Lockheed U-2A for SF2
=For SF2 (any and all merge levels)
*Note: as I'm not fully sure if "Dragon Lady" applies to this early model, I didn't add the name*.
This is a slight overhaul of Pasko/Column5's Lockheed U-2A recon plane. This is a full aircraft pak, with a modified cockpit. All new serial number decals have been created, historcally accurate for the USAF version, and those discoverable for CIA usage (US civil N-series). Both the original skins (NM and 'dark gray') are included. A new SF2-style hangar screen is included, as is Pasko's "PilotU2" , dressed in the 1950s style pressure suit.
The flight model feels pretty good in SF2, considering it hasn't been tweeked since 2005, but the aircraft is NOT a fighter, so don't expect massive manuverabililty. Other ini tweek remove some unneeded cockpit bits, add an audio-only RWR (couldn't find any info if A-models had jammer suites), landing lights, and a working Driftsight (ie: downward looking periscope). A destroyed model has also been assigned, for SF2 users.
As always, =READ= the enclosed readme for full, detailed instructions. This package has been broken down into the various folders that SF2 needs/requires/should have, to make it a LOT easier to install. Also, as usual, the expected 'Notes and Other Nonesense' comments by me.
You should pay special attention to the "Flying the U-2" sections below, as it explains the use of the 'driftsight' and other things you'll need to know for correctly flying recon missions in this bird.
It is also highly likely this mod can be used in 1stGen SF/Wo* with minimal adjustments -- as 08 level game also use the /Decals subfolder, this should pose no issue whatsoever. Some data ini adjusment of the landing gear rolling radi may be necessary. Since I don't mod 1stGens anymore, this was not tested.
And yes, for those that look for such things, there are 2 Easter Eggs in the cockpit (actually, 3, but one seems to have disappeared!).
OV-10A Bronco SF2
By DaveOV-10A Bronco SF2 7 Jul 09
Read the readme.
Credits for the update. Old Diego, USAFMTL,
Testers Spectre USA, dwcace, JimmyB.
11 Jul 09
Fixed file organization.
USAF A-37B PackA-37B USAF Pack
This is the current end point for two years worth of work. Centurion-1 began by creating a new model for the Super Tweet, several contributors later we are releasing it to you
Included are decals, new J85 sound, an updated squadronlist.ini, appropriate weapons, and 3 versions of the aircraft.
- A-37B: the original, as used by the USAF, Air National Guard, and several Latin American air arms. no refuel probe
- A-37B (76): adds refuel probe, as used by US ANG and USAF Reserve units the second half of the 1970s
- OA-37B: Final version as in US service, and as currently used by Latin American air arms. With refuel probe
- Photoshop templates for those that want to bring the other air forces into play
-Cockpit is missing throttles. Unless Centruion1 returns this is unresolveable
-Lod is locked in, unless Centurion-1 returns.
-Modders: there is a bleed issue on the right side. any bands like the VNAF had need to be on skin, not tga. small decals like insignia work fine.
-This mod uses my master squadronlist.ini. IF installed into another install with other than stock squadronlist, do not install. It will mess up the other things on your install and my mod is adapted to force the decals.
NOTICE: this mod currently is AS IS and can only be modded by skinning and ini edits. It's not perfect, but its
in house and therefore free.
Installation: drop into mod folders. allow overwrites if it comes up. Delete DAT version, this replaces and upgrades player experience. Modders, put the templates where you wish to work on them
DON'T FORGET TO BACK UP BEFORE INSTALLING!
****************NOTE!!!!!! IMPORTANT NOTE *************************************************************
If you install this in a install that has eburgers SF2V Air & Ground Expansion Pack, DO NOT INSTALL THE PILOTDATA FOLDER!!!! This will overwrite the Squadronlist.ini in the pack and may break something. If you do not have the Air&Ground pack or NATO Fighters installed the new squadronlist ini will work fine and be a big improvement for units available.
