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#1 glenn_simpson

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 06:55 PM

I'm trying to produce an Aircraft Formation Card for the Handley-Page Hampton torpedo bomber (for a PQ18 scenario), for which there is no data in GQ3.3.  How are the various factors calculated?  

I have guessed by comparing the Hampton's flight data with that of aircraft for which factors are provided in Section 6 of the Rules and interpolating, so I get a tactical move or 8000/6800, climb 3100/1, ceiling level 9, cruise 5 hexes/CT, TAc radius 12, DT radius 30.  Do these seem correct?



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:31 AM

Glenn,

 

I think you need to get some data sources, and do the math, at least in most cases.  For example, just using Wikipedia (you should also look in other sources), which says a Hampden had a maximum speed of 247 mph, would make the tactical movement data:

Speed in 100 yds          Climb

Clean     Loaded            100yds     APs

71           61                    (29)          3      - the APs rating is based on other twin-engine bomber types.

 

Altitude Levels are 3000 ft,  According to Wikipedia, a Hampton's service ceiling is 19,000 ft, so that would make the ceiling Level 6.

 

Wikipedia says it had a range of 1,720 miles, so that would make the 30 NM Hex Radius values Tactical = 10, DT = 20.  For Cruise per CT, using the cruise speed of 206 mph = 6.

 

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:56 AM

P.S. To illustrate the need to look at multiple sources, only using on-line data, I found the following just WRT range:

https://en.wikipedia...ey_Page_Hampden: Range: 1,720 mi (1,496 nmi, 2,768 km) (Max fuel and 2,000 lb (910 kg) bombs, 206 mph (332 km/h))

https://www.military...ircraft_id=1008: RANGE: 1,095 miles (1,762 kilometers; 951 nautical miles)

https://ww2db.com/ai...ft_model_id=118: Range, Normal 1,095 km

 

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 07:18 PM

Thanks.  Some sources use range (point to point) when they mean radius (out and back).






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