Wellington XIII and XIV performance

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  1. Pinin

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    I am looking for cruise speed, range weapon load for this Wellington versions that had a more powerful Hercules engine.

    I have some figures for range but i don't know the conditions and i am trying to establish that.
     
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    Wellington XIII
    Most Economical Cruise at 5,000: 155 mph
    Maximum Weak Mixture at 5,000: 205 mph

    750 gallons -- 5,100 bombs -- 36,270 lb take-off -- 1,390 miles
    890 gallons -- 3,300 bombs -- 35,770 lb take-off -- 1,690 miles
    935 gallons -- 3,600 bombs -- 36,450 lb take-off -- 1,760 miles
    1,030 gallons -- 1,500 bombs -- 35,130 lb take-off -- 1,980 miles

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    Wellington XIV (with leigh light)
    Most Economical Cruise at 5,000: 155 mph
    Maximum Weak Mixture at 5,000: 205 mph

    750 gallons -- 5,100 bombs -- 36,270 lb take-off -- 1,425 miles
    890 gallons -- 3,300 bombs -- 35,770 lb take-off -- 1,730 miles
    935 gallons -- 3,600 bombs -- 36,450 lb take-off -- 1,800 miles
    1,030 gallons -- 1,500 bombs -- 35,130 lb take-off -- 2,030 miles
     
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    #3 Pinin, Oct 12, 2016
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    Wonderful Greyman

    Edit: do you know if any of these had radar - i see the Leigh light in your notes.

    Edit 2: i notice that there is 890 gallons 3300lb bombs. Is there any reason that it could not take 3600lb or more fuel with that configuration. Since there is a 935 gal/3600lb
     
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    I would imagine they both had radar. I'm guessing the antennas on the XIII and the radome on the XIV ... not 100% sure though.

    Not 100% sure on the modified configurations either. Things get complicated with all the bay tanks (1 or 2 145 aux. tanks in outer bays? 185 gal aux center bay tank?, 600 lb depth charges (only in outer bays?)/500 lb bombs).

    My head started to hurt.

    I would think it best to keep it simple and stick to the standard loadouts actually used in the Service - especially when CG issues might arise.
     
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    Okay thanks it was just in case you had more detailed info..
     
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    In terms of tanks you're looking at:

    Nacelle tanks (2) - 116 gallons
    Front wing tanks (2) - 300 gallons
    Rear wing tanks (2) - 334 gallons
    Aux. centre bay tank (1) - 185 gallons
    Aux. outer bay tanks (2) - 280 gallons

    Alternate aux. outer bay tanks (2) - 110 gallons
    (not sure if these are older versions or what)
     
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