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  1. Deeply ironic post. Barbi, what was the most numerous fighter on the continent in 2TAF service? A: the Spitfire B: the Typhoon Easy. The Allied progress from airfield to airfield was three times faster than expected, meaning they were much closer to the frontline and shorter transit times resulted. Not only that but only 26 Spitfire squadrons were operational by the introduction of the fuel. Next question.
  2. Why are you still talking about estimates? My figures are based on the confirmed amount burned that you posted. The number that is much smaller than the estimate. That's what my calculations are based on. Are you trying to obfuscate this?
  3. Yes, we do not know how many of 2TAF planes were using 150 grade fuel. Here's what we do know: Enough 150 grade fuel was burned to keep all 300 Spitfires flying for 13 hours a day every day, OR Enough 150 grade fuel was burned to keep all 800 2TAF fighters and fighter bombers flying for 6 hours per day, every day. Of those, it seems that option 2 is certainly most likely. This is what wishful guessing looks like.
  4. What's your point here? That's how much fuel is being burned according to consumption figures you posted. I guess not only the Spitfires got 150 octane but so did the other 2TAF planes too. Your most recent two posts as shown in this screenshot directly contradict one another. So which is it? Was not enough 150 grade burned for the Spitfires, or too much?
  5. Rubbish. 180 hours per aircraft in April including all 800 fighter bombers and fighters. Just the 318 Merlin & Packard Merlin Spitfires pushes this to around 400 hours per aircraft, which is 13.3 hours per day.
  6. This sentence shows that a lot of information @VO101Kurfurst posts, he just makes up from his head. If he had done any research he would have access to the same numbers I posted in the top of this page, which show the Typhoon never outnumbered the Spitfire on the Continent. His posts are guesses and thoughts, not based on data or documents. The Tempest Wing mostly shared airfields with Typhoon Wings which I believe did see significant 150 grade fuel usage anyway based on pilot accounts.
  7. Not so sure on this one. Clostermann's book mentions +13lbs on 150 grade and I have Typhoon accounts on 150 grade. Doesn't change the fact that the two fuels were used alongside one another for the duration of 2TAF's war on the Continent though. Nothing to "use up" when you're taking delivery of both 😄
  8. Who knows? I guess the 30 Spitfire IX/XVI squadrons are somehow mysteriously unaccounted for - oh wait: 30 Spitfire IX/XVI squadrons. However of course many had converted away from Spitfire IX/XVI by the time of 150 octane fuel or simply gone home. 23 IX/XVI not including photo recon units by the end of our Campaign. Why use it up? It was still in use by 2TAF's Mosquitos, Wellingtons, Bostons, Mitchells and Austers, flying from the bomber airfields.
  9. Six out of 24 total, in other words one quarter of the entire Spitfire complement of 2TAF.
  10. Thanks but this isn't helpful as this thread is about 2TAF units (83 and 84 Group Spitfires) only.
  11. I made a decimal error, check the edit. 45 hours per aircraft in January rising to 180 hours per aircraft in April. Please tell everyone how 126 Wing with their 25 Spitfires would chew through enough fuel to keep their planes flying for 1000 hours each in January.
  12. That in January alone enough fuel was consumed to fly Spits for 30 hours each 2000 tons = 14000 barrels = 602,000 gal Divided by a Spitfire burn rate of 24gal/hour and you have 25,000 flight hours divided amongst a force of 318 Spitfire LFs, 95 Tempests, 62 Spitfire FRs and 273 Typhoons or 30 hours per aircraft in the month. Not bad considering most were still in the process of modification by mid month. Of course by April you're talking flying 180 hours per month on the fuel. Edit: I accidentally did the maths on April unit strength of 808 planes. January 2TAF consisted of only 635 fighter and fighter bomber planes so we can push the numbers up to 45 hours per plane.
  13. Numbers debunked previously. "How come everyone in 83 and 84 groups is getting the fuel and we're not?" - Mosquito commander, 85 group, January 1945
  14. Tell me Barbi, do we model such failures on any other aircraft in IL-2 Great Battles?
  15. Despite constant protestations there are now more users than ever disbelieving your misinformation on this topic @VO101Kurfurst Have you considered that you might be harming your position more than helping?
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