This is why the MoD has replaced these aircraft with the lovely new, fuel efficient A330 Voyager MRTT.
And the RAF charter in civilian carriers for the same reason other airlines charter aircraft, when demand for airtrooping exceeds the RAFs ability to supply it.
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