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2014.04.05

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FÅKER 388-100  ASTROCRUISER 
FÅKER 388-200   ASTROLIFTER   M97M30
FÅKER 388-300   ASTROTANKER   K97M40
 
     
  The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat  
     
  See also : AAC Data Sheet
 
Illustrations :
 See links in article
 
     

INTRODUCTION

The Fåker 388 is a four engined piston turbo-compound powered aircraft, and it will exist in three main variants :

Aircraft Identification Name
 388F100 - Astroliner : civilian mixed passengers and cargo transporting aircraft Operators : 
 388F200 K097M40 Astrotanker : aerial refueling tanker (1 flying boom + 2 drogues) Operators : 
 388F300 M097M30 Astrolifter : military transport aircraft Operators : 

388F100 - ASTROLINER

The Fåker 388F100 carries 56 passengers (single class) over a distance of  4476 nmi (8290 km, 5152 miles).  It has a crew of 12 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, flight engineer and 4 flight attendants + a reserve cockpit crew of 4).

In Atlantic Air Combat™ it is intended for players wishing to use such an aircraft in non-combat mode, to allow players to transit from one game area to another, provide "targets" to identify and deal with, and to add passing airliners in the background.

M097M30 - ASTROLIFTER

The Fåker M097M30, is a military transport variant of the 388F100 airliner.   It may carry one of the following payload :
30,000 lbs of droppable freight (allegedly 60 pellets of 500 lb/@)
88 passengers
65 stretchers + attendants in MedEvac configuration
xx paratroopers egressing from the aircraft through two side doors located at the back of the aircraft.
none (flown empty without any payload)

The basic range is 5245 nmi (9714 km, 6037 miles).  It may be extended by the use of in-flight refueling.

It has a crew of 4 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, flight engineer), all four equipped with ejection seats.

M135A11 Quadrilifter is the aircraft ID when used to carry passengers (re: no egress mode for passengers) - also called QuadriTrooper
M135A12 Quadrilifter is the aircraft ID when used as a MedEvac aircraft (re: no egress mode for casualties) - also called QuadriMedevac
M135A13 Quadrilifter is the aircraft ID when used to carry paratroopers (re: two egress modes to  manage) - also called QuadriPara

In Atlantic Air Combat™ it is intended to fullfill passengers, freight, MedEvac, and paratroop transport missions, provide "targets" to identify and deal with and allow players to transit from one game area to another.

K097M40 - ASTROTANKER

The Fåker K135B15 is a military aerial refueling tanker variant of the above military transport.  Whichever amount of transferable fuel (out of a theoretical total of 30,850 US gal) is non relevant as in-flight refueling is unlimited in AAC : players and wingmen refuel in flight to their maximum and extra capacities without any limitation nor constraint.  Unless introduced as a game event/constraint, the tanker has no range limitation.

In Atlantic Air Combat™ it is exclusive to the game AI and is not available as such for players.

In-Flight Refueling Compatibility Trailing drogue (pt) Flying boom Trailing drogue (stb) Total
The K135B15 is equipped with : 1 1 1 3
Simultaneous inflight refueling capacity/drogue(s) & boom : 2

Detailed Fuel Capacity - For background purposes only

The K135B15 has the same basic fuel capacity as the 808-100, and carries extra fuel in 20 fuel cells located on the main deck very much like the turbo compound piston engined K097M40.  Compared to the real life KC-135A it mimicks, the designed fuel capacity of the K135B15 shows as follows :

US Gallons

707-120 C135A 808.100 808.147 808.158 Boeing 717-148 (KC-135A) Fåker 808F147 (K135B15)