Squadron/Signal A-37/T-37 Dragonfly in action
Centurion-1: original model, template and mapping work
Crusader:Cockpit and data.ini tweaks
Wrench:various FM and ini tweaks, original hangar screens
Eole: Vietnamese versions (North and South), loading screens, additional template work, additional FM and ini work
VA56Champ: tga work that helped expedite the process from Thai skins
ravenclaw_007: all weapons except for the A-37 Tanks
Daddyairplanes:USAF, Peru, Thai and Dhimar skins, final wrap up, template tweaks and decal.ini setup
Engine sound: (F80Engine)currently unknown, if this was you let me know so I can give you proper credit. J85-2 sound added by Eole.
Special Thanks for Wrench's advise on this project, Eole returning to bring up the Vietnamese, and Centurion for starting
this bad boy. Matt, I hope you're doing ok wherever and whatever you're upto.
This has taken place over two years time so if I have missed anyone please let me know and I will get you creditted ASAP
I hope you enjoy this mod folks!
4 July 2016
Lockheed S-3B Viking by FoxMontor
By WrenchLockheed S-3B Viking by FoxMonter
= For SF2, Any and All =
This is the (hopefully) full, compiled package of FoxMonter' S-3B "Viking" Sea Control Aircraft, upgraded/updated/fiddled-to-fit the SF2 series. I've assembled all the skin/decal sets I could find into one big lump.
Skins included in the pak are:
VS-21 Fighting Redtails +
VS-27 Sea Wolves *
VS-29 Dragonfires +
VS-30 Diamondcutters +
VS-30DS (Desert Storm) ?
VS-32 Maulers ?
VS-33 Screwbirds +
VS-33lo Screwbirds (Lo-Viz) +
VS-35 Blue Wolves *
VS-38 Red Griffins +
VX-1 Pioneers +
The suffix symbols designate the artist that created the skins/decals. The Key is below:
All decals and decal inis have been fixed and updated to SF2 standards.
Several ini edits to the loadout, data and avionics also update them to SF2 standards (as of Aug, 2011). Wingfold and bombay animations have been seperated; bombay uses the standard Control/O (oh)key, and the wingfold is activated via the Shift/9 key. The cockpit is not equiped with an RWR display, so an 'audio-only' version is used. The flight model is unchanged.
A new, SF2-style photographic hangar screen is also included. I've also included several sounds called for in the data ini.
As always, READ the enclosed readme for full,detailed, easy-to-follow install instructions.
With thanks to all the skinners, and FoxMontor for their work!
F4D-1 Skyray ULTIMATE PACK for SF2This mod aims to take the wonderful F4D-1 Skyray as created by Julhelm....and give it the ULTIMATE face-lift. Along with the 4 original skins and the fixes of Julhelm's updates.....I have ADDED 23.............YES TWENTY-THREE more authentic squadrons for you to choose from.
You now have access to EVERY operational Navy and Marine fighter squadron which operated the Skyray along with the VAST MAJORITY of utility and test squadrons as well. This is a large but COMPREHENSIVE file for Skyray lovers only!!
NEW NAVY SQUADRONS INCLUDED:
NATC of Patuxent River NAS, Maryland
VC-3 of Moffett FIeld NAS, Calif.
VX-3 of Oceana NAS, Virginia
VU-3 of North Island NAS, Calif.
VX-4 of Point Magu NAS, Calif.
VF-23 " Vigilantes"
VF-51 "Screaming Eagles"
VF-101 "Grim Reapers"
VF-141 "Iron Angels"
FAWTULANT of Key West NAS, Florida
Fleet Air Gunnery Unit Pacific (FAGU) of NAAS El Centro, Calif.
Naval Air Reserve Wing 88 of Olathe NAS, Kansas
US Naval Test Pilot School of Patuxent River NAS, Maryland
NEW USMC SQUADRONS INCLUDED:
VMF(AW)-114 "Death Dealers"
VMF(AW)-115 "Silver Eagles"
VMF(AW)-314 "Black Knights"
VMF(AW)-513 "Flying Nightmares"
VMF(AW)-531 "Grey Ghosts"
Along with the new squadrons and COLORFUL SKINS.... you will find a tweeked fight model, more historically accurate weapons loadout, and a centerline NAV PAC like was carried on the real Skyray.
I have also corrected some inaccuracies on the VF(AW)-3 skin to better reflect the NORAD air defense history of this PROMINENT squadron......known as the "Blue Nemesis".
A new sound file for the J-57 engine is included. Now it even sounds like a Skyray!
An installation READ ME FILE is included.
