By emresukhoiTurkish Air Force was one of the prominent F-4 users with approximately 233 aircraft. The original order for F-4’s was 40 aircraft with the first being delivered in August 1974. In 1981 F-4E 66-0312 was delivered to the THK and with reorganization of Filo’s (squadrons) and its aircraft this F-4 became the property of 172nd Filo “Sahin”. In early 1990’s 172nd Filo was one of 3 squadrons assigned to the 2nd Tactical Air Force, 7 Ana Jet Us (Jet Air Base), Erhac-Malataya. With this reorganization the 172nd Filo became an interception squadron. In April 2009 172nd Filo was disbanded in anticipation of the arrival of the new F-35 Lightning II. To mark the occasion F-4E 66-0312 was given this special paint scheme “Kara Sahin” (Black Falcon - Black Hawk).
Model link http://combatace.com/files/file/14301-f-4e-tuaf-pack/
Fixed and detailed...
BuNo/ Serial Number mod for Stock F-4B and F-4Js
This is a mod to add historical BuNos to the stock Phantoms. when researching Bunos for other Phantom models, i got the numbers for the
B and J models first then took one hundred that survived to be retired as N or S models and did not crash with fatalities. this mod features the
B and J numbers i started with,as well as the BuNos for the mig killers. I also adjusted data ini for smokier engines.
ALL numbers after 099 are historical MiG killers, with a few that were already in the ones i had previously completed
Installation: open the main folder, then the Stock folder. add the 3 folders inside to the mod folder of your choice, allowing overwrites and merges.
if you have the USN/USMC DLC skinpack (DLC18) then open the DLC folder and follow the same directions above.
Included: over 100 Buno's with 4 digit big and full Buno small for the F-4B and J
adjusted decal ini's for all relevant skins
spillone104s J79 effects and data.ini conversion to put them to use
loading screens for each type
***************IMPORTANT NOTICE******************IMPORTANT NOTICE************************************************************************************
This pack focuses on the gull gray over white and overall gull gray schemes. The Marines gave up the last B's in 1978, and the J's were retired around 1983.
It was the N's and S's that wore most of the camo schemes and so i did not add any other color numbers than black. anyone wanting different colors is welcome
to PM me for a tutorial on how to change decals in GIMP. this is again intended for the stock skins, not a major rework of the skins/decals
TK for the overall game
Spillone104 for the J79 exhaust effect
macelena, Slartibartfast, Muesli and whiteknight0664 and for being my crash test volunteers in checking this thing
hope you enjoy this little mod
By comradSmall mod for F-4C_67 Phantom II.
New skin for F-4 Phantom;
New decals of air victory;
New textures(some) in cockpit;
By comradThis MOD for US F-4 Phantom II air victory decals(stars on fuselage)
best American aces of the Vietnam War had about five victories in air combat.
But in campaign(Wings over Vietnam) on the F-4 Phantom II the player can shoot down more than 30 aircraft ....)
In this case, on board the F-4 Phantom II will be 30 (!) Stars symbolizing the 30 aircraft shot down.
with my little modification, the first star will be
aboard the F-4 Phantom II after just 10 aircraft shot down.
the second star - after 20 downed
third star - after 30 downed
Thus, marks of air victories will seem true )
DLC 23 F-4N PHANTOM II ENHANCEMENT PACK
This is a mod to enhance the DLC F-4N. It includes data.ini's for smoky engines,
realistic weapons and drooping ailerons. It also features many skins that have been
touched up using Sundowners templates. Finally it has 100 historic BuNo's, and
several styles and colors for modexes. It covers a wide spread of N users without
becoming completely OCD.
-3 F-4N aircraft (N, N_77, N_80) to help keep some order and smallness of file size. skins covered include USN/MC Grey, Overall Gloss
Gloss Gull Gray(circa 1980), Lo Viz Grey (1981) and TPS (1983). Ferris and Heater Ferris were not used for the most part on N models.
-my expanded squadronlist.ini. tho many units are stock in here, several will not show without this. Plus it's got room for anybody you
can think of and then some more.
-an expansive NavalF4 decal folder to cover all years after Vietnam (EXCEPT 1976). not all will be full right now, but
they will be filled up with some future planned mods.
