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A bit of history:

 

Yugoslavia's Aeronautical Technical Institute began design work on an airplane, named Galeb, in 1957. The first flight of the prototype was performed on 31 July 1961. Soon, after a full-size wooden mock-up, the second prototype Galeb 2 was built The Air Force needed a trainer with secondary combat ability that could operate from unprepared runways. Not familiar with such requirements, the designers provided for landing gear strong enough to make the aircraft suitable for landing on aircraft carriers.

Production began in 1964, making it the first indigenous jet to enter mass production in Yugoslavia. The first production series G-2A was entered in the aircraft register of the Yugoslav Air Force on 30 July 1965, and the last one on 6 January 1981. Production of updated aircraft for export to Libya was extended until mid-1983. Soko produced a total of 248 Galeb aircraft, 132 of which were used by the Yugoslav Air Force. In the first Congo war, a total of three J-21 Jastrebs and one G2Galeb were delivered to the government, flown and mantained by yugoslav mercenaries.In early 90’s during the Yugoslav war, many airframes of dismissed Galebs were put in flight condition and used together with the single seater variant Jastreb as ground attackers from all sides.

 

Installation instructions:

Put the files in the respective folders.

There are some .INI files to be edited because not everyone have it in the same condition. For exhample: there are guns and a couple of weapons to be added to their respective WEAPONDATA.INI and GUNDATA.INI and then run the editors.

Plus extract or modify the SOUNDLIST.INI in Flight folder in order to have the JATO sound.

 

Flight Instructions:

This model have a simulated JATO rocket effect to help in take-offs especially when eavy loaded. To activate the JATO use the controls used for vector thrust. (down to activate - up to deactivate) This system works on the principle of the gun recoil so the "propellent" will empty when ammo finish. The rockets work for 14 seconds. Is recomended to not fire the JATO until 150 Km/h.

When the rockets shuts down you could jettison the spent bottles by Ctrl-D as droptanks.

 

Credits:

For the model we use the wonderful cockpit for F-80 shooting star, made by76.IAP-Blackbird

Erikgen for the pilots

Aleks and Nghengo for 3d model and texture

Spillone 104 for test flights, JATO mod (bottles and effects), loadouts & sounds

Homer for the serial numbers set taken from his F-84G JRV skin pack

This model is freeware, and so it must remain!!! have a nice flight




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