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    1. Tweaked Flight Models and Realism Pack for FE2

      Hello Gents & Fellow Flyers of First Eagles 2,

      Included in the same folder with this ReadMe file are over 200 modified data files that I use for aircraft that are available on the CombatAce website for First Eagles 2. I’m very pleased that we have a larger selection of aircraft for the WWI period than WOFFue or ROF – well done modders and many thanks!
      The installation process for the data ini modifications is now streamlined, with all versions up to 9.7 being included per theater in a large “consolidated” folder. Inside that folder you will find earlier “Read Me” files that list previous version histories.   The latest files are found per theater in a separate “DataFilesAdditionsVer99” folder. Also take note of other folders located in the latest ver. 9.9 update, and install items into the relevant folder hierarchy of your FE2 user directory. Always install older version files first before upgrading to the latest ver. FM pack (if you are missing ver. 9.7, for example, first install the files from the big consolidated folder before overwriting with the files from ver. 9.9). General ini files for newer, created aircraft sub-variants not available on CombatAce (such as the Pfalz E.II) can be found in the relevant folders under the large, older consolidated folder.   A great many thanks go out to Peter01 and Ojcar, also TexMurphy, for making most of those flight model files to begin with. Also a great thanks goes out to Stephen1918, MontyCZ and Laton for providing lots of beautiful planes and skins that go with those great flight models, to NBell for the many hitbox improvements provided for the planes, also to VonOben, Mike Dora and Crawford for many helpful suggestions, and to the A-Team by SkunkWorks for allowing me to tweak a few of the FMs for their models too. And of course a very big thanks goes out to Geezer for several fantastic, high-quality models that were produced for FE2.
      What I've done is tinkered with the data files further. Modifications in all cases, to a greater or lesser extent, include data under the following sections:

      (a) MissionData
      (b) FlightControl
      (c) AIData
      (d) Sound
      (e) AircraftData
      (f) Engine
      (g) Crew
      (h) Internal Guns
      (i) Control Surfaces
      (j) Landing Gears
      (k) Fuselage, Nose, Tail, Vertical Tail, LeftStab, RightStab, Rudder, Left/Right/Inner/Middle/Outer/Tip Wing components
       
      As always, please read the included "Read Me" file for more thorough installation info. and details regarding the FM tweaks. Enjoy and happy flying!
      Von S
      NOTES: Ver. 9.9 of the FM & Realism Package, among other things, also removes unnecessary "DS_store" files that sometimes show up on the OS X/Mac OS side of my Macs when tweaking data inis. For several of Geezer's latest aircraft and my FMs for those aircraft (Nieuports, Pfalzes, etc.), which are not included in this package, please see pages 17 and 18 of the "New Aircraft" thread for FE2 on CombatAce.
      DISCLAIMER: All Von S mods, for FE2, SF2, also WOFFue, are subject to the CombatAce "freeware" terms of agreement. Mods may be shared with others, included on other media devices, also modded further, providing that original documentation and/or credit is included, and providing that the mods remain free to use. Von S mods shall not be sold, resold, etc., and Von S takes no responsibility for injuries or fixations that may result from flying heavily tweaked FMs or from attempts to enjoy real flying without aid or instruction from a qualified flight instructor.

      666 downloads

         (7 reviews)

      47 comments

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    2. SPAD XIII 138th Aero Sq

      SPAD XIII C1. for First Eagles 2 & 1
      This is a skin for SPAD XIII C1. "SHOWBIRDS" to be used in  First Eagles 2 and 1
      Historical notes:
      This skin depict the SPAD XIII C1. Former "Flag Bus" as was Flown by Major Maxwell Kirby commander of 5th Pursuit Group.Germany, Koblenz late, 1919.
      Major Maxwell Kirby achieved his sole victory, when serving with the 94th Aero squadron.
      When the 94th was returned to the United States, their aircraft went to the 138th AS while still wearing the "showbirds" colours. However the squadron insignia was removed by the pilots of the 94th, and this was replaced with that of the 138th. The emblem of the 138th was the "Charging Ram" within the 'V' signifying the FIFTH PURSUIT GROUP. The 138th Ultimately returned to the USA and disbanded in August-September 1919.
      Many of these aircraft then had a further lease on life then they were transferred to the new Polish Air Service.
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      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
      This skin do not uses decal files, so will be easy install.
      To install this skin and ini file, copy or drop the folder named "138th Aero Squadron" in any SPAD 13 aircraft folder that you wish. (it will work with all SPAD 13). 
      *ATTENTION*
      In order to work properly on your loadout menu option, inside the "138th Aero Squadron" folder, there is a TXT file that you must open and COPY the content into your SPAD13_XXX.ini.
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Directory=138th Aero Squadron
      Name=138th Aero Squadron
      Nation=USAS
      Squadron=
      Specular=1.800000
      Glossiness=1.800000
      Reflection=0.000000
      Replace the (XXX) in the [TextureSetXXX] top line, with the appropriate number following your "ini" file order for others skins that you have already installed.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Credits:
      - Julio Junqueira skin
      - Historical references by Bob Pearson. 
      - Third Wire Productions for the original files that I used as base to my work.
      - special thanks to CombatAce.com hosting the files.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This is freeware; you are allowed to use it as you wish, but The names of all contributors listed here, must be added in any new released readmes. This skin may not in any way, be used in any payware additions.

