View Full Version : Hurricanes Range

11-29-2005, 09:09 PM
I know Hurricanes have a short range but you can't do some of the missions because you run out of fuel. Hurricanes have a range of over 700Km so you could fly at least 300Km before haveing to turn back. On the Singapore map it like 100Km and then turn back. I tested it by running the fuel guage out and i ran out of fuel. Just if it is a bug or do i have to change to another fuel tank and how. Or do i have to live with it.

11-30-2005, 01:25 AM
700km range doesnt mean that you can use FULL POWER all that time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

11-30-2005, 03:18 AM
there's ways to limit your fuel consumption. Flying high for instance.

11-30-2005, 03:24 AM
Straight from the Hurricane IIA, IIB, IIC, IID, IV manual;

""Cruising: For maximum range fly in M ratio (ie first stage supercharger) and at maximum obtainable boost not exceeding +4 lb/sq.in. and reduce speed by reducing rpm, which may be as low as 1,800, but check that the generator is charging. On some early aircraft it will not do so at below 2,000 rpm. It at 1,800 rpm (or 2,000 if necessary) the speed is higher than that recommended, reduce boost.
S ratio should only be used if at 2,600 rpm the recommended speed cannot be obtained in M ratio.

(III) The recommended speeds (mph IAS) for maximum range are:

Standard aircraft: 160
When fitted with 2 x 44 or 45 gal. tanks: 160
When fitted with 2 x 90 gal. tanks: 170 or as near as possible.
When fitted with 2 x 250 lb bombs: 170
When fitted with 2 x 500 lb bombs: 180

Below 5,000 feet these speeds should be increased by about 10 mph.""

At 2,000 rpm and +4lbs boost, when below 20,000 feet fuel consumption is about 46 gal. /hour. At 2,000 rpm and -4 lbs boost fuel consumtion is about 30 gal. /hour. At 1,800 rpm and -4lbs boost fuel consumption should be about 23 gal./ hour

Spitfires and Hurricanes usually ranged cruised at around a fuel consumption figure of 30-35 gal and hour. Obviously, you'll want to cruise at higher speeds and consumption figures if your in a combat zone. Maximum weak continious cruise (+4 lbs, 2000 rpm, 46 gal hour) will give you about 2 hours flight time, if your careful. If you expect combat, half that flight time.