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Offline Shaowman

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Avro York
« on: September 06, 2022, 02:51:49 AM »
I've been dabbling in the new History -> Future game world and have been trying to decide my future plan.

I ended up researching airplanes and randomly came across an aircraft called the Avro York as i looked up what the airline out of Argentina originally flew.

This aircraft was developed from the British Avro Lancaster bomber after WWII with a cruise speed of 200kt and range of 2,500 NM.

here are some of the details.

General characteristics

    Crew: 5 (two pilots, navigator, wireless operator, cabin steward)
    Capacity: 56 passengers
    Length: 78 ft 6 in (23.93 m)
    Wingspan: 102 ft 0 in (31.09 m)
    Height: 16 ft 6 in (5.03 m)
    Wing area: 1,297 sq ft (120.5 m2)
    Empty weight: 40,000 lb (18,144 kg)
    Gross weight: 65,000 lb (29,484 kg)
    Powerplant: 4 × Rolls-Royce Merlin 24 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engines, 1,280 hp (950 kW) each
    Propellers: 3-bladed constant-speed propellers


    Maximum speed: 298 mph (480 km/h, 259 kn)
    Range: 3,000 mi (4,800 km, 2,600 nmi)
    Service ceiling: 23,000 ft (7,000 m)
    Rate of climb: 820 ft/min (4.2 m/s)
    Wing loading: 54 lb/sq ft (260 kg/m2)
    Power/mass: 0.079 hp/lb (0.130 kW/kg)

With that said, i also found B-24's (C-87's) and other similar surplus WWII bombers that would still have substantial performance data still available, which have Trans Atlantic range, and were used in passenger service as well, prior to the introduction of the DC-6/7 and contemporary piston aircraft.

The introduction of these surplus WWII aircraft at the start of a historic game world would allow much more variation and utilization of thin long range routes that are far over serviced with aircraft such as the DC-6.

A40-60pax 2,500NM range aircraft would work wonders for some route capacity that i've been looking for.

Added note, removing the tech stop penalties prior to stage II noise policies or something similar to this, would make a much more flexible early game world as well. 
Where pax considerations of riding 200kt DC-4/B-17/avro vs a 310kt DC7 would have a preference for the faster airplane.


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