-a Numbers folder with Buno's for the N, and several styles of Modex's
-smokier engine effects for the J-79s.
-J-79 engine sounds
REQUIRED: The TW F-4N Phantom II, DLC 23.
same as any other mod. unzip the file, paste into your mod folder, allow overwrites for old copies
of the smoke effects and the F-4N.ini.
First is a HUGE THANK YOU to mytai01. much of this work is based off of his model for decalling the F-4 Phantom.
Some of the nn tgas are even lifted off his B model skins and adjusted into N models BuNos. Those that have seen
his work will recognize much influence in this mod.
Thanks to Sundowner for his templates. With a Sundowner template, you have to work hard to screw up a skin!!!!!
As with all my Phantom mods, thank you to Spillone104 for his J-79 effects. I do like them so, and hope
you will as well.
thanks to JSF_Aggie for his drooping aileron edit for the data.ini. although TK fixed that in the July
2013 patch, i have not patched there yet and know that many still haven't. for the time being the mod
uses JSF_Aggie's work.
Thanks to Gerwin, Blade, Wrench, Dave, mppd, Ghost531 and many others who have given me answers and resources
to many technical questions the last year and a half I've been working this.
special thanks to Ghost531 and CrazyHorseB34 for getting me off my fourth point of contact when stalled
on this project
and as always thanks to TK who developed both the game and the particular DLC, then left enough work for
likes of me to fill in.
again thank you for downloading this mod and i hope that you enjoy it!
20 August 2013
This is a package of high-resolution skins including authentic serial numbers and patches for the F-4EJ and F-4EJ Kai created by my friend and Phantom expert Nengajou Aki. Nineteen different skins from ten different squadrons are included.
These skins may be used with the Mirage Factory F-4EJ pack (http://combatace.com...4ej-super-pack/), and are also compatible with the ThirdWire DLC version with minor adjustments.
Every major JASDF squadron to fly the Phantom is represented here, some separated by year, with the greatest and most realistic detail possible. These are large skins, so resize them or convert them to jpeg or dds if you need to.
Note: You may notice that serial numbers are not restricted by squadron. This is intentional, as aircraft frequently change squadrons within the JASDF.
Optional files are included such as data.ini (mostly for custom engine sounds and pilots), avionics.ini (gun angle tweak), and loadout.ini (including naval strike ASM setups). Sundowner has given permission to overwrite original versions of these files.
Entries for JASDF squadrons missing from the stock Squadronlist.ini are also available. Please add them manually or look for the latest community updates in the "SF2 Realism Mod" thread at CombatAce.
Original F-4EJ & EJ Kai by Mirage Factory
SF2 model by bpao
Tweaks and additional heavy modeling details by Sundowner
Skins by Sundowner
Screens by USAFMTL
Orginal pit by Bunyap
Extended squadron list by Daddyairplanes
New skins, hangar screens, data tweaks by Nengajou Aki
Additional weapons by WBS
Nengajou and WBS would especially like to thank Sundowner, as without his templates these mods would not be possible
By WrenchF-4E (78) USAF Indiana Air National Guard Skin and Decal Pak
= For SF2 (Full-4 Merged Reccomended)
*Note: can be used in any install with access to the F-4E_78*
Slight modifications to a 1stGen skin pak done by Joe "DrDoyo" Royal in 2007, to bring it to SF2. This is my way of saying "Thank You". And remembering and honoring one of our own.
This skin is the "Egypt1" 2-tone gray camo from his 3-skin pak. I chose this one, as more aircraft (according to his notes) were in this pattern than the others.
The skin has had some very small tweeks, to fill in some bits, and is renamed to fit the _78 model Phantom. I made the assumption (oh! that word!) these would have been the variant he worked on in the Indiana ANG. If I'm wrong, my extensive apologies! With a simple rename of the skin bmps, it can be used for any/all F-4E variants.
All decals were done by DrDoyo, and reflect 100% accuracy for the aircraft depicted.
Randomization is set the "TRUE" for the 25 tail numbers (it might even work!).
As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them!! DrDoyo's original readme is included, as it has nice personal historical notes. Any mistakes/errors are all mine.
