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luftluuver
09-17-2008, 07:41 PM
Lots of great info on this site.
http://www.lancaster-archive.com/bc_main_page.htm

luftluuver
09-17-2008, 07:41 PM
Lots of great info on this site.
http://www.lancaster-archive.com/bc_main_page.htm

leitmotiv
09-17-2008, 08:34 PM
Superb site!---many thanks, LL!

Low_Flyer_MkIX
09-18-2008, 12:24 AM
Great site. Thank you very much http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

luftluuver
09-19-2008, 09:45 AM
Since pluto posted his thread, thought it might be a good idea to bump this thread.

Summary Of Operational Statistics

Description - Statistic

Number of nights with operations - 1,481 (71.4%)

Number of days with operations - 1,089 (52.9%)

Total Sorties - 336,037

Total Tonnage Dropped - 995,044

Total Aircraft Lost - 8,655 (2.58%)

Ave. Sorties for 24 hours period - 162.02

Ave. Tons of bombers per 24 hours period - 479.77

Ave. Aircraft lost for 24 hour period - 4.17

WholeHawg
09-19-2008, 12:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by luftluuver:
Since pluto posted his thread, thought it might be a good idea to bump this thread.

Summary Of Operational Statistics

Description - Statistic

Number of nights with operations - 1,481 (71.4%)

Number of days with operations - 1,089 (52.9%)

Total Sorties - 336,037

Total Tonnage Dropped - 995,044

Total Aircraft Lost - 8,655 (2.58%)

Ave. Sorties for 24 hours period - 162.02

Ave. Tons of bombers per 24 hours period - 479.77

Ave. Aircraft lost for 24 hour period - 4.17 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What does "Total Aircraft Lost - 8,655 (2.58%)" mean?

I did a quick search and found this tidbit. "A total of 7,377 Lancasters of all marks were built throughout the duration of the war." So even if we use this as a benchmark I dont see where they get the 8,655 number unless they were flying a large number of other aircraft.

and what that 2.58% at the end means is a total mystery to me as well? Seems closer to 100% if that 8,655 number is an indication of Lancasters destroyed.

Anyone have a clue they could loan me?

Maybe thats why we dont have one in IL2, they were all destroyed?

Falcke
09-19-2008, 12:57 PM
Amount of losses to sorties.

luftluuver
09-19-2008, 01:02 PM
Did you actually go to the link?

8655 is the total a/c lost by BC.

(Ave. Aircraft lost for 24 hour period - 4.17 divided by Ave. Sorties for 24 hours period - 162.02) x 100 = 2.58.

Not so hard.