Original CREDITS to Julhelm for his SUPERB Skyray model, cockpit and layered templates.........nicely done!!
Honorable mention to NeverEnough for bringing over the Skyray to SF2.
B-58A Huster for SF Upgrade/Update Pak
By WrenchB-58A "Hustler"
-- For SF2, Any and All --
This is a modification of Pasko's B-58 Hustler, to bring it more in line with SF2 standards.
If you have the 2009 SF2 Update, just install this directly OVER your pre-existing folders, allowing the overwrite. If you don't, don't worry about it.
Two skins are included (the same basic skin used twice), with all new 100% Historicaly Correct serial numbers, listing each operational aircraft that served with the 43rd and 305th Bomb Wings. Unfortunatly, I was unable to break them down each into which served with each of the 6 Squadrons in the 2 Wings, but this should do nicely.
There are also 2 cockpits included:
The original SF2 mod by Dave (USAFMTL), that uses the F-106 pit and,
An extensivelly modified F-4 Phantom pit (stock 3W ini only -as the cockpit exists in all versions of the game). This one makes use of many 'moves' to drop items out if sight, and uses the physical external model for the windshield framing.
Neither one is perfect ... this is elaborated further in the "Notes" section, with instructions on what to switch or turn off in the various inis; depending on which you choose. Right now, it's using the Phantom pit, as it really is quite a bit closer than the 106's.
In the Loadout ini, several alternate loadouts are listed. These can be accessed from the 3rdWire mission editor screen (for post-Expansion Pak 2 users). Other ini edits repositon the running & landing lights, add 'virtual' flaps (as this aircraft made use of drooping elevons -without the original source file this is impossible to duplicate-), minor engine adjustments, and avionics tweeks. It could also stand a slightly improved FM; the changes and other comments are in the "Notes" section. Weapons are included, the nuke explosion effects are =NOT=. YOu should probably have them from the GunnyPak. Speaking of weapons, a "new" 8kt ARM is included; this is a fictional ARM version of the Genie, more in line with "Fail Safe" and the No.6 Decoy/EW/Escort aircraft, and gives you a SEAD load. Kill SAM sites DEAD!!! Since real decoys don't/can't exist....it's just for fun! There's also and EO version, that can be used for STRIKE or SEAD missions.
As always, =READ= the enclosed readme for full, detailed instructions. This package has been broken down into the various folders that SF2 needs/requires/should have, to make it a LOT easier to install. Also, as usual, the expected 'Notes and Other Nonesense' comments by me. This =IS= Required reading -- there are some issues that are addressed there.
F-89 Scorpion Pack for SF2
By WrenchF-89 Scorpion Pak for SF2 6/4/2010
-- Version 2, 3/3/2016 --
This package includes the full set of F-89 Scorpions, from MontyCZ's original C & D version, PLUS the variant mods I'd created, giving the H, J (Early) and J (Late). The various readmes for the sub-variants are included in their specific aircraft folder, just for historical purposes.
This package has been peaked and tweeked for use in SF2 =ONLY=, and is NOT designed for use on SF/Wo* series 1st Gen sims. It makes use of certain elements found ONLY, and usable ONLY, in SF2.
Everything is included -aircraft, inis, skins, decals, weapons, pilots. =EXCEPT= a cockpit. Due to changes in SF2's internal coding, these aircraft now make use of the stock in-game F-4B via ini edits that through sorcery now reach back into the cat files, and create usable cockpits without the need of a cockpit folder. How this works, I don't know or care; but that it =does= is a wonderful thing!!
On such aircraft that have operating canopies (those that use the F-89D lod), the canopy works via the Standard Manual Animation Keystroke , shift/0.
This package is designed to REPLACE the original set, and will drop right over it, providing you have it already. If you don't, no worries! Just install as normal.
As always the standard, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. Please READ them!
See "Change Log" in the readme
Mirage Factory C-135A/B and KC-135A/E/R
By DaveMirage Factory C-135A/B and KC-135A/E/R for SF2.
See readme for details.
AI only by the way....
