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  1. [Fictional] Hawker Hurricane 'Furacão'

    Hawker Hurricane 'Furacão' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    This is a simple mod of Raven's radial engined Hawker Hurricane to create a fictional 'Furacão' in service with the Poruguese Air Force in the 19424-1954 timeline.
    BACKSTORY
    The Hawker Hurricane entered service with the Royal Air Force at the end of 1937 when No.111 Squadron re-equipped with the type at RAF Northolt. By late 1938 the production capacity for Hurricanes at the Hawker Siddeley Aircraft group of companies was sufficient not only to meet the needs of the RAF's ambitious expansion scheme but also sufficient to allow exports to Yugoslavia, South Africa, Romania, Persia, Belgium, Poland and Turkey. Belgium and Yugoslavia had both negotiated production licences but only a handful were produced by Avions Fairey in Belgium before the German invasion in May 1940 and in Yugoslavia the Zmaj factory managed to build 20 Hurricanes before the German invasion in April 1941.
    At the start of World War 2, Portugal was keen to both maintain it's neutrality and also bolster it's defences - recognising that the Portuguese mainland was of strategic importance as was it's island territories of Maderia and the Azores. Indeed, both the UK and Germany considered invading the islands but British diplomacy won the day in June 1940 when the UK formally asked for use of the Azores by invoking the Aliança Luso-Britânica (Anglo-Portuguese Alliance) of 1386 which is still the oldest alliance in the history in the world that is still in force. In return, Portugal asked for a wide variety of defence equipment from the UK including "100 modern monoplane fighter aircraft". With the UK facing a desperate struggle the Portuguese 'wish list' was largely unfulfilled until much later in the war but in December 1940 the British government agreed to supply 100 Hurricane fighters by the end of the following year. 
    However, there was an urgent demand for Rolls-Royce Merlin engines for the RAF's day fighters and also for the Boulton & Paul Defiant and Bristol Beaufighter night fighters. In addition, RAF Bomber Command were about to go on the offensive with the Handley-Page Halifax having just entered service and the superlative Avro Lancaster and de Havilland Mosquito were both on the horizon. In February 1941 the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, blocked the sale outright but Sydney Camm at Hawker considered that the Hurricane airframe could be adapted to take a different engine and Camm was already aware that Roy Fedden of the Bristol Engine Company had developed a modular engine installation or 'power egg' for the Bristol Hercules radial engine. Fedden and Camm quickly schemed the Hercules powered Hurricane Mk.III and instructed the Gloster Aircraft Company, who had been manufacturing Hurricanes for the RAF on behalf of its parent company since 1939, to slot in 250 Hurricane Mk.III's onto the Hucclecote production line. Whilst there was no Hurricane Mk.III prototype as such, the first two production aircraft were thoroughly tested by Gloster's chief test pilot Gerry Sayer and also by Bill Humble of Hawker's and both praised it's flying characteristics noting that "the aircraft is simple and easy to fly and has no apparent vices" although the stalling speed was 8 knots higher than a standard Hurricane.
    The first 100 Hurricane Mk.III's were crated and shipped to Portugal arriving at Santo Amaro in November 1941. After local assembly, they were flown to Ota Air Base and Sintra Air Base to eventually equip six day fighter squadrons of the Aeronáutica Militar (Army Aviation) although, at the time, these squadrons (typically, with 15 aircraft on strength) were confusingly classed as 'flights' with two-digit flight codes that were used to designate the squadron. 'SU' Flight were the first to be declared operational at Ota in April 1942 followed by 'MP' flight at Sintra. In Aeronáutica Militar service the Hurricane aircraft were locally known as the Furacão and remained in service even after the formation of the Força Aérea Portuguesa in 1952 and it was not until August 1954 that the Furacão finally passed from service.
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the Furacao folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the Furacao folder into your Decals folder.
    3. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop the FuracaoTank into your Weapons folder.
    That's it!
    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    Special thanks to Raven for his awesome work on the Hawker Hurricane in all it's forms and for generously including his templates.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 1 - 02/06/2020

    17 downloads

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  2. [Fictional] Convair F-102J Delta Dagger 'JASDF'

    Convair F-102J Delta Dagger for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    This is a simple mod of Veltro2K's F-102A to create a fictional F-102J in service with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force in the 1957-1977 timeline. 

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the F-102J folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop all folders into your Weapons folder.
    That's it! For sheer simplicity, this mod uses stock Third Wire F-4EJ decals.