      19 downloads

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    3. SPAD XIII Flag Bus

      SPAD XIII C1. "Flag Bus" for First Eagles 2 & 1
      This is a skin for SPAD XIII C1. "SHOWBIRDS" to be used in  First Eagles 2 and 1
      Historical notes:
      This skin depict the SPAD XIII C1. Flown by Captain Reed Chambers of 94th Aero Squadron. 
      Ft. Alexander, Koblenz, Germany. April of 1919.
      Captain Reed Chambers achieved 7 confirmed victories in WW1, flying with 94th Aero Squadron. 
      The pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron decided to paint their SPAD XIIIs. In an attempt to outdo one another they came up with what were termed the "showbirds". The planes were painted up for the April 1919 Air show at Koblenz. 
      During the Spring of 1919, "Flag Bus" took part of the "Showbirds" SPADs during the occupation duties in Germany, with more eight colourfull SPADs of 94th Aero Squadron.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
      This skin do not uses decal files, so will be easy install.
      To install this skin and ini file, copy or drop the folder named "Flag Bus" in any SPAD 13 aircraft folder that you wish. (it will work with all SPAD 13). 
      *ATTENTION*
      In order to work properly on your loadout menu option, inside the "Flag Bus" folder, there is a TXT file that you must open and COPY the content into your SPAD13_XXX.ini.
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Directory=Flag Bus
      Name=Flag Bus
      Nation=USAS
      Squadron=
      Specular=1.800000
      Glossiness=1.800000
      Reflection=0.000000
      Replace the (XXX) in the [TextureSetXXX] top line, with the appropriate number following your "ini" file order for others skins that you have already installed.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Credits:
      - Julio Junqueira skin
      - Historical references by Bob Pearson. 
      - Third Wire Productions for the original files that I used as base to my work.
      - special thanks to CombatAce.com hosting the files.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This is freeware; you are allowed to use it as you wish, but The names of all contributors listed here, must be added in any new released readmes. This skin may not in any way, be used in any payware additions.

      15 downloads

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    4. SPAD XIII Barber Pole

      SPAD XIII C1. "Barber Pole" for First Eagles 2 & 1
      This is a skin for SPAD XIII C1. "SHOWBIRDS" to be used in  First Eagles 2 and 1 
      Historical notes:
      This skin depict the SPAD XIII C1. Flown by Lieutenant Dudley "Red" Outcalt of 94th Aero Squadron. 
      Ft. Alexander, Koblenz, Germany. April of 1919.
      The pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron decided to paint their SPAD XIIIs. In an attempt to outdo one another they came up with what were termed the "showbirds". The planes were painted up for the April 1919 Air show at Koblenz. 
      During the Spring of 1919, "Barber Pole" took part of the "Showbirds" SPADs during the occupation duties in Germany, with more eight colourfull SPADs of 94th Aero Squadron.
      This Aircraft flew probablly with Marlin guns, and not with Vickers.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
      This skin do not uses decal files, so will be easy install.
      To install this skin and ini file, copy or drop the folder named "Barber Pole" in any SPAD 13 aircraft folder that you wish. (it will work with all SPAD 13). 
      *ATTENTION*
      In order to work properly on your loadout menu option, inside the "Barber Pole" folder, there is a TXT file that you must open and COPY the content into your SPAD13_XXX.ini.
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Directory=Barber Pole
      Name=Barber Pole
      Nation=USAS
      Squadron=
      Specular=1.800000
      Glossiness=1.800000
      Reflection=0.000000 
      Replace the (XXX) in the [TextureSetXXX] top line, with the appropriate number following your "ini" file order for others skins that you have already installed.
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      known issues:
      Painting the stripes in spirals was a problem because at the end of the tail's aircraft, there is a distortion that pulls all the lines back. I connected the stripes with each other as far as was possible; so you may notice imperfections in the bottom side. 
      ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Credits:
      - Julio Junqueira skin
      - Historical references by Bob Pearson. 
      - Third Wire Productions for the original files that I used as base to my work.
      - special thanks to CombatAce.com hosting the files.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This is freeware; you are allowed to use it as you wish, but The names of all contributors listed here, must be added in any new released readmes. This skin may not in any way, be used in any payware additions.

      16 downloads

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    5. SPAD XIII Little Joe

      SPAD XIII C1. "Little Joe" for First Eagles 2 & 1
      This is a skin for SPAD XIII C1. "SHOWBIRDS" to be used in  First Eagles 2 and 1
      Historical notes:
      This skin depict the SPAD XIII C1. Flown by Lieutenant Leo H. "Joe" Dawson of 94th Aero Squadron. 
      Ft. Alexander, Koblenz, Germany. April of 1919.
      Lt. Leo Dawson achieved 4 victories in WW1, flying with 94th Aero Squadron.
      The pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron decided to paint their SPAD XIIIs. In an attempt to outdo one another they came up with what were termed the "showbirds". The planes were painted up for the April 1919 Air show at Koblenz. 
      During the Spring of 1919, "Little Joe" took part of the "Showbirds" SPADs during the occupation duties in Germany, with more eight colourfull SPADs of 94th Aero Squadron.
      This Aircraft flew probablly with Marlin guns, and not with Vickers.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
      This skin do not uses decal files, so will be easy install.
      To install this skin and ini file, copy or drop the folder named "Little Joe" in any SPAD 13 aircraft folder that you wish. (it will work with all SPAD 13). 
      *ATTENTION*
      In order to work properly on your loadout menu option, inside the "Little Joe" folder, there is a TXT file that you must open and COPY the content into your SPAD13_XXX.ini.
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Directory=Little Joe
      Name=Little Joe
      Nation=USAS
      Squadron=
      Specular=1.800000
      Glossiness=1.800000
      Reflection=0.000000
      Replace the (XXX) in the [TextureSetXXX] top line, with the appropriate number following your "ini" file order for others skins that you have already installed.
      I'm adding another (SPAD13_001.bmp) with the front bottom, painted in full green colour as an option.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Credits:
      - Julio Junqueira skin
      - Historical references by Bob Pearson. 
      - Third Wire Productions for the original files that I used as base to my work.
      - special thanks to CombatAce.com hosting the files.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This is freeware; you are allowed to use it as you wish, but The names of all contributors listed here, must be added in any new released readmes. This skin may not in any way, be used in any payware additions.