By WrenchF-4D (78) USAF, North Dakota Air National Guard Skin and Decal Pak
= For SF2 (Full-4 Merged Recommended)
*Note: can be used in any install with access to the F-4D_78*
Slight modifications to a 1stGen skin pak done by "Chris" in 2005, brings it to SF2.
This skin represents the 178th FIS, 119th FIG North Dakota Air National Guard, aks "The Happy Hooligans". All decals used herein are from this original pak. The skins are stock, with a new-made _5.bmp to add the painted on fin stripe
Other mods included are the data and userlist inis, with corrected 'end-of-service-dates', as many ANG units seem to have used the D until the early 1990s. Also, the canopy has been activated via the usual manual animation key (shift/0). Couldn't pass that one up!
For grins and giggles, jpg copies of the skin maps are included .. in case someone wants to save HD space.
As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them!! The original 2005 readme is included. Any mistakes/errors are all mine.
ps: having placed their home base on the terrain I working on, couldn't resist having more Hooligans!
EF-4C 'Phantom' WW IV 81st TFS Skin Pak
-- For FULL-4 Merged SF2 (Prefered) and/or SF2:V/SF2:E =ONLY!!!=
(it can acutally be used in any SF2 install that has the access to the F-4C_67)
This is to fill a request presented to me by daddyairplanes, to add a new skin for the 81st TFS, 52nd TFW, USAFE, based at Spangdahlem AFB from 1973-79ish, where they were the only SEAD-dedicated squadron in theatre. The EF-4Cs were replaced by F-4G WW Vs, which were in turn replaced by F-16CJs. Even though the 81st now flys Hogs, but, ya get the picture! <grin>
It is designed to add to the "sf2 EF-4C Update Pak" released recently. You can find the update pak at CombatAce, at the following URL:
It should be noted, that =THIS= skin is for a European based squadron, so if installilng into a stand-alone SF2:E -make double damn sure you have the F-4C_67 avialabile on you planes list!!!!! (Merged installs, and those users that have run the SF2E.exe to create a SF2E mods folder should have the aircraft already) When in doubt about mods folders, consult the CA Knowledge Base.
As always, READ the enclosed readme for full, detailed instructions. This package has been broken down into the various folders that SF2 needs, to make it a LOT easier to install (read: drag and drop).
F-4E (86) Phantom II Skin Set - 45th TFW "The Warbirds"
-- For SF2 (any/all) --
This skin/decal set is designed for use =ONLY= on the TMF F-4E ARN-101, as this
is the proper airframe for the time period depicted. You can find/download the
aircraft at the following URL:
You MUST install this aircraft first, before applying this skinpak.
This is a fictional skin, representing the 45th TFW's 3 squadrons, as seen in the
Richard Herman novel "The Warbirds". The novel tells the story of a fictional
Persian Gulf war, wherein the 45th are (basically) the only US Air Power in
the region. I won't go into the storyline, but since it all revolves around a
Phantom unit (the book says it's the last USAF Phantom unit, btw), and EVERYONE
love Phantoms ... it's a no brainer, eh?
The 3 Squadrons of the Wing are represented. They are:
They carry the tail badges as when assigned to RAF Stonewood. After much
discussion with the Resident Experts , it was decieded that the 45th's
deployment to Ras Assanya was just that -a deployment-, and they would still
carry the codes from their parent unit or base. Each squdron also has it's own
tailfin color flash.
A slightly modified Loadout ini is included, with some weapons changes (back to
Iron Bombs ). In reality, these late-model aircraft were used more on PGM
delivery (ie: laser guided bombs) than 'dumb-bombs'. The Dumb Bombs fit more with
the descriptions in the book.
As always, READ the enclosed readme for full, detailed instructions. This package
has been broken down into the various folders that SF2 needs, to make it a LOT
easier to install (read: drag and drop).
Don't forget to read the "Notes & Other Nonsense" for various and sundry
ramblings of a madman, and Full Credits.
By WrenchF-4J (UK), Royal Air Force
=For SF2, Any and All (Full-4 Merged Reccomended/Preferred,etc)
This package will create a new aircraft, the F-4J(UK), as used by the RAF in the post-Falklands era, by No. 74 "Tiger" Squadron. This mod uses ALL stock, in game items for weapons (excepting the SUU-23black gunpod included, just in case you ain't got it). No lods or cockpit bits are supplied, as everything is referenced from the stock 3W USN/USMC F-4J. Loadouts have been adjusted to use RAF weapons.
