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# rec.aviation.military Frequently Asked Questions (part 1 of 5)Section - A.5. Conversion factors

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```I've used metric units throughout this FAQ.  The following conversion
factors may come in useful.

Length
Inch           = 2.540 cm
Foot           = 0.3048 m
Yard           = 0.9144 m
Mile           = 1.609 km
Nautical mile  = 1.852 km

Volume
Gallon (US)    = 3.785 L
Gallon (UK)    = 4.546 L

Mass
Pound          = 0.4536 kg
Short ton      = 907.2 kg
Long ton       = 1016 kg

Speed
Mile per hour  = 1.609 km/h
Knot           = 1.852 km/h

Force
Pound force    = 4.448 N
Kilogram force = 9.807 N

Power
Horsepower     = 0.7457 kW

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