By regula50Gloster Gladiator Mk.II RAF No.247 Sqn(Battle of Britain)
Texture for Strike Fighters 2.
RAF No.247 Squadron was the only Gladiator unit of the fighter command by the Battle of Britain.
No.247 Sqn operated from Roborough Fleet Air Arm Station(Plymouth)with detachments at Exeter.
Formed from the Shetland Fighter Flight No. 247 Squadron was reformed at Roborough FAA Station on Aug 1, 1940.
By Aug 13, 1940 only one flight was recorded as operative. Same by Sep 7, 1940.
Tasked with the defence of the south west of England including the ports of Plymouth and Falmouth, the squadron's first action came on 25 September 1940, when a force of 24 Dornier Do 17s escorted by 12 Messerschmitt Bf 110s flew over the English Channel from France and crossed the coast at Start Point, heading towards Plymouth.
Then Gladiators were used a night fighters, vectored by ground control radar.
At 19:15 on 6 November 1940, the last engagement by a home-based Gladiator was fought when P/O R. C. Winter of 247 Sq. intercepted a He 111 off Falmouth and claimed to have damaged it.
The squadron flew Gladiator Mk.II from Jan 1940 to Feb 1941 and start conversion in Hawker Hurricane Mk.I from Dec 24, 1940.
No.247 Sqn operated with Gladiator Mk.IIs, only exception K8049, a old Mk.I(not included in the present set).
All 13 serial numbers are after real No.247 Sqn Gladiators:
Follow readme instructions
PilotData included photos of the main aces of the RAF and Luftwaffe by the Battle of Britain.
Pilot number are sequencial after set "StrikeFighter2 Great Britain RAF WWII" by Viper.
Included all RAF and Luftwaffe units of the Battle of Britain(Spitfire, Hurricane, Defiant, Blenheim
Gladiator and Luftwaffe Bf 109, Bf 110, Ju 87, Ju 88, He 111, Do 17 and units from Seenodienst-Küstenfliegergruppen).
Luftwaffe units organized after Gruppen, included Stab(no individual Staffeln numbers).
Wrench and Cocas for the original model.
By WrenchSF2 WW2 ETO Bristol Beaufighter TF.X, ANZAC Skin Pack 1/8/2016
-- Something for the WW2 ETO players --
= For SF2, Full-5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred) =
As this skin/decal set is for the ANZAC Strike Wing Beaufighters, is it to be used on the recently released Beaufighter TFX (Early) by Cocas, avaliable at the following url:
This pack contains the following aircraft & skin/decal sets:
Beaufighter TF Mk.X (Early)
No.455 Squadron (RAAF) (code - UB)
No.489 Squadron (NZ) (code - P6)
of the ANZAC Strike Wing. Both aircraft carry full D-Day markings. The SF2 "date swtich" is =NOT= used on either skin.
The Squadron Crest is used as the paint chip seen on the Loadout Screen. Skins are in jpg format. All markings are decals, and decal randomization is set to TRUE.
Serials for 489 should be considered 'generic' in nature, and use the serials from the "Coates" deacl folder from the original aircraft release.
Serials for 455 are 100% Historically Accurate and are matched to the "plane in squadron" letter.
On the loadout screen, you'll see...
No. 455 Sqdn RAAF (D-Day Stripes)
No. 489 Sqdn NZ (D-Day Stripes)
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. So, please =READ= them BEFORE installing this mod!!!. Also, give the "Notes" section a read too.
- for Cocas Aircraft Factory -
By LloydNBHawker Fury MkII
SAAF No.2 Squadron
For use with the A-Team Fury MkII. Some elements of Charles' original skin have been retained.
The Hawker Fury was still in service with the South African Air Force at the start of WWII. Due to aircraft shortages, the Fury was used in mixed squadrons during 1940 in East Africa. As it was too slow to catch the more modern Italian aircraft, the Fury was mainly used in the close support role.
By WrenchSF2 WW2 ETO Short Stirling Tweeks Pak 3/26/2014
-- Something for the WW2 ETO players --
= For SF2 ONLY, Full-5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred) =
Some tweeks for Veltro2K's recently released Stirling Mk.I. What this pack does, is activate ALL the included Squadron Code decals by creating skin folders for those squadrons.
If you don't have it already, you can get the aircraft at the following link:
(in other words, install the aircraft 1st, THEN this Tweeks Pack)
As the decals and the ini in the above release are set up for the as-yet-to-be-released ETO All Inclusive mod by the DAT, we are missing the necessary files to create the selection drop down to choose which squadron gets what.
This mod creates new skin folders, albeit with the original skin maps (more on that later), and activates the squadron code decals for the following RAF Bomber Command units:
No. 7 Squadron
No. 15 Squadron
No. 75 "New Zealand" Squadron (original NCamo skin)
No. 90 Squadron
No. 149 "East India" Squadron
No. 214 "Federated Malay States" Squadron
No. 218 "Gold Coast" Squadron
The Squadron crest for each is used for the 'color patch' as seen on the Loadout Screen.
