Page 100 Pilot's Notes
104. Loading and C.G. data
(a) C.G. limitations
(i) The C.G. limits, undercarriage down, are as follows:-
Forward limit 2 ins. aft of datum
Aft limit 14.5 ins. aft of datum
(ii) Ballast must be carried if any of the following items are not
Radar ranging, I.F.F., D.M.E.
(b) Effects of consumption of expendable stores
Firing the guns causes the CG. to move aft.
Consumption of fuel from the rear tanks causes the C.G. to
move forward fairly rapidly. Consumption of the wing tank fuel
causes a slight aft C.G. movement. As fuel is used from the front
tanks the C.G. moves progressively aft reaching a similar posi-
tion to that obtaining with all internal tanks full when about
900 lb. (450 lb. per side) remain. Consumption of fuel from
inboard drop tanks has a negligible effect on C.G.
(c) Typical service loads
The figures given below are approximate and are intended only as a
guide. Reference should always to be made to RAF Form 4801 or to
AP.4347F-Vol. 1. Sect. 2. Chapter 3.
NOTE.-Full ammunition=676 lb.
||Approx. AUW. (lb.)
||Clean, full internal fuel and ammunition
||As (1)plus 24X25 lb. RP's
||As (2) plus 2X100 gall. (full) drop tanks
||As (1) plus 2X100 gall. (full) drop tanks
||As (1) plus 4X100 gall. (full) drop tanks
||As (1) plus 2X1,000 lb. bombs
||As (6) plus 2X100 gall. (full) drop tanks