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Old 03-20-2012, 09:16 PM
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Which 16 squadrons out of 11 Group?





more http://www.battleofbritain1940.net/0006.html
This is great, but 501 were in it from France to the end.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:32 PM
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This is great, but 501 were in it from France to the end.
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The airfields that are displayed below are all those airfields within Fighter Commands' 11 Group including satelite airfields. The time span of each chart is from July 10, 1940 untill September 31, 1940 and all those squadrons that officially based the airfields shown are shown to the left of each chart.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:38 PM
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Didn't see the airfields. Yes, 501 were @ Kenley for a couple of weeks but spent most of the time @ Gravesend giving Jerry a black eye.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:30 PM
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What about the squadrons at Hornchurch, Northolt and North Weald.....

Also sector airfields in 11 group.

i can see quite a few squadrons missing from those charts.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:33 PM
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What about the squadrons at Hornchurch, Northolt and North Weald.....

Also sector airfields in 11 group.

i can see quite a few squadrons missing from those charts.
Did you go to the link?
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:36 PM
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Did you go to the link?
ahh, just wondered why you copy/pasted those!

By the way Osprey, i love the specs of your computer, if only i had the money

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Old 03-21-2012, 12:42 AM
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Question: How much fuel was needed to fly all defensive sorties flown by FC during the battle?

The Battle of Britain T.C.G. James: 51,364 sorties, day & night from July 10 through Sept 30: Hooton’s Eagle in Flames, Table 2, FC flew Sep 23-29: 4,825 defensive sorties Sep 30 – Oct 6: 1,782 defensive sorties.

Total = 57,971 sorties

1 imperial gallon of 100 Octane = 7.1 pounds ("Oil" by D.J Peyton-Smith the official British war history on the oil and petroleum industry during WW2 page xvii "Note on Weights and Measures"):

1 ton of 100 octane = 2,240 lbs divided by 7.1 = 315.5 imp gal

Fuel Capacities:

Defiant I = 97 imp gal
Hurricane I = 90 imp gal
Spitfire I & II = 84 imp gal
Total 271 imp gal

divided by 3 = 90.3 imp gal

315.5 divided by 90.3 = 3.5 fuel loads per ton of fuel

57,971 divided by 3.5
Answer: 16,563 tons of fuel

Crumpp likes to talk about shelf life and fuel being returned to depots etc: total 100 Octane fuel issued between July 11 and October 31 = 62,000 tons:

fuel consumed = 51,000 tons - 16,563 tons = 34,437 tons available for other purposes.

Now why, Eugene, would FC bother using 87 Octane fuel for half its frontline fighters? Hmmm? Can you give us some good, tangible reasoning bolstered by a modicum of evidence that this is the way things were done?
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ahh, just wondered why you copy/pasted those!

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Old 03-21-2012, 01:22 AM
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What about the squadrons at Hornchurch, Northolt and North Weald.....

Also sector airfields in 11 group.

i can see quite a few squadrons missing from those charts.
Those charts are not correct. If you need me too I will post the RAF's order of battle showing all the squadrons dispositions at various times. In the span of a few weeks, ALL of the squadrons in 11 Group had rotated out.

It actually was one of Dowdings more unpopular decisions to maintain such a vigorous rotation schedule. Many commanders felt it took experienced guys away from the fight and increased the casualty rate by placing inexperienced pilots in their place.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:34 AM
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NZTyphoon, Once again.....

In the pursuit of gamers proving 100/150 grade was the standard fuel of the RAF, documents were produced that showed hundreds of thousand of tons of the fuel being moved around various stations and brought into the RAF logistical system in anticipation of the fuel being adopted.

The operational use turned out to be extremely limited and for a very short period of time before it was withdrawn from service.

You cannot look at fuel stocks to determine the extent of operational use. Logistics is there to answer the question, "Do we have enough to use?"

They do not answer the question, "Can we use this fuel?"....that is the operational side of the house!
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NZTyphoon, Once again.....

In the pursuit of gamers proving 100/150 grade was the standard fuel of the RAF, documents were produced that showed hundreds of thousand of tons of the fuel being moved around various stations and brought into the RAF logistical system in anticipation of the fuel being adopted.

The operational use turned out to be extremely limited and for a very short period of time before it was withdrawn from service.

You cannot look at fuel stocks to determine the extent of operational use. Logistics is there to answer the question, "Do we have enough to use?"

They do not answer the question, "Can we use this fuel?"....that is the operational side of the house!
This is just too ridiculous to be true!!!

So, genius, explain exactly what happened to 51,000 tons of 100 octane fuel and provide some evidence for your claims. E-v-i-d-e-n-c-e! Is that so hard?

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