    CREDITS
    Special thanks to Veltro2K for bringing us a freeware F-102A and also to FastCargo for his revisions and fixes to the 3D model.
    Thanks to Kesselbrut & Pasko for the F-106 cockpit with F-102A mods added by Ordway. 
    Thanks also to 331KillerBee for the 509FIS camo skin that has been used for this JASDF Delta Dagger.
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 1 - 30/05/2020
     
     

    25 downloads

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  3. Gloster Meteor F.8A

    Gloster Meteor F.8A for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    This is a very simple mod of the stock Third Wire Meteor F.8 to give a fictional Meteor F.8A in service with No.30 Squadron of RAF South East Asia Command.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the MeteorF8A folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the MeteorF8A folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 29/05/2020
    Version 1 - 30/05/2011
     
     

    215 downloads

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  4. [Fictional] Hawker Harrier Mk.59 'Argentina'

    Hawker Harrier Mk.59 for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
    This is a very simple mod of wpnssgt's cracking little AV-8S 'Matador' to give a fictional Harrier Mk.59 as it might have appeared in service with the Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina and fictional markings are included for 3ra Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Caza y Ataque (3rd Fighter/Attack Squadron).

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the Harrier59 folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the Harrier59 folder into your Decals folder.
    3. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop the Tank_AV8S_COAN folder into your Weapons folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    Massive thanks to wpnssgt for the 3D model. Having only joined this community in early 2008 I'm guessing that this predates the Harrier contained in Wings Over Europe and, if so, then fair play - it's a beaut! As I've said before, "there's gold in them thar archives"!
    Thanks also to C5 for the FM and to Sundowner for the skin.
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 27/05/2020
    Version 1 - 10/10/2010 
     
     

    121 downloads

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  5. Boeing B-52K Stratofortress B.1

    Boeing B-52K Stratofortress B.1 for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    This is a very simple mod of the stock (non-flyable) Third Wire B-52K to give a fictional and flyable B-52K Stratofortress B.1 in service with No.9 Squadron attached to RAF South East Asia Command.
    Also included are fictional 'Flail' and 'Flambard' bombs with Flail being especially useful against soft-skin targets (or fuel tanks if you get tasked against these in Strike missions) and Flambard being a particularly nasty incendiary bomb. You can, of course, convert it to use nukes but bombing from 12,000m with conventional ordnance is a real challenge but great fun. As we don't have a proper B-52 pit you'll have to make do with the one supplied or go your own way and I mainly prefer to fly this one with cockpit toggle off.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the B-52K folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the B-52K folder into your Decals folder.
    3. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop the FLAIL and FLAMBARD folders into your weapons folder.

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 27/05/2020
    Version 1 - 02/06/2011

    293 downloads

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  6. [Fictional] Hawker Hunter F.6M (Falklands)

    Hawker Hunter F.6M for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    Requires SF2 DLC 001: Hunter F.6 (60) Royal Netherlands Air Force
    This is a very simple mod of the above to give a fictional Hunter F.6M in service with RAF South Atlantic Command with markings for No.1435 Flight. You will need to have the new 'DLC' Hunter as this mod will not work with any Hunter that isn't DLC 001 although you are welcome to reverse engineer it to suit what Hunter(s) you have in your install.

    BACKSTORY
    The introduction of the Lightning F.1 and F.1A into RAF Fighter Command in 1960 and 1961 began to free-up Hunter F.6's most of which were earmarked for conversion into ground-attack aircraft for the RAF (as the FGA.9) or for export. But the Falklands Crisis of May 1961 led to the decision to base a detachment of fighter aircraft at RAF Stanley and a batch of 8 Hawker Hunter F.6's were urgently converted into F.6M's a minimum-change conversion armed with the Firestreak missile and improved navigation and radio equipment. The first four Hunter F.6M's were dispatched as deck cargo arriving at Port Stanley in September 1961 to form No.1435 Flight who quickly christened the aircraft Faith, Hope, Charity and Desperation. The second batch of Hunters arrived in December 1961 but, with improving diplomatic relations, they were basically used to keep the original four aircraft airworthy until a rotation policy was adopted. The Hunter F.6M's served until 1972 when they were replaced by Lightning F.2A's.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the HunterF6M folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the HunterF6M folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 24/05/2020
    Version 1 - 25/06/2011

    96 downloads

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  7. [Fictional] Avro-Mikoyan CF-109 'Archer' (MiG-21SM)

    Avro-Mikoyan CF-109 'Archer' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    This is a very simple mod of the stock MiG-21SM to give a very fictional Avro-Mikoyan CF-109 Archer in service with the Royal Canadian Air Force or perhaps the Peoples' Republic of Canada Air Force. I had absolutely no intention of releasing this but did so as a request so please feel free to further mod/change it in whatever way grabs your fancy. You have full control...

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the MiG-21SM_RCAF folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the MiG-21SM_RCAF folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 23/05/2020
    Version 1 - 14/07/2011

    80 downloads

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  8. [Fictional] Republic F-7M 'Thunderpig'

    Republic F-7M 'Thunderpig' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    This is a very simple mod of the stock MiG-27 to give a fictional Republic F-7M 'Thunderpig' as it might have appeared in service with the USMC at the time of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Two units are covered, VMFA-333 'Shamrocks' and VMFA-451 'Warlords'.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the F-7M folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the F-7M folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 23/05/2020
    Version 1 - 25/08/2011

    142 downloads

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  9. [Fictional] Republic F-7C Thunderstorm

    Republic F-7C Thunderstorm for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    This is a very simple mod of the stock MiG-23ML/P to give a fictional Republic F-7C Thunderstorm in service with the 428th and 429th Tactical Fighter Squadrons in the Vietnam SEA style skin with 'Combat Lancer' rudder flashes. 
    The USAF SEA style scheme is a lucky find as it's one of the stock Czech camo schemes! Thanks TK!

