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Hello!First of all a Merry Xmas to all of you! While reading the manuals and trying to do the tutorial flight I noticed something strange :In the FS2004 load program, both the 737-700 and 600 show a much higher MTOW than it says in the manuals...The -700 shows as 153,500lbs (manual : 133,000) and the -600 shows 144,000lbs (manual : 127,000)First I thought this came because I use metric settings in my FS2004, but even after switching the the US system, the same MTOW figures remained.Any idea what could be wrong here? A friend of mine has the same indication. To me this sounds more like the data for the 800/900 series? I use the new version of the 737NG, downloaded yesterday.Sorry of this has already been asked, but I could not find it in the forum...Cheers,Thomas

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The 133,000 in the manual, I believe is a dry weight - minus payload and passengers and fuel.

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As per my understanding the MTOW normally indicates the maximum gross weight of the aircraft at the moment of brake release on the runway (i.e. Max Ramp weight minus taxi-out fuel). So this figure should include fuel and payload as well. Boeing shows a MTOW of 154,500lbs for the -700 and 143,500lbs for the 600, so the figure of the load manager seems to be more correct than what the manual says?Cheers,Thomas

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