Almost all new decals have been created, with 100% accurate serial and ID call letters for the 15 aircraft taken from US stocks to beef-up UK Air Defense. Historically, 74 was used pretty much ONLY in the AD role, but for fun & playability I've left all the other mission statements intact, excepting SEAD.
2 skins are supplied with this pak, making use of the 'change skin by year switch' from some previous patch or another. They are:
3-tone grays w/plane tail (1982-1987)
3-tone grays w/all black tail (1987-??)
**Please Note: these are Hi-Rez skins, at 2048x2048. End Users with weaker machines may need to resize down 1 step**
All decals are the same for both skins; several of which are taken from Sundowners' original mod -why waste good decals?.
Decal radomization is set to TRUE, so be at whatever patch level is requried (post May/June/whatever!)
For fun, you might want to LOOK at the supplied numberlist -- look closley at the vertical column of call letters for the 1st six aircraft. See if you can see what it says!
As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them!! The expected "Notes" section as well, for those interested.
With special thanks to Ant for uploading his Phantom templates some time ago -- it sure makes life easier when you've go the best to work with!! Any/all mistakes are mine, and mine alone.
As the title says, this adjusts the SEA scheme in game to accept the later year Units. Earlier Phantom models have a second skin named SEA73, while later models just have their decal ini's editted. I have also included the effects, weapons and sounds from my Post Vietnam Pack as well as some new loading screens. This also includes the 95% finished version of my all ube squadronlist.ini, now with many place holders so that patching should not throw the squadrons into disarray.
Created in Full5 merged, but should work in any stand alone SF2 version except for NA. Will need SF2Europe for the D and E _75 and _78.
Install is the same as always. For further questions please consult the readme.
Any issues with tailcodes, please post a screenshot with your question or gripe. And do remember, this is meant for after 1973, so the tailcodes will not be the same.
In fact many Vietnam era users will have blank tails as they no longer flew the Phantom after 1973-74. If you want that user, regular USAFCamo1 is left alone for all models prior to 1975.
I hope you enjoy this mod!
This corrects one of the main faults of the USAF Skinpack in the DLC store, white tailcodes! I also have included many additional units as well as a Word document detailing which tactical units flew the Phantom in its later service with the USAF. I also have included many of the improvements from my previous post Vietnam pack, as well as my mostly finished squadronlist.ini. That ini is set up so that there will be minimal interuption from future patches, and DOES include all tactical Phantom phlyers, at least in US service.
NOTE: all paint schemes came about in 1978 or later. as such i have not included any units that did not fly the Phantom in that timeframe. If you pick a Phantom unit that changed over after 1974, it will have a blank tail!!!
ALSO NOTE: a few of the ADC units (like the 111th FIS of the Texas ANG) used a different system for serial numbers than the skins in here. Please read the document on Phantom units before griping that i missed someone!!!
Installation is same as usual, unzip, copy to mod folders and allow overwrite.
Finally, with one exception I have not included the skins themselves. To all the oldtimers here, i know that skins are usually fairgame. However, given that is the point of this DLC, i opted not to include the whole skin to avoid pissing off TK and getting skins locked.The exception is the F-4C_67, as he did not include that in the DLC.
I hope that you all enjoy this mod.
By DaniloE31Three skins for ThirdWire's original F-4J from SF2V, showing them as they were painted during the SEA Linebacker campaign in 1972. These are:
Original real life Bu. No. from that cruise are included. The MiG Killers among them are:
BuNo 7249 NH206, VF-114, crew Robert Hughes and Adolph Cruz
BuNo 7245 NH201, VF-114, crew Kenneth Pettigrew and Michael McCabe
BuNo 7269 NG211, VF-92, crew Curtis Dose and James McDevitt
BuNo 7307 AC106, VF-31, crew Samuel Flynn and William John
These skins are heavily based on those Ravenclaw_007 did for WoV, e.g.
which were again based on Sundowner's famous hi-res template, e.g.
Thus big kudos to them!
I just took pieces from both, cleaned them up and made my own templates, modified them and added all bits to fit the mapping of the new meshes from SF2V. Made new decals… et voilà.