    BACKSTORY
    During late 1958 the Langley Laboratory made the breakthrough that led to the realisation of a valid variable-sweep wing and by early 1959 Tactical Air Command (TAC) could see that this massive technological breakthrough could be the key to help them in their search for a tactical strike fighter to replace both the F-100 Super Sabre and the F-105 Thunderchief. Pretty soon however the numerical values for unrefuelled range and payload that TAC had attached to their mission requirements had the effect of turning all the paper studies from F-105 sized machines to much larger tactical bombers with a corresponding increase in cost and price and this reduced affordability was of great concern to TAC.
    In the Autumn of 1959 TAC wisely decided to split their requirement into a smaller tactical fighter to replace the F-100 and a larger tactical bomber to replace the F-105, B-57 and B-66. The larger aircraft would evolve into Specific Operational Requirement No.183 that would launch the important TFX (tactical fighter experimental) programme and eventually lead (via a tortuous route) to the outstanding but highly compromised F-111 family whilst the smaller aircraft would lead to Specific Operational Requirement No.182 or TAX (tactical aircraft experimental).
    Issued in March 1960 SOR182 called for a single-seat tactical fighter aircraft with “reduced dependence of paved runways” and with “the ability to carry a nuclear bomb at supersonic speed at tree-top height”. Requests for Proposals were immediately sent out to industry and Republic Aviation’s proposal soon gained the support of TAC by virtue of its use of a variable-sweep wing but also by the use of the existing J75 turbojet and F-105 avionics. With the end of F-105 production on the horizon Republic Aviation pushed hard for SOR182/TAX and in February 1961 they were rewarded with a contract for 24 prototype and pre-production YF-110 aircraft and 400 production F-110A machines and Republic wasted no time in bestowing the name of ‘Thunderstorm’ to the latest of their long line of fighter aircraft.

    Republic Aviation were fortunate in being awarded the contract before Secretary of Defence Robert S. McNamara had got into his stride and the programme largely escaped McNamara and his whiz-kids. Development moved swiftly and during 1962 the programme was re-designated F-7 under the new tri-service designation scheme and the first prototype took to the air on December 22nd 1962 a full year ahead of the F-111A. Entering service in June 1965 the F-7A was followed by the F-7B two-seat trainer version and the more advanced F-7C version that first deployed to Vietnam in March 1968 when a two-squadron wing transferred to Takhli Royal Thia AFB, Thailand in a deployment called ‘Combat Lancer’.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the F-7C folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the F-7C folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 22/05/2020
    Version 1 - 17/08/11

    212 downloads

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  10. [Fictional] BAC Lightning F.53H

    BAC Lightning F.53H for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    This is a very simple mod of the stock Lightning F.53 to give a fictional Lightning F.53H of the Hungarian Air Force.

    BACKSTORY
    The revolutions of 1989 generally had a domino effect across Eastern Europe and Hungary soon followed Poland and in March 1989 the government bravely declared the anniversary of the 1848 Revolution a national holiday and this was soon followed by the reburial of former Prime Minister Imre Nagy (executed after the 1956 Revolution) and calls for Soviet forces to leave Hungary. Popular opposition to the Communist regime continued, eventually leading to Mátyás Szurös declaring Hungary a republic on October 23rd, 1989 and the free elections of March 1990. However. with Soviet forces withdrawing fast the Hungarian Air Force (Magyar Légiero) was soon short of equipment and spares and when the Soviet MiG-29's departed from Tokol in 1991 the air defence of Hungary rested with literally a handful of poorly maintained MiG-21's. 
    During the late 1980's British Aerospace had bought back many of the surviving Saudi Lightning F.53's and had hoped to sell them to Austria (whose air force were hard-pressed to intercept a business jet) but the deal fell through and the Lightnings had continued to lanquish at Warton prompting a tentative offer to sell them to Hungary at a knock-down price. In May 1991 the UK Government bought 26 of the ex-Saudi Lightning F.53's and gifted them to the Hungarian Air Force in a move believed to have orchestrated by President George H. Bush. 
    Arriving in August 1991 the Lightnings were operated by the 59th Tactical Fighter Wing at Kecskemét AFB and served until 1998 when they were replaced by MiG-29's donated from Germany and Poland.
     
