By paulopanzThis pack is a TW DLC enhancement. So it's needed to work.
stock F-8E (FN): Prototype, 14F Grey skin
New F-8P (FN): 2 blue skins, special Dernier Catapultage skin; dedicated numbers
- Key 10 cockpit
- key 9 wingfold
(*) both animations are automatically closed at take off
- Gaëtan Marie: LTV F-8E(FN) Crusader
- Denis Oliveira 3D parts
- Coupi F-8P avionics & Cockpit aspect (V. 1.1)
- Paulopanz skins, decals, data.ini edits
- all in main mod folder
PS: we need a good Clemenceau/Foch carrier class
The first production model of the Crusader was the F8U-1,which was later redesignated the F-8A. It first flew on September 20, 1955, and 318 were built between 1956 and 1958. The initial order had been for 448 aircraft, but the last 130 were delivered as F8U-1Es (F-8Bs). The first thirty aircraft were fitted with the Pratt & Whitney J57-P-12 engine, but this was replaced with the more powerful -4 version and in all subsequent F-8As. The original thirty were then retrofitted with the -4 as well. This made the F-8A a Mach 1.5 aircraft. Other improvements added during the production run included the addition of a retractable in-flight refueling probe in a blister on the forward left side of the fuselage. This was begun with the fiftieth production aircraft, and retrofitted to the earlier airframes. The original Vought ejection seat was replaced with the Martin Baker F5 seat.
The F-8A was armed with four 20mm canon, thirty-two 2.75-inch rockets in a drawer in the lower fuselage, and two Sidewinder missiles could be carried on fuselage stations. The AN/APG-30 gunsight radar and fire control system was installed for weapons delivery. The first aircraft was accepted for service in December 1956, just four years and three months after the issue of the original requirement by the Navy. It was delivered to VF-32 in March, 1957, with VMF-122 being the first Marine squadron to receive the Crusader. The first carrier deployment was with VF-32 on board the USS Saratoga, (CVA-60).
After being replaced with later versions of the Crusader, the F-8As were relegated to training roles, serving as advanced single-seat trainers. The designation TF-8A was often applied to these aircraft.
Your F-8A has early markings for either VA-32 or VF-122. The rocket armament IS INCLUDED but you will not see the drawer open and close.
This mod has been extensively tested in SF2V.
A read-me file with installation steps and CREDITS included.
By WrenchSF2 F-8H Crusader, Philippines Air Force Pak 10/2/2015
= For SF2 ONLY, Full-4/5 Merged (Full 5 Reccomended/Preferred) =
**Note: This mod references all stock items, from the aircraft & cockpit lods themselves, to sounds, pilots and weapons. You =MUST= have the stock 3rd Wire F-8H Crusader as part of your merged install, from whichever game it originates from, to make full use of this mod**
Some mods of the stock 3W F-8H Crusader recreates the 25 used by the Philippines Air Force from 1978 thru 1988. This is a stand alone, fully "nationalized" version for PAF usage only.
Serial numbers are 100% historicaly accurate. All markings are decals, and decal randomization is TRUE. Markings represent the 7th TFS of the 5th TFW, PAF.
The Standard Animation Keystrokes work the canopy (Shift/0) and Wingfold (Shift/9). The aircraft is no longer carrier certified, but the hook remains.
When in game, you'll see
F-8H Crusader (PhAF)
on the Aircraft Selection Drop down menu.
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read them!!! The "Notes" section may also make for interestering reading, and such.
By paulopanzThe RF-8 Crusader was a photo-reconnaissance development and operated longer in U.S. service than any of the fighter versions.
RF-8s played a crucial role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, providing essential low-level photographs impossible to acquire by other means.
U.S. Naval Reserve units continued to operate the RF-8 until 1987.
(*) This isn't a complete plane: You will need YAP RF-8G lod to work
- a new plane with a plenty of new skins for US NAVY & US MARINES
- SF-2NA standard carriers operations ready
- Canopy = Key 10
- WingFold = Key 9
- All in main mod folder
- RF-8G lod from Yap in Aircraft/RF-8A folder
- Optional View mod by KB (follow dedicated readmes in options folder)
- Yankee Air Pirates for Original SF-1 RF-8G
- Paulopanz Skins, Decals & new RF-8A Data.ini
- the RF-8A team (Vols: 331Killerbee & Corktip_14) for testings
- 331Killerbee Data.ini Tweakings (lights etc.), weapons (Cameras & Flares), optional view mod
- Corktip_14 Data.ini Tweakings (FM etc.), pilot
By ace888SF2 F-8J_FN (Aeronavale)
Require SF2 merged install...
Aircraft is base on Thirdwire F-8J_69.
Copy and paste the content to the appropriate folders.
The content contain the following squadrons:
EPNER (French Test Pilot School)
12F Flotille (Three special schemes)
14F Flotille (Two schemes)
Under the French Navy, only 11F and 12F Flotille flew the Crusaders.
The skin colors are Blue/ Medium Grey/ Grey and USN Grey.
It is my hope that someone or the MF Team would make a F-8P_FN, as this was the latest version to fly under the Aeronavale.
I have made extensive tweak on the .INI, Avionics (HUD), Data, and Loadout. I also try to make the aircraft as authentic as possible.
Due to the .LOD of the F-8J, there is only the twin pylon rack on the fuselage, if you choose the single weapon option, you will see the missile mounted on the twin rack pylon. The looks is not too bad (you would not see it if you select a larger missile type such as the R-530), if it bothers you, you can edit the .Data and delete this option.
26 Feb. 2011
By Guest****Aeronavale F-8E 'Crouze'****
You have downloaded the pride of the French Navy, or at least how I saw it...
This is the air-superiority version of the F-8E. Not a pound of air-to-ground. The French operated the 'Crouze' longer than any other operator of the type, and probably far longer than even they expected to. It's a wonderful aircraft and one of my favorites to fly.
I chose an overall grey livery, it was one that I saw in a book somewhere, and I don't know why the Aeronavale painted them that way, perhaps they ran out of white paint for the undersides, but it was one of the most intriguing looks I've ever seen on it. It didn't last long, they painted them this color around 1975-1978 and then went to their dark grey overall scheme, which has been on it since.
REQUIRES SF2: VIETNAM
Consult README for installation instructions.
By DaveMirage Factory F-8 Crusader Superpack for SF2 Feb 2010 Patch.
Just put into your SF2 saved games/thirdwire/StrikeFighters2 and let it overwrite folders as needed.
For my friend Oli, we miss you greatly.
Took part in this project :
3D : initial : Pedro, Rebuild : BPAo
Skin : Column5
FM : Column5
Avionnic : Moonjumper
Cockpit : Pedro, BPao
Effects : Column5
Manetsim, Gaston, Sony Tuckson, Actarus, Column5, DamWaar, _Thomas_, Camouflage, USAFMTL, Moonjumper, UF Josse, Typhoid, Jimbib, Crab_02
The content of this file may not be used in a commercial product or any other.
Any use requires my authorization