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    1. F4U-1 "Birdcage" Corsair Mod (stand in)

      F4U-1 "Corsair" Birdcage mod for SF/WoV/WoE WW2 PTO installs
       
      This package is a simple mod to the existing F4U-1 created by Wolf257. It will create a NEW aircraft, a 'stand in' F4U-1 'Birdcage' Corsair. You will also be making changes to your EXISTING F4U-1, with some simple file renaming to create the F4U-1A, which the aircraft really is. This will differentiate them from each other.
       
      The package contains ONLY the necessary files to create the aircraft; various inis, etc, and a NEW skin from my enhanced template, representing VMF-124, the first American unit to take the Corsair into action in Feburary, 1943.
       
      You MUST have Wolf's original F4U-1 to create the full aircraft from. The aircraft LOD (physical model) is NOT included!!! The cockpit folder IS included, as I made some changes in the 'viewed' wing, so rather than have the end users make a mistake with the 'wing.bmp', I choose to include the full folder. A "slightly" enhanced dash bmp is included, just for fun.
      The damage tga and a NEW -only available in this mod- Birdcage Corsair Hangar screen are also included!
       
      Full, detailed instructions are below in the "To Installate" section.
       
      --YOU MUST HAVE THE BUNYAP WEAPONS PACK TO GET THE WW2 WEAPONS!! --
      --- YOU MUST HAVE WOLF'S ORIGINAL F4U-1 INSTALLED FOR THE AIRCRAFT LOD!!! ---
       
      This aircraft has been tested in SF/WoV/WoE and post-patch WoI (8/29/08). There still are some 'issues' with prop-plane flight models, but there has been a MARKED improvement!! You use it in WoI at YOUR own risk.
       
      As mentioned above, there's (yet another!) detailed readme enclosed -- so I require you to read the thing!! Notes, explinations, blah, blah, etc, and so forth.
       
      Good Luck, Good Hunting! and Happy Landings and all that sort of stuff..
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein

      300 downloads

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    2. Grumman TBF-1 Avenger Mod

      Grumman TBF-1 Avenger -- A Mod of the Dev A-Team's TBF-1C
       
      This is a mod of the DAT's TBM-1C Avenger of WW2 fame, into an early war version, circa 1942
       
      This is to be considered as an "incomplete" aircraft mod, due to the non-inclusion of certain files. I've NOT included the aircraft LOD file nor the cockpit folder. See below "To Install" for a complete list of the necessary parts.
      You -MUST- have the DAT's TBF-1C to make use of this aircraft, as you'll be coping files over from it.
       
      The new skin, from a completly redrawn template based on Gramps' original skins, represents VT-3 based aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3) circa August/September 1942, approximately the time of the Battle of Santa Cruz and the fight for Guadalcanal. All the panel and rivet lines have been redone, new decals created for 'plane in group numbers', aircraft designation, and BuNums for 24 aircraft. It can also be considered a rather 'generic' USN/USMC version, as most units carried no markings. Some USMC VMSB units DID use a 3-digit ID number, based upon the aircrafted BuNum, but that's a story for another day...
       
      I've included all the inis I've modified, so you'll be copying the minimum number of bits. The data ini includes mods that remove the wing guns, and adds the single 30 caliber MG on the nose. Unfortunatley, the LOD still contains the postions of the 2 wing mounted 50 cals, so you'll have to suspend disbelief (or pretend they're broom handles stuck there to fool enemy fighters that they're real guns)
      Surface search radar has also been activated. NEW damage tgs's have also been created (they can be used on any of the TBF/TBMs).
       
      = IMPORTANT: This aircraft is designed for use in SF/WoV/WoE -ONLY-, I have NOT tested it in post -8/28/08- patch WoI =
       
      =This mod is designed for use with the Bunyap Weapons Pak of 6/06, as it contains all the needed weapons . If attempting to use this aircraft with any other weapons pak, you'll need to add ALL the WW2 era bombs, torpedoes, etc. They are NOT included in this package.=
       
      As you probably suspect, there's a highly detailed, step-by-step readme included, so you'd be wise to read it!!! And as always, the usual notes and comments and general nonsense....
       
      Happy Hunting!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein

      691 downloads

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    3. N1K1 Kyofu "Rex" by Pasko

      Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu "Rex"
       
      Full Aircraft Replacement Pak
       
      This is Pasko's N1K1 Rex, the complete package. As the link is broked at his site, and it's dosn't seem availalbe to the General Masses ™, I've chosen to upload the entire aircraft, WITH my Update Pak already installed.
      Please consider this as a REPLACEMENT and enchacement of the Pak I uploaded yesturday.
       
      As stated, this IS the complete aircraft, lods, skins, inis, and cockpit (which comes from AD's Zero). This will simplify matters releated to installing it.
       
      -= NOTE: You MUST have the Bunyap Weapons Pak of 6/06 to get the WW2 weapons and guns and such =-
       
      - This mod has been tested in SF, WoV and WoE. This mod is NOT reccomended for use in a WW2 style install of WoI, as it handles prop flight models in "an odd way".
       