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the LightningF53H folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the LightningF53H folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 21/05/2020
    Version 1 - 20/07/2011

    120 downloads

       (3 reviews)

    1 comment

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  11. [Fictional] Nakajima Ki-101 (IJAAF Spitfire IXc)

    Nakajima Ki-101 'Heavenly Lion' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
    This is a simple mod of the stock 'AI' Thirdwire Spitfire F.9C to give a flyable 'what if' Nakajima Ki-101 interceptor-fighter of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in mid-1945.
    This mod requires you to have Expansion Pack 1 so that you have the necessary Third Wire Spitfire LOD's that are, of course, not included here.

    BACKSTORY
    In February 1943 the unfortunate Pilot Office P. Lonker of No.64 squadron descended through the fog to land his brand-new Spitfire IX at the Luftwaffe airfield near Brest in the mistaken belief that it was his home base of Hornchurch. Whilst the Spitfire was no secret to the Germans this pristine example was gratefully received and sent to the Dornier factory in Altenrhein (Switzerland) where it was studied in detail with production drawings made and tooling fabricated for the proposed production of the Spitfire for the Swiss Air Force. 
    However, during the early Spring of 1944 the decision was made to ship the drawings and tooling to the Nakajima Aircraft Company in Japan for production of the Spitfire for defence against American bombers including the B-29 then just coming into service in forward bases in China and India. Designated as the Ki-101 'Heavenly Lion' production started quickly enough but disaster struck when the Ota factory was bombed (ironically by B-29's) in December 1944 with only a handful of aircraft completed and all without engines as Aichi Atsuta had failed to deliver a single example of the licence-built Daimler-Benz DB605 engine. Miraculously, production restarted in February 1945 with the first Aichi built engines arriving in March allowing the first squadron to re-equip in May 1945. Production records indicate that only 45 Ki-101's were manufactured and there were no recorded incidents of air combat between the 'Heavenly Lion' and allied aircraft

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the SpitfireF9_IJAAF folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the SpitfireF9_IJAAF folder into your main Decals folder.
    Pilot - Almost certainly you'll have a Third Wire 'Jet Jock' flying your 'Heavenly Lion' so you'll need to swap him out for something more appropriate.
    N.B. Once you installed your aircraft you'll find it named Ki-101 'Heavenly Lion' in the drop-down menu. For best results you will need to manipulate your nations list to include the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    Extra special thanks to Kesselbrut for the Spitfire cockpit.
    And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 21/05/2020
    Version 1 - 09/04/2011  
     
     

    71 downloads

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  12. [Fictional] Hawker Hunter FGA.9D (Desert Camo)

    Hawker Hunter FGA.9D for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    This is a simple mod of the stock Hunter FGA.9 to create a fictional Hunter FGA.9D in service with Royal Air Force Middle East Command in the 1961-1972 timeline. It's really just a Hunter FGA.9 with a desert camo (two squadrons are featured; No.43 Squadron and No.112 Squadron with a sharkmouth) but it looks cool when on emergency deployment to Dhimar!

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the HunterFGA9D folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the HunterFGA9D folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 1 - 18/05/2020

    29 downloads

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    2 comments

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  13. [Fictional] Hawker Hunter FGA.9A RAF 'Desert Pink'

    Hawker Hunter FGA.9A for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
    This is a very simple mod of the stock Third Wire Hawker Hunter FGA.9 to give a fictional Hawker Hunter FGA.9A fighter-bomber aircraft as it might have appeared in service with the Royal Air Force during the 1960's to early 1970's period with RAF Middle East Command and 'what if' markings are included for;
    No.8 Squadron
    No.20 Squadron
    No.43 Squadron
    In reality, all three squadrons have an association with operating the FGA.9 in the Middle East area during the 1960's but I've banged them together as a three-squadron wing and clad them in this 'Desert Pink' scheme initially adopted in 1961 for the Kuwait Crisis and then kept for their extended operations in Aden and Dhimar.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the HunterFGA9A folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the HunterFGA9A folder into your main Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    Special thanks to ndicki for his superb Hunter templates used by me to create this 'Desert Pink' scheme.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards
    Spinners
    Version 3 - 21/02/16

    332 downloads

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  14. Su-21S/P "Flagpole"

    When the Su-21S, codenamed "Flagpole" by NATO, appeared in 1978, it surprised the West which initially thought the plane to be just another failed Flagon update experiment or a testbed for systems of the recently identified Ram-L or Ram-K aircrafts.
    It turned out to be a long endurance PVO interceptor, possibly meant as an interim or low-cost alternative to these new designs, using a clearly Flagon inspired but brand-new airframe and, according to some intelligence, reusing existing systems to mitigate development risk.
    The aircraft is purported to use a single uprated R-35 derived from the one already used in PVO Floggers for propulsion, also borrowing the MiG-23P's radar, albeit with a larger antenna and more powerful emitter and using R-24 and R-60 missiles (up to 4 of each for a total of 8). It has been seen using up to 3 large drop tanks to accomplish its goal of long endurance patrol in the defence of the central and eastern regions of the USSR. Going against the trend of recent PVO-only interceptors, the Su-21 has 2 internal guns, sources suggesting these to be weirdly old-fashioned NR-30 with a hundred rounds each, as well as what seems to be decoy launchers.
    This surprisingly elegant design was joined in 1980 by a dual-seat version, initially thought to be a trainer, but proving to be another interceptor, the Su-21P. While the single-seater Su-21S became a not too uncommon sight on the Soviet Western frontier, the Su-21P was almost absent, being more common on the other borders, the exact operationnal reason remains unclear as these planes seem to be otherwise identical.
    Recent sightings suggest that the plane might not be a PVO exclusive as what are thought to be Su-21s were spotted in AV-MF colours, but not enough is known at present.
     
