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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

How much fuel is normally used by a fighter type aircraft - F-16, Tornado, Jaguar, Mirage - during an average 10 minute airshow display?

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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 995 times:

I would imagine a fairly light load since they usually are showing off and thus they want maximum performance, so a relativley light load is put in. Also they might have to consider how much the afterburner will use if they use it a lot.

Sorry I cant give exact details, hopefully in 10-12yrs. I can!



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User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 976 times:

From the airshows I have been at, the fighter displays are done one of two ways, refueled off-site for the display, and fueled at takeoff, with RTB at completion. The pointy-noses (fighters) generally don't do to much min fuel planning, as the air show performances don't induce g-loads or maneuvers that isn't inherent to the airframe. As far as fuel burned, for a 10-12 minute AB off demo, I believe it is in the area of 3-4K lbs. AB on, I believe 7-9k. Either way, most pn's are in the range of 10-14k fuel to begin with, and quite a bit of an aerial demo is done at mil power (MRT) or better, so it drinks quite a bit of gas. Sorry its so vague, I'm only the gas station attendant.

ChD



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