_Wing/inner

*4566

*4550

4555

4555

4555

_Wing/ctrl

*4666

*4124

4700

4700

4700

_Wing/outer

*868

*868

900

900

900

_Body/ctrl

*7306

*7306

6575

6575

6575

Sub-Total

*17406

*16848

16730

16730

16730

US Gallons

-

KC135A 808.100 808.147 808.158

_Body/fwd

-

*5800

-

-

-

_Body/aftr

-

*6378

-

-

-

_Bodyupper

-

*2174

-

-

-

_Deckupper²

-

-

-

14120

-

_Drop Tanks³

-

-

-

78

3400

TOTAL

-

*31200

16730

30928

20130

(*) : reasonably verified information
(²) : M135A10 only - this fantasy aircraft variant carries a 1700 US gallons drop tanks under each outer pylon
(³) : K135A15 only - this fantasy aircraft variant carries a 1739 US gallons refueling pack under each outer pylon

INTRODUCTION

The Fåker 388 is a four engined piston turbo-compound powered aircraft  is family of aircrafts is directly inspired by the Boeing 367 Stratolifter/Stratotanker and its airliner variant, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.  Without entering too deeply into the history of this aircraft a simplified summary would show the following :

Country

Qty

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

United

7

377-10-34

Stratocruiser

1949 1954                            
 BOAC

10

377-10-32

Stratocruiser

1949 1959 > > > 1959                    
 

NorthWest

10

377-10-30

Stratocruiser

1949 1960 > > > > 1960                  

Pan American

29

377-10-26

Stratocruiser

1949 1961 > > > > > 1961                





                               

USAF

3

XC97

Stratolifter

1944 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

6

YC97

Stratolifter

1947 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

53

C97A

Stratolifter

1948 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

1

C97B

Stratolifter

1948 1969 > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

14

C97C

Stratolifter

1951 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

60

KC97E

Stratotanker

1952 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

159

KC97F

Stratotanker

1952 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

349

KC97G

Stratotanker

1953 197+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

135

C97G

Stratolifter

1963 197+               1963 > > > >    

USAF

27

C97K

> passengers

1964 197+                 1964 > > >    

USAF

81

KC97L

Stratotanker

1964 197+                 1964 > > >    

Israel

(5)

377-10-xx

Stratocruiser

1964 1978                 1964 > > > > 1978

Israel

(9)

KC97G

Stratotanker

1968 1978                         1968 1978

Spain

(2)

C97G

Stratolifter

1972 1976                         1972 1976

Spain

(3)

KC97L

Stratotanker

1972 1976                         1972 1976

INTRODUCTION

The Fåker 388 is a four engined piston turbo-compound powered aircraft  is family of aircrafts is directly inspired by the Boeing 367 Stratolifter/Stratotanker and its airliner variant, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.  Without entering too deeply into the history of this aircraft a simplified summary would show the following :

Country

Qty

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

United

7

377-10-34

Stratocruiser

1949 1954                            
 BOAC

10

377-10-32

Stratocruiser

1949 1959 > > > 1959                    
 

NorthWest

10

377-10-30

Stratocruiser

1949 1960 > > > > 1960                  

Pan American

29

377-10-26

Stratocruiser

1949 1961 > > > > > 1961                





                               

USAF

3

XC97

Stratolifter

1944 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

6

YC97

Stratolifter

1947 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

53

C97A

Stratolifter

1948 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

1

C97B

Stratolifter

1948 1969 > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

14

C97C

Stratolifter

1951 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

60

KC97E

Stratotanker

1952 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

159

KC97F

Stratotanker

1952 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

349

KC97G

Stratotanker

1953 197+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

135

C97G

Stratolifter

1963 197+               1963 > > > >    

USAF

27

C97K

> passengers

1964 197+                 1964 > > >    

USAF

81

KC97L

Stratotanker

1964 197+                 1964 > > >    

Israel

(5)

377-10-xx

Stratocruiser

1964 1978                 1964 > > > > 1978

Israel

(9)

KC97G

Stratotanker

1968 1978                         1968 1978

Spain

(2)

C97G

Stratolifter

1972 1976                         1972 1976

Spain

(3)

