About This File
This pack corrects the countermeasures on the following aircraft to include the Saab BOL Advanced Countermeasure Dispenser:
*EF-2000 Eurofighter http://combatace.com...urofighter-sf2/
*JAS-39C Gripen http://combatace.com...for-sf2-series/
*Tornado F3 http://combatace.com...ado-f3-for-sf2/
*Tornado F3 (NATO Fighters 4) http://combatace.com...-update-pack-4/
*F-14A & B http://combatace.com...d-f-14b-tomcat/
*RAAF F/A-18 http://combatace.com...ike-fighters-2/
The BOL countermeasure dispenser is a 160 shot dispenser that has been integrated into a AIM-9/ AMRAAM launching rail (LAU-7, LAU-127/128/129,CRL,MPRL). The BOL is a non pyrotechnic dispenser that uses air scoops on the dispenser and the wing vortex of the aircraft to disperse its packets of Chaff. The countermeasure is launched rearward from a port in the rear end of the rail. For IR threats a new burning chaff product is being developed. For the above aircraft the BOL launchers are normally loaded with 160 chaff each which frees up the aircrafts existing pyrotechnic launcher/s for a full load of flares. That is what this mod recreates. The weapon station that carries the BOL launcher on the above aircraft has been made to stay even when the station is not loaded otherwise you would have chaff launching from mid air when you had no