    NOTEWORTHY OBSERVATIONS
    - As it was started as an AI only asset for my own use, I kept the original F-15 cockpit.
    - Likewise, as an AI only asset for my own use, I haven't taken the time to produce hangar and loading pics.
    - I did the minimal amount of modification to the INI.
    - All skins can be used on both variants if you want to switch things around.
    - I have included AV-MF inspired skins in the Su-21P folder, for those that might be interested (waves at Stratos), they should be considered a not so hidden easter egg.
    - PSD templates specific to this Soviet version should be released alongside.
    - Read the damn READ ME for install.
    CREDITS
    Everyone at Cocas Aircraft Factory for their work on the plane, and especially Cocas for listening to my whin... errrr... suggestions and always nicely doing what I was pestering him to do (the guy is just too nice for his own good) and to Nyghtfall for giving us the templates without which I probably wouldn't have bothered to do something in a releasable form.
    AmokFlo for the ejection seats.
    The Trooper for the pilot reskin.
    (I believe) PauloPanz for the Dark Blue Soviet numbers decals.
    (I believe) Lindr2 for the R-24 and R-60.
    Any error or omission is just that, feel free to correct me if I forgot or misattributed anything, everything should be under the CA Fair Use umbrella unless I messed up.
    Have fun and good flight 
    Gunrunner
        
    Version 1.0 - 15/05/2020
        Nyghtfall :
            Original skins and templates, he did the hard part of the job
        Cocas :
            Dual-seat LOD
            Elevator modifications
            Specular map support
            Soviet variants
        Gunrunner :
            Mostly pestering poor Cocas for changes
            Normal/Specular/Holes maps
            Minor INI changes
            Bringing parts together
            Getting the credit for other people's hard work, then profit from it somehow and maybe, tomorrow, world domination ! Muwahahahahahahahahah... cough... cough... cough...

    87 downloads

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  15. [Fictional] Dhimari Grumman A-6A Intruder

    Grumman A-6A Intruder for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
    This is a simple mod of the stock Third Wire A-6A to create a Dhimari Intruder with markings for;
    No.7 Squadron - 'The Rattlesnakes'
    No.8 Squadron - 'The Scorpions'

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the A-6A_Dh folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the A-6A_Dh folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 13/05/2020
    Version 1 - 14/11/2009

    250 downloads

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    1 comment

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  16. [Fictional] MiG-17PF 'Fuerza Aérea Argentina'

    MiG-17PF 'Fuerza Aérea Argentina' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
    This is a very simple mod of the stock MiG-17PF to give a fictional export version for the Fuerza Aérea Argentina with markings for Grupo 6 De Caza.

    BACKSTORY
    The Argentinian elections of 1958 saw Arturo Frondizi become President and with some support from Peron's followers to introduced various policies to encourage investment and make the country self-sufficient in energy and industry. One major issue was Argentina's chronic trade deficit and in early 1960 Frondizi cancelled the order for 28 refurbished F-86F Sabres on cost grounds and announced the procurement of 36 MiG-17PF interceptors from the Soviet Union for an undisclosed sum "to be funded solely by beef exports". Entering service with Grupo 6 De Caza in 1961 and armed with the indigenous 'Espada' radar-guided air-to-air missile the MiG-17PF's served in frontline service until 1979 and thus played no part in the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas conflict but did remain on reserve status until 1983. 

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the MiG-17PF_FAA folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the MiG-17PF_FAA folder into your Decals folder.
    3. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop the TANK400_MIG17_FAA folder into your Weapons folder.

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 12/05/2020
    Version 1 - 20/08/2011  

    107 downloads

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  17. [Fictional] Douglas Dakota C.3 - RAF Desert Camo

    Douglas Dakota C.3 for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 
    This is a simple mod of the stock C-47A to create a Dakota C.3 in service with the Royal Air Force in the 1948-1967 timeline. Of course, the Royal Air Force were a big user of the Dakota but not in this fictional desert camo scheme which is loosely based on the original Lockheed Hercules C.1 scheme of the very early 1970's (quite an odd scheme for the times). It is flyable and RECON has been added as a secondary role so that you fly low-level recce missions and watch those MiG's stall and crash!