KC97L

Stratotanker

1972 1976                         1972 1976

INTRODUCTION

The Fåker 388 is a four engined piston turbo-compound powered aircraft  is family of aircrafts is directly inspired by the Boeing 367 Stratolifter/Stratotanker and its airliner variant, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.  Without entering too deeply into the history of this aircraft a simplified summary would show the following :

Country

Qty

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

United

7

377-10-34

Stratocruiser

1949 1954                            
 BOAC

10

377-10-32

Stratocruiser

1949 1959 > > > 1959                    
 

NorthWest

10

377-10-30

Stratocruiser

1949 1960 > > > > 1960                  

Pan American

29

377-10-26

Stratocruiser

1949 1961 > > > > > 1961                





                               

USAF

3

XC97

Stratolifter

1944 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

6

YC97

Stratolifter

1947 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

53

C97A

Stratolifter

1948 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

1

C97B

Stratolifter

1948 1969 > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

14

C97C

Stratolifter

1951 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

60

KC97E

Stratotanker

1952 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

159

KC97F

Stratotanker

1952 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

349

KC97G

Stratotanker

1953 197+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

135

C97G

Stratolifter

1963 197+               1963 > > > >    

USAF

27

C97K

> passengers

1964 197+                 1964 > > >    

USAF

81

KC97L

Stratotanker

1964 197+                 1964 > > >    

Israel

(5)

377-10-xx

Stratocruiser

1964 1978                 1964 > > > > 1978

Israel

(9)

KC97G

Stratotanker

1968 1978                         1968 1978

Spain

(2)

C97G

Stratolifter

1972 1976                         1972 1976

Spain

(3)

KC97L

Stratotanker

1972 1976                         1972 1976

INTRODUCTION

The Fåker 388 is a four engined piston turbo-compound powered aircraft  is family of aircrafts is directly inspired by the Boeing 367 Stratolifter/Stratotanker and its airliner variant, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.  Without entering too deeply into the history of this aircraft a simplified summary would show the following :

Country

Qty

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

United

7

377-10-34

Stratocruiser

1949 1954                            
 BOAC

10

377-10-32

Stratocruiser

1949 1959 > > > 1959                    
 

NorthWest

10

377-10-30

Stratocruiser

1949 1960 > > > > 1960                  

Pan American

29

377-10-26

Stratocruiser

1949 1961 > > > > > 1961                





                               

USAF

3

XC97

Stratolifter

1944 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

6

YC97

Stratolifter

1947 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

53

C97A

Stratolifter

1948 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

1

C97B

Stratolifter

1948 1969 > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

14

C97C

Stratolifter

1951 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

60

KC97E

Stratotanker

1952 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

159

KC97F

Stratotanker

1952 196+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

349

KC97G

Stratotanker

1953 197+ > > > > > > > > > > > >    

USAF

135

C97G

Stratolifter

1963 197+               1963 > > > >    

USAF

27

C97K

> passengers

1964 197+                 1964 > > >    

USAF

81

KC97L

Stratotanker

1964 197+                 1964 > > >    

Israel

(5)

377-10-xx

Stratocruiser

1964 1978                 1964 > > > > 1978

Israel

(9)

KC97G

Stratotanker

1968 1978                         1968 1978

Spain

(2)

C97G

Stratolifter

1972 1976                         1972 1976

Spain

(3)

KC97L

Stratotanker

1972 1976                         1972 1976

THIS AIRCRAFT IN ATLANTIC AIR COMBAT™

The Astrotanker is one among several refueling tankers players will refuel from.   While the in-flight refueling function is only available from a "taker" point of view, the aircraft type is nevertheless available in three formats :

1.

The Fåker 388-238  K097M40 AstroTanker   This type is mimicking the Boeing KC-97G, buth with the 700 US gallons external tanks being replaced by refueling pods making the aircraft a dual "probe & drogue" and "flying boom" tanker.  The Astrotanker will be available to the US and Spanish Air Forces (standing for the KC-97L actually flown by the Spanish in ... the 1970s) and to other nations like Sweden, South Africa, etc in order to sustain the universally available in-flight refueling function among NATO and non Warsaw Pact countries.

