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Good day and Happy New Year, straight to the point>>

 

about the difference between the "empty weight" and "minimum weight",

 

    (empty weight-minimum weight) = 320kg

 *minimum weight (no ammo, 10% fuel) so,

         

               320kg - 62.6kg = 257.4kg

 

*62.6kg 10% fuel weight

 

My question is, what is the remaining weight is for(257.4kg)?

 

additional:

calculation for the fuel,

if 626kg/840L = X/84L then,

x = 62.6kg

 

 

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Maybe empty weight is without ammo nor weapons ? Maybe even without any gunsight, radio, and things like that, quite like the prototype was when still in a sort of "civilian" state ?

I guess empty weight also is without any fluids so that the aircraft actually wouldn't be able to fly, neither even to start up..

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The crew members make up the main portion of those 257kg. The rest is the oil in the oil tank.

 

For obvious reasons ‘minimum takeoff weight’ always includes the weight of the crew and a full oiltank - empty does not.

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1 hour ago, Finkeren said:

The crew members make up the main portion of those 257kg. 

 

They must have been overeating apfel strudels! 130kgs a pilot?!

 

Juat kidding hehe.. of course that accounts for equipment, gear etc.

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Two crew members in full gear actuall weight  with personal weapon and parachute good insulated clothing  dingy and other emergency equipment probably weight over 200 kg. 

The signal pistol + ammo weight 3 kg alone

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49 minutes ago, danielprates said:

 

They must have been overeating apfel strudels! 130kgs a pilot?!

 

Juat kidding hehe.. of course that accounts for equipment, gear etc.

 

And the oil. For a big engine like the Jumo it can be quite a lot.

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There are 98kg of oil, 52 kg of water, 190kg for pilot and gunner, 50kg for BK gun mounts and 15kg for wheel covers listed as extras in the game file. The 2 MG17 are listed with 57kg. The 2 sirens with 9kg. Quite a bit added, much more than 260kg. So the question would be what's already in the empty plane, as it is very easy to bridge the 260kg gap.

 

My guess is in the standard loadout it's crew, MG17's and wheel covers, with water and oil already included in empty.

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4 hours ago, Finkeren said:

 

And the oil. For a big engine like the Jumo it can be quite a lot.

 

Oh I'm sure of it. And come to think of it, there is a miriad of things that add up. The oxygen in the bottles alone must account for a couple of kilos. 

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