This is the template for all aircraft data sheets that are to be used in the project:
 
Model: Aircraft name and type
 
Technical Description: <Brief description of the aircraft>

 

Visual Aspects: <Detailed pictures of the reference aircraft, including any details possible (such as cockpit layout and more). I added two example pictures below>

 

[attachment=126071:Fokker_DXXI_Profile.jpg]

 

[attachment=126072:Fokker_DXXI_Diagram.jpg]

 

Short History: <How did the development of this aircraft go. Which countries used the aircraft and in what conflicts.>
 

Configuration:

 

Production Status

First flight: random year [source number; page number]
Introduction year: random year [source number; page number]

Status: <if prototype, why was it cancelled?>

Number built: <if prototype, why was it cancelled?>

 

Crew Data
Number of crew:
Roles of crew:
 
Engine Data (Piston Aircraft)
Manufacturer: 
Name: 
Number of engines:
Number of cylinders:

Configuration:

Cooling:
Supercharger / Turbo:
Fuel:
Dry weight:
Gear ratio:

 

Engine Data (Jet Aircraft)

Manufacturer: 
Name: 
Number of engines:

Injection:

Fuel:

Dry weight:

 

Fuel Data
Fuel tanks:
Fuel consumption:
 
Power Data
WEP
Take Off Power: 
Maximum Power:
Cruising Power:
 
Propellor Data
Manufacturer:
Type:
Number of blades:
Blade diameter: 
 
Basic Geometric Data
Length: 
Wing span:
Wing area: 
Height:
Flap area:
Elevator area:
Rudder area
Aileron area:
 
Weight Data
Empty weight: 
Loaded weight: 
 
General Performance Data
Maximum speed:

Minimum speed:

Landing speed:
Cruising speed: 
Service ceiling: 
Range: 
 
Max Speed Chart
.. at 1.000 meters
.. at 2.000 meters
.. at 3.000 meters
.. at 4.000 meters
 
Rate of Climb
.. at 1.000 meters
.. at 2.000 meters
.. at 3.000 meters
.. at 4.000 meters
 
Armament
<Describe weaponry and specific loadouts (a general X kg of bombs is not enough) that were available>
 
Ammunition:
<Describe ammunition that was used if known>
 
Notes
 

<if applicable>
 
Sources
 
1. I am an example source, well documented, including year of publication, author and so forth, if possible including scans of the relevant pages. Internet links will NEVER be accepted due to the fact that we can not verify the information from them.
 
Updates
16-12-2014 - Initial Template
16-12-2014 - Added section regarding fuel tanks and consumption

13-01-2015 - Added initial variant of engine data to support jet aircraft

10-02-2015 - Added production status and history sections

25-02-2015 - Added requirement of detailed pictures (for modelling) by Lassar's request

01-04-2015 - Added example (in the date block) of how we would like to see information referenced.

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An example of a Data Sheet that is of the quality that we want can be found here -> http://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/197573-data-sheet-fokker-gi-mercury/

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This is the template for all aircraft data sheets that are to be used in the project:

Model: Aircraft name and type


Technical Description: <Brief description of the aircraft>


First flight:

Introduction year:


Engine Data
Manufacturer:
Name:
Number of engines:
Number of cylinders:
Supercharger / Turbo:
Fuel:

Fuel Tanks:
Dry Weight:
Gear Ratio:

Power Data
WEP:
Take Off Power:
Maximum Power:

Cruising Power:


Propellor Data

Manufacturer:

Type:

Number of blades:

Blade diameter:

Basic Geometric Data
Length:
Wing span:

Wing area:
Height:

Flap area:

Elevator area:

Rudder area:

Aileron area:

Weight Data
Empty weight:
Loaded weight:

General Performance Data
Maximum speed:
Cruising speed:
Service ceiling:
Range:

Max Speed Chart

.. at 1.000 meters

.. at 2.000 meters

.. at 3.000 meters

.. at 4.000 meters


Rate of Climb

.. at 1.000 meters

.. at 2.000 meters

.. at 3.000 meters

.. at 4.000 meters


Armament
<Describe weaponry and loadouts that were available>


Ammunition:

<Describe ammunition that was used if known>


Notes


<if application>


Sources


1. I am an example source, well documented, including year of publication, author and so forth. Internet links will NEVER be accepted


Updates

16-12-2014 - Initial Template

Internet links will never be accepted? So how are we supposed to compare them when we have conflicting data sheets? I can't send my book to whatever country you live in, so tell me how are we supposed to cite our sources?

Edit for poorly worded everything. ;) Edited by KorbinX
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Maybe we should also add direction of propeller rotation?

Also optimal climbing speed if available pls pls pls!!!  :)s

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 Internet links will NEVER be accepted

 

That might cause some problems, for example I have pulled some data from sources that cite books that I simply cannot find due to them being out of print/printed in low numbers, and after cross referencing with my books, those sites seem to provide legit info.

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Internet links will never be accepted? So how are we supposed to compare them when we have conflicting data sheets? I can't send my book to whatever country you live in, so tell me how are we supposed to cite our sources?

Edit for poorly worded everything. ;)

Do u have a scanner? If not then most librarys usaly have one. Scan the pages, upload them to the internet with imgur ore similar and then post them here.

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A internet link can claim that it lists information from official documents. The problem is that without the actual document, this can not be verified.

That is why we want only cited information that can be verified, including the scanned relevant pages from any document used.
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number of crew member missing

 

engine:

configuration: radial

cooling: water/air

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Touche, I included those Blackart. I also added minimum and landing speeds, if known.

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Do u have a scanner? If not then most librarys usaly have one. Scan the pages, upload them to the internet with imgur ore similar and then post them here.



I don't have a scanner but I might be able to go to the library and get it copied. I picked up The Blue Jackets manual this past weekend and its got a lot of great info for ships and ammo choices for Allied ships. I'll try to get them uploaded so you all can take a look. Thanks for the clarification on that mate.
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A internet link can claim that it lists information from official documents. The problem is that without the actual document, this can not be verified.

That is why we want only cited information that can be verified, including the scanned relevant pages from any document used.


Ahh gotcha. Thanks for the clarification on that. :)
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Internet links will never be accepted?

 

Try some public archives/museum sites, they may have digitalised documents like plane tests data, or instructions etc. 

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Updated template to allow for jet engines.

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I think it would good to add to template a point "short history and usage", were in a few sentences should be described such things like.

- if plane was prototype or serial produced.

- if prototype, why it was cancelled.

- if serial, how many were produced, in what country it served and if participated in combat (and were).

 

Not a lot, but it would say a lot about importance of plane.

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Another thing, I would emphasize, that total weight of bombs is not enough, especially for low tier planes

 

A few times I found, that plane had nice load (like 200 kg or even more), could carry most or all bombs like 12,5 kg.

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Another thing, I would emphasize, that total weight of bombs is not enough, especially for low tier planes

 

A few times I found, that plane had nice load (like 200 kg or even more), could carry most or all bombs like 12,5 kg.

Mini b17 :3

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For every aircraft you are going to describe you need choose best photo as  reference photos . It means that this photo should represent how this aircraft looked like correctly and in the best way.

That shouldnt be to hard :3

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I agree, it also means that we already thought of everything (and possibly more) than what they actually need ;)
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