KungPao
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ORIGINAL: KungPao Here is the conclusion Patrol Distance (nm) Patrol time (min) 200................... 85 250................. 65 300................ 46 350................ 26 400................ 6 428.84........ 0 Ok, I did some tests. The conclusion above is not correct. The Bingo fuel/RTB happened at 533nm away, much further than my calculation. Then I did another test on how long a F16 can be on station at a Patrol Zone 200nm away. The result was 103 Min. That’s a significant difference compare to "85min on station" in Loadout description. So I was thinking what cause the difference. Then realized that it is caused by “ 2 Min combat for AB”. So if it is an uneventfully patrol, the A/C will expend fuel reserved for combat in patrol. Well, time to modify the formula, and here is the new conclusion: Calculated Max Escort Range (Bingo) 536nm Patrol Distance (nm) Patrol time (before Bingo/RTB) 200 ………….. 105 250 ………….. 90 300 ………….. 74 350 ………….. 58 400 ………….. 43 450 ………….. 27 500 ………….. 11 Then I did more tests on Patrol time at 300nm 400nm and 500nm away. The result is 73min, 44min and 12 min. Compare to my calculation 74, 43 and 11, I would say the formula match my expectation, it works. : ) I am confident to use the same formula to calculate other A/C’s Patrol time and max escort range I have attached 3 spreadsheets, they include the calculation for F16 heavy/light loadout, F15 heavy/light. Su27s. In the future I am going to add F/A18, F14, Mig29, J10 and others. Hopefully this will help our gameplay, at least we will have a better picture on how far our fighters can reach. Cheers.
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