Mirage Factory SF2 B707-300
| Boeing B 707-300 series |
The Mirage Factory and Olivier ANGUILLE (BPAo) +RIP+ present :
The Boeing B 707-300 for Strike Fighters 2 Series games
Intended to be used as AI model
3D : source model by swede , SF2 model BPAo
3D : low-res and destroyed models by RoboKong
Textures : Sony Tuckson, Sundowner
FM : kreelin
kreelin, Sundowner, Sony Tuckson, The Mirage Factory , MoonJumper
F7U-3M Cutlass by Marcfighters
By WrenchVought F7U-3M Cutlass (by Marcfighters)
- For SF2 (Any and All, but Full-4 Merged Prefered) -
This is an upgrade to the F7U Pak I released in 2008, and like the original, still a sort of Beta (Minus). This is simply because the aircraft model is/was NOT finished by Marcello. Details as to this rating are enumerated in the 'ori-2008_f7u_readme.txt' included.
It's suggested for a Full-4 merged, although it can be used in any version that has access to the F-4B, as that cockpit is referenced, and the A-4's 300 gallon drop tank. These should be available in all versions, perhaps excepting SF2I, as that lacks the F-4B as stock.
Several ini tweeks move this a little closer (well, in that respect) for SF2. For the change list, see the "Notes" section below.
2 skins/decal are included:
VA-116 (Gull Gray/White, from the original pak)
VF-124 (new, in 'natural metal')
I've also included the skin templates, just in case someone might want them (and IMPROVE them!!). Also included is the AIM-7A Sparrow & AIM-9A Sidewinder from the GunnyPak (in case you ain't go it). All other weapons/drop tanks used are stock in-game items.
As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them .... I've also included my original readme from the 2008 release -- might want to give a read. It states what's what with this, and why it's classed as a "Beta Minus" release, even now. So, again, please read it.
SF2 USAF/NATO/Western Cargo Planes by Veltro2K
By WrenchSF2 USAF/NATO/Western Cargo Planes by Veltro2K
-For SF2, Any and All-
This is a re-release of these aircraft, as some have stated a desire to have them again.
This pak includes all my reskins, decals, ini tweeks,etc, from the various "upgrade paks" I'd
released before the aircraft were disappeared.
This pak contains =ONLY= those aircraft used by the USAF, our Allies and other NATO powers. The
Soviet/Warsaw Pact transports are someplace else....
Included in this pack are:
C-17 Globemaster III
G-222 Spartan (called such in USAF service)
Some may be more complete than others, with regards to decals and such. Some are fairly
'untouched', and will need further decaling, etc. Some hangar and loading screens are NOT in
SF2 format, and will need redoing (meaning: I never got around to them!).
All the original readmes from the Upgrade Paks (I could find!) are included within this main
folder. I'd reccomend reading them, just for fun!
Skin and some decal templates (again, when I could find them!) are included. The decal template
is for the "ttag" decal, that is for USAF AMC usage.
This pak is quite large, as the skins remain in their bmp format. You can convert to jpg at you
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read
them!!! PLEASE read the "Notes" section for other important notations. Also, the Legal
Statement has been changed with regards to these aircraft.
For those that still have the original releases, you may not need to reapply this package. But,
to be safe, PLEASE check over your aircraft to be sure. Thank You :).
**These aircraft herein are re-released in "AS IS" Condition. There are/may be some issues with
the LODs that may not/cannot be resolved. Any and all issues/problems that cannot be
solved via ini edits will exist forever, as new models are unlikely to be created. For now.**
*note: C-5 Galaxy not shown in attached screenshots*
Douglas AC-47 "Spooky" Gunship for SF2 - Ver.2
By WrenchDouglas AC-47 "Spooky" Gunship -Version 2.0
= For SF2, Full-4/5 Merged, Plus Expansion Pak 1 =
*Designed with SF2:V in mind*
*Note: You =MUST= have Expansion Pak 1 to access the C-47 lods. If you don't have it, do =NOT= download this mod, as you'll be unable to use it*
MANY modifications to the stock C-47 Skytrain, create the AC-47 "Spooky" gunship for your SouthEast Asian flying enjoyment.
A new skin, using my Home-Grown Template , and enhancements by paulopanz, give it a passble SEA 3-Tone. All markings are decals, and are 100% historically correct for the 3rd SOS. Markings for 18 aircraft are included, and decal randomization is set to TRUE.