Textures are 1024*1024 size.
For WinXP users unzip the files to:
C:\Documents and settings\"My name"\My documents\Thirdwire\StrikeFighters2 Vietnam\Objects\
For Win7 users unzip the files to:
C:\Documents and settings\"My name"\Saved Games\Thirdwire\StrikeFighters2 Vietnam\Objects\
By 331KillerbeeThis Skin depicts VMFA-212 based at Da Nang SVN. April 1972.
The Skin is in SF2 and SF2Vietnam Format.
Instructions: Un-Zip to Your SF2 or SF2Vietnam Folder and go Fly! All Files are in their proper File Structure. No Editting required.
Credit: Many thanks goes to Sundowner for use of his Templetes. Thanks m8!
By SundownerHere's a skin I thought I'd already uploaded but had'nt....thanks to Stingray77 for the heads up.
Just unzip the VF-111 skin folder to your desktop or somewhere convenient, inside you'll find a folder called "Objects" just copy that entire folder to your SF2 mods install, all the files will be added to your F-4B_67.
By Sheriff001This is an additional skin for my F-4K Phantom II - Royal Australian Navy portraying the markings of 724 Squadron.
In real life, 724 Squadron (or VC-724) was the RAN Fleet Air Arm's fast jet training squadron. 724 Squadron commissioned in the RAN in 1955 as a fighter training squadron. In real life, it operated various types including the C-47, Sea Vampire, Sea Venom, Macchi MB-326H trainers, and A-4G Skyhawks. From 1972, VC-724 operated only Macchis and Skyhawks. Australia's carrier, HMAS Melbourne was decommissioned in 1982, and VC-724 transferred its Macchis to the RAAF and absorbed VF-805's Skyhawks. The Squadron decommissioned in 1984, with its remaining aircraft being sold to the RNZAF.
The Phantom skin provided here contains the "gold delta" tail design used on many of VC-724's Skyhawks. In line with the markings of my operational Phantoms, the decals for the squadron patch (splitter plate), squadron number, and ship name are also provided.
************************TK's F-4K Phantom II DLC is required for this skin************************
Copy the contents of the "Objects" folder into your Objects folder. When prompted, merge the folders.
Sundowner for his F-4 templates
By PraetorHHistory of the Norm 81 camouflage:
Since the mid 70ies German fighter pilots from Jagdgeschwader 71 "Richthofen" and Jagdgeschwader 74 "Mölders" increasingly complained about the old one-fits-all aircraft camouflage of the Luftwaffe called Norm 72 (Standard 72, named after the year of introduction). Its large geometrically arranged areas in olive-green and gray worked well camouflaging an aircraft on the ground and even in low level flight over the equally geometrical fields of Germany. But the dark colours also drew massive attention in high altitude combat. Worse, the oversized Iron Crosses and serial numbers with their high contrast black and white lettering made the aircraft even easier to spot.
In the later 70ies, Luftwaffe command encouraged its fighter pilots to develop new paint schemes. “Richthofen” and “Mölders” in particular were eager in devising trial camouflages. Most of them massively reduced the greens and put stronger emphasis on grays, while shrinking the markings a lot. (I do not know if it was intentional or not, but some resembled WWII Luftwaffe interceptor camouflages.) These were to become the basis for the official Norm 81.
Norm 81 was to be used by fighters and fighter-bombers alike, and applied to Phantoms which were upgraded to Peace Rhine-standard. When they were upgraded to ICE-standard, Norm 81 was replaced by the more modern Norm90J – the first German paint scheme intended for fighters only.
Description of the Norm 81 camouflage:
The aircraft camouflage is dominated by two shades of light gray (Lichtgrau, Steingrau) on the lower surfaces and the sides. Only the upper surfaces of the wings and the topsides of the fuselage along the spine and the engines were painted with three dark shades of gray (Quarzgrau, Basaltgrau, Staubgrau) and one shade of green-gray (Grüngrau). The early schemes deliberately featured soft edges for the colours blending them better into each other. Later this was given up, as weathering did that job rather well, too.
The national markings were reduced in size and number; the Iron Cross was applied top to the left wing and bottom to the right wing, and on both sides of the fuselage. Early in the 80ies, the old Norm 72-warnings continued to be used, until replaced with toned down warnings.
