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BAC Lightning F.54 for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 (EP2)
This is a very simple mod of the stock Third Wire BAC Lightning F.53 to give a fictional Lightning F.54 in service with the Marineflieger (the naval air arm of the Bundesmarine or West German Navy) with fictional markings for Marineflieger MFG 1 and Marineflieger MFG 2.
The first rumours of an alleged bribery scandal surrounding the purchase of the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter by the West German Government coincided with the ferociously high attrition rate of the Starfighter in Luftwaffe and Marineflieger service. With the end of Lightning production on the near horizon BAC submitted a brochure to the Bonn Government and Marineflieger Officials for a proposed multi-role Lightning based on the F.53 and this proposal was accepted leading to a modest production order for 60 Lightning F.54's which entered service in late 1968 with MFG1 and MFG2 before being retired in 1987.
1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the LIGHTNING_F54 folder into your Aircraft folder.
2. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop the AS-30 folder into your Weapons folder.
3. From the DECALS folder sprinkle the contents into your main Decals folder.
Do not just move the folder! You must empty the contents in.
As always, big thanks to TK for the continuous improvement of a great little game/sim. Expansion Pack 2 rocks!
And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
Version 1 - 06/12/10