The miniguns are supplied as a weapon, but exist 'virtually' in the aircraft body (no physical lod). "Parachute" illuminator flares are also supplied for those pesky night interdiction missions.
An SF2 version of my original 'boxart' hangar screen is included.
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. Please read them!
Also, PLEASE read the "Notes" section -- vital information in there that might assist you in playing this aircraft (pylon turns are a PAIN!!).
New for Version 2.0:
Miniguns NOW included in pack; no need for a separate download
Readmes from both are included in the main zip
SF2 P-3C Orion by Florian
By WrenchSF2 P-3C Orion by Florian 8/29/2015
= For SF2, (Full 5 Merged RECCOMENDED!) =
A stand alone release (as requested) of Florian's Beta P-3C Orion naval search aircraft. It is taken 'as is' from eburger's RSR mod. The only thing I've done is activate the cockpit, and change a few sounds.
Skins included are 2 US Navy and 1 Netherlands Navy, as is the cockpit and all required decals and sounds. A full userlist ini, is included for skinners
**This aircraft is a "Beta Release". It is released in "AS IS" Condition. Any and all issues/problems that cannot be solved via ini edits will exist until as it's no longer a Beta.***
Happy Landings & Good Hunting!
TMF E-3A Sentry for SF2 seriesThis is The Mirage Factory's E-3A Sentry packaged as an individual aircraft for SF2 series. Included is a NATO skin by AmokFloo, the original 552d Flagship skin, and skins representing each squadron that flies the Sentry. Also included are decals for all NATO assigned aircraft and the Core 23 aircraft purchased by the USAF in the 70's. This should add some airborne eye candy to your installs, particularly Europe and the Middle East.
To install simply drop the folders into the correct areas of your mods folder.
Thank you to The Mirage Factory, AmokFloo, Dave and several others for their work on this project. i hope you enjoy this mod, and lets see how can form their favorite fighter on the wing long enough for a screenie!
F4D-1 Skyray for SF2
By NeverEnoughF4D-1 Skyray V1.0 for SF2
Flight Model: Column5
Hangar Painting: Julhelm
SF2 updates by NeverEnough
* Virtual cockpit
* Extensive exterior detail
* Accurate markings for VF-102 and VF(AW)-3
* Fueltanks with unit-specific markings
* Custom FFAR Rocketpods with radar targeting and which can be used by the AI when attacking aircraft!
Simply extract the contents of the F4D-1 folder into your ModsStrikeFighters2 folder, and then add the info contained in the GunData text file to the GunData.ini file and run the StrikeFighter2 GunsEditor to compile the file.
FJ-3M Fury by Zur and Co., for SF2
By WrenchNAA FJ-3M Fury
= For SF2, Any and All =
This is the full, compiled package of Zur/Column5's FJ-3M Fury. I've assembled all theskin/decal sets I could find into one big lump.
Skins included in the pak are:
VF-53 from ??
VF-62 from USS Essex, ATG-201 during the Beirut Crisis
VF-73 from USS Randolph, circa 1956/57
VF-84 from USS Forrestall, crica 1956/57
VF-142 from USS Hornet, 1956
VF-211 from USS BonHomme Richard, circa 1956
VMF-312 (actually an FJ-3 in Natural Metal, circa 1955ish)
Some of the older decals have been replaced by new-builds, and all the positioning has been reset to match photographic and profile evidence. With a little luck, they're right! Decal randomization is also set to TRUE, so make sure you're at least at the July 2011 patch level (or whichever one gave that to us)
Also included is a new drop tank (based off the original Sabre tank), as reskinned by C5 for the original release. I've just did some hex editing and renaming of the tank to create the "new" version just for the Fury.
Other changes are the addition of the Userlist, a new avionics ini that adds the radar-ranging gunsight. And a revamped SF2 version of my 'artwork' hangar screen. Loadouts use all stock, in-game items.
The aircraft is fully carrier-capable, via the addition of a 'virtual' arrestor hook. The 'destroyed model' callout has been added, using the closest shape (F-100D). Not perfect, but it works!
As always, READ the enclosed readme for full,detailed, easy-to-follow install instructions. Of course, the usual 'Notes' section for the ravings of a madman!!
C-123 Provider Package Ver 1.0 for SF2
By DelsSF2 version of my C-123 package.