My (patent pending) "Box Art" Hangar and Loading screens are included, as are new DDS damage textures.
You will be moving (read: copy/paste) the original skin maps to the MAIN aircraft folder (ala Brain 32's trick). As all BC aircraft of the time were painted the same, this creates no issues.
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read them after unzipping, but BEFORE installing, and FOLLOW them exactly as I've written them!!!
BE ADVISED, THIS MOD IS =NOT= TO BE USED WHEN THE DAT RELEASES THEIR ETO PAK. IT IS DESIGNED FOR USE ONLY BY THOSE END USERS THAT CANNOT ACCESS THEIR DOWNLOADS. IT IS DESIGNED FOR USE IN A STANDARD OR "GARDEN VARIETY" WW2 ETO MODS FOLDER, =NOT= FOR THEIR ALL-INCLUSIVE MOD.
By NgrBoulton & Paul P.82 Defiant skin of 307th RAF squadron consisting of Polish pilots.
TBM-3E Avenger for SF2I Expansion Pack - Suez Crisis
This is a modification of the TBM-3E released by The Wrench, which is itself a mod of the TBF/TBM Avenger available in the WWII aircraft section at the A-Team Skunkworks web site:
This mod creates a TBM-3E Avenger for use in ThirdWire's SF2I Suez Expansion Pack. Included are French Navy and Royal Navy texture sets.
Historical purists & rivet-counters take note: what you're about to read is likely to cause nausea, dizziness, and mild vomiting.
Before discussing anything else, let me tell you what's wrong with this mod:
1) It uses the wrong aircraft: the French Naval Air unit participating in the Suez Crisis flew the TBM-3S/W, not the TBM-3E. I don't have access to a TBM-3S/W model, so the TBM-3E it is.
2) It represents the wrong unit: the French Naval Air unit flying the Avenger in the Suez Crisis was 9 Flotilla, not 15 Flotilla. I don't have decals for 9F, so I used the 15F decals from The Mirage Factory's F4U-7 Corsair instead.
3) It flies the wrong missions: the French Avenger was primarily an anti-submarine aircraft. Given that there are no Anti-Sub missions in SF2I (and given that flying around over an open ocean for hours at a time would get really old really fast in this game), this Avenger is configured to fly Strike, CAS, and Armed Recon missions like other attack aircraft in the world of ThirdWire.
For those of you still with me, let me provide some other information about this mod.
This mod is NOT a complete, self-contained package. It requires that you download the TBF/TBM Avenger from the A-Team's site (see above for a link). Once you've got that file downloaded, do the following:
1) Unpack the A-Team's TBF/TBM Avenger into its own folder.
2) Copy or move the \Objects & \Sounds folders from this mod (i.e., the Suez Avenger mod) to your SF2I Mod Folder.
3) Copy or move the following items from the A-Team TBF/TBM Avenger to the \Objects\Aircraft\TBM-3E folder in your SF2I Mod Folder:
- TBM Avenger-R5.LOD
- TBM Avenger-R5.OUT
- \Cockpit [the entire folder "as is"]
That's it. You're ready to fly.
Please note that the default unit/skin is the French Navy 15F. I've thrown in Kulbit(80)'s Royal Navy skin as a bonus. This aircraft can be flown reliably on both Hard and Normal flight model settings.
Although packaged for SF2I, this mod will work fine in Wings Over Israel (WOI), provided you move the decals to their proper texture folders in the TBM-3E folder and install the AN/APS-4 radar pod to your WOI Weapons folder.
Changes & Updates
This mod makes extensive changes to Wrench's TBM-3E. Here's a short list:
- added French Navy 15F texture set
- added Kulbit(80)'s Royal Navy texture set
- moved decals to SF2 \Decals folder
- added USERLIST.INI
- added custom Hangar & Loading screens
- added updated Loadout image
- added DestroyedModel data
- tweaked flight model for Hard settings in SF2
- tweaked landing gear to fix AI aircraft exploding
on the taxiway
- removed belly gunner node and gun
- performed other minor, misc. tweaks & adjustments
Thanks to Wrench and Kulbit(80) for testing and misc. tweaks & fixes.
As noted earlier, this is a modification of the TBM-3E released by The Wrench, which is itself a mod of the TBF/TBM Avenger available in the WWII aircraft section at the A-Team Skunkworks web site:
Original aircraft: Dev A-Team (Capun, Charles, Gramps and Kesselbrut)
TBM-3E Modifications: Kevin Stein, aka The Wrench
AN/APS-4 radar pod: Tim Davis
Royal Navy skin: Michal Minta, aka Kulbit(80)
15F decals: The Mirage Factory
Please see the \_Docs folder for the original readme files included with the mods listed above. Any errors or omissions are entirely my responsibility.
27 July 2010