2.

The Fåker 388-235  M097M30 AstroLifter   This variant stands for the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter military transport aircraft.   While not a major type in the USAF, it is included in the list of available aircrafts to perform military transport/relief missions.  It will be present in the game in the form of the M97M, a conversion from the K97M Astrotanker

3.

The Fåker 388-100  AstroCruiser   In its own time, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser offered unprecedented lavish comfort and its AAC variant is exceptionnally illustrated in details.   This airliner is thus available for transit from one area of the game to the other, and for the benefit of flight simulation amateurs.

The real life Boeing 377-10 and the fantasy Fåker 388-100 variants

So, let's start with the more futile variant of this aircraft.   While only 56 aircrafts were manufactured in the late 40s and early 50s, several Boeing Stratocruiser variants may be identified.   Variations are minor and essentially about passengers accommodations layout, engine propeller and ... the shape of windows.  For the purpose of the game, a Fåker 377-100 AstroCruiser has been imagined for the in-game Atlantic Expedite Airways (Æ), and this fantasy variant compares to the Boeing ones as follows (see also full data table further below)

AIRLINERS VARIANTS

PAA
377.10.26

SAS
377.10.28

AOA
377.10.29

NWA
377.10.30

BOAC
377.10.32

UAL
377.10.34

Æ
388.100

Length     110'04.00" 110'04.00" 110'04.00" 110'04.00" 110'04.00" 110'04.00" 117'00.00"
Span     141'02.76" 141'02.76" 141'02.76" 141'02.76" 141'02.76" 141'02.76" 141'02.76"
Engines four   R4360-B6
3500hp/@
R4360-B6
3500hp/@
R4360-B6
3500hp/@
R4360-B6
3500hp/@
R4360-B6
3500hp/@
R4360-B6
3500hp/@
R4370-51
4300hp/@
Propeller Ø16'07"
Ø16'08"
Hamilton Standard
Curtiss Electric
Hamilton
-
-
Curtiss
-
Curtiss
Hamilton
-
Hamilton
-
-
Curtiss
-
Curtiss
Speed Max
Cruise
  325kt
260kt
325kt
260kt
325kt
260kt
325kt
260kt
325kt
260kt
325kt
260kt
399kt
319kt
Ceiling
Range
    32000ft
3650nm
32000ft
3650nm
32000ft
3650nm
32000ft
3650nm
32000ft
3650nm
32000ft
3650nm
35000ft
4484nm
Windows upper deck cabin circular circular circular rectangular circular rectangular circular
  upper deck lounge - - - - - rectangular rectangular
  lower deck lounge circular circular rectangular rectangular circular circular rectangular
Galley   position stern stern stern stern amidship amidship amidship
    food lift to lounge - - - - V V V
Amenities Toilet Front 1 (crew) 1 (crew) 1 1 1 (crew) 1 1
    Dressing rooms 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
    Stern - - - - - 1 (private) 2
  Lounge Sterne suite - - - - - V V
    Below deck lounge V V V V V V V
Seating Cabin Seats 61 55 60 61 60 55 56
  Cabin Berths 27 26 45 24 24 26 16
  Lounge Seats 14 14 14 14 12 14 11

The Atlantic Expedite Airways (Æ) AstroCruiser layout is thus close to the chosen by United Airlines, with a hint of BOAC and a little more amenities.  The length of the aircraft has been stretched by 80 inches, with a 40" plug before the wing (actually behind the cockpit) and a 40" plug after the wing.

Various drawings of the Fåker 377.14.36 have been prepared to offer an in-depth illustration of this particular aircraft - click on the link when present.  Some of these drawings also show Pan Amarican Boeing 377.10.26 variant.  While not available as such in the game, you are given tools to modify AAC aircrafts and rename them to your liking.   

