Hi,

TJConnery wrote:I tried reducing the fuel load, but with 11 tanks and no idea of the configuration, I could not get the aircract balanced correctly. I was trying to find one tank near the plane's center of gravity to fill and leave the others empty.

Total fuel for the F model was 41553 gal incl the external tanks. There are a total of ten internal tanks, three located in the wings and four along the top of the fuselage above the bomb bay. I don't know what percentage was held in the wings vs. the fuselage but I'm guessing that more was held in the fuselage tank than half of the wing tank total.

There are also two external wing tanks holding 3000 gal each. fgfs seems to convert gal to lbs using a ratio of 1:6 giving a total of 249318 lb of fuel, of which 18000 lb are in each external tank. That leaves 213318 of fuel to be distributed in the wings and fuselage.

The tanks are layed out in the order

Fuselage front to back

1. 23329.5 lbs

2. 23329.5 lbs

3. 23329.5 lbs

4. 23329.5 lbs

Tot: 93318.0 lbs

Left wing fuselage to tip

1. 30000.0 lbs

2. 20000.0 lbs

3. 10000.0 lbs

Tot: 60000.0 lbs

Right wing fuselage to tip

1. 30000.0 lbs

2. 20000.0 lbs

3. 10000.0 lbs

Tot: 60000.0 lbs

Left ext

18000.0 lbs

Right ext

18000.0 lbs

(in FlightGear tank 1 is the upper tank in this list and tank 12 is the last one)

Just curious, do/did? they refuel the B52 mid-air and how many gas cans did it take?!

Yes, they actually do:

http://community.webshots.com/photo/ful ... 0192LINcRmYou can also find some videos on Youtube

Oh and keep this in mind when you are trying to do some manouvres:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maSOexmm ... re=relatedRegards,

Gijs