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Not too hard to work out an educated guesstimate. The CF6-50 used in the KC-10 has a thrust specific fuel consumption of .375-ish lbs fuel/lb-thrust/hour. Takeoff thrust is in the range of 53000 lbs. Cruise thrust can be anywhere from 25-35% of max takeoff thrust depending on how fast you want to go. Let's say 30%. 30% of 53000 = 15,900. X .375 = 5,962 ...


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Endurance time probably does include reserve time, though this is not made a specific stipulation as per ICAO Annex 2, Annex 6 nor in Doc 9976 (Flight Planning and Fuel Management). Based on the nature of your question, where you give an example, I presume you are concerned about flight planning. A flight plan shall comprise information regarding such of ...


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Endurance is the length of time the aircraft will fly for a given set of conditions. There is no reserve fuel built into aircraft or their designs, because there's no constant definition of reserve. The reserve is defined by the pilot/captain/law depending on the circumstances, and is simply defined as the extra fuel/endurance required in addition to the ...


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