ILLUSTRATIONS (*)
AIRLINERS    

PAA
377.10.26

SAS
377.10.28

AOA
377.10.29

NWA
377.10.30

BOAC
377.10.32

UAL
377.10.34

Æ
388.100

Fuselage Sections

GIF - - - - - GIF
Dimensional Profiles

GIF - - - - - GIF
Dimensional Top Views

GIF - - - - - GIF
Dimensional Bottom Views

GIF - - - - - GIF
Dimensional Front views

GIF - - - - - GIF
Detail drawings Cockpit

-

- - - - - - -
Detail drawings Engines

GIF - - - - - GIF
Detail drawings Propellers

GIF - - - - - GIF
Detail drawings Lounges

-

- - - - - - -
Detail drawings Galleys

-

- - - - - - -
Detail drawings Seat maps

-

- - - - - - Gif
Detail drawings Lower deck

-

- - - - - - -
Cutaway Profiles

GIF - - - - - GIF
External views Profiles

GIF - - - - - GIF
External views Shipbucket (*)

GIF - - - - - -
External views Top views

GIF - - - - - GIF
External views Front views

GIF - - - - - GIF
 (*) Only some versions are illustrated, with the AAC Atlantic Expedite Airways 377-100 being the main subject   (*) Temporary files   

Military Variants

The same aircraft is thus presented in its two military iterations : the M97M transport aircraft and more importantly the K97M aerial tanker, with the latter being literally a stretched re-engined KC97G with the two underwing pylons accommodating refueling pods rather than auxiliary fuel tanks.   To boost the type performances, the standard 3250hp piston engines of the Boeing KC-97G have been replaced with a much more powerful variant, the AAC R4370-51-VDT, inspired by the R4360-51-VDT initially intended for the B-54 Ultrafortress bomber.   Game wise, the payload is not really relevant.  As far as the M97M is concerned, and contrary to their "real life" equivalent, the clamshell doors may open in flight, allowing for loads to be parachuted at destination.

The table below is only a brief summary of the main variants of the orginal C-97/KC-97 famoly; it is not intended to be comprehensive :

MILITARY VARIANTS
(YC-97, C-97B and KC-97E not detailed)

C-97A
367.4.19

M097M30
388.235

KC-97F
367.4.29

C-97G
367.76.66

KC-97G
367.76.66

KC-97L
367.76.66

K097M40
388.238

Length  (fuselage)

-

110'04.00" 117'00.00" 110'04.00" 110'04.00" 110'04.00" 110'04.00" 110'04.00"
Span -

-

141'02.76" 141'02.76" 141'02.76" 141'02.76" 141'02.76" 141'02.76" 141'02.76"
Engines 1
  Power
  Thrust
x 4

-
-

R4360-59
3500hp/@
-
R4370-51
4300hp/@
400 lbf
R4360-59
3500hp/@
-
R4360-59
3500hp/@
-
R4360-59
3500hp/@
-
R4360-59
3500hp/@
-
R4370-51
4300hp/@
400 lbf
Propeller Ø16'07"
Ø16'08"

-
-

Hamilton
-
-
Curtiss
Hamilton
-
Hamilton
-
Hamilton
-
Hamilton
-
-
Curtiss
Engines 2
  Thrust
x 2

-
-

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
J-47.23
5800 lbf
-
-
Speed Max
Cruise

-
-

325kt
260kt
399kt
319kt
325kt
260kt
325kt
260kt
325kt
260kt
399kt
319kt
399kt
319kt
Ceiling
Range
-
-

-

32000ft
3650nm
35000ft
4484nm
32000ft
3650nm
32000ft
3650nm
32000ft
3650nm
32000ft
3650nm
35000ft
4484nm
XC-97,YC-97
C-97B
KC-97E