Read the readme.txt
NC/AC-123K Black Spot Version 1.0 for SF2
By DelsFairchild NC/AC-123K as flown by the 16th SOS in the Vietnam War.
Read the Readme.txt
SF2 Cessna O-2A Skymaster by Veltro2K
By WrenchSF2 Cessna O-2A Skymaster by Veltro2K
= For SF2, Full 5 Merged RECCOMENDED! =
This is a Re-release of the Veltro2k's O-2A FAC aircraft.
**Note: due to extensive modifications to the cockpit and other ini tweeks, it will =NOT=
work in 1stGen SF/Wo* games at ANY patch level**
As stated above, a reissue of the Skymaster FAC bird. Included in this pak are all the mods
from the "O-2 Tweeks Pak' I issued in 2009 (and it's attendant readme). This is the complete
Skins remain in their bmp format; Decal radomization is set to TRUE. A user list is
supplied. New damage textures are in DDS format. All weapons referenced are STOCK 3rd Wire
items, available in full 4/5 merged installs.
As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read
them!!! Included is my original readme for the "Tweeks Pak"; it's suggested you read this
as well, as it contains a listing of all the changes, tweeks, mods and so forth.
The Legal Statement has also been changed with regards to this aircraft.
For those that still have the original releases, as there HAVE been changes and additions in
several of the inis you may wish to examine, you may wish to replace the originals with
**This aircraft herein is released in "AS IS" Condition. Any and all issues/problems that
cannot be solved via ini edits will exist forever, as new models are unlikely to be
S-3B Viking for SF2
By NeverEnoughS-3b Viking v1.00 for SF2
Flight model by C5
Beta Tester Capun, Charles
VS-27 and VS-35 Skins by Sidewinder86
SF2 updates by NeverEnough
Read the specs to know about this craft.
Simply extract the contents of the S-3B folder into your Mods\StrikeFighters2 folder.
SF2 OV-10A Bronco, Remod Pack
By WrenchSF2 OV-1A Bronco, Remod Pack 7/27/2019
-For SF2, Any and All (Full Merged Reccomended)
This is an remod of the North American OV-10A Bronco FAC and light attack aircraft, previously available. While there are still several issues (documented in "Notes"), it is in as good a shape as possible for SF2 without having someone build an entirely new LOD. If you have ANY previous versions, you are STRONGLY advised to back them up or delete them from you Mods folder(s). This includes the aircraft, decals, etc.
There are 9 skin and decal sets in this package. Skins remain in their original bmp format. Many decals have been refreshed to remove any "ghosting" around their edges. The SF2 "date switch" =IS= active on several skins. Included are the pilot figures, the drop tank and sounds. All weapons used on the aircraft are STOCK 3W items.
The skins included are:
20th TASS Overall Gray (1969<)
19th TASS (USAF Camo1)
19th TASS Euro 1 (3-tone Gray/Greens)
VAL-4 "Black Ponies" (1969-72 SEA)
VMO-2 (Desert Camo)(1990<)
USMC Camo1 (3-tone Gray)
As is always reccommended, unzip to a temp folder or your desktop to give easy access to the rest of this readme for it's install instructions. Please read the notes section for more information and the change log. USAFMTL's original 2009 readme is included, in the main aircraft folder, for historical purposes.
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
By paulopanzThe Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is an American all-weather, carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft.
This twin-turboprop aircraft was designed and developed during the late 1950s and early 1960s by the Grumman Aircraft Company
for the United States Navy as a replacement for the earlier, piston-engined E-1 Tracer, which was rapidly becoming obsolete.
The aircraft's performance has been upgraded with the E-2B, and E-2C versions, where most of the changes were made to the radar
and radio communications due to advances in electronic integrated circuits and other electronics.
The fourth major version of the Hawkeye is the E-2D, which first flew in 2007.
The E-2 was the first aircraft designed specifically for its role, as opposed to a modification of an existing airframe,
such as the Boeing E-3 Sentry. Variants of the Hawkeye have been in continuous production since 1960, giving it the longest
production run of any carrier-based aircraft.
The E-2 also received the nickname "Super Fudd" because it replaced the E-1 Tracer "Willy Fudd".