      As usual, read the enclosed 'readme' for (for once!!!) simple install instructions!! BTW, as this is the complete aircraft, there are 2 readmes -- Pasko's original and the one for my update pak, but you can disregard it
       
      With deep thanks to Pasko for creating this aircraft for us, and all those that worked on it!
       
      Enjoy!
      Wrench
      kevin stein

      605 downloads

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    4. KI-61 family

      DATA,INI,LOADOUT for the KI-61 family (KI-61-Ia -Ib -IIa -IIb and mauser 20mm gun) and some bonus loading pictures and hangar
       
      a variant of
       
      Tony fighter. Developed for SFP1 by the SFP1 Dev A-Team of Capun (model), CB Productions (textures), Charles (FM and screens) and Kesselbrut (Virtual Cockpit) WRENCH (textures). Developed from Razer's source file
       
      you need the complete KI-61 aircraft from
       
       
      http://cplengineeringllc.com/SFP1/

      682 downloads

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    5. Ki-57 "Topsy" Skin and Ini Pak

      Ki-57 "Topsy" skin - for SF/WoV/WoE WW2 PTO instals
       
      This is just a simple reskin of Wolf257's Ki-57 IJAAF transport plane to give it a slightly better looking paint job. Nothing really special, just added on the 'side windows' (ie: painted them on). The skin is based off my Ki-21 'Sally' upgrade for some time ago. It's a very basic, rather generic IJAAF green, with no important markings. Simply because I couldn't find any in my source books!
       
      As this aircraft IS desinged for AI use only, I haven't included any of the really neat little bits for adding a cockpit. You can use the instructions in either of the Sally upgrade pak. It might actually be kind of fun, to just take off and fly around the map (avoiding enemy fighters, of course, as you ain't got no guns!!). The cockpit ini, just for giggles, IS included. You'll need to have the cockpit from Pasko's Mosquito B.IV. The readouts have been converted to use metric data, as has the data ini.
      The included slightly tweeked data ini, adds Japanese pilots and seats for them to rest on. A damage tga is also included, so you can have the shot up look.
       
      I didn't bother to create a hangar screen. It's a transport, and nice for eye candy.
       
      See the enclosed readme for more, detailed install instructions
       
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein

      504 downloads

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    6. P-51A Mustang, 530th FS, CBI - Skin & Ini Pak

      NAA P-51A Mustang, 530FS, 311 FG, Skin and Ini Pak, For SF/WoV/WoE CBI installs
       
      This package contains modifications and a reskin of Wolf's P-51A as used in the CBI Theatre. These are the early Allison-engined versions. This is a semi-complete aircraft mod, -specifically- designed for use in the CBI style install of the games, if you've created CBI only WW2 install that is . I've seen no other references to "A" model Mustangs being used anywhere else in the Pacific Theatre.
       
      The skin represents aircraft from the 530th FS, 311 FG located in Burma, circa 1943.
      I say 'semi-complete', as only the skin and decals, plus various inis are included in this mod. You =WILL= be transfering several critical files from your original P-51A to get this mod to work. (see "To Install" below) Consider this a "Theatre Specific" type of aircraft mod.
       
      The various inis supplied in this kit, will give you the loadouts and other tweeks I've made that fit the time frame, and more importantly, the Theatre of Operations. "A" model Mustangs were slightly different in their usage and loads, then AAF ones used in the ETO/MTO - and different again from RAF ones. The P-51As as used in Burma at this time carried the 3-tube M-10 "Triple Bazooka" launcher, plus their usual compliment of bombs and machine guns. Nose guns are NOT used on this model.
       
      I have included a bunch of small files, NEW Loading and Hangar screens, SHD (shadow), and other bits. But remember -- the main aircraft LOD file is NOT included, as per Wolf's wishes, nor is the cockpit folder. His original "P-51A_readme.txt" is included as well.
       
      -= NOTE: you must have the Bunyap Weapons Pak of 6/06 to get the WW2 weapons and guns and such =-
      =NOTE: you MUST have Wolf257s WW2 Planes Pak for the Original P-51A Lod and Cockpit folder (DUH!)=
      - This mod has been tested in SF, WoV and WoE. This mod is NOT reccomended for use in a WW2 PTO style install of WoI, as it handles prop flight models in "a most unusual, and odd way"-
       
      PLEASE read the enclosed readme for detailed, easy to follow install instructions.
       
      Good Hunting!
      Wrench
      kevin stein
       
      (yes, I know it's the same screenie I used before...but I was too lazy to take another!)

      907 downloads

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    7. P-400 Airacobra Skin & Ini Pak

      Bell P-400 "Airacobra", 39th FS Skin and Ini Pak, For SF/WoV/WoE PTO installs
       
      This is a semi-complete mod, re-creating the P-400, export version of the Bell P-39 "Airacobra". The skin represents aircraft from the 39th FS, 35th FG as seen around Port Morseby, PNG during mid-1942
       
      It is also to be considered a FULL replacement, minus certain files, for the P-400 mod that's been on my site for several years. This version gets a fully upgraded skin, with newly redrawn panel and rivet lines, and a replacement cockpit, based on the Dev A-Team's Hurricane.
       