For flight safety some aircraft sported high visibility markings, most notably when transferred to low level fight training in Goose Bay, Canada. These markings could be painted on the top fuselage, under the nose, on the wing tips and on the stabilizers varying in size and colour. Many crews seemed to favour red or yellow, but green or blue was seen often as well. Only few had white or dayglow markings.
Norm 81 was used in two variants, A for geometrical shapes on the wings, tail and the fuselage downside, and B for rounded shapes. B seems to have been the preferred choice by the units.
Advise on the use of the skins in SF2:
The combination of soft colour edges and Norm 72-markings makes these skins suitable for campaigns set in the early and mid 80ies. However in the late 80ies they would look rather out of place.
I included one Norm 81B skin for every German wing equipped with F-4F:
Jagdgeschwader 71 "Richthofen"
Jagdgeschwader 74 "Mölders" (flying 'denamed' as JG 74 today)
Jagdbombergeschwader 35 (flying reorganized as JG 73 “Steinhoff” today)
Jagdbombergeschwader 36 (disbanded today, flew as JG 72 in its last days)
You need the F-4F (80), but the skins should also fit on the F-4F (ICE). Also, F-4F and F-4E may work more or less.
Just unzip and drop the folder in your SF2 mod directory, usually it is:
C:\Users\xxx\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 yyy
Ravenclaw_007 for his template (based on Sundowner's F-4E template), and his decals which I am using.
By PraetorHF-4F (ICE) Norm 12J Pixelated Air Superiority Camouflage
*** entirely fictional and very unlikely to happen, but fun ***
The time of the F-4F in Luftwaffe service is coming to an end. They are about to be phased out by 2013 and only one fighter wing, JG 71 “Richthofen”, still operates them. However in their last year JG 71-personell decided to give the venerable fighter a last new look and applied a pixilated camouflage based on the colours used in the standard Norm 90J camouflage. As it turned out, the Phantom not only looks phabulous but is also well concealed at high alt and in the clouds. It is soon to be adopted by the other Luftwaffe fighters as Norm 12J.
This is a skin for the F-4F ICE, thus you need the excellent pack of Ravenclaw_007
It uses the decals of the ICE-pack, so there is no need to install extra decals. You just drop unzip and drop the folder into the F-4F ICE folder in your mod directory, usually it is:
C:\Users\xxx\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 Europe\Objects\Aircraft\F-4F_ICE
Ravenclaw_007 for his reworked F-4F template, his decals, and the F-4F ICE
Sundowner for his original F-4E template.
If I have forgotten any contribution, please tell me!
By pappychksixThis is a simple Mod of the stock F-4E_78 Phantom II skin for SF2NA for the 57th FIS base at Keflavik NAS.
Extract and install folder into F-4E_78 file and fly.
By amarianiWraparound USAFDersert1 camo for SF2 stock F-4E's. Just add your own decals or paste the stock decal.ini into the skin folder.
Templates by Sundowner.
By ace888For the SF2 TuAF F-4ETM_Simsek
I was not happy with the numbering on the four new skin.
Still not perfect but much better than the one on the v1.0
-COPY and PASTE the content of each respective squadron .tga file
on to the Aircraft "D" folder and Decal "D" Folder. Let it override the old file.
29 March 2011
By amarianiHello everyone!
These are a bunch of skins for SF2 created using Sundowner's templates and by repainting
some stock BMP's to add some color to your campaigns, nothing fancy here.
VF-213..............F-4B_65 (as USN F-4G)
4th FWg.............F-4E (for TMF F-4E ARN-101)
Thanks to Sundowner for the templates & TW for the excellent sim!
By amarianiFor The Mirage Factory RF-4C (early) Phantom II.
10th TRW 32nd TRS.
Since I didn't have any info on the actual serial numbers for this squadron it uses the serials supplied in the original model by TMF.
Skin templates by Sundowner.
By Dave33rd TFW, 1st TFW and SEA Camo Michigan ANG Skin pack for SF2 series.
The 33rd TFW is represented with both ED and EG tail codes. In 1978 the 33rd TFW adopted the EG tail code.
To install just move the folders to your:
Thanks to Sundowner for the templates