In recent decades, the E-2 has been commonly referred to as the "Hummer" because of the distinctive sounds of its turboprop
engines, quite unlike that of turbojet and turbofan jet engines. In addition to U.S. Navy service, smaller numbers of E-2s
have been sold to the armed forces of Egypt, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and Taiwan.
- a new flyable plane
- 9 new/upgraded skins
- Wrench: Upgrade pack, VAW-123, VAW-124, JASDF skins
- Dave & JSF Aggie: VAW-112, VAW-121 skins
- paulopanz: other skins (IDF, EAF, Marine, Mexico, Singapore,Taiwan), revamp pack
- SF2nA needed
- all in your mod folder and overwrite
KAW F7F-3N Tigercat
By baffmeisterAn updated SF-2 version of Geo's F7F-3N Tigercat with the original Lod's, Skins, and decals.
One of the aircraft that has been getting worked on by the KAW team. It includeds a new FM, a choice of two cockpits, both blue and black drop tanks, and a type specific TinyTim as well as a few other odds and ends.
1.] GEO! For making the Tigercat models, skins and decals!
3.] TMF for the Corsair NF cockpit. [i think]
2.] Cliff11, for putting together the modified F-86D cockpit. Also Lex Luther, SabreDog Team, and Zura for previous work.
3.] Cliff11 again for putting together the new 150Gal drop tanks.
4.] FM credits: Baffmeister, Cliff11, Charles for the original, a lot of which is still there, and ThirdWire.
WAIVERS: This package is for freeware use only!
The Tigercat in Korea - A brief History
VMF-542 Squadron left San Diego for Japan in late August, 1950, the Tigercats being hoisted aboard the small aircraft carrier USS Cape Esperance. After arriving in Japan, the squadron was based at Itazuke AB for a short period but probably didn't operate over Korea at that time. More likely they were just placed on alert status to counter any potential inbound threats.
After the invasion at Inchon on September 15, VMF-542 began deployment to the newly captured airfield at Kimpo [K-14]. They flew their first combat missions from Kimpo on September 20. Operations from Kimpo were in support of the 1st Marine Division as it attacked northward. VMF-542 likely operated from the frozen Chosin Resevoir during that campaign. During this phase most operations were day and night interdiction, combat air support and armed recon but there is an interesting account of a VMF-542 Tigercat escorting a PR Tigercat [VMJ-1?] all the way to Vladivostok and back.
In January, 1951, VMF-542 moved back to Itazuke, Japan. From there the Tigercats conducted long range armed recon missions as well as doing some spotting for naval gunfire.
During February, 1951, VMF-542 was back in Korea, operating from Pusan [K-1] airfield.
In March, 1951, VMF-542 returned to El Toro, California, to begin training on the F3D Skynight. VMF-542's Tigercats and some pilots were transferred to VMF-513, making VMF-513 a composite squadron with both Tigercats and Corsairs. At some point after being transferred to VMF-513 the Tigercats recieved their rather famous flat black paint jobs. With VMF-513 the Tigercats were flown from Pusan mainly at night with the Corsairs operating in the day time. During the night missions the Tigercats would sometimes team up with flare dropping R4D's and PB4Y Privateers.
In June, 1951, VMF-513 moved to Kangnung [K-18], on the east coast of Korea. It was at this point the Tigercats scored there only aerial victorys, shooting down one PO-2 Biplane in June and another PO-2 in July, both shot down during night operations. From Kangnung the Tigercats also flew long night time patrols protecting the valuable radar station at Cho-do. On the return leg the Tigercats would engage any targets of opportunity. Another task was night time ground controlled radar bombing. The Tigercats would be called in by forward air controllers but the bombing run was calculated and directed by ground controlled radar operators. Yet another task was escorting B-26 Invaders during night time interdiction missions.
At the end of March, 1952, VMF-513 moved to Kunsan [K-8] airfield. The front line was quite static at this time allowing a very heavy concentration of anti-aircraft guns to be built up. For night time combat air support operations, a system was devised were two crossed searchlight beams would be used as a reference point while a FAC would give targeting directions to the Tigercat pilot, based on the position of the crossed seachlight beams. After the first Napalm bombs were dropped the FAC would give directions for further drops by referencing the position of the fire from the first drop.
