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    1. SF2 Vietnam Scooters - A-4 Skyhawk in Vietnam

      Vietnam Scooters - v0.01
      =============================
      *** SF2, SF2V required. Tested in full 5-merged installation ***
      This is a first result of a project I started a long time ago. My aim was to do up-to-date skins of all
      Skyhawk-units with all their deployments, that saw action in Vietnam in a good resolution and with a lot
      more details added, that the stock skins of TW had. So this project will contain more then 135 skins for
      9 different Skyhawks-models once it is finished.
      As SF2 isn't getting any younger (me neither :P) and the way to the finish line is still far out, I release this first pack with the skins I finished so far.
      The current pack only contains A_4E, E_65, E_67 and F stuff, as A-4B+C still need cockpit-repaints and re-export of the skins, I already did.
      Have Fun!
      some Information:
      --------------------------------
      - skins in 4096x4096 resolution
      - new droptanks for all planes (you can choose from 2 different tanks on the wings and up to 3 for centerline)
      - added buddy-refueling pod in 2 different versions (deployed hose and retracted hose)
      - added invisible skids to make belly-landings possible
      - added missing Missile-Rails (LAU-7 for Sidewinder, LAU-34 for Shrike and Bullpup-A)
      - repainted cockpits (same as in my released Skyhawk cockpit repaint mod)
      - added some new parts via FakePilot-Method (TM) like additional ECM-antennae, second Chaff-Dispenser,
          missing Tail-light and a small gimmick the bomb damage assessment camera, that was occasionaly
          used on the centerline-pylon (currently only on A-4E)
      - loadout.inis are updated for the additional missile-rails and use mostly stock weapons as I don't want to include tons of weapons
      - included weapons are included only, because of placement-issues and have a Specificstationcode= added.
      - BuNo are always correct for the squadron and if possible for the single plane
      - Pilotnames on the planes should be seen a "snapshot" (same goes for BuNos), pilots changed, aswell as the commander of a squadron
          within the cruise.
      - several markings and maintenance stencils differ in style to bring some diversity to the skins
      - some Skins are available for 2 Skyhawk-models (either E+E_65 or E_65+E_67), because in '65 the Scooter received ECM and CM-Dispenser
          and in '67 some E's received the then-new avionics hump. It appears to me, that planes were retrofitted one by one, so old and new
          were used side-by-side, which is not possible in SF2. So the way to go is to upgrade all planes at a given date within the cruise.

      Squadrons included in v0.01
      ------------------------------------------------
      for A-4E:
      - VA-56 Champions, USS Ticonderoga, 4/64 to 12/64
      - VA-72 Blue Hawks, USS Independence, 5/65 to 12/65
      - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Coral Sea, 12/64 to 11/65
      - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 4/65 to 12/65
      - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Oriskany, 4/65 to 12/65
      for A-4E_65:
      - VA-12 Flying Ubangis, USS F.D.Roosevelt, 6/66 to 2/67
      - VA-46 Clansmen, USS Forrestal, 6/67 to 9/67
      - VA-56 Champions, USS Ticonderoga, 9/65 to 4/66
      - VA-56 Champions, USS Enterprise, 1/68 to 7/68
      - VA-72 Blue Hawks, USS Independence, 5/65 to 12/65
      - VA-72 Blue Hawks, USS F.D.Roosevelt, 6/66 to 2/67
      - VA-94 Mighty Shrikes, USS Bon Homme Richard, 1/68 to 10/68
      - VA-106 Gladiators, USS Forrestal, 6/67 to 9/67
      - VA-144 Roadrunners, USS Bon Homme Richard, 11/67 to 6/68
      - VA-153 Blue Tail Flies, USS Coral Sea, 7/67 to 4/68
      - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Coral Sea, 12/64 to 11/65
      - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Constellation, 5/66 to 9/66 (Camo)
      - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Constellation, 10/66 to 12/66
      - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Coral Sea, 7/67 to 4/68
      - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 4/65 to 12/65
      - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 5/66 to 11/66
      - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 6/67 to 1/68
      - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 7/68 to 3/69
      - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Oriskany, 4/65 to 12/65
      - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Oriskany, 5/66 to 11/66
      - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Oriskany, 5/67 to 1/68
      - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Hancock, 7/68 to 3/69
      - VA-192 Golden Dragons, USS Ticonderoga, 11/66 to 5/67
      for A-4E_67:
      - VA-94 Mighty Shrikes, USS Bon Homme Richard, 3/69 to 10/69
      - VA-94 Mighty Shrikes, USS Bon Homme Richard, 4/70 to 11/70
      - VA-144 Roadrunners, USS Bon Homme Richard, 3/69 to 10/69
      - VA-152 Fighting Aces, USS Shangri-La, 3/70 to 12/70
      - VA-192 Golden Dragons, USS Ticonderoga, 11/66 to 5/67
      for A-4F:
      - VA-22 Fighting Redcocks, USS Bon Homme Richard, 3/69 to 10/69
      - VA-22 Fighting Redcocks, USS Bon Homme Richard, 4/70 to 11/70
      - VA-23 Black Knights, USS Oriskany, 12/67 to 8/68
      - VA-23 Black Knights, USS Oriskany, 4/69 to 11/69
      - VA-55 Warhorses, USS Hancock, 7/68 to 3/69
      - VA-55 Warhorses, USS Hancock, 8/69 to 4/70
      - VA-55 Warhorses, USS Hancock, 10/70 to 6/71
      - VA-55 Warhorses, USS Hancock, 1/72 to 10/72
      - VA-144 Roadrunners, USS Bon Homme Richard, 4/70 to 11/70
      - VA-153 Blue Tail Flies, USS Coral Sea, 9/68 to 4/69
      - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Ranger, 10/68 to 5/69
      - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Hancock, 8/69 to 4/70
      - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Hancock, 10/70 to 6/71
      - VA-192 Golden Dragons, USS Ticonderoga, 12/67 to 8/68
      - VA-192 Golden Dragons, USS Oriskany, 4/69 to 11/69