      17 downloads

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    6. SPAD XIII Zig-Zag

      SPAD XIII C1. "Zig-Zag" for First Eagles 2 & 1
      This is a skin for SPAD XIII C1. "SHOWBIRDS" to be used in  First Eagles 2 and 1
      Historical notes:
      This skin depict the SPAD XIII C1. Flown by Lieutenant Ben "Casey" Jones of 94th Aero Squadron. 
      Ft. Alexander, Koblenz, Germany. April of 1919.
      The pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron decided to paint their SPAD XIIIs. In an attempt to outdo one another they came up with what were termed the "showbirds". The planes were painted up for the April 1919 Air show at Koblenz. 
      During the Spring of 1919, "Zig-Zag" took part of the "Showbirds" SPADs during the occupation duties in Germany, with more eight colourfull SPADs of 94th Aero Squadron.
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      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
      This skin do not uses decal files, so will be easy install.
      To install this skin and ini file, copy or drop the folder named "Zig-Zag" in any SPAD 13 aircraft folder that you wish. (it will work with all SPAD 13). 
      *ATTENTION*
      In order to work properly on your loadout menu option, inside the "Zig-Zag" folder, there is a TXT file that you must open and COPY the content into your SPAD13_XXX.ini.
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Directory=Zig Zag
      Name=Zig Zag
      Nation=USAS
      Squadron=
      Specular=1.800000
      Glossiness=1.800000
      Reflection=0.000000
      Replace the (XXX) in the [TextureSetXXX] top line, with the appropriate number following your "ini" file order for others skins that you have already installed.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Credits:
      - Julio Junqueira skin
      - Historical references by Bob Pearson. 
      - Third Wire Productions for the original files that I used as base to my work.
      - special thanks to CombatAce.com hosting the files.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This is freeware; you are allowed to use it as you wish, but The names of all contributors listed here, must be added in any new released readmes. This skin may not in any way, be used in any payware additions.

      18 downloads

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    7. SPAD XIII Checkerboard

      SPAD XIII C1. "Checkerboard" for First Eagles 2 & 1
      This is a skin for SPAD XIII C1. "SHOWBIRDS" to be used in  First Eagles 2 and 1 
      Historical notes:
      This skin depict the SPAD XIII C1. flown by Lieutenant Robert W. Donaldson of 94th Aero Squadron. 
      Ft. Alexander, Koblenz, Germany. April of 1919. Lt. Robert W. Donaldson achieved one shared victory in WW1, flying with the 94th Aero Squadron.
      The pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron decided to paint their SPAD XIIIs. In an attempt to outdo one another they came up with what were termed the "showbirds". The planes were painted up for the April 1919 Air show at Koblenz. During the Spring of 1919, "Checkerboard" took part of the "Showbirds" SPADs during the occupation duties in Germany, with more eight colourfull SPADs of 94th Aero Squadron.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
      This skin do not uses decal files, so will be easy install.
      To install this skin and ini file, copy or drop the folder named "Checkerboard" in any SPAD 13 aircraft folder that you wish. (it will work with all SPAD 13). 
      *ATTENTION*
      In order to work properly on your loadout menu option, inside the "Checkerboard" folder, there is a TXT file that you must open and COPY the content into your SPAD13_XXX.ini.
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Directory=Checkerboard
      Name=Checkerboard
      Nation=USAS
      Squadron=
      Specular=1.800000
      Glossiness=1.800000
      Reflection=0.000000
      Replace the (XXX) in the [TextureSetXXX] top line, with the appropriate number following your "ini" file order for others skins that you have already installed.

      I'm adding an optional (SPAD13_001_BUMP.BMP) that cleans the engine sides heat exhausts. You must to drop it in the main SPAD13_XXX aircraft folder. 
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Credits:
      - Julio Junqueira skin
      - Historical references by Bob Pearson. 
      - Third Wire Productions for the original files that I used as base to my work.
      - special thanks to CombatAce.com hosting the files.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This is freeware; you are allowed to use it as you wish, but The names of all contributors listed here, must be added in any new released readmes. This skin may not in any way, be used in any payware additions. 

       

      18 downloads

         (1 review)

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    8. NID-52 Skin pack

      pack of skins for the nid-52 are from the republican side and from the national side
      the decals represent the 11th to 26th republican groups




      33 downloads

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    9. SPAD XIII Diamond Dick

      SPAD XIII C1. "Diamond Dick" for First Eagles 2 & 1
      This is a skin for SPAD XIII C1. "SHOWBIRDS" to be used in  First Eagles 2 and 1
      Historical notes:
      This skin depict the SPAD XIII C1. Flown by Lieutenant William H. Palmer of 94th Aero Squadron. 
      Ft. Alexander, Koblenz, Germany. April of 1919.
      Lt. William W. Palmer achieved 3 victories in WW1, flying with the 94th Aero Squadron.
      The pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron decided to paint their SPAD XIIIs. In an attempt to outdo one another they came up with what were termed the "showbirds". The planes were painted up for the April 1919 Air show at Koblenz. 
      During the Spring of 1919, "Diamond Dick" took part of the "Showbirds" SPADs during the occupation duties in Germany, with more eight colourfull SPADs of 94th Aero Squadron.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
      This skin do not uses decal files, so will be easy install.
      To install this skin and ini file, copy or drop the folder named "Diamond Dick" in any SPAD 13 aircraft folder that you wish. (it will work with all SPAD 13). 
      *ATTENTION*
      In order to work properly on your loadout menu option, inside the "Diamond Dick" folder, there is a TXT file that you must open and COPY the content into your SPAD13_XXX.ini.
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Directory=Diamond Dick
      Name=Diamond Dick
      Nation=USAS
      Squadron=
      Specular=1.800000
      Glossiness=1.800000
      Reflection=0.000000
      Replace the (XXX) in the [TextureSetXXX] top line, with the appropriate number following your "ini" file order for others skins that you have already installed.
      I'm adding one optional (SPAD13_001.bmp) with a red star painted on the wheels.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Credits:
      - Julio Junqueira skin
      - Historical references by Bob Pearson. 
      - Third Wire Productions for the original files that I used as base to my work.
      - special thanks to CombatAce.com hosting the files.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This is freeware; you are allowed to use it as you wish, but The names of all contributors listed here, must be added in any new released readmes. This skin may not in any way, be used in any payware additions. 