12
1
60

Manufactured
Converted
 
  50
14 > C97C
-
-
158
-
-
135
592
<<  >>
-
81
-
-

The fantasy Fåker 367 Astrotanker is thus very close to the USAF C-97G/KC-97G version, with the uprated engines allegedly bringing performances up to the KC-97L level...   Various drawings of the Faker 367 have been prepared to illustrate this particular aircraft : click on the link when present (or flag for the skins); fuselage sections may be seen with the cutaway profiles : 

ILLUSTRATIONS (*)
MILITARY VARIANTS     

C-97A
367.4.19

M097M30
388.235

Others

C-97G
367.76.66

KC-97G
367.76.66

KC-97L
367.76.66

K097M40
388.238

Dimensional Profiles - GIF - - GIF - -
Dimensional Top Views GIF GIF - - GIF - GIF
Fuselage Bottom Views GIF GIF - - GIF - GIF
Dimensional Front Views GIF - - - - - GIF
Detail Drawings Engines - GIF - - GIF - GIF
Detail Drawings Propellers GIF - - - - - GIF
Detail Drawings Cutaways GIF GIF - - GIF - GIF
External Views Shipbucket (*) GIF - - - GIF - -
External Views Profiles GIF GIF - - GIF - GIF
External Views Profiles/Skins

-

-

-

-

   VC-97D -

- - -

   (K)C-97F -

- - -

   KC-97G/SAC -

- - -

External Views Top Views/Skins -

- - - -

    -

- - - -

    -

- - - -

    -

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Technical Data - Summary

For the K97M variant,  both the "probe & drogue" and "flying boom" refueling systems are thus available.  The basic amount of fuel is based on the Super Stratocruiser, an improvement brought to some PAA and BOAC aircrafts in the 1950s where an additional 360 US gallons was added in outer wings cells.  Data shown for Boeing aircrafts are for comparison and information purposes only and are hopefully correct.   Data for the Fåker variants is ... fictional.

If you modify a variant of this set of AAC aircrafts, please note that in those past days, jet engines were indifferently burning jet fuel or avgas.  So, for a gamer-made KC-97L, fuel shall be drawn from all fuel tanks to either feed the piston or the jet engines.

The following units are used in the table below : 

Dimensions
Weight
Volume
Thrust
Power
Consumption

: feet/inches (..'.....")
: pounds (lb) (0.454kg)
: imperial gallons (4.54L)
: pound force (lbf)
: horse power (hp)
: lb/hp/hour

 

Speed
Altitude
Range (theoretical)
Other distances

: knots (1.852km/hour)
: feet (0.3048m)
: nautical mile (1.852km)
: naut.mile,meters,feet,yards

Aircrafts

Variants

K97M40

M97M30

388F100

B377

C97G

KC97G

KC97L

Length

(fuselage)

117'00.00"

117'00.00"

117'00.00"

110'04.00"

110'04.00"

110'04.00"

110'04.00"

Span

-

141'02.76"

141'02.76"

141'02.76"

141'02.76"

141'02.76"

141'02.76"

141'02.76"

Weight

Empty

84000

84000

85000

83500

82500

82500

82500

-

Playload (max)

35000

35000

30000

30000

35000

35000

35000

Fuel.Mass

Main tanks

46740

46740

46740

46740

46740

46740

46740

-

Extra (in wings)

2159

2159

2159

2159

-

-

-

-

Upper deck

23568

-

-

-

-

23568

23568

-

Lower deck

11399

-

-

-

-

11399

11399

-

Underwing(420@)

8400

8400

-

-

8400

8400

-

Fuel.Mass

Total (lb)

92266

57299

48899

48899

55140

90107

81707

Weight Max

Take Off

176266

176266

176266

147000

153000

175000

175000

Weight.Max

Landing

130000.lb

130000.lb

130000.lb

130000.lb

130000.lb

130000.lb

130000.lb

Fuel.Volume

Main tanks

6495

6495

6495

6495

6495

6495

6495

-

Extra (in wings)