      Notes and Issues:
      =================
      - Tanks have generic markings, as they are added as new models. There were 2 options here - old build-in tanks with markings, but totally wrong size or correct size, but generic markings only and I chose the second options - for me the
          right choice.
      - This is nothing for rivet-counters. I can asure you, that I tried to be as close to the real markings as possible, but sources are often enough hard to find or only available in bad quality or low resolution or sometimes no detailed
          info on some markings can be found (for example placement of Modex-numbers on Flaps). Same goes for CAG-Birds. If sources were available - I added them.

      Sources
      =======
      - Scooter! The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story, Crécy 2011
      - US Navy and Marine Corpse A-4 Units Of Vietnam War - Osprey Combat Aircraft Vol. 69
      - A-4 Skyhawk Association, http://a4skyhawk.org/
      - www.GoNavy.jp for BuNos and Pictures
      - www.Airliners.net
      - www.navysite.de for CruiseBooks
      - Google in general

      Installation
      ============
      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      !!! Backup your A-4E, A-4E_65, A-4E_67 and A-4F planefolders, as .inis will be overwritten !!!
      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      1. unzip to a temporary folder
      2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_Mod_Folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
      3. enjoy!
      If a squadron is missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free number:
      [SquadronXXX]
      Name=VA12                <-- change to the unit, you need.
      DisplayName=VA-12 'Flying Ubangis'    <-- change to the unit, you need.
      Nation=USN                <-- USN or USMC

      Credits
      =======
      - Thirdwire and TK for a great game and nice models.
      - FastCargo for the fakepilot
      - Alejandro for Escapac-Seat
      - OldDiego for pilotmodels
      - ravenclaw_007 for AGM-12C+E Bullpup
      - ???? for Walleye_I model
      - ???? for sounds
      - me - template, skins, decals, ini- and 3D-work of tanks, rails and addons, walleye-repaint
      Thanks
      ======
      - cocas for help learning 3D-stuff
      - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration

      P.S.
      ====
      If you have any problems with this mod or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

      09_06_2018
       

      221 downloads

         (4 reviews)

      1 comment

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    2. A-1H USMC DECAL.ini Corrections

      Just a quick errata sheet for the USMC Skyraider skins I released last month, I just noticed a glaring error, ie I had misnumbered the decals in the decal.ini on 3 of the skins I uploaded that is for VMA212 - 251 - 333 causing the tail numbers to be errr rather truncated on the right side of the fin.....ooops !! 
      So, here are the 3 corrected decal.ini's for the relevant skins, just rename them ie just delete the names I have put on them for reference, and rename EACH one "Decals" and drop them into the relevant skin folder and allow it to over write the existing decal.ini file if you didnt delete it first of course, oh yes, I had also forgotten to enable the prop decals on those 3 skins so that has been rectified as well.
      Totally my bad here, I shall be having strong words with my quality control department , apologies for the error , silly me !!   

      40 downloads

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    3. USAFE Deuce Skinpack

      USAFE Deuce Skinpack 14 Skins 14
       
      Here I remade mostly for NATO 5+ use my Razbam F-102 Skinpack for Veltro's one.
      The skin folders name are the same so in a camp is granted the F-102A use.
       
      We really haven't yet a definitive F-102A as both have some unsolved issues:
       
      - Razbam's F-102A has a bad shadow shape
      - Veltro's F-102A has bad unfinished wheels
       
      I made my best with skins but none of the above plane makers
      (the payware, too), as I asked several times, wanted to fix.
       
      I hoped that almost Veltro could fix, to gain the perfetion for his masterpiece,
      but at last, as he doesn't seem intersted, I decided to upload these skins anyway.
       
       
      As I have both, I currently use Veltro's one (even with bugged wheels)
      with Raz's cockpit.
       
      BTW now the choice is Yours!
       