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the DakotaC3 folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the DakotaC3 folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    Special thanks to gerwin for this lovely desert camo to which I've simply added black undersides and decals.
    Special thanks also to russouk2004 for bringing us the smashing C-47A cockpit.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 1 - 12/05/2020

    38 downloads

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  18. [Fictional] MiG-19S 'Fuerza Aérea Argentina'

    MiG-19S 'Fuerza Aérea Argentina' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
    This is a very simple mod of the stock MiG-19S to give a fictional export version for the Fuerza Aérea Argentina with markings for the following squadrons;
    Grupo 1 De Caza in silver (as initially delivered).
    Grupo 6 De Caza in 'tactical' camo.
    Grupo 10 De Caza in 'air superiority' camo.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the MiG-19S_FAA folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the MiG-19S_FAA folder into your Decals folder.

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 09/04/2020
    Version 1 - 27/08/2011  

    96 downloads

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  19. [Fictional] Yakovlev Yak-23F 'Ilmavoimat'

    Yakovlev Yak-23F 'Ilmavoimat' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
    This is a very simple mod of the stock Yak-23 'Flora' to give a fictional export version for the Finnish Ilmavoimat with markings for Hävittäjälentolaivue 21 (Fighter Squadron 21) and Hävittäjälentolaivue 31 (Fighter Squadron 31) both in a natural metal finish. This revised upload allows me to introduce the lovely Yak-23 pit by Stary.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the Yak-23F folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the Yak-23F folder into your Decals folder.
    3. From the PILOTS folder drag and drop the Pilot_Ilmavoimat folder into your Pilots folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    Special thanks to Stary for giving us the Yak-23 pit (and many, many more).
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 09/04/2020
    Version 1 - 29/08/2011  

    162 downloads

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  20. FAA Skyrays

    It is little-known history* that in the late 1950s, their Lordships of the Admiralty recognised that the Supermarine Scimitar was an unmitigated failure. As an American observer noted at the time, only the British could build a jet fighter with 22,000lbs thrust, that still remained stubbornly subsonic.
    Not only was its performance rather disappointing (British understatement?), the Scimitar was extremely unreliable. At one point it required 1000 maintenance hours per flying hour, and over 50% of the Scimitar fleet was lost in accidents. Its best contribution to the Fleet, was as a Ground Instructional Airframe (which is where the author first saw one, at RNAS Arbroath in the late 1960s).
    In an act of some desperation, therefore, in 1958 the Admiralty cancelled the remaining 50% of Scimitar production, and instead discreetly obtained 40 F4D-1 Skyrays from US Navy stocks.
    Capt Eric (“Winkle”) Brown was highly influential in this decision. A navy test pilot with the world record for carrier take-offs and landings (2,407 and 2,271 respectively), and an objectively strong advocate of American naval ac designs, his advice on procuring the Skyray was decisive. (Besides, he was a Scotsman. From the right side of the country)(ie the East Coast - did I mention that I'm from Arbroath?).
    Modified to carry the British Firestreak IR missile, and also to perform the light strike/attack role, the F4D-1 thus entered RN service as the Skyray F1.
    These ac proved to be particularly useful on the smaller British carriers, Victorious, Centaur and Hermes. For example, in Hermes, the Skyray allowed 892 Sqn to deploy a full 12-ac sqn, instead of the originally-mooted 8-ac Sea Vixen "sqn-lite". This had the serendipitious additional social advantage of eliminating all the Sea Vixen coal-hole observers from the Wardroom.
    Later in their career, 20 RN Skyrays were modified to FAW2 standard. This entailed replacing the original AN/APQ-50A radar with a lightweight version of the Lightning's AI23 "Airpass" radar, installing compatibility for both the Red Top all-aspect IR missile and the US Bullpup AGM, and replacing the original 4 x Colt 20mm cannon with a harder-hitting package of 4 x ADEN 30mm cannon (albeit with halved ammunition loads).
    Deployed in HMS Victorious in 1965 during the Malaysian Confrontation, one of these Skyray FAW2’s shared with an RAF Javelin in the double kill of 2 Indonesian C-130B’s, caught in the act of attempting to infiltrate Indonesion paratroopers into Borneo.
    The RN’s Skyrays were finally retired with the decommissioning of HMS Eagle in 1972. Their last service was to familiarise a generation of FAA pilots with USN ac types, in preparation for the introduction of the superlative F-4K Phantom (another Winkle Brown protogé).
     
    *Alternative history. The reader is encouraged to decipher what is fact, and what is fiction above. For it is not all the latter..  :)
     
     

    Installation: the usual, simply download and unzip the "Objects" folder, and drop it into your SF2 mod directory of preference. Always always always backup your original stuff before trying out new mods like this.
    Credits: this mod is based on the SF2 Skyray 1.1 mod, which I think is the work of Julhelm and NeverEnough. Regret not sure to whom credit is due for the Firestreak, Red Top and Bullpup missiles, and the SNEB Can, so if I missed you out, sorry, but I tip my hat to you!
    Legal Stuff: all the usual disclaimers, ie use at own risk, always always always backup your original stuff before trying out new mods like this (bears repeating). Plus this mod is consistent with both Queen's Regulations for the Royal Navy, and the Official Secrets Act.
    Cheers, Tally-Ho etc
    Mike D

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  21. [Fictional] McDonnell Douglas F-4E 'Texas'

    McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
    This is a very simple mod of the stock F-4E_72 to make a fictional defender of the Republic of Texas!