In late summer, 1952, VMF-513 received twelve F3D SkyKnight fighters and the last of the Tigercats were phased out shortly after.
Cessna O-1E BirdDog Upgrade Pak -for 3rdWire O-1E-
By WrenchCessna O-1E BirdDog Pak -for 3rdWire O-1E-
= For SF2, Any and All
= Please Note: this is =NOT= a full aircraft mod. The LOD files are =NOT= included, as they are propritery of 3rdWire, and cannot be shared. So ... you =MUST= have one of the original 1stGen games - SFP1, WoV or WoE to extract the 4 needed LOD files from their Objects.cat. Instructions are in the 'To Install' section. =
This is a major overhaul of the stock, 1stGen O-1E BirdDog with a new, functioning cockpit, 4 skins and all new historically accurate serial numbers (albeit generic in nature, representing no particular unit; even the Canadian ones)
The skins are:
RCAF/CF CO-119 by ext (iirc)
OD Green by ???
USAF white (stock)
Pakistani Army Green (based on above, from Indo/Pak mod)
The RCAF/CF skin has all new decals, matching those used by Canada (*please seen "Notes" below for more on the CF serials*).
The OD Green skin from ?? has the "US Army" tag remade new, replacing that from my ancient L-19 mod, that was in the wrong font.
The USAF skin uses stock decals, as it has always done (F-100 serials).
Basically, other than stock National Insigia (and serials on the USAFWhite), all decals are new.
The cockpit is based off Kesselbrut's Yak-3 pit, HEAVILY modified to fit the O-1, with gauges repainted and converted/recalibrated to US standard (knots & feet). Some gauges do not work properly, but this is the closest we have (or more truthfully, the best I could
find). Lots of moves and other tweeks to both the data and cockpit ini make it fit like it kinda sorta shoulda.
Decal randomization is set to TRUE, so be at least at whichever patch level gave that to us.
The aircraft uses stock HVARs, but for fun I've included the M-60 underwing machine gun. So you can shoot stuff up. A revamped version of the 7.62mm M-60 gun is also included. A new Userlist.ini is supplied, with most of the Dog's users.
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them -CAREFULLY-!! .... Also, see the "Notes" section for Vitally Important Information . Seriously ... you NEED to read it. In fact, after unzipping, you might want to read this document through before installing.
SF2 E-767 AWAC and KC-767 Cargo/Refueler Aircraft by Veltro2K
By WrenchSF2 E-767 AWAC and KC-767 Cargo/Refueler Aircraft by Veltro2K
= For SF2, Full 5 Merged RECCOMENDED! =
This is a Re-release of the Veltro2k's KC and E-767 aircraft.
It is REQUIRED that you have -at the VERY minimum- a Full-4 merged install. However, the AWACs makes use of SF2NA coding, and is NA is REQUIRED for everything to (more of less) work properly. Also, as these reference the stock 3W destroyed model (closest fit in shape, but not size...). Hence, the need for a Full 5 Merged install. It is usable without, but you may not have the dead burning wreckage on the ground.
Included in this pack are the:
602 AACS, JASDF
KC-767 Refuler/Cargo Carrier:
14 Stormo, AMI
401 Squadron, JASDF
Skins remain in their bmp format; the KC-767 makes use of Brain32's trick of having the one skin, resued for both, residing in MAIN aircraft folder. Decal radomization is set to TRUE (well, there's 4 aircraft for each user!). A user list is supplied for the KC-767.
New damage textures are supplied, in DDS format. The skins have been 'partly' redone. The partial template I used in included. Other skinners are encouraged to 'have at it'
While this mod IS supplied with a cockpit, the Standard Waring Disclaimer for these High Value Assets remains: let the AI handle them. As AFR isn't part of the game ... the word we're looking for is "eye candy".
As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read them!!! Also, give the "Note" section a read, in particular on operational usage.
The Legal Statement has been changed with regards to these aircraft.
For those that still have the original releases, as there HAVE been changes and additions in several of the inis you may wish to examine, mostly in respect to SF2NA, you may wish to replace the originals with these.
**These aircraft herein are released in "AS IS" Condition. Any and all issues/problems that cannot be solved via ini edits will exist forever, as new models are unlikely to be created**.