      When I say "semi-complete", this means the aircraft LOD file is NOT included, NOR are the cockpit files from the Hurricane 1. You WILL be transfering these from their respective aircraft. Needless to say, you MUST have Wolf's WW2 Planes Pak for the LOD, and the DATs Hurri. Full instructions, and a parts list, are below in the "Install Instructions".
       
      I've supplied all the inis, misc bmps and tgas and various and sundry bits to make the process as easy as possible.
       
      The skin, as said above, is for the 39th FS, and has completely new redrawn panel and rivet lines. Aircraft ID numbers are as accurate as possible, based on research. Serial numbers are NOT used, as these were painted out in-theatre. In reality, although not painted on the aircraft, these birds were assigned RAF serials, as they were originally intented for the UK.
       
      A revamped, cleaned up version of my original P-39 Hangar Screen is included, as is the damage tga.
       
      -= NOTE: you must have the Bunyap Weapons Pak of 6/06 to get the WW2 weapons and guns and such =-
      - This mod has been tested in SF, WoV and WoE. This mod is NOT reccomended for use in a WW2 PTO style install of WoI, as it handles prop flight models in "a most unusual, and odd way"
       
      As usual, you are REQUIRED to read the enclosed readme for full, detailed install instructions.
       
      Good Luck, and Good Hunting!
       
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein

      359 downloads

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    8. Republic P-84 Thunderjet (WW2 What If...)

      Republic P-84 Thunderjet "What If..." WW2 version -For SF/WoV/WoE and probably WoI (maybe?)
       
      This little mod is a tweek to RussoUK's F-84E, with a new lod with the bubble-top non-reinforced canopy. It "represents" P-84 Thunderjet aircraft from the 61st FS of the 56th FG in the "What If..." world of WW2: 1946 aka SWOTL2.
       
      Russo made the new lod for me several years ago, and this has been languishing on my HD for some time; I figured NOW would be a good time to finish it off and release to all you good folks!
       
      The new skin, with redrawn panel lines (but no rivets - this was done before I learned how, and wasn't going back to add them!), has the marking of the 61st FS, still carrying their standard WW2 ETO markings as of 1947. Included are several historic nose arts as seen on their Thunderbolts. I've tried to match aircraft call letter with the approiate art work. Serial numbers are accurate, had the A model gone into full production.
       
      A new WoE-style Hangar screen is also included.
       
      The auto-speed canopy has been disabled, as this no longer works in WoI (and by inference, when the SF/WoV/WoE patch arrives), but I somehow managed to fool the game engine by assigning to the arrestor hook; so, the canopy will open when you hit the "H" key.
       
      It should be noted this is 1of 2 Thunderjet mods I'm releasing; this one, a "What If..." for WW2: 1946, and a Real Life ™, Historic version, which is simply called "F-84". It represents the B/C model, and is available seperatly, as they are designed to be exclusive to their eras.
       
      == YOU MUST HAVE THE BUNYAP WEAPONS PAK TO HAVE THE WW2 STYLE WEAPONS!!!! ==
       
      PLEASE read the enclosed readme for full, detailed instructions, and more of the usual nonsense in the Notes section
       
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein
       
      (yeah, I know I resued the same screenie from before...I'm lazy! Get over it!!! )

      521 downloads

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    9. Hawk 75A, Vichy French

      Curtis-Wright Hawk 75A, Vichy French Armee De L'Air Package
      for SF/WoV/WoE WW2 MTO Installs:
       
      This is a complete package including ALL parts necessary to unzip and install a new, export version of Wolf's P-36 Mohawk, as used by the Vichy French Air Force, after the Fall of France.
       
      A single skin with generic markings is included. Tail and Number decals are by Heck Mitchell, and borrowed from the AdA version. It 'represents' GCII/5, but should not be considered 100% historically accurate. The "Indian Head" squadon insignia decal is by me.
       
      A new Vichy Hawk 75 hangar screen is included, as are damage tgas.
       
      There is a new French 7.5mm machine gun, courtesy of Heck, and a 50kg bomb by me, so you'll be using BOTH the gun and weapons editor to add them. (note: both these weapons were included in the AdA Douglas DB-7 previously released).
       
      It is NOT reccomended for use in a WW2 install based on WoI
       
      ---- Please note you MUST have the latest Weapons Pack (Bunyap Pak) for the WW2 weapons ----
       
      Finally got around to finishing it...
      PLEASE read the readme for detailed install instructions, and the General Notes and Noise
       
      Happy Landings!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein

      348 downloads

         (1 review)

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    10. A6M2 Sen Baku

      A6M2 Sen Baku in the Battle of the Philippine Sea
       
       
      Ryan Toews from j-aircraft.com
       
       
      The fighter-bomber version of the A6M2 is probably the least documented Zero variant. This article is an attempt to shed some light on some of the distinguishing details of this plane.
       
      First, allow me to offer a few a words on the proper nomenclature. Most published sources call this Zero a “Bakusen”. However, in the last year Manabu Kawasaki wrote a new study entitled A New View of the Battle of Philippine Sea. This book points out that the official records term the Zero fighter-bomber the Sen Baku; this is also supported by the memories of a number of pilots. My thanks to Kenji Miyazaki for drawing this to my attention.
       
