The figure of 4,988,000 tons is the combined total of avgas, mogas and diesel produced and imported by Germany in 1942.Richard Anderson wrote: ↑12 Sep 2021 17:10Tom, be careful of who you are paying attention to. If you would like to compare the estimates to actual, look at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id= ... &skin=2021 page #73. Actual German total supply in 1942 was 4,988,000 metric tons, about one-third the estimate in the CAB papers. BTW, if you want to see the full estimate with appendices, I believe it may be found in the Fischer-Tropsch Archive.
The British estimate of 11,867,161 tons is for all finished petroleum products, for Axis Europe rather than only Germany.
AFAIK, the British estimate seems to be a good ballpark figure.