About This File
F-84I for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2:EUROPE
This is a simple mod of the stock Third Wire F-84F, and using the F-100D pit, to give a fictional F-84I 'Sharav' of the Israeli Air Force with markings for;
No.69 squadron - 'The Hammers' in a natural metal scheme c/w 1956 Suez stripes.
This should work in a stand alone SF2:Europe game (featuring the stock Third Wire F-84F) but has only been tested in a merged install of SF2/SF2V/SF2E/SF2I and, ideally, you will also have SF2I for the serial number
The Israeli Air Force had looked at purchasing the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak as early as 1952 but teething problems with the troublesome Wright J65 jet engine delayed a firm order until March 1955 when 40 F-84I's were ordered with deliveries starting in August 1955 with No.69 squadron ('The Hammers') becoming the first unit to re-equip with this tough and popular fighter-bomber.
After seeing service in the ill-fated 1956 Suez conflict another batch of 40 F-84I's were ordered and the type eventually equipped four squadrons and took part in the 1967 'Six-Day' war gaining a fearsome reputation as a low-level attack aircraft. However the two squadrons who were still equipped with the type at the start of the 1973 'Yom Kippur' war suffered heavy losses and the type was withdrawn from service by the end of year.
1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the F-84I folder into your Aircraft folder.
2. From the DECALS folder simply sprinkle the contents into your main Decals folder.
Do not just move the folder! You must empty the contents in.
Tip! If you haven't got SF2:I then change DECALS 11 & 12 to read;
As always, thanks to TK for the continuous improvement of a great little game/sim and for generously putting the F-84F lods in the SF2:Europe game.
Thanks to NeverEnough for the flap and lights tweaks now added to this package.
And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
Version 2 - 05/06/10