      The A6M2 Sen Baku was introduced in early 1944. The D3A Val carrier-borne dive-bomber was recognized as becoming increasingly inadequate for front line use and the replacement IJN dive-bomber, the D4Y Judy, needed a longer take-off roll than could be accommodated on the light carriers comprising part of the First Mobile Fleet. Accordingly, a number of A6M2s were modified to carry a 250 kg bomb by replacing the drop tank so as to fit a centre-line bomb rack. These modified Zeros lacked dive brakes and bomb-throwing racks and so were restricted to less effective shallower bomb approaches, but it was thought that the flight decks of the American carriers could be damaged enough to render them incapable of aerial operations.
       
      Concurrent with the introduction of the A6M2 Sen Baku was the rebuilding of the Japanese carrier force. Training for both the 601 Kokutai only began in February of 1944 and 652 Ku and 653 Ku began training a month later. Very likely then the Zero Sen Baku only began arriving from the factory sometime in the period from February to April.
       
      Mitsubishi had stopped producing the A6M2 in mid-1942, so it can be safely assumed that all of the A6M2 Sen Bakus were built by Nakajima. Gakken 33 gives Nakajima’s monthly production numbers for both the A6M2 and the A6M5. Production of the latter was well underway in March 1944 and it was in full production by April. Yet production of the A6M2 only shut down gradually, with 111 aircraft still being built in April and May 1944. It may very well be that this drawn out production of the A6M2 during the time the A6M5 was being turned out in strength was due to the need for additional Sen Baku variants of the Zero. As will be explained below, the Zero fighter-bombers were not a simple conversion and were much more likely to have been given their necessary modifications on the assembly line.
       
      The A6M2 Sen Baku also appears to have been the first Zero to make use of two wing drop-tanks. On page 82 of Aero Detail 7 is a small notation which states that a number of A6M5bs were modified to carry both a centre-line bomb load as well as wing tanks. This was done to maintain the same range performance as regularly equipped Zeros. A photo on pages 20-21 of the recently published Japanese Naval Air Force in Action shows several carrier-borne A6M2s equipped with wing mounted drop-tanks. (Image 1) The tail codes visible on several other aircraft in the foreground help identify the image as having been taken some time before the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Using the evidence from this photo, it can be argued that the bomb carrying A6M2s used during the Battle of the Philippine Sea were also equipped with wing drop-tanks. Further substantiation for this can be found in looking at the battle itself. The Japanese strategy was to use the advantage of their planes’ longer range to be able to attack before the Americans were within range themselves. And to maintain this longer range the A6M2 had to be able to use the additional fuel available in external drop-tanks.
       
       
      A6M2 Sen Baku Markings
       
      Information on markings for the Battle of the Philippine Sea Sen Bakus is likewise very sparse, being limited to only one such aircraft. The picture below is form the USMC collection at NARA. It is identified as being taken on Guam in July of 1944. According to Jim Lansdale a second photo in the same series appears to show the same plane in the background of the image with the code of “323“ visible on the tail (Image 12)
       
      It is assumed here that the “2” in the “247” part of the tail code identified the role of plane “47” as a bomber instead of a fighter, continuing a practice used previously by IJN carrier units. The tail code prefix of “323” serves to further identify the plane as belonging to the 3rd Carrier (Ryuho) of the 2nd Carrier Division. All of the aircraft of the 2nd Carrier Division were administratively assigned to the 652 Kokutai.
       
      According to Hata and Izawa as well as Tillman the 652 Ku launched either 25 or 26 of its full complement of 26 A6M2 fighter-bombers as part of the second Japanese air strike on the 19th of July. This force came in from the north and had minimal contact with American forces. In spite of this, 4 A6M2 fighter-bombers were lost. It seems safe to assume that any of these 4 planes might have crashed on Guam.
       
      From all of the above it may be possible to reconstruct the appearance of at least one of the rather elusive A6M2 Sen Baku that took such heavy losses in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Bearing the tail code of “323-247” it was equipped with two wing mounted drop tanks as well as a flush-mounted bomb rack to carry a 250 Kg bomb.
       
      Over the past months Dave Douglas has been allowing me to berate him with endless suggestions concerning his outstanding series of Zero profiles. He has been kind enough to take my contradictory notes and comments and create a profile of the Sen Baku which has been described above. (Image 13) Dave has also provided a drawing of the bomb rack used on the A6M2 Sen Baku. This illustration also provides a better look at the Type 99 #25 Model 1 Ordinary bomb and its markings. The bomb’s markings are of the earlier war pattern which were continued up to July 1944. (Image 14)
       
       
       
       
      A6M2 Sen Baku Package: for SF/WoV/WoE WW2, PTO installs
       
      This little modification creates a new aircraft based off ArmorDave's A6M5 "Zeke" IJN fighter and Wrench work. Included in this package are the skins, inis, and some various small and sundry bits. The aircraft LOD and cockpit folders are NOT included - you 'll be transfering them over from the stock A6M5. Therefore, it is NOT a complete aircraft package.
       