       
      COMPLETE SKINS LIST:
       
      32nd FIS Soesterberg AB (8/60-6/63)
       
      32nd FIS Soesterberg AB (6/63-8/64)
       
      32nd FIS Soesterberg AB (8/65-12/66)
       
      431st FIS Zaragozza AB (12/61-6/64)
       
      496th FIS Hahn AB (5/60-8/63)
       
      496th FIS Hahn AB (8/63-6/64)
       
      496th FIS Hahn AB (6/64-11/66)
       
      497th FIS Torrejon AB (1961-1964)
       
      525th FIS Bitburg AB (1961-10/63)
       
      525th FIS Bitburg AB (8/63-11/64)
       
      525th FIS Bitburg AB (11/64-10/66)
       
      526th FIS Ramstein AB (2/60-3/64)
       
      526th FIS Ramstein AB (3/64-10/64)
       
      526th FIS Ramstein AB (10/64-8/66)
       
      A new Loadout immage tga included as a bonus!
       
       
      CREDITS: All to Veltro
       
       
      To INSTALL: All in Your mod folder
       
      Enjoy!
       
      Paulopanz

      192 downloads

         (4 reviews)

      2 comments

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    4. Twin Otter BLANK templates

      After a few request i had, i went ahead to release the blank templates i have done.
      3 folders :
      1) All white, no black parts, no prop line
      2) All white, black parts, no prop line
      3) All white, black parts, prop line.
       
      So have fun if you wish :)

      20 downloads

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    5. A-1H Skyraider USMC Pack

      This is another rework of the available A-1H  Skyraider skins, this time for USMC A-1's same details as the previous upload for the USN versions. 3 of which are generic USMC airframes, the bu numbers etc are also generic as not many A1's were in use with the Marines in Vietnam as most of the squadrons had re equipped with A4's by then.
       
      included are 
      VMA 212 generic
      VMA 225
      VMA 251 generic
      VMA 331
      VMA 333
      the reworked data.ini to stop the clipping issue
      Decals
      All the Sounds needed
      weapons 
      Pilot ( a different one from the USN one )
      lo res screens if you need them
      as with the previous skins I have re-enabled the wingfold system,and the canopy so the usual shift-9 for the wings and shift-0 for the canopy
       
      Enjoy, fly safe, and give 'em hell.

      128 downloads

         (1 review)

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    6. A-1H Skin Pack

      This is a rework of the available A-1H  Skyraider skins, the project started when I noticed there was a clipping issue on the original user made skins, after the stock aircraft had been made flyable etc. being an OCD sufferer I couldn't live with it, so I had to comb the DATA.INI of the aircraft to find the issue, which I never didi, probably one number out of place , or something of that nature. So I re did the whole data file, using a frankenstien of a couple of the available ones, mainly Wrench's , so worry ye not good campers, very little has been altered, so the A/C still operates as Wrench intended, just NO CLIPPING !!! ................YAY !! RESULT !! HAPPY BLOODY DANCE !! ......
       
      Anyhow, I then went on to re do all the skins, utilising the templates from bot Wrench, and Nyghtfall, so a mix and match of those as well, I hope you like and enjoy the results !!
      Included are 
      VA-35
      VA-52 ( two versions, one dirty one clean , the clean one has new decals for the squadron markings made by me )
      VA-65 (Early version )
      VA-65 ( USS Enterprise )
      VA-85
      VA-105 ( A really shiny pristine skin ) 
      VA-176 (USS Shangri La )
      VA-176 (USS Intrepid)
      the reworked data.ini to stop the clipping issue
      Decals ( of course....no use without 'em as I have altered theDECAL.INI of all the skins , 'cos I like to make trouble harharhar )
      All the Sounds needed
      Finally the weapons ie drop tanks and the bog bomb, and the Pilot I myself use for this aircraft, oh yes and all the screens, both in hi res, and lo res if you need lo res screens for any reason. 
      One final note, on the  VA-176 ( Intrepid ) skin, two of the aircraft have kill markings, I have put the entry to enable those in the DECAL.INI of that particular aircraft, however I have them disabled, as in reality the Bu Numbers of the skins and the Actual aircraft are not the same, and I couldnt be bothered to make the correct bu numbers for thos 2 particular aircraft, however if you do not have OCD, and you want the marking showing ( they are keyed to the correct nose numbers ) the just remove the hash marks in the DECAL.INI
      [Decal019]
      MeshName=Fuselage
      DecalLevel=2
      DecalFacing=LEFT
      //FilenameFormat=A-1H/VA176a/D/kills    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< THAT THERE !!! 
      Position=-0.70,0.70
      Scale=0.55
      DecalMaxLOD=3
      Thats about it, please enjoy, and please leave feedback if you like...........................cheers !! 
       
      OH yes, I forgot one last thing, I have re-enabled the wingfold system, , yes , yes I know its not perfect, as it leaves the stores hanging in a weightless environment, but hey ho, if ya dont like it, eith re disable it or , simply ignore it !! so canopy opens with SHIFT-0 and the wingfold is SHIFT-9.

