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Originally Posted by aramis View Post
Vol (vl) is defined on page 223: 10 L or 0.01 m3

It has no mass association; it is not a dual unit.

The use in the design sequence assumes an SG of 0.1, as 1 vl (10 L) is presumed to mass 1 kg. (page 253.)
Well then, we have a problem. The following quote comes from Through the Waves, page 4.

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The volumes (vls) used by the T20 vehicle design system represent both weight and volume. This is an abstraction to make the vehicle design process easier and faster. You can calculate the real world sizes for vehicles by doing the following. Calculate a vehicle’s volume by multiplying the vls by 5 to get the size in liters, then divide by 1000 to get cubic meters, and again by 14 to get starship tons. A vehicle’s loaded weight in kg is equal to its size in vls. To get an empty weight, subtract 100kg for each passenger and 1kg for each 1vl of cargo.
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