      = You MUST have the latest Weapons Pak installed for the WW2 Weapons!!! =
       
      Obviously, you must have AD's Zero's installed to use the package....
       
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      Install instructions:
       
      Unzip, as I always reccomend, the "A6M2 Sen Baku.zip" to a temp folder somewhere that easy to find.
       
      Create a new folder, "A6M2 Sen Baku" in your game's main /Aircraft folder.
       
      Copy/paste all the new items; inis, skin folder, and the various and sundry bits I've supplied, into the new A6M5C folder.
       
      From the original A6M5, transfer over (copy/paste) the following items:
       
       
      A6M5.LOD
      A6M5.OUT (usefull for decaling)
       
      Cockpit folder -- the whole, entire folder :)
       
      Copy/paste the "LavEngine.wav" into your sounds folder, if you don't have it already. This is from Hinchbooke, and was (duh!) designed for the Soviet Laggs and the LA-9 and 11. It has a nice raspy radial sound.
       
      Hangar and Loading screens are included. They're my old one's for a way's back.
       
      That's pretty much it...go fly!
       
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      --Credits/Sources:
       
      ArmourDave for creating the Zero in the first place;
      Volksjager and Lansen for the original skins;
      MoonJumper for finding the PappaRomeo EAW sight pack;
      Hinchbrooke for the LavEngine sound;
      All the other WW2 Junkies out there;
      TK for creating the open sourced marvel for use to play with
       
      Famous Airplanes of the World #55: Mitsubishi A6M, Model 11-21
      Aero Detail #7: Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter
      Aircam #16: Mistubish A6M Vol.1
      Osprey Aircraft of the Aces #22: Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937-1945
      Kagero: 3/202 Kokutai
      Mushroom YS 3: Mitsubishi A6M Zero
      Profile #236: A6M5-A6M8
      Profile Aircraft #129: Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero-sen
      Squad/Signal #1059: A6M Zero In Action
       
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      Any problems, questions, comments or other ideas can be directed to me on the CombatAce and SimHQ message boards.
       
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      Legal BS:
      This is freeware; it CAN be distrubuted as such if permission is granted by me, AD, and the original readme and all pieces of the package remain intact.
      The Mitsubishi A6M5 remains the intellectual property of ArmourDave (and Mitsubishi Aircraft, it's heirs and/or successors)
      See the original readme documentation for further allowances and restrictions
      Any persons wishing to make further modfications of the aircraft inis, skins, cockpit, etc, MUST obtain permission from the whole of the developers/moders.
      This package may NOT in any way, shape or form be used in any payware addition without permission of myself, ArmourDave, or anyone associated with it.
      Percentages of payment are -always- open for negotiation.
       
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    11. Japanese Aircraft Pack Addon by Armourdave

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      Japanese Aircraft Pack for
      Strike Fighters : Project 1 by Armourdave
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      build 27-11-2004
       
       
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      Installation
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      Unzip the japanese_aircraft.zip to your \objects\aircraft folder
       
      Move the nations.ini to your \flight folder.
       
       
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      Pack introduction & History
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      A6M
      *******
       
      The Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen legendary status mirrored the fortunes of the rising sun, in which four years, the sun would finally set. For the Japanese and its former enemies, the A6M was the symbol of Japanese air power. The A6M fighter marked the beginning of a new epoch in naval aviation and was the first shipboard fighter capable of surpassing land-based aircraft.1 With its tight turning radius, it was an extremely deadly weapon in a dogfight, and was famous for its ability to outmaneuver, Brewster F2A Buffaloes, Curtiss P-40s and Grumman F4F Wildcats. As early as 1937, Claire Chennault, the author of 'The Role of Defensive Pursuit,' warned the USAAF about the dangers of Japanese air power. Apparently his warnings were ignored, as the superiority of the A6M was a complete surprise to the American forces.2 As leader of the Flying Tigers, Chennault constantly stressed to his pilots, 'Never try to turn with a Zero. Always get above the enemy and try to hit him with the first pass.'3 Because of the A6Ms exceptional range and performance, it was to bear the brunt of the action, of almost every military engagement in the Pacific, until the end of the war. 4
       
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      Ki-43
      *******
       
      The Hayabusa was a sleek little dogfighter, relatively slow and lightly armed (just two fuselage-mounted machine guns at a time when other fighters were carrying multiple machine guns or even cannon in their wings). At first, these weaknesses seemed not to matter, but as time went on, the Hayabusa was totally outclassed by its opponents in every respect except tight-turning dogfighting. And even that advantage counted little against enemy aircraft that refused to meet the Hayabusa on its own terms. Unfortunately for Japan, the Hayabusa had to continue on as a front-line fighter to the end, because its successor-the Ki-84 Hayate (which see)-was never available in sufficient quantities, and was not as reliable as the older fighter.
      Interestingly, design work on the Ki-43 began even before its predecessor, the Ki-27 Nate, entered service with the JAAF. In December 1937, the Army told the Nakajima company to design a new fighter to supercede the Ki-27. The new plane would be faster in level flight (300+ mph), swifter-climbing (5 minutes to 16,405 ft.), longer-ranged (a radius of action of 500 statute miles), with the same armament and maneuverability as the earlier fighter. The Nakajima team, led by Hideo Itokawa, worked steadily for a year, and the new plane was first flown early in January 1939.
       