      146 downloads

         (1 review)

      4 comments

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    7. RF-101 Camo

      2 Skins for Erikgen's Superb RF-101 Voodoo.
       
      Please read the readme.

      81 downloads

         (1 review)

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    8. Mirage IIIO SEA Camouflage

      Overview
      TW's Mirage IIIO DLC with a SEA camouflage scheme based on the scheme used by the Mirage 5BAs of the Belgian Air Force. I did it because I never found the European camouflage on the Mirages to be all that sensible for Australia, the SEA scheme looks like a better fit. 
      The skins are entirely generic, just the camouflage scheme, so it can fit any nation. No markings are provided, only decals are used. You must have the Mirage IIIO DLC for the RAAF decals. All the decal inis are taken straight from the Mirage IIIO DLC. 
      The skins should work for any Mirage IIIE derivative. There were some changes to panel lines and lights for the Mirage IIIO, so the texture for the nose does not precisely fit the Mirage IIIC. That said, I can make a nose texture for the M3C if asked. Simple enough. The template used was Ludo's Mirage IIIC DLC template. 
      Provided
      SEA Skins for Mirage IIIO(A), IIIO(F), and IIIO(F/A) Installation
      Copy contents of the "To Mod Folder" folder into your mod folder.  Credits
      Ludo: Templates TW: Mirage IIIO DLC, Mirage 5BA DLC Notes
      Screenshots contain weapons from ravenclaw007.

      55 downloads

      2 comments

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    9. Skin Pack for TMF Boeing 707-300

      TMF Boeing 707-300 Comprehensive Skinpack
      This mod will replace the individual skins for the TMF 707 and adds my multi airline skins to it, covering the eras from the early 1960s until the late 1980s and will add some eye candy to your parking ramps or make for interesting intercept and escort targets
          INSTALLATION
      This is only a skin pack with some additional items. First you will need the original located here:
      then unzip and add this mod as well. allow overwrites.
      You can delete the previous skins if you want, as they are represented in the skin pack
      IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN NATIONS.INI, ADD FROM THE GIVEN TEXT FILE. This is for heavily modded installs
          INCLUDED
      Decal sets covering most major users from 1959 until 1989
      Skins to cover that time period in 9 blocks, with bare metal base skins
      Nations and Formations ini for the "Airline" nation
          KNOWN ISSUES
      Number 1:  THIS THING IS BIG! the fuselage tgas are 2048x2048 (working with details over an entire fuselage rather than basic colors
      and curves) and the biggest sets are representing 32 airlines in their era! So this is not for the small of HDD space
      Number 2: Due to quirks in the model, and ease for the modder it is not 100% aligned as in RL. the cabin windows are a little lower (which
      allowed the logos to go one easier), and the curves tend to stop short of the radome.
      Number 3: this uses the Herc pit to be flyable. I ad it to be able to check the decals, but leave it for those that may want to use it.
      The pit is a piss poor match however, both with frames blocking and the higher tech than available even into the 80s for civilian birds
      It is meant as eye candy, not operational missions.
      Number 4: due to the size of things, some of the lettering is not to legible when you get close to it. Again, eye candy, its meant to be seen
      from the runway when taking off or on an intercept. If your that close to see "hey it really is fuzzy" you will probably collide. Besides, the
      thing is huge as is at teh current tga size
          UNSOLICTED ADVICE
      I am one of those that likes all encompassing mods. If you have a certain era you would rather focus on, by all means delete the other eras
      that you don't need. Again this thing is huge, but covers almost every user from 1959 through 1989.

          CREDITS
      aircraft model - TMF, BPAo
      tga, bare metal skin, ini work - daddyairplanes
      original game -TK
      test team -allenjb42, Nightshade/PR, yakarov79. they caught a huge tho buried mistake, so many thanks to you guys!

      Thank you for downloading this mod and i hope you enjoy
      Kevin Unruh (daddyairplanes)
       8 April 2018

      80 downloads

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    10. SF2 A-4 Skyhawk "Southland Scooters" Skin/Decals Pack

      SF2 A-4 Skyhawk "Southland Scooters" Skin/Decals Pack              3/2/2018
      = For SF2 (Any & All, Full-5 Merged Prefered) =
      *Can be used in any install that has access to the A-4C_65 & A-4F*
      2 new skins for a couple of the stock 3W Skyhawks. These represent "local" A-4 units from
      Southern California; my home turf! :) They are either Reserve Squadron (VA-305) or a Service,
      Support, Training Unit (VC-7).
      Also included for the A-4F, are a modified Data and loadout inis, correcting/adding to the
      Mission tasking loadouts.  Several new parts are included that correct and add the missing outer
      Sidewinder rails. Both aircraft get the Player operated manual canopy, and landing light. 
      The skins included are for:
      A-4C_65:
      VA-305 "Lobos" based at NAS (now JFB) Los Alamitos *-see notes-*
      A-4F:
      VC-7 "Tallyhoers" (or Redtails) based at NAS Miramar