300

300

300

300

-

-

-

"E"=7500USgal

Upper deck

3275

-

-

-

-

3275

3275

-

Lower deck

1584

-

-

-

-

1584

1584

-

Underwing(584@)

1167.3039

1167

-

-

1167

1167

-

Fuel.Volume

Total (imp.gal)

12821

7962

6795

6795

7079

11938

11354

Engines.1

Type:piston x 4

R4370-51

R4370-51

R4370-51

R4360.B6

R4360.59

R4360.59

R4360.59

-

Power Max (dry)

4300.hp

4300.hp

4300.hp

3250.hp

3250.hp

3250.hp

3250.hp

-

Power Cruise

3300.hp

3300.hp

3300.hp

2700.hp

2700.hp

2700.hp

2700.hp

-

Thrust (lbf)

400.lbf

400.lbf

400.lbf

-

-

-

-

-

SFC

0.264

0.264

0.264

0.315

0.315

0.315

0.315

Engines.2

Type:jet x 2

-

-

-

-

-

-

J47.23

-

Thrust (lbf)

-

-

-

-

-

-

5800.lbf

-

SFC

-

-

-

-

-

-

0.980

Speed (knots)

Take off

115.kt

115.kt

115.kt

115.kt

115.kt

115.kt

115.kt

-

Cruise

319.kt

319.kt

319.kt

260.kt

260.kt

260.kt

319.kt

-

Max

399.kt

399.kt

399.kt

325.kt

325.kt

325.kt

399.kt

-

Flaps down (max)

159.kt

159.kt

159.kt

159.kt

159.kt

159.kt

159.kt

-

Gear down (max)

200.kt

200.kt

200.kt

200.kt

200.kt

200.kt

200.kt

-

Approach

160.kt

160.kt

160.kt

160.kt

160.kt

160.kt

160.kt

-

Landing

105.kt

105.kt

105.kt

105.kt

105.kt

105.kt

105.kt

-

Stall

81.kt

81.kt

81.kt

81.kt

81.kt

81.kt

81.kt

Climb

(ft/min)

1200.ft/m

1200.ft/m

1200.ft/m

1100.ft/m

1100.ft/m

1100.ft/m

1200.ft/m

Range (re:SFC)

Strandard (nm)

7677.nm

4476.nm

4476.nm

3737.nm

3604.nm

6276.nm

6244.nm

Range (re:SFC)

Extra (nm)

8446.nm

5245.nm

-

-

-

-

-

Ceiling

(ft)

35000.ft

35000.ft

35000.ft

32000.ft

32000.ft

32000.ft

32000.ft

Take off run

(yards)

2000.yd

2000.yd

2000.yd

2000.yd

2000.yd

2000.yd

2000.yd

Landing run/brake

(yards)

1000.yd

1000.yd

1000.yd

1000.yd

1000.yd

1000.yd

1000.yd

Landing run/rev

(yards)

500.yd

500.yd

500.yd

500.yd

500.yd

500.yd

500.yd

Refueling

(rate of flow)

500 gal/min

500 gal/min

-

-

500 gal/min

500 gal/min

500 gal/min

AAC Operators

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In-flight Refueling Mode

In-flight refueling is not a playable mission in the "giver" mode.   If you fly one of the Fåker 367/377 aircrafts, especially in the flight simulation mode, your range will be restricted by the amount of fuel available on board.  So, you may fly around with a tanker aircraft, replacing the refueling pods with extra fuel tanks and use up all the on board fuel for hours if you so fancy !

When taking fuel from an in-flight refueling aircraft, you the gamer, will receive whatever type of fuel the aircraft you fly is supposed to burn, topping both your main and auxiliary tanks (unless jettisioned prior reaching the refueling tanker).  There are thus no quantity limitation on the part of the tanker you will refuel from.

 
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