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Determining Aircraft Cargo Capacity - 7/17/2004 2:36:29 PM   
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Does anyone know how we can determine the cargo capcity of aircraft? I would like to calculate the amount of supplies (or troops) that a given transport aircraft can be expected to carry, but not sure how to figure this out. Is this number supplied somewhere on the squadron or aircraft info screen that I am missing?
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RE: Determining Aircraft Cargo Capacity - 7/17/2004 6:41:18 PM   
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Does anyone know how we can determine the cargo capcity of aircraft? I would like to calculate the amount of supplies (or troops) that a given transport aircraft can be expected to carry, but not sure how to figure this out. Is this number supplied somewhere on the squadron or aircraft info screen that I am missing?



No need, all airgroups are small enough to fit on any AK.

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RE: Determining Aircraft Cargo Capacity - 7/17/2004 7:32:14 PM   
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I think he means cargo capacity of the aircraft for airlift....if not....i know i sure do

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RE: Determining Aircraft Cargo Capacity - 7/17/2004 8:21:53 PM   
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No need, all airgroups are small enough to fit on any AK.


Mr Frag thanks for the response, you seem to be everywhere these days! However, I was asking how to determine how much supply or troops the aircraft can carry.

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RE: Determining Aircraft Cargo Capacity - 7/17/2004 8:23:53 PM   
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I think he means cargo capacity of the aircraft for airlift....if not....i know i sure do


Oh, the aircraft end ... quite easy ...

It is listed in the database screen for the aircraft.

The element weights are listed on other screens off that same database.

a C-47 = 10,000 pounds = 100 load factors.

To figure out the grunts, look at the element parts and do the math.

A support unit = 20 load factors so a normal HQ (360) = 20 x 360 = 7200

So ... a 16 plane C-47 group will move 16 x 100 per turn of that 7200. (1600 per turn)

ie: 5 turns to go from a to b.

The key thing to keep in mind that things with load factors over 7 (apart from pack items) can not be broken down and fit in the air transport.

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RE: Determining Aircraft Cargo Capacity - 7/17/2004 8:35:32 PM   
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Excellent info, thanks. What about supplies? Is 1 supply = 1 ton?

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RE: Determining Aircraft Cargo Capacity - 7/17/2004 8:39:15 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Mr.Frag

Oh, the aircraft end ... quite easy ...
It is listed in the database screen for the aircraft.
The element weights are listed on other screens off that same database.
a C-47 = 10,000 pounds = 100 load factors.
To figure out the grunts, look at the element parts and do the math.
A support unit = 20 load factors so a normal HQ (360) = 20 x 360 = 7200
So ... a 16 plane C-47 group will move 16 x 100 per turn of that 7200. (1600 per turn)
ie: 5 turns to go from a to b.
The key thing to keep in mind that things with load factors over 7 (apart from pack items) can not be broken down and fit in the air transport.


Thanks Mr Frag. I wasn't sure how to convert the pounds to load factors. Now I see, divide the pounds the plane can carry by 100.

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