      Skins are brand new, from Nyghtfall's templates, and are in jpg format. Most markings are
      decals, excepting certain squadron tags on the tail fin & rudder (VC-7 and/or fuselage bands
      (VA-305).  These had to be painted on due to number-of-decals-per-mesh restrictions. All BuNums
      are historiclly correct for aircraft used by both squardrons; unfortunately, they could not all
      be matched to their corresponding Modex. On the Loadout screen's individual aircraft dropdown
      listing, those marked with a star (*) are matched.
      Also added, via Magical Ini Dancing (tm) are missile rails for the OUTBOARD pylons on the A-4F,
      as is correct for all 5-hardpointed Skyhawks. These are added via the loadout ini through
      various jiggery-pokery and at great expense. They are only used in the "Air-to-Air" tasking (and
      Recon), and will/do not effect any Strike, CAS, Auntie-Ship or other attack missions.
      These modification can also be added, using the same data ini edits, to all the A-4E and later
      models. With some luck, they will =NOT= interfere with any of the Skyhawks released by
      Nyghtfall. If in doubt, back up your original data and loadout inis before installing.
      The canopy uses the Standard Animation Keystroke (tm), Shift/0.
      When on the Loadout screen, for skin/squadron selection, on the Dropdown menu you'll see
      A-4C_65:
      VA-305 Lobos (NAS Los Alamitos 70/71)
      A-4F:
      VC-7 Redtails (NAS Miramar 1973-80)
      As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read
      them .... Also, DO give the Notes section a read as well, for enlightenments, illuminations, and
      general ramblings. With MANY thanks to Nyghtfall for his invaluable assistance!!! :)
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein
       

      62 downloads

         (1 review)

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    11. E-2C VAW-116 Skin Pack

      These skins represent the VAW-116 squadron of the United States Navy.
      The serials numbers are some i could find that really were within this squadron past and present.

      You will get the following skins in this package :
      - 1991
      - 2006
      - 2011
      - 2014
      - 2015
      Same instructions as usual:
      Copy the E-2C aircraft folder content to your game E-2C aircraft folder.
      Copy the E-2C decals folder content to your game E-2C decals folder.
      Open the E-2C.ini and edit the file by adding the lines from the E-2C.ini in this file (replace the XXX by number in sequence). 
      Credits:
      Thanks to Thirdwire for creating the Strike Fighters series.
      Thanks to paulopanz for providing the E-2C model.
      Thanks to pappychksix for providing the wonderful E-2C Hi-Rez Skins.
      Myself for the decals (all done by me).
      Happy flights!
      Mario C.
      Frenchie1977

      46 downloads

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    12. SF2NA A-6E TRAM "Libyan Intruders"

      SF2NA A-6E (TRAM) Intruder, VA-34,VA-55,VA-85 Early Lo-Viz Skin/Decals Pack    2/15/2018
      = For SF2 (Any & All, Full-5 Merged Prefered) =
      *Can be used in any install that has access to the A-6E_79 (aka: TRAM)*
      3 new skins for the 3W A-6E_79 Intruder that depict the 3 squadrons that participated in the
      "Freedom of Navigation" exercises in the Gulf of Sidra during 1986, and subsequent strikes
      against various Libyan targets (El Dorado Canyon).
      All markings are decals, and decal randomization is TRUE.  All serial (BuAerNums) are correct as they
      are for the A-6E, but should be considered Generic (tm) in nature, not representing specific
      aircraft in any particular squadron. In fact, all 3 skins use them as a 'pool' of decals. 
      The Default Start Date switch is used on this skin, so in 1983, you should see only these. The
      skin maps are new; The aircraft is finished in the 2-tone Compass Ghost Grey over Medium Grey
      scheme, with subdued markings (black and light grey). The skins are in jpg format.
      The aircraft are:
      VA-34 Blue Blasters, USS AMERICA 
      VA-55 Warhorses, USS CORAL SEA
      VA-85 Black Falcons, USS SARATOGA 
      As these are 'stock' squadrons in the 3rd Wire listing, Level=1 decals are used to activate the
      squadron name display. This should make it easy for campaign builders to use them in user-made
      campaigns or single missions (like on Menrva's new Libyan terrain).
      Please note, =NOTHING= is included that makes the aircraft flyable; no inis, cockpit parts (I
      use the Razbam payware pit on my A-6E & A-6E TRAMs). You should have made them flyable or need
      to seek the "parts" on your own. 
      Also, if you have made it flyable, and use the "Read Only" trick on the main ini (A-6E_79.ini),
      you'll have to un-read only it to add this skin.
      While specificly designed for the A-6E_79, this mod =should= be compatible with the A-6 Intruder
      MegaPack by Homefries; the skins use unique squadron named folders and should not conflict or
      interfere with it (even though said squadrons also exist in his pack, as Level=1 statments,
      selectable from the Squadron Dropdown on the Loadout screen). Please note the "1983" start date
      is an arbitrary year, based on my research as a "best guess".
      On the Loadout Screen, for skin selection you'll see:
      VA-34 Blue Blasters (2-Tone 1983)
      VA-55 Warhorses (2-Tone 1983)
      VA-85 Black Falcons (2-Tone 1983)
      As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read
      them .... 
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein
       

