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Not so plain planes – Part 1

Intercontinental commercial aircraft used to look very different in the 1970-90s – the Vickers VC10 with its four rear-mounted engines and high tail, and of course the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde with its dramatic delta wing and ‘droop snoot’. From the US there were also tri-jets in the shape of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed TriStar, once competitors to the distinctive Boeing 747 ‘Jumbo’.

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