      25 downloads

         (2 reviews)

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    10. SPAD XIII Lightning Bolt

      SPAD XIII C1. "Lightning Bolt" for First Eagles 2 & 1
      This is a skin for SPAD XIII C1. "SHOWBIRDS" to be used in  First Eagles 2 and 1
      Historical notes:
      This skin depict the SPAD XIII C1. Flown by Lieutenant Harvey Weir Cook of 94th Aero Squadron. 
      Ft. Alexander, Koblenz, Germany. April of 1919.
      Lieutenant Harvey Weir Cook achived 7 confirmed victories in WW1, flying with 94th Aero Squadron.
      The pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron decided to paint their SPAD XIIIs. In an attempt to outdo one another they came up with what were termed the "showbirds". The planes were painted up for the April 1919 Air show at Koblenz. 
      During the Spring of 1919, "Lightning Bolt" took part of the "Showbirds" SPADs during the occupation duties in Germany, with more eight colourfull SPADs of 94th Aero Squadron.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
      This skin do not uses decal files, so will be easy install.
      To install this skin and ini file, copy or drop the folder named "Lightning Bolt" in any SPAD 13 aircraft folder that you wish. (it will work with all SPAD 13). 
      *ATTENTION*
      In order to work properly on your loadout menu option, inside the "Lightning Bolt" folder, there is a TXT file that you must open and COPY the content into your SPAD13_XXX.ini.
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Directory=Lightning Bolt
      Name=Lightning Bolt
      Nation=USAS
      Squadron=
      Specular=1.800000
      Glossiness=1.800000
      Reflection=0.000000 
      Replace the (XXX) in the [TextureSetXXX] top line, with the appropriate number following your "ini" file order for others skins that you have already installed.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Credits:
      - Julio Junqueira skin
      - Historical references by Bob Pearson. 
      - Third Wire Productions for the original files that I used as base to my work.
      - special thanks to CombatAce.com hosting the files.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This is freeware; you are allowed to use it as you wish, but The names of all contributors listed here, must be added in any new released readmes. This skin may not in any way, be used in any payware additions. 

      20 downloads

         (2 reviews)

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    11. SPAD XIII Easter Egg

      SPAD XIII C1. "Easter Egg" for First Eagles 2 & 1
      This is a skin for SPAD XIII C1. "SHOWBIRDS" to be used in  First Eagles 2 and 1
      Historical notes:
      This skin depict the SPAD XIII C1. Flown by Lieutenant Samuel Kaye of 94th Aero Squadron. 
      Ft. Alexander, Koblenz, Germany. April of 1919.
      Lieutenant Samuel Kaye achieved 4 victories in WW1, flying with the 94th Aero Squadron.
      The pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron decided to paint their SPAD XIIIs. In an attempt to outdo one another they came up with what were termed the "showbirds". The planes were painted up for the April 1919 Air show at Koblenz. 
      During the Spring of 1919, "Easter Egg" took part of the "Showbirds" SPADs during the occupation duties in Germany, with more eight colourfull SPADs of 94th Aero Squadron.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
      This skin do not uses decal files, so will be easy install.
      To install this skin and ini file, copy or drop the folder named "Easter Egg" in any SPAD 13 aircraft folder that you wish. (it will work with all SPAD 13). 
      *ATTENTION*
      In order to work properly on your loadout menu option, inside the "Easter Egg" folder, there is a TXT file that you must open and COPY the content into your SPAD13_XXX.ini.
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Directory=Easter Egg
      Name=Easter Egg
      Nation=USAS
      Specular=1.800000
      Glossiness=1.800000
      Reflection=0.000000
      Replace the (XXX) in the [TextureSetXXX] top line, with the appropriate number following your "ini" file order for others skins that you have already installed.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Credits:
      - Julio Junqueira skin
      - Historical references by Bob Pearson. 
      - Third Wire Productions for the original files that I used as base to my work.
      - special thanks to CombatAce.com hosting the files.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This is freeware; you are allowed to use it as you wish, but The names of all contributors listed here, must be added in any new released readmes. This skin may not in any way, be used in any payware additions. 