      119 downloads

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    13. SF2 A-4B Skyhawk VA-95 Det Q Skin/Decals Pack

      SF2 A-4B Skyhawk VA-95 Det Q Skin/Decals Pack              2/15/2018
      = For SF2 (Any & All, Full-5 Merged Prefered) =
      *Can be used in any install that has access to the A-4B*
      A new skin for the A-4B Skyhawk. Also included, are a modified Data and loadout inis, correcting/adding to the Mission tasking loadouts, Player operated manual canopy, and the landing light.
      The skin included is for:
      VA-95, Det.Q
      embarked aboard USS BENNINGTON (CVS-20) circa 1964/64, in the Western Pacific
      When in-game, on the skin selection dropdown panel, you'll see:
      VA-95 Det Q (CVS-20,1964)
      Skins remain in their "as issued via 3W" stock bmp format. Most markings are decals, excepting certain color tags or other markings on the rudder   These had to be painted on due to number-of-decals-per-mesh restrictions. There are 10 Modex and serial numbers (BuNums). All BuAerNums ARE historiclly correct; but not all could be matched to their corresponding Modex. 
       
      Historically speaking, these A-4 squadrons (and/or detachments) were assigned to the Essex class carriers that had been convered to "CVS" or anti-submarine warfare carriers. The Skyhawks embarked were not only tasked with light strike, but Combat Air Patrols to protect the ship and the ASW assets.
      The canopy uses the Standard Animation Keystroke (tm), Shift/0.
      When in-game, on the skin selection dropdown panel, you'll see:
      VA-93 Det Q (CVS-20,1964)
      As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them .... 
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein
       

      81 downloads

         (0 reviews)

      1 comment

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    14. SF2 A-4B Skyhawk VA-12 Skin/Decals Pack  

      SF2 A-4B Skyhawk VA-12 Skin/Decals Pack              2/25/2018
      = For SF2 (Any & All, Full-5 Merged Prefered) =
      *Can be used in any install that has access to the A-4B*
      A new skin for the A-4B Skyhawk. The skin included is for:
      VA-12 Flying Ubangis , 
      as embarked aboard USS Shangri-la (CVA-38), in the North Atlantic & Mediterranean circa 1960/61 
      Skins remain in their "as issued via 3W" stock bmp format. Most markings are decals, excepting certain squadron color tags on the rudder and fuselage.  These had to be painted on, simply because it was much easier. There are 24 Modex numbers and serial numbers (BuNums). BuNums are historiclly correct; unfortunately, they could not be matched to their corresponding Modex.
      When on the Loadout screen, for skin/squadron selection, on the Dropdown menu you'll see
      VA-12 Flying Ubangis (1960/61)
      As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them .... Also, DO give the Notes section a read as well, for enlightenments, illuminations, and general ramblings. 
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein

      56 downloads

         (0 reviews)

      0 comments

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    15. SF2 A-4E (67) Skyhawk VA-45 Skin/Decals Pack 

      SF2 A-4E (67) Skyhawk VA-45 Skin/Decals Pack              1/25/2018
      = For SF2 (Any & All, Full-5 Merged Prefered) =
      *Can be used in any install that has access to the A-4E_67*
      A new skin for the A-4E (67) Skyhawk. Also included, are a modified Data and loadout inis, correcting/adding to the Mission tasking, loadouts, Player operated manual canopy, and the landing light. Several new parts are included that correct and add the missing outer Sidewinder rails.
      The skin included is for:
      VA-45, Det.1
      embarked aboard USS INTREPID circa 1972-73, in the North Atlantic & Mediterranean as part of CVSG-56.
      Skins remain in their "as issued via 3W" stock bmp format. Most markings are decals, excepting certain squadron tags on the rudder.  These had to be painted on due to number-of-decals-per-mesh restrictions. There are 18 Modex numbers and serial numbers (BuNums). VA-45's BuNums are historiclly correct; unfortunately, they could not be matched to their corresponding Modex.
      Also added, via Magical Ini Dancing (tm) are missile rails for the OUTBOARD pylons, as is correct for all 5-hard-pointed Skyhawks. These are added via the loadout ini through various magical transformations and incantations. They are only used in the "Air-to-Air" tasking (and Recon), and will/do not effect any Strike, CAS, Auntie-Ship or other attack missions.
      These modification can also be added, using the same data ini edits, to all the A-4E and later models. A lightened and brightened gunsight tga is also included for those of us with weaker eyes.
       
