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Updating Loadouts
So, I was messing around with the basic loads listed in TM 11, with a goal of coming up with updated weaponry loadouts to go along with the cache updates of 1987, 1999 and 2013.
In order to simplify the process, I created a spreadsheet (big surprise) and used the TM 11 loads to check the formulas. Of the 62 possible combinations, I can’t match the total weight (carried out to 0.01kg) of 21 loadouts. Some are off by only 0.01kg but others are off by as much a 1.00kg. I’ve triple checked everything to no avail and hope someone on the forum may have done this exercise previously or may be able to find a glitch in my calculations (otherwise it appears that the numbers in TM 11 are off). In order to use the spreadsheet (Load #4 with the Ingram is loaded as an example):
Once I know the calculations are right, this then becomes a tool for customizing loadouts and makes it easy to add different weapons or gear (i.e. M18 Smoke grenades, SAW, M320 GL, etc.). Last edited by Desert Mariner; 07152019 at 10:42 AM. 
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Then it comes down to the exact weight of an empty 9mm and 45ACP magazine. Then add the weight of 32 9mm or 30 45ACP cartridges and then what type of cartridges where used standard ball? I'll dig around in my library to see what I can find out for specs. Last edited by nuke11; 06172019 at 09:06 PM. 
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I've noticed that before. However, the spreadsheet is using the weight data from the individual items in the 4E and the calculations still don't match the loadout totals shown in TM 11. So, either I've erred in a formula (which I haven't yet found) or the authors made some math errors.

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Here are my numbers for Load #4
LOAD #4 4th Edition target : 18.82kg 1 M10 w/12 mags = 2.83 kg + 13x0.62 kg : 10.89 kg 1 HP35 w/3 mags = 0.88 kg + 3x0.2 kg : 1.48 kg 4 M67 Grenades = 4x0.39 kg : 1.56 kg 2 M6 CNDM Grenades = 2x0.48 kg : 0.96 kg 2 M9A1 BZ Grenades = 2x0.45 kg : 0.90 kg 2 M34 WP Grenades = 2x0.76 kg : 1.52 kg 3 HAFLA35Ls = 3x0.63 kg : 1.89 kg Weapons Total : 19.20 kg Project pistol suppressor : 0.24 kg Project M10 suppressor : 0.34 kg Total : 19.78 kg Over by 0.96 kg If you want to update to the M6A1 CNDM (M6A1 2x0.57 kg) : 1.14 kg 
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I know it's only a hundredth but if I can't get the numbers to come out correctly using given data (TM 11 loadouts) then I can't have much confidence in new figures I generate. Any updates for USGI munitions and ordinance, such as the M6A1, would be appreciated. Most of my Army TM Data Sheets are from the mid80s and 90s which will work for the first 2 updates but not the last 
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