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      G4M2
      *******
       
      Designed to an incredibly demanding 1938 Navy specification, the G4M family (given the code-name "Betty" by the Allies) was the Imperial Japanese Navy's premier heavy bomber in World War II; yet the insistence on the great range of 2,000 nautical miles (3,706 km) with full bomb load made the saving of weight take priority over defence and the aircraft was highly vulnerable and not very popular. The wing was of the same Mitsubishi 118 section as the Zero-Sen and boldly designed as an integral fuel tank to accommodate no less than 5,000 litres (1,100 gal). The company kept recommending four engines and being overruled by the Navy, which, during the early flight-test stage, wasted more than a year, and 30 aircraft, in trying to make the design into the G6M bomber escort with a crew of ten and 19 guns.
       
      Eventually the G4M1 was readied for service as a bomber and flew its first missions in South East China in May 1941. More than 250 operated in the Philippines and Malayan campaigns, but after the Solomons battle in August 1942 it began to be apparent that, once intercepted and hit, the unprotected bomber went up like a torch (hence the Allied nickname "one-shot lighter"). Total production reached the exceptional quantity of 2,479, most of them in the many sub-types of G4M2 with increased fuel capacity and power. Finally the trend of development was reversed with the G4M3 series with full protection and only 968 gal fuel.
       
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      Known Issues
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      * Hires textures might cause you problems if your graphics card is from the previous century
      * Ki-43 has no fast prop.
      * G4M2 is AI only so dont even bother
       
      ***********************************
      Aircraft Files
      ***********************************
       
      All aircraft models, cockpit models and cockpit textures authored by David (AD).
       
      All flight models authored by Wolf257
       
      This pack contains 4 aircraft and 6 skins.
       
      Aircraft Skin
       
      A6M2 - White (Volksjaeger)
      White (Lansen)
       
      A6M5 - Camo (Volksjaeger)
      Green (Volksjaeger)
       
      Ki-43 - Green (Volksjaeger)
       
      G4M2 - Green (Volksjaeger)
       
      All Hangar screens and A6M2/5 loading screens by Kevin "Wrench" Stein
       
       
      ***********************************
      Thanks to
      ***********************************
       
      Jason "Volksjaeger" Brash
      Jim "Wolf257" Farmer
      Kevin "Wrench" Stein
      Lansen
      Whoever hosts this pack

      3,910 downloads

         (2 reviews)

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    12. F6F-5 Hellcat

      F6F-5 Hellcat mod for SF/WoV/WoE - WW2 PTO Installs
       
      This is a modifcation of Razor/Geo's F6F-3 'Hellcat' into the -5 used by the US Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific during 1943-45. I call this a 'representative' -5, as it is based on the -3, and still has the rear cockpit windows, which would not be present on the later -5 'represented' here.
       
      This is a semi-complete aircraft mod, including all the necessary parts, =excepting= the aircraft LOD, to recreate the standard -5 day fighter-bomber . You =WILL= have to copy the "F6F.LOD" from your original Hellcat's folder to this one. It's highly reccomened you have the original, plus any weapons it adds, in you PTO install.
       
      The cockpit is also NOT included, but a new gunsight and cockpit ini is, so you'll need to copy over the -3's cockpit as well. See 'Installation" below...
       
      The skin is brand new, from a template created by me, based off the original tri-color that came with the -3 Hellcat. It represents's Hellcats from VF-3 aboard USS YORKTOWN circa early 1945. Weapons stations have been added for the wing-mounted HVARs, as well as the usual bombs and drop tank original built into the -3. My Hellcat Hangar and Loading screens have been included.
       
      It is also NOT designed to be used in a WW2 style install of WoI, as WoI handles propeller aircraft -completely- differently, and they do NOT fly properly. You've been warned....
       
      I've included Geo' original readme, please give it a look over. Remember: you MUST have the original F6F-3 Hellcat available at his site:
       
      Geo's Aircraft:
      http://www.geos-aircraft.com/SFAircraft.htm
       
      == YOU MUST HAVE THE LATEST WEAPONS PAK INSTALLED TO GET THE WW2 WEAPONS!! ==
       
      You know what ya gotta do...read the enclosed readme for all kinds of informative goodnes! The best part, is it's non-fattening, non-alcholic, lowers cholesteral, is high in fiber and generally fun!!
       
      Enjoy!
      Wrench, The
      kevin stien

      1,072 downloads

         (3 reviews)

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    13. F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfigher

      F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter mod for SF/WoV/WoE - WW2 PTO Installs
       
      This is a modifcation of Razor/Geo's F6F-3 'Hellcat' into the -5N nighter version used by the US Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific during 1943-45. I call this a 'representative' -5N, as it is based on the -3, and still has the rear cockpit windows, which would not be present on the later -5N 'represented' here.
       