      Historically speaking, these A-4 squadrons (and/or detachments) were assigned to the Essex class carriers that had been convered to "CVS" or anti-submarine warfare carriers. The Skyhawks embarked were not only tasked with light strike, but Combat Air Patrols to protect the ship and the ASW assets.
      The canopy uses the Standard Animation Keystroke (tm), Shift/0.
      When on the Loadout screen, for skin/squadron selection, on the Dropdown menu you'll see
      VA-45 Blackbirds Det 1 (CVS-11 1972-3)
      As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them .... Also, DO give the Notes section a read as well, for enlightenments, illuminations, and general ramblings. With MANY thanks to Nyghtfall for his invaluable assistance!!! :)
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein

      69 downloads

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    16. E-2C VAW-113 Skin Pack

      These skins represent the VAW-113 squadron of the United States Navy.
      The serials numbers are some i could find that really were within this squadron past and present.

      You will get the following skins in this package :
      - 1994
      - 2001
      - 2004
      - 2009
      Same instructions as usual:
      Copy the E-2C aircraft folder content to your game E-2C aircraft folder.
      Copy the E-2C decals folder content to your game E-2C decals folder.
      Open the E-2C.ini and edit the file by adding the lines from the E-2C.ini in this file (replace the XXX by number in sequence). 
      Credits:
      Thanks to Thirdwire for creating the Strike Fighters series.
      Thanks to paulopanz for providing the E-2C model.
      Thanks to pappychksix for providing the wonderful E-2C Hi-Rez Skins.
      Myself for the decals (all done by me).
      Happy flights!
      Mario C.
      Frenchie1977

      49 downloads

         (0 reviews)

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    17. E-2C VAW-115 Skin Pack

      These skins represent the VAW-115 squadron of the United States Navy.
      The serials numbers are some i could find that really were within this squadron past and present.

      You will get the following skins in this package :
      - Unindified period (TBD)
      - 1991 Operation Iraqi Freedom
      - 2000 Era skin 1
      - 2000 Era skin 2
      - 2010 Era
      - 2013 Era
      Same instructions as usual:
      Copy the E-2C aircraft folder content to your game E-2C aircraft folder.
      Copy the E-2C decals folder content to your game E-2C decals folder.
      Open the E-2C.ini and edit the file by adding the lines from the E-2C.ini in this file (replace the XXX by number in sequence). 
      Credits:
      Thanks to Thirdwire for creating the Strike Fighters series.
      Thanks to paulopanz for providing the E-2C model.
      Thanks to pappychksix for providing the wonderful E-2C Hi-Rez Skins.
      Myself for the decals (all done by me).
      Happy flights!
      Mario C.
      Frenchie1977
       

      77 downloads

         (0 reviews)

      0 comments

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    18. SF2 A-6A Intruder, VA-42 & VA-128 Skin/Decals Pack 

       
      SF2 A-6A Intruder, VA-42 & VA-128 Skin/Decals Pack              2/12/2018
      = For SF2 (Any & All, Full-5 Merged Prefered) =
      *Can be used in any install that has access to the stock 3W A-6A*
      2 new skins for the 3W A-6A Intruder that depict VA-42 "Green Pawns" and VA-128 "Golden Intruders". Be advised that these are =NOT= combat squadrons, but the Fleet Replacement Squadrons, responsible for training pilots and bombardier/navigators for all Intruder squadrons. VA-42 recieved the very first Intruder in June, 1963. VA-128 recieved theirs in September, 1967. These 2 squadron represent the East Coast (VA-42, NAS Oceana) and West Coast (VA-128, NAS Whidbey Island) training units.
      All markings are decals (excepting squadron color flash on tail fins), almost all made new for this mod (excepting the Pawn on VA-42, reused and modified from the original), and decal randomization is TRUE*.  
      All serial (BuAerNums) are 100% historical for the A-6A, but should be considered "generic" as they do not depict actual aircraft from this unit. BuNum decalss are the same ones as supplied with another recent upload. Just allow the "Overwrite?" when asked during installing. 
      The aircraft is finished in the standard Grey/White scheme, with full color markings. The skin is in stock jpg format.
      On the Loadout Screen, for skin selection you'll see:
      VA-42 Green Pawns (FRS-ATL) 
      VA-128 Golden Intruders (FRS-PAC) 
      Please note, =NOTHING= is included that makes the aircraft flyable; no inis, cockpit parts, nothing . You should have made it flyable already or need to seek the "parts" on your own. Also, if you have made it flyable, and use the "Read Only" trick on the main ini (A-6A.ini) to stop reversion to AI-only, you'll have to un-read only it to add this skin.
      As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them .... 
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein
      *Be advised of while testing, for some reasons, when selecting these skins, the Modex almost always went to the last number*

      68 downloads

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    19. E-2C Hawkeye Late

      Here is the E-2C Hawkeye WITHOUT the lower white surfaces for all those who are looking for a late model E-2C.
      Again, enjoy,
      Pappy

      140 downloads

         (1 review)

      1 comment

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    20. Thirdwire E-2C Hawkeye Hi-Rez

      As promised...here is the E-2C Hawkeye in Hi-Rez for all you guys who released E-2 Hawkeye skins in 512 x 512. Hope you guys enjoy.
      Special thanks to 1977Frenchie for all his help in the completion of this skin.
       
