About This File
What if? Royal New Zealand Air Force F-4 Phantom II Pack for Strike Fighters 2 Israel or SF2I merged with any other SF2 title.
Fact: In the late 1960’s when New Zealand was deciding on what aircraft to replace its Canberra’s with the F-4E Phantom was at the top of every list compiled by the RNZAF and, with Australia equipping with the F-4 at the time, was the likely choice for the RNZAF. However the politicians intervened as they always do and the Skyhawk was chosen due to its much lower cost per unit allowing us to get more for less.
This pack represents what the F-4 may have looked like in RNZAF service through the years. The Aircraft is the F-4E model however I have given it a ‘K’ designation as it is common for the RNZAF to change the designating letter on aircraft it uses to a unique one (I know ‘K’ is already used by an F-4 model but humour me).
Includes 5 separate Aircraft that follow a similar upgrading path to other F-4 Phantoms and the RNZAF A-4K Skyhawks:
-The F-4K_70_RNZAF which is the basic F-4E model.
-The F-4K_73_RNZAF which has been upgraded with leading-edge slats.
-The F-4K_76_RNZAF which has flare and chaff dispensers added.
-The F-4K_Kahu_86_RNZAF which has an upgrade similar to what RNZAF A-4K’s had in 1986 but using the F-15C radar, avionics, HUD, ECM, RWR, upgraded weapons capability and a fixed in-flight refuelling probe.
-The F-4K_Kahu_2000_RNZAF which is further upgraded from the 1986 aircraft with F-15E radar, avionics, HUD, ECM, RWR, further upgraded weapons capability, upgraded Pratt & Whitney PW1120 turbofan engines and reduced weight ( this upgrade is similar to what was done on the F-4 Terminator 2020 with the engines from the proposed Boeing Super Phantom).
-Threat library for RWR updated.
-Gun piper updated.
-Pilots updated to ones wearing RNZAF uniform and flight gear.
-Engine performance on F-4K 2000 updated