      This is a semi-complete aircraft mod, including all the necessary parts, =excepting= the aircraft LOD, to recreate the -5N Nightfighters. You =WILL= have to copy the "F6F.LOD" from your original Hellcat's folder to this one. It's highly reccomened you have the original, plus any weapons it adds, in you PTO install.
       
      Included is the full cockpit, modified by Lexx_Luthor, from the F-86D for use in this aircraft, a skin representing VMFN-542 - complete with accurate Modex numbers and nose art (BuNums not included), all inis, damage tgas, and a NEW -only available in this mod- Hellcat Nightfighter Hangar & Loading Screens. The skin is brand new, from a template created by me, based off the original tri-color that came with the -3 Hellcat. Weapons stations have been added for the wing-mounted HVARs, as well as the usual bombs and drop tank.
       
      You're also be using the weapons editor to add the new wing-mounted radar pod, modified from something I don't remember at this point in time. This is designed ONLY for use with the Bunyap Weapons Pak, and NOT the TMF pak, as their's does not contain the WW2 weapons. It is also NOT designed to be used in a WW2 style install of WoI, as WoI handles propeller aircraft -completly- differently, and they don't fly properly. You've been warned....
       
      I've included Geo' original readme, please give it a look over.
       
      == YOU MUST HAVE THE LATEST WEAPONS PAK INSTALLED TO GET THE WW2 WEAPONS!! ==
       
      Please read the enclosed readme for more, detailed install instructions. Etc and so forth... you know the drill!!
       
      Wrench
      kevin stein

      706 downloads

         (2 reviews)

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    14. Curtiss Hawk III

      Plane has no readme so I want to add credits for first Mustang TEAM (Crisis & Wolf-257) who made cockpit - originaly it is cockpit for Mustang but I thing it can be used (I cant contact Crisis so if there is a problem let me know).
      This plane was build for fun and I think there wont be any further development.
       
      Monty CZ

      1,123 downloads

         (0 reviews)

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    15. Panelli CR.41 Fighter-Bomber

      A fake, Italian, '30's aircraft for target practice. I'm sure there is much wrong with the set-up, but she seems to work for me!

      556 downloads

         (0 reviews)

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    16. Heinkel He 219A-7/R1 Uhu

      Heinkel He 219A-7/R1 Uhu
      the best night fighter of WW2
      for Strike Fighters Project 1 & Wings over Vietnam
       
      ver 1.0 2005-05-18
       
       
      by Kesselbut-cockpit, Starfighter-FM Gramps Skins, Howling1 Radar and Pasko-the rest
       
       
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Installation:
       
      Extract everything to ..\Strike Fighters\Objects\Aircraft folder
      (New folder He 219A-7 will be created,plane files and LWPilot and LWNavigator files extracted).
       
       
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Disclaimer, Contact & Copyright:
       
      I can not take any responsibility whatsoever regarding using of this add-on.
      This is freeware addon package, free to distribute non-commercially.
       
      It is not supported by me or anyone, but your feedback with suggestions and
      improvements is appreciated: pasko_patak@yahoo.com
       
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
       
      Have fun :)!
       
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
       
      Known Issues & Additional information:
       
      Schraege Music is controlled by Fire Secondary Gun Button, (not mapped on keyboard by default)
      Gunsight for Schraege Music (two guns firing 45 degrees upwards) is missing.

      1,439 downloads

         (1 review)

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    17. FW-190A-8/R2 "Wurger"

      Foche-Wulf FW-190A-8/R2 " Wurger " Readme
       
      ------------
       
      1. This is a mod of Wolf257's original FW-190A ( FW-190A-5 ) aircraft. The FW-190A-8/R2 was a field
      modification intended to give the Luftwaffe more firepower when dealing with the heavily armored
      Allied four engined bombers such as the B-17, the B-24, and the Lancaster. Primary change was to the
      armament, with 13mm MG131s replacing the 7.92mm fuselage MGs, and the outboard wing cannon changed
      to 30mm Mk.108s. Some FW-190A-8s also were modded to carry underwing gunpods with either a single
      30mm cannon or twin 20mm MG151s. When these gunpods are released in the future, the FW-190A-8/R2
      will be able to carry them, as well as Wgr 21 210mm unguided rockets on their release also.
       
      2. To install, drop the FW190A-8R2 folder in your Objects/Aircraft folder. Then open the " Items You
      Need To Add To... " folder and follow the instructions included in the readme there.
       
      3. Special thanks goes to Wolf257 for allowing me to mod his "Baby", & Gramps for graciously allowing
      me to use his JG300 skin.
       
      Credits:
       
      Wolf257 : FW-190A Model & tech assistance
      Gramps : JG300 Wilde Sau Skin
      The Wrench : FW-190 Hangarscreen
      Moonjumper : tech data on cannon armament & ammo capacities
      howling1 : Any mistakes in the above are mine alone...
       
      Enjoy!

