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Hurricane IIA, IIB, IIC, IID and IV PILOT'S NOTES

Air Publication 1564 B

British Air Ministry, September 1943

22. FUEL CAPACITIES AND CONSUMPTION

(1) Fuel capacities:

(a) Normal:

Two Main tanks (33 gals, each): 65 gallons.

One Reserve tank: 28 gallons.

Total: 94 gallons.'

(b) Long-range (totals):

With 2 fixed under-wing tanks (44 gallons each): 182 gallons.

With 2 x 45 gallon drop tanks: 184 gallons.

With 2 x 9O gallon drop tanks: 374 gallons.

(ii) The approximate consumtions (gals/hr.) in WEAK mixture ere follows:

Boost lb/sq.in. 2,650 R.p.m. 2,300 R.p.m 2,000 R.p.m
+4 55 50 45
+2 52 45 42
0 47 42 38
-2 42 37 34
-4 37 33 30
S ratio at 14,000-30,000 ft.
Boost lb/sq.in. 2,650 R.p.m. 2,300 R.p.m 2,000 R.p.m
+4 57 51 47
+2 53 47 43
0 48 43 39
-2 43 39 35
-4 38 34 31

(iii) The approximate consumptions in RICH mixture are as follows:

R.p.m. Boost lb./sq.in. Gals/hr.
3,000 +12 115
3,000 +9 100
2,850 +9 95
2,650 +7 80

23. BEAM APPROACH

STAGE Indicated
height (feet)*
I.A.S.
m.p.h.
R.p.m. Approx.
Boost
Actions Change of
trim and
Remarks
Preliminary 1,500 120 2,400 -2 Flaps down 30° Strongly nose down
Approach 1,500 120 2,400 -1 Lower u/c on Q.D.R. over I.M.B. Strongly nose down
At outer
marker
beacon
600

95-100

3,000

3,000
-4

0
Flaps down 60° Nose down
Should give level flight
At inner
marker
beacon
100 90-95 3,000      
Overshoot Up to 400 95-100 3,000 Full
throttle
Raise u/c and retrim
Raise flap to 30° and retrim
Raise flaps fully and retrim. Adjust boost and r.p.m. at 1,000 feet
Nose up
Nose up
Nose up

* - Altimeter adjusted for Q.F.E. and touoh-down error as follows:

At take-off, with no flap, the altimeter reads -30 feet.

At touoh-down, with 60° flap, the altimeter reads -55 feet, so add two millibare to Q.F.E. to give zero reading at touoh-down.

Note: The above speeds should be increased by 5 m.p.h. for Mark IID and IV aircraft.


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