      17 downloads

         (2 reviews)

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    12. SPAD XIII Sunbeam

      SPAD XIII C1. "Sumbeam" for First Eagles 2 & 1
      This is a skin for SPAD XIII C1. "SHOWBIRDS" to be used in  First Eagles 2 and 1
      Historical notes:
      This skin depict the SPAD XIII C1. Flown by Lieutenant John Jeffers of 94th Aero Squadron. Ft. Alexander, Koblenz, Germany. April of 1919.
      Lt. John Jeffers achieved 2 victories in WW1, flying with 94th Aero Squadron. 
      The pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron decided to paint their SPAD XIIIs. In an attempt to outdo one another they came up with what were termed the "showbirds". The planes were painted up for the April 1919 Air show at Koblenz. During the Spring of 1919, "Sumbeam" took part of the "Showbirds" SPADs during the occupation duties in Germany, with more eight colourfull SPADs of 94th Aero Squadron.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
      This skin do not uses decal files, so will be easy install.
      To install this skin and ini file, copy or drop the folder named "Sumbeam" in any SPAD 13 aircraft folder that you wish. (it will work with all SPAD 13). 
      *ATTENTION*
      In order to work properly on your loadout menu option, inside the "Sumbeam" folder, there is a TXT file that you must open and COPY the content into your SPAD13_XXX.ini.
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Directory=Sunbeam
      Name=Sunbeam
      Nation=USAS
      Squadron=
      Specular=1.800000
      Glossiness=1.800000
      Reflection=0.000000
      Replace the (XXX) in the [TextureSetXXX] top line, with the appropriate number following your "ini" file order for others skins that you have already installed.
      I'm adding an optional (SPAD13_001_BUMP.BMP) that cleans the engine sides heat exhausts. You must to drop it in the main SPAD13_XXX aircraft folder. 
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Credits:
      - Julio Junqueira skin
      - Historical references by Bob Pearson. 
      - Third Wire Productions for the original files that I used as base to my work.
      - special thanks to CombatAce.com hosting the files.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      This is freeware; you are allowed to use it as you wish, but The names of all contributors listed here, must be added in any new released readmes. This skin may not in any way, be used in any payware additions. 
       

       

      23 downloads

         (2 reviews)

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    13. Halberstadt CL.II

      The Halberstadt CL.II was a German, 2 seat fighter/escort plane. The CL.II was designed to be an escort for reconnaissance flights. Its excellent maneuverability made it a match for single seat fighters and its field of fire made it an excellent ground attack plane. It entered service in August 1917 and was used in large numbers until the end of the war.
      The Halberstadt CL.II had a plywood fuselage and was powered by a six-cylinder Mercedes D.III engine. It had a 7.92mm Spandau machine gun in the front fuselage for the pilot and a 7.92mm Parabellum gun on a ring mount for the observer. It could also carry a light bomb load. My version has a rack for 10 stick grenades mounted on the fuselage.
      My download includes a hex camo skin, appropriate decals, and a fully functional cockpit. My skinning templates are included with the download.
      I have included a sound file for the Mercedes D.III engine. The same sound has been used with other planes and you may already have it installed. I have included the sound file with the download in case you don't have it.

      Credits
      My thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Halberstadt CL.II and for making improvements to the guns.
      My thanks to Nixou for making the sound file for the Mercedes engine many years ago.

      Installation Instructions
      For FE1 - Unzip the file and move the folder named "HalberstadtCL2" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder.
      If you don't already have it, move the sound file "mercedes160m2.wav" from my "Sounds" into your "Sounds" folder. 

      For FE2 - Unzip the file and move the folder named "HalberstadtCL2" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "HalberstadtCL2." Move the folder named "D" from the Aircraft/HalberstadtCL2 folder into the Decals/HalberstadtCL2 folder you just made. 
      If you don't already have it, move the sound file "mercedes160m2.wav" from my "Sounds" into your "Sounds" folder. If you don't have a Sounds folder, you can make one.

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    14. Albatros Oeffag ba.253 skin

      Skin for excellent oefD3_ba253 by Jan Tuma.
      I tried to add some "photorealistic" textures for more impressive image of this aircraft.
      Add to oefD3_ba253.ini :
      [TextureSetXXX]
      Name=GreenPhR
      Nation=AUSTRIA
      Squadron=
      Specular=0.400000
      Glossiness=0.400000
      Reflection=0.400000
      Eugene

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    15. Armchair Aces over Italy

      Welcome WWI buffs! This is a mammoth compilation of a series covering the (mostly) complete air war in Italian Front in WWI. 
      The entire war is divided in mini-campaigns of a month-10 missions. I'm using the shockingly beautiful CaporettoV2 map by Gterl. You'll have about 25 mini-campaigns and 250 missions per pilot!
      The beauty of this approach is that you can simulate unit transfers for your pilot. You can start as a two seater pilot (as most Austro-Hungarians did), and then be "transferred" to a fighter unit. 
      This mod is intended for FE2. FE1 pilots will need to edit the campaigns to fly them, for example changing the name of the planes like AlbatrosD5_170 to AlbatrosD5 or something like that....Please, don't ask me for a FE1 version. I'm doing 117 campaigns for the entire series and it's a lot of work!!!! Nevertheless, if someone want to make an FE1 version it has my agreement (if it's free for the people, of course).
      So, be ready for a downloading fest.
      Before installing this mod it's better you have an Italy only install for your FE2

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    16. Caporetto V2 (Terrain & Campaign)