      1,970 downloads

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    18. BF109E-3

      Messerschmitt BF109E-3 For strike fighters .....1 in a line of 3 models...E4 and 7 to follow.
      This a\c is an all time fave of mine and her lines are still nice to see....I hope its enjoyed as much as i enjoyed making this model...
      cheers
      Russo

      2,766 downloads

         (0 reviews)

      1 comment

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    19. L-19 Birddog

      Mod of original 3rd Wire O-1 to earlier 1950s era L-19 Birddog. Includes all inis, and an OD Green skin. Imported/modified cockpit from P-39.

      1,400 downloads

         (2 reviews)

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    20. F4U-1D Corsair

      Modification of Wolf's F4U-1A into the -1D; adds necessary hardpoints and weapons loads. New skin for VBF-10 off USS Intrepid, during the Okinawa campaign. Dressed up insturment panel, and an extra 'fun' one too!

      1,748 downloads

         (3 reviews)

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    21. Ki-43IIb "Oscar" Mod

      Ki-43IIb Hayabusa "Oscar" For SF/WoV/WoE WW2: PTO installs
       
      This is a modification of Wolf257's Ki-43 into the later version, the IIb as used by the IJAAF.
       
      This is a semi- complete aircraft mod, creating a new version for use in your World War 2: PTO installs ONLY!!
       
      I say 'semi-complete', because pursuant to Wolf's wishes, the aircraft LOD file is NOT included (you'll have to transfer it over from the exisiting Ki-43 --make sure it's Wolf's Ki-43, NOT ArmourDaves!!. Almost everything else is included; all the inis, an new skin, hangar screen and my damage tgas as well. The cockpit itself is NOT included, as you'll be using the one from AD's A6M5 Zero.
       
      The skin represents 204 Sentai, in the Home Defense role circa 1944-to the end of the war. I've redrawn all the panel lines, added my 'interperative' rivet lines (meaning no claims to accuracy are made!), simulated fabric control surfaces and dirtied it up some. As this is a natural metal skin, it has no worn-off green camo. Individual aircraft numbers are 'best guess' based on a few profiles. Therefore, no accuracy is claimed for those as well.
       
      PLEASE read the enclosed readme for fully detailed, step-by-step install instructions, plus commentaries and general explanitory notes.
       
      Enjoy!
      Wrench
      Kevin Stein

      707 downloads

         (2 reviews)

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    22. Superfortress Pack v1.5

      Superfortress Pack v1.5
       
      =========================================================================================
       
      INSTALLATION :
       
      1. Drop the folders called "B-29B" and "Washington B.1"into your "Aircraft" directory.
      ( Strike Fighters/ Objects/Aircraft or Wings Over Vietnam/Objects/Aircraft )
       
      2. Open the "Add To Sounds" folder and drop the two .wav files into your Sounds Folder.
       
      3. You should have the most current weapons pack installed, as well as the latest patch.
      ( Strike Fighters SP3.1 standard, or WOV Patch 2 standard )
       
       
      ========================================================================================
       
      NOTES:
       
      A. MontyCZ's original release of the B-29 was as an AI Only aircraft. There are reasons for this
      in that SFP1 currently doesn't support heavy bombers targeting systems. However, sim pilots
      ( being what they are ) will want to take these birds for a spin. To this end, the config.ini
      has been modified to use an A-4B cockpit, so these birds are flyable. The data.inis have been
      modified so that the Copilot is not visible ( preventing the disconcerting image of the
      copilot hanging out in space while you're flying ).
       
      B. There are a number of minor errors: the Washington B.1's upper forward turret should have 4 .50s
      visible instead of two barrels visible on the model. The extras guns are there in the data.ini.
      The tail gun position on the B-29B should have the 20mm barrel showing ( it's in the data.ini ).
      You have the extra guns, they just don't show.
       
      ========================================================================================
       
      ISSUES:
       
      1. Monty's original release was AI only. I have adjusted the planes so that the A-4B cockpit can be used.
      Currently, there is both a B-29 cockpit & a working bombsight mod in the works. Until such time as they
      are released, consider the A-4B pit as a placeholder. You will need to enable the copilot to be seen in
      the data.inis when you upgrade to a new cockpit.
      2. On some terrains, the friendly airfields will not be long enough in order for the B-29s to take off. I
      have changed the minimum base size from LARGE to MEDIUM in order for the B-29s to be compatable with more
      terrains. This can be adjusted in the data.ini by changing this line :
       
      MinBaseSize=MEDIUM
       
      You can change the base size by replacing MEDIUM with either LARGE, or SMALL.
       
      =======================================================================================
       
      CREDITS :
       
      1. Many Thanks to MontyCZ for kindly allowing me to release these mods of his B-29.
      2. Hangarscreens by "The Wrench".
      3. PropLoop4 is based on Pinch's PropLoop3, with the speed slowed & reversed to provide a "deeper" engine .wav.
       
       
      Enjoy!
       
      Bob "Howling1" Hauser

      2,613 downloads

         (2 reviews)

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    23. Yak-9U Frank

      Yak-9U Frank

      1,909 downloads

         (5 reviews)

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    24. Me-163B-1a Komet

      The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet was the only operational rocket fighter aircraft. It required a lengthy development process and entered the war in a very limited fashion only in 1944.

      759 downloads

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    25. Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

      Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

      2,067 downloads

         (3 reviews)

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