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That is an old Aeroflot door.

Chaz Hinkle

I have been told, although I can't verify it, that the "VC-10" script was put on the nose in order to get the plane into the country without cathing too much heat from customs... It was bound for a US museum, and I guess the owner had some concerns about getting a Soviet airliner into the country for keeps. As far as the strange door, who knows... Many of these old junkers at Maxton have had their doors cut out and crudely replaced with doors from other planes... Nobody seems to have an explanation for it.

El Condor

2 Questions: 1) Why does it say VC-10 on the nose? & 2) What is that strange door just after the real one?