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  1. thor

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    hey guys i'm looking for an example of a significantly larger or heavier fighter that has

    very comparable wing/lift/power loadings as a much lighter fighter ...

    i can not think of any off hand and thought i would ask here.

    any thoughts?
     
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    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    Fairey Fulmar II was a rather big heavy, but power- wing loading were comparable with Hurricane I values. MS-406 had also similar numbers.
     
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    Data is from Wikipedia.

    P-47D
    17,500 lbs loaded weight
    58.3 lbs/sq foot wing loading.

    P-38L.
    17,500lbs loaded weight.
    53.4 lbs/sq ft wing loading

    Fw-190A8
    9,735lbs loaded weight.
    49.4 lbs/sq ft wing loading.

    Ju-88G1 Night Fighter.
    28,880 lbs loaded weight
    49.2 lbs/sq foot wing loading.

    Amazingly enough the Ju-88G night figher has lower wing loading then many other late WWII fighter aircraft.
     
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    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    Nothing curious about Ju-88 having favorable wing loading - the plane had bomber 'genes'. And bombers needed to have low wing loading so they could take off with plenty of bombs fuel.
     
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    In an Interceptor loading the F7F-1 had 21,000 lb for 455 Sq Ft wing = 46.15 and maxed out w/2000 pound torp and allowable fuel ---- 25,000/455 = 54.9

    P-61B ---- 29,700/662 = 44.9 loaded (normal mission profile) at Gross max = 32000/662 = 48.3

    P-51C had better performance
     
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    B-17G Bomber.
    54,000 lbs loaded weight.
    38 lbs/sq ft wing loading

    Hmmm. That's a point I have never considered. 8)
     
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