      Caporetto Terrain WW1 V2.0
      *******************************
      INTRODUCTION
      The Italian Front during WW1 refers to a series of battles fought between 1915 and 1918 in northern Italy between the armies of Austria-Hungary and Germany against Italy.
      Italy hoped that by joining the countries of the Triple Entente against the Central Powers it would gain Cisalpine Tyrol (today's provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol), the Austrian Littoral, northern Dalmatia and some areas of western Carniola.
      Italy had hoped to begin the war with a surprise offensive intended to move quickly and capture several Austrian cities.
      Well, the war soon bogged down into trench warfare similar to the Western Front fought in France.
      The included terrain represents the situation around September/October 1917, just before the battle of Caporetto.
      The Battle of Caporetto (also known as the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo, the Battle of Kobarid or the Battle of Karfreit) was the greatest defeat in Italian military history. The battle was fought between the Entente and the Central Powers and took place from 24 October to 19 November 1917, near the town of Kobarid (now in north-western Slovenia, then part of the Austrian Littoral). The battle was named after the Italian name of the town (also known as Karfreit in German).
      Austro-Hungarian forces, reinforced by German units, were able to break into the Italian front line and rout the Italian forces opposing them. The battle was a demonstration of the effectiveness of the use of stormtroopers and the infiltration tactics developed in part by Oskar von Hutier. The use of poison gas by the Germans also played a key role in the collapse of the Italian Second Army.
      INCLUDED
      - Italian terrain/front WW1, situaton around summer/late summer 1917
      - 544 unique tiles
      - 10798 targets and 589 target areas
      - Terrain represents the most important battlegrounds on the Italian front (Monfalcone, Mt. Hermada, Doberdo and Doberdo Lake, Mt. Fajiti Hrib, Gorizia, Mt. Sabotino, Bainsizza plateau, Caporetto, Mt. Krn, Mt. Tre Cime, Mt. Cristallo, Mt. Lagazuoi, Mt. Col di Lana, Mt. Marmolada, Mt. Ortigara, Mt. Pasubio...and many other historical places)   
      - Needed ground objects are also included
      - Important mountains where done via satellite images (the tiles), like Marmolada, Mount Krn, Monte Cristallo, etc. all unique
      - All historical fortifications are included (mountain bunkers, etc.) and locations/naming correct (as good as it gets)
      - Major railroad lines included
      - Port of Triest acts as port of Pola with all the major Austro-Hungarian Dreadnoughts stationed there
      - Flying boat stations included with stationary Lohners and Macchi aircrafts
      PREREQUISITES
      - FE Gold or FE2
      - Very strong PC and GPU
      INSTALLATION
      1. PRELIMINARY WORK
      1.1 Extract file into a temporary folder like 'c:\temp'
      1.2 You'll find a new folder called 'caporettoV20' within 'c:\temp'
      1.3 For the campaign to work properly you'll need the following aircraft (you'll find them at the usual places)
      --- AlbatrosC3
      --- AlbatrosD3OAW
      --- AviatikC2
      --- AviatikD1
      --- Ca3
      --- Dfwci
      --- Hanriot_HD1_CAM
      --- Hansa_BrandenburgDI
      --- LloydC2
      --- Nieuport12
      --- Nieuport17
      --- oefD3_ba53a
      --- oefD3_ba153a
      --- oefD3_ba253
      --- PhoenixD2a
      --- PomilioPE
      --- RumplerC1
      --- SAMLS2
      --- SP3
      --- SPAD7_150
      --- SPAD7_180
      --- SPAD13
      --- SVA5
      2. TERRAIN INSTALLATION
      2.1 FIRST EAGLES 2
      - This terrain uses the stock wwiCambrai.CAT file, You must have the "wwiCambrai" terrain from First Eagles for the wwiCaporetto terrain to work properly.
      - Look into your personal Windows folder like 'C:\Users\<username>\Saved Games\ThirdWire\FirstEagles2', e.g. your MODS Folder - create the folder 'terrains' within if not already there
      - Move the 'wwiCaporetto' directory from your temporary folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Terrain\wwiCaporetto') to 'C:\Users\<username>\Saved Games\ThirdWire\FirstEagles2\terrains\', e.g. your MODS Folder
      - Move the folders within 'GroundObject' directory from your temporary folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Objects\GroundObject') to 'C:\Users\<username>\Saved Games\ThirdWire\FirstEagles2\Objects\GroundObjects', e.g. your MODS Folder
      2.2 FIRST EAGLES GOLD
      - This terrain uses the stock wwiCambrai.CAT file, You must have the "wwiCambrai" terrain from First Eagles for the wwiCaporetto terrain to work properly.
      - Move the 'wwiCaporetto' directory from your temporary folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Terrain\wwiCaporetto') into your FirstEagles installation directory (like 'c:\Program Files\First Eagles\Terrain')
      - Move the folders within 'GroundObject' from your temporary folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Objects\GroundObject') into your FirstEagles installation directory (like 'c:\Program Files\First Eagles\Objects\GroundObject')
      - If you've already my previous Italian WWI terrain, then you probably don't need these objects. In any case if asked to 'owerwrite', click NO.
      3. CAMPAIGN INSTALLATION
      3.1 FIRST EAGLES 2
      - Look into your personal Windows folder like 'C:\Users\<username>\Saved Games\ThirdWire\FirstEagles2', e.g. your MODS folder - create the folder 'Campaigns' within if not already there
      - Move the 'wwiCaporetto01' directory from your temporary folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Campaings') to C:\Users\<username>\Saved Games\ThirdWire\FirstEagles2\Campaigns\', e.g. your MODS Folder
      - Move the files (bmp's) from your your temporary folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Menu') to your FirstEagles2 installation directory (like 'c:\Program Files\First Eagles2\Menu')
      Aircraft Skins
      - All needed aircraft skins are included. Look for them into your temporary folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Objects\Aircraft') add them like any other FE2 aircraft skins. You'll already have the majority probably.
      3.2 FIRST EAGLES GOLD
      - Move the 'wwiCaporetto01' directory from your temporary folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Campaings') into your FirstEagles installation directory (like 'c:\Program Files\First Eagles\Campaigns')
      - Move the files (bmp's) from your your temporary folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Menu') into your FirstEagles installation directory (like 'c:\Program Files\First Eagles\Menu')
      Aircraft Skins
      - All needed aircraft skins are included. Look for them into your temporary folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Objects\Aircraft') add them like any other FE aircraft skins. You'll already have the majority probably.
      4. EXTRAS
      - You'll find several ZIP files within the temporary 'Extras' folder (like 'c:\temp\caporettoV20\Extras')
      Description:
      Terrain_wwiCaporettoFolder_oldCarst.zip
      - I've repainted the carst region tiles to make them look more like limestone in this new version. If you like more the previous look, then just extract this file and overwrite the tiles within the wwiCaporetto folder.
      Terrain_wwiCaporettoFolder_oldIsonzo_trench_dry.zip
      - I've added wet fields and water filled shell holes in this new version. If you like more the previous look, then just extract this file and overwrite the tiles within the wwiCaporetto folder.
      MenuFolder_Music_MainScreen.zip
      - If you like a bit more exciting musing in the main menue. Just drop this file into your 'Menue' folder.
      PilotDataFolder_Additional_PilotImages.zip
      - These are all the portraits of all aces on the Italian front during 1915-1918. Quite a lot of work went into this. If you like a more historical approach then use these and drop them into your 'PilotData' folder.