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the F-4E_Texas folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the F-4E_Texas folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 07/05/2020
    Version 1 - 10/09/2011  

    72 downloads

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  22. [Fictional] Dassault Mirage 5FM 'Morocco'

    Dassault Mirage 5FM for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
    This is a very simple mod of the stock Dassault Mirage 5F to give a fictional export version for the Royal Moroccan Air Force (Force Aérienne Royale Marocaine) in a Desert camo scheme with markings for Escadre de Chasse "Tigre".

    BACKSTORY
    The Mirage 5 was developed from a request made by the Israeli Air Force in 1964 for a simpler 'clear weather' version of the Mirage 3E tailored mainly for the ground-attack role with avionics reduced and repositioned, more fuel for attack missions and two additional ventral stores pylons located towards the rear fuselage. In September 1966 Israel became the launch customer for this important new line of the Mirage family when they placed an order for 50 Mirage 5J's. However, rising tensions between Israel and their neighbouring Arab states during the early summer of 1967 allied to General de Gaulle's increasingly pro-Arab stance led to a French arms embargo to Israel announced on June 3rd, 1967 just two days before the Six-Day war despite Israel having paid for the aircraft in full. 
    By this time, the prototype Mirage 5 had flown and production was in full swing with the now embargoed Mirage 5J's beginning to stockpile at Bordeaux-Mérignac. But following the Mirage's dazzling combat record in the hands of Israeli pilots during the Six-Day war the air forces of many nations knocked on Dassault's door and one such nation was Morocco (formerly a French protectorate) who wanted the Mirage 5J's to supplement their recently acquired but decidedly lukewarm Northrop F-5A's. General de Gaulle readily agreed to this sale and Dassault made some minor modifications to the 5J's to export them as Mirage 5FM's to the Royal Moroccan Air Force in late 1968 with initial deliveries going to Escadre de Chasse "Tigre" based at Meknes, Northern Morocco.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the Mirage5FM folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the Mirage5FM folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards 
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 07/05/2020
    Version 1 - 18/09/2011  

    142 downloads

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  23. [Fictional] Dassault Mirage F.1A (RAF)

    Dassault Mirage F.1A for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
    This is a very simple mod of the stock Mirage 3C to give a fictional export version for the Royal Air Force with markings for No.56, No.74 and No.111 squadrons of Fighter Command (all famous users of the contemporary and equally gorgeous Lightning).
    N.B. This mod has been tested in a fully merged install and, in particular, uses the Lightning gunsight from Expansion Pack 2.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the MirageF1A folder into your Aircraft folder.
    2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the MirageF1A folder into your Decals folder.
    That's it!

    CREDITS
    As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
    And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
    Regards
    Spinners
    Version 2 - 06/05/2020
    Version 1 - 25/09/2011  

    111 downloads

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  24. CAF Panavia Condor Mk.50 'IDF'

    Panavia Condor Mk.50 'IDF' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 This mod places the Panavia Condor in service with the Israeli Air Force in the 1980 to 2020 timeline. Skins and decals are included for the following IDF/SF squadrons; 69 'Hammers' 107 'Knights Of The Orange Tail' 117 'First Jet' 119 'Bat' 201 'The One' Whilst most skins are classic IDF camo 117 'First Jet' squadron have a grey skin but feel free to swap things around and a nifty little patch template will help. INSTRUCTIONS 1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the Condor50 folder into your Aircraft folder. 2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the Condor50 folder into your Decals folder. 3. From the GUNS folder drag and drop the BK-27 folder into your Guns folder (you might already have this). CREDITS Thanks to everyone at Cocas Aircraft Factory and especially to Nyghtfall(skins) and Spinners (decals & screens). packing read me and screenshot by Spinners Regards Cocas Version 1 - 06/05/2020