      Questions or comments can be sent to me here.
       
      Regards,
      Pappy

      97 downloads

         (0 reviews)

      1 comment

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    21. SF2 A-6A Intruder, VA-95 Skin/Decals Pack 

      SF2 A-6A Intruder, VA-95 Skin/Decals Pack              2/6/2018
      = For SF2 (Any & All, Full-5 Merged Prefered) =
      *Can be used in any install that has access to the A-6A*
      A new skin for the 3W A-6A Intruder that depicts VA-95 "Green Lizards" during 1974-74 embarked aboard USS CORAL SEA during the Vietnam War.
      Almost all markings are decals (excepting squadron color flash on tail fin), most made new for this mod, and decal randomization is TRUE*.  All serial (BuAerNums) are 100% historical for the A-6A, but should be considered "generic" as they do not depict actual aircraft from this unit. Also, this is the very first CAG skin I've ever done (so be kind). 
      The aircraft is finished in the standard Grey/White scheme, with full color markings. The skin is in stock jpg format.
      On the Loadout Screen, for skin selection you'll see:
      VA-95 Green Lizards (73-74)
      As the Green Lizards are also a stock squadron, using this skin for campaigns should be a fairly easy edit.
      Please note, =NOTHING= is included that makes the aircraft flyable; no inis, cockpit parts, nothing . You should have made it flyable already or need to seek the "parts" on your own. Also, if you have made it flyable, and use the "Read Only" trick on the main ini (A-6A.ini), you'll have to un-read only it to add this skin.
      As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them .... 
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein

      86 downloads

         (1 review)

      3 comments

      Submitted

    22. SF2 A-6E Intruder, VA-196 Skin/Decals Pack 

      SF2 A-6E Intruder, VA-196 Skin/Decals Pack              2/1/2018
      = For SF2 (Any & All, Full-5 Merged Preferred) =
      *Can be used in any install that has access to the A-6E*
      A new skin for the 3W A-6E Intruder that depicts VA-196 "Main Battery" during 1980 when embarked aboard USS CORAL SEA (also possibly at Gonzo Station, but I haven't confirmed this).
      Almost all markings are decals, most made new for this mod, and decal randomization is TRUE. All serial (BuAerNums) are 100% historical in nature. Unfortunately, I could not match all to their Modex number. On the Number display dropdown, those marked with a star (*) are correctly matched. But all are aircraft that served in VA-196 at one time or another. The Default Start Date switch isused on this skin, so in 1980, you should see only this one. The aircraft is finished in the standard Grey/White scheme, with full color markings. The skin is in jpg format.
      On the Loadout Screen, for skin selection you'll see:
      VA-196 Main Battery (1980)
      Please note, NOTHING is included that makes the aircraft flyable; no inis, cockpit parts (I use the Razbam payware pit on my A-6E & A-6E TRAMs). You should have made them flyable or need to seek the "parts" on your own. Also, if you have made it flyable, and use the "Read Only" trick on the main ini (A-6E.ini), you'll have to un-read only it to add this skin.
      As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them .... 
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein

      75 downloads

         (0 reviews)

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    23. SF2NA A-6E TRAM VA-176 Skin/Decal Pak

      SF2NA A-6E TRAM VA-176 Skin/Decal Pak                  1/24/2018
      = For SF2NA (Full-5 Merged Prefered) =
      * Designed for SF2:NA, but can be used in any install (full 5 merged) that has access to the A-6E TRAM Intruder (aka: A-6E_79) *
      This package contains 1 new skin in lo-viz TPS for the A-6E TRAM Intruder, that comes with SF2:NA. This package represents:
      VA-176 "Thunderbolts" embarked aboard USS INDEPENDENCE with the 6th Fleet (Med)
      The skin maps are in jpg format. Decal randomization has been set to "TRUE". 25 new Modex and serial numbers (BuNums) have been created for this mod. BuNums, while correct for the A-6E, should be considered 'generic' in nature, as they do not represent any specific aircraft within any given squadron. All markings are decals. However, it should be noted nothing to make this AI plane flyable is included. Other mods provide the necessary instructions and "parts".
      As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them .... 
      Good Hunting!
      Kevin "Wrench" Stein
       

      80 downloads

         (0 reviews)

      0 comments

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    24. J-35OE Draken Austria

      Draken J-35OE Austrian Air Force.

      54 downloads

         (1 review)

      1 comment

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    25. MiG-21BISB Finland Air Force

      This is a modified version of a MiG-21MF camo skin from "Marcfighters", I hope it will be useful in the new mod "Scandinavia". Good hunting, I wish you !

      79 downloads

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