      CREDITS
      As usually I want to say thank you to all guys who helped me to create the Italian terrain, to TK, Jan Tuma, Stephen1918, ojcar, Gepard, Heck, geo, quack74, Edward, and specially Geezer. Sorry guys, can't remember all the names. Please contact me if you want to be named here. Thanks for files, suggestions, bug fixing, etc.
      DISCLAIMER
      The Italian terrain is freeware.
      You are free to modify and share it, BUT Commercial use is prohibited.
      If you find bugs please post them in First Eagles section of Combatace.com forum.

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    17. Spanish Civil War, Airfield Vehicles

      Three vehicles which modders can add to airfields using the target.ini. I have included the data for the types.ini in the download.
      Ambulance - based on the 1932 Ford Model A panel truck.
      Starter Truck - based on the Soviet AS-1 starter truck, which was a Soviet built version of the Ford Model A.
      Crash Response Truck - loosely based on a variety of WW2 era RAF crash trucks.
      Each truck has a high and low poly LOD as well as a destroyed version. I have organized everything into folders for convenience, but you'll need to take them out of the folders when you install them.
       

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    18. Soviet Green I-15

      Soviet Green I-15
      This skin is for the Polikarpov I-15 made by Stephen1918. I took the original texture that came with the plane and added a few details, some weathering, as well as the Soviet red stars.
      Installation:
      Drop the 'SovietGreen1' folder in the 'PolikarpovI15' folder. It can be used both in FE & FE2.
      Credits go to Stephen1918 for the I-15 and the original green skin.
      Freeware use only. Thank you.

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    19. Spanish Civil War, NiD 52 - 2 Pack

      In 1928, Spain purchased a license to produce the Nieuport-Delage NiD 52. The Spanish version was produced at the Hispano-Suiza factory at Guadalajara and was known as the Hispano Nieuport NiD 52. It had an all metal frame with cloth covering over the wings and parts of the fuselage. It was powered by a V12, 500 hp engine, and was armed with two Vickers machine guns mounted in the fuselage.
      The Spanish version was slower than expected and was considered difficult to fly. About 125 were produced between 1930 and 1933. 56 remained in service at the beginning of the Civil War; most of them remained in government (Republican) hands, only 11 went to the rebel (Nationalist) forces. Although it was an unpopular plane, the Nid 52 was an important fighter until better planes became available. 
      I have made two versions of the Hispano Nieuport NiD 52 - one for each side. Each version has a functional cockpit, appropriate skins, and decal sets. My skinning templates are included with the download.

      Credits
      Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the NiD 52. 
      Ojcar has added a gunsight to the NiD 52. He made a weapon station and loadout to add the gunsight which came with Emld's Nieuport 24 Lewis. I am including the gunsight with this download. Instructions for installing it are included in a separate file.

      Installation Instructions
      For FE1 - Unzip the file. Move the folders named "NatNid52" and "RepNiD52" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder.

      For FE2 - Unzip the file. Move the folders named "NatNiD52" and "RepNiD52" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create two new folders named "NatNiD52" and "RepNiD52". Move the folder named "D" from your Aircraft/NiD52 folders into the appropriate Decals/NiD52 folders you just made. 

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    20. Spanish Civil War, Heinkel He.51

      The Heinkel He.51 was introduced in 1935. It was a German, one man biplane with a V-12, 750 hp engine. It was developed as a fighter and carried two machine guns mounted in the fuselage. The He.51 began serving in the Spanish Civil War in 1936, used by the Nationalists, and was used by both Spanish and German (Legion Condor) squadrons.  The He.51 was a superior plane at first, but was soon outclassed by newer Soviet planes. It was then used as a ground attack plane and served in that role until the end of the war. 
      My Heinkel He.51 includes a basic camo skin, decals, a fully functional cockpit, fuel tank, and a 10kg bomb. Instructions for installing the fuel tank and bomb are included in a separate file. I have included my skinning templates with the download.
      Credits
      Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Heinkel He.51, and for providing resources and advice, especially for the weapons.
      Ojcar has found the data for a more accurate machine gun, we don't know where it came from, but I am including the data for the 7.9mm_MG17 machine gun for your use. Instructions for installing the gun are included in a separate file.
      Ojcar has added a gunsight to the He.51. He made a weapon station and loadout to add the gunsight which came with Emld's Nieuport 24 Lewis. I am including the gunsight with this download. Instructions for installing it are included in a separate file.
      Ojcar has also taught me how to add controls to jettison the fuel tank (along with other features, like landing gear, flaps, and wheel brakes.) I am including instructions for adding controls to First Eagles in a separate file.

      Installation Instructions
      For FE1 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "HeinkelHe51" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. You will also need to install the bomb, machine gun, and fuel tank, instructions for installing them are included as a separate file.

      For FE2 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "HeinkelHe51" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "HeinkelHe51". Move the folder named "D" from your Aircraft/HeinkelHe51 folder into the Decals/HeinkelHe51 folder you just made. 
      You will also need to install the bomb, machine gun, gunsight, and fuel tank, instructions for installing them are included as a separate file.