    60 downloads

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  25. CAF Condor F.1

    Panavia Condor F.1 for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 On July 25th 1968 a memorandum of understanding was signed by Belgium, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and West Germany expressing their interest and intent on producing a multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) with a tentative in-service date of 1975. Belgium dropped out very early and before the end of the year Canada had also pulled out with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau claiming that they simply could not afford it but this was, perhaps, a convenient excuse to hide behind whilst Trudeau's liberal goverment re-shaped the entire Canadian armed forces. For a short while the remaining four nations ploughed on but the Dutch became increasingly concerned as their prime mission was for an air superiority fighter and even though they had cranked in severe requirements for long radius of action and maximum performance in air combat at all altitudes they then complained when the resultant design became larger and therefore more expensive. Once the Dutch had left the MRCA project the remaining three nations formed a Joint Working Group firming up on requirements, removing excessive demands and establishing a technically viable baseline solution to their MRCA requirement. Fashionably, this baseline solution was a swing-wing design with afterburing turbofan engines. With all three Governments on board the project was to be delivered by a co-ordinating organisation called NAMMO (NATO MRCA Management Organisation) employing three newly created international contractor companies; Panavia Aircraft GmbH (airframe), Turbo-Union Ltd (engines) and Avionica Systems Engineering GmbH (avionics) that would combine to produce the Panavia Tornado. Whilst the RAF were fully behind the swing-wing MRCA design for their all-weather interdiction and strike requirements they expressed deep concern over it's suitability to meet their RAF Air Staff Requirement 395 which called for a long-range interceptor to replace the Lightning and Phantom. Influenced by U.S. studies on future air superiority fighter aircraft, and especially by John Boyd's energy–maneuverability theory, the RAF demanded an aircraft with extra power and maneuverability compared to the proposed Tornado ADV. Whilst they conceded that the Tornado ADV might be acceptable as a long-range interceptor it would be totally outclassed as a 'central front' fighter by the expected threats of the next generation of Soviet fighter aircraft (in particular, and before it's limitations became known, the MiG-25 was especially feared). When the UK Government argued that another combat aircraft could not be considered on cost grounds the RAF reminded them that the proposed Tornado ADV was already morphing into a different aircraft with a longer forward fuselage to accommodate semi-recessed Sparrow/Skyflash missiles, more powerful engines to address the low power to weight ratio and a totally different avionics package. Panavia were already ahead of the curve with several design studies on various advanced air superiority fighter aircraft with the most promising being 'Projekt Condor' from the Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) design team at Ottobrun for a single-seat air superiority fighter powered by a single large afterburning turbofan engine (the RB.250 - itself a paper project by Turbo-Union but based on a scaled-up Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan). Preliminary technical studies demonstrated that Specific Excess Power and manoueverability were off the chart when compared to all current fighter aircraft and a parallel study on the market for such an aircraft in the 1975 to 1990 period revealed a potential market for 600 aircraft in Western Europe and the Middle East alone. Unexpected support for Projekt Condor came from the Italian Government who sought a follow-on fighter aircraft to replace the Aeritalia F-104S on the Turin production line. In the UK, with unemployment at its highest level since 1940, the incoming Conservative Government led by Edward Heath supported the project as one of a raft measures to boost the UK economy. By 1971 all three Governments (Italy, the UK and West Germany) were in agreement and the Panavia Condor programme was allowed to proceed with an initial order for 10 Condor prototype and development aircraft and 465 production aircraft (West Germany 200, UK 165 and Italy 100) to be assembled on final production lines in each country but with workload shared out with the United Kingdom and West Germany each having a 40% share of the workload with the remaining 20% going to Italy. With inflation running rampant in Western Europe the Condor programme was under the strictest financial scrutiny during the early 1970's but luckily escaped the axe on at least two occassions. Despite the Condor programme being a political football (and seemingly a permanent fixture in the news headlines) development moved swiftly aided by the existing collaborative structures within Panavia recently created for the Tornado programme. With a new airframe and a new engine Panavia were keen to avoid also introducing a completely new avionics package so sensibly opted for an off-the-shelf purchase of the Hughes APG-63 multimode radar system but designed to incorporate a software programmable signal processor allowing the system to be modified to accommodate new modes and weapons through software reprogramming rather than by a more costly and disruptive hardware retrofit. The first prototype (PC-01) was structurally complete by early April 1974 and was trucked from Ottobrun to the Hannover Air Show where it was displayed in the static park attracting considerable interest from Saudi Arabian and Omani officials. DA-01 was then taken to Manching to be mated with the Turbo-Union RB.250 engine for ground-testing and taxying trials that continued during the summer months before MBB's chief test pilot, Nils Meister, took to the air on August 15th 1974. A few short weeks later he dazzled the crowds at the 1974 Farnborough Air Show demonstrating the Condor's remarkable manoueverability. The fleet of development aircraft began to build up during 1975 with the only real mishap occuring when DA-06 (whose main task was armament development) was mysteriously lost over the Irish Sea. Entering service with No.23 Squadron of the Royal Air Force on April 1st, 1978 the Condor F.1 eventually served with seven squadrons in the UK and another two in RAF Germany. Primary armament was the Skyflash semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile and the AIM-9L 'all-aspect' version of the Sidewinder infra-red air-to-air missile. In addition, the Condor was fitted with two internal Mauser BK-27 cannon (developed for the Panavia Tornado) each with 250 rounds. INSTRUCTIONS 1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the CondorF1 folder into your Aircraft folder. 2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the CondorF1 folder into your Decals folder. 3. From the GUNS folder drag and drop the BK-27 folder into your Guns folder (you might already have this). CREDITS Thanks to everyone at Cocas Aircraft Factory and especially to Nyghtfall (skins) and Spinners (decals & screens). packing and original read me Spinners Regards Cocas Version 1 - 05/05/2020

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