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    21. Spanish Civil War, Spanish DH.9 - 2 Pack

      After World War I, Spain purchased several surplus Airco DH.9's from Britain. In the 1920's a Spanish version was built, under license, by the Hispano-Suiza Company. The Spanish DH.9 was fitted with a 300hp Hispano-Suiza 8 cylinder engine. About 500 were produced during the 20's and at least 25 were still in service when the civil war started in 1936. The Hispano-Suiza DH.9 was used by both sides during the war and some remained in service until the end of the war in 1939.
      I have made two versions, one for each side, with appropriate skins, decals, and loadouts. My skinning templates are included. 
      Each version has two bomb loadouts, one with eight 25kg bombs mounted under the wings, and one with two 100kg bombs carried under the fuselage. One of the bombs was included with the Polikarpov I-15. Two of them were included in Geezer's 1930's bomb pack. I have included all the necessary bombs with this download, but you may not need to install all of them. I have included instructions for installing the bombs in a separate text file.
      Credits
      Thanks to Ojcar for making the original data file for the DH.9. I have made slight modifications for the Spanish Civil War versions.
      Thanks to Geezer for making the two Italian bombs as part of his 1930's Bomb Pack for First Eagles. I have included them in this download in case you don't already have them.

      Installation Instructions
      For FE1 - Unzip the file. Move the folders named "NatDH9" and "RepDH9" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder.
      You will need to install some or all of the bombs. See the Instructions For Installing Bombs, included with this download.
      For FE2 - Unzip the file. Move the folders named "NatDH9" and "RepDH9" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create two new folders named "NatDH9" and "RepDH9". Move the folder named "D" from your Aircraft/DH9 folders into the appropriate Decals/DH9 folders you just made. 
      You will need to install some or all of the bombs. See the Instructions For Installing Bombs, included with this download.

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    22. Cockpits for Laton's Fokker E-Types

      I modified the cockpit from my Fokker D.II to make new cockpits for all eight of Laton's Fokker Eindeckers. Each cockpit has a fully functional stick, rudder control, throttle, and gauges, including the wing mounted compass. The cockpits are basically the same, but each has been tweaked to make it fit into Laton's fuselage and to reflect differences in the type (like the number of guns in the E.IV planes.)
      I have sorted everything into the appropriate folders for easy installation.
      My thanks to Laton for having made so many planes that we are still flying today.
      Installation Instructions
      For both FE1 and FE2- For each plane, delete Laton's original cockpit folder and cockpit.ini file and replace them with mine. 
       

      60 downloads

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    23. Belgian BR.XIX (1940)

      Skin for Stephen1918's Breguet XIX.
      These aircraft represent the Ecole d’aéronautique pressed into service at the outbreak of World War II as communication aircraft.

      26 downloads

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    24. Breguet XIX Republican pack

      I have depicted three Republican squadrons: 22 Grupo, 23 Grupo and Alas Rojas (Red Wings).
      I would have liked to assign squadrons (Escuadrilla) to the first two skins but it would have only been guesswork.
      The Red Wings was a unit that was equipped with a range of aircraft including: nine Breguet XIXs; five Nieuport 52s; one Fokker F.VIIB; and one DH89 Dragon Rapide. It operated in the Aragonian front, hitting targets in Zaragoza, Huesca, Tardienta and Barbastro.
       
      LloydNB

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    25. Skinpack for Sopwith Snipe

      Skinpack for excellent Snipe by 101tfs.
      There are two skins with different wing colors - PC10 and PC12 and with different fulelage's bottom - canvas color and PC10 color.
      I tried to add some "photorealistic" textures for more impressive image of this aircraft.
      Also for correct the work of Snipe's sight you can replace :
      - for "Snipe_COCKPIT":
      [CockpitData]
      Directory=cockpit
      [GunsightFront]
      HasGunsight=TRUE
      //GunsightMilSize=50
      //GunsightName=SPAD13_ironsight.tga
      //FixedSight=TRUE
      GunsightMilSize=30
      GunsightName=Fokker_ironsight.tga
      FixedSight=FALSE
      [CockpitSeat001]
      ModelName=Camel_Pit-R2.LOD
      HideExternalNodeName=cockpit
      OpenCockpit=TRUE
      ExternalClipDistMin=0.04
      //Position=0.00,-0.1883,0.8394
      Position=0.00,-0.1883,0.8154
      Offset=0.0,-0.5,0.7
      //ViewAngles=0.0,3.0,0.0
      ViewAngles=0.0,0.5,0.0
      - and for "Snipe_DATA":
      // Internal Guns ---------------------------------------------------------
      [LeftMachineGun]
      SystemType=FIXED_GUN
      GunTypeName=303CAL_VICKERS_MK1
      InputName=FIRE_PRIMARY_GUN
      GunFireAnimationID=4
      GunGroup=1
      MuzzlePosition=-0.155,1.275,0.667
      //AimAngles=0.0,-3.0,0.0
      AimAngles=0.0,1.0,0.0
      MaxAmmo=380
      EjectShells=TRUE
      EjectPosition=-0.35,0.37,0.5
      EjectVelocity=-1.5,-0.25,-0.5
      [RightMachineGun]
      SystemType=FIXED_GUN
      GunTypeName=303CAL_VICKERS_MK1
      InputName=FIRE_PRIMARY_GUN
      GunFireAnimationID=4
      GunGroup=1
      MuzzlePosition=0.155,1.275,0.667
      //AimAngles=0.0,-3.0,0.0
      AimAngles=0.0,1.0,0.0
      MaxAmmo=380
      EjectShells=TRUE
      EjectPosition=0.35,0.37,0.5
      EjectVelocity=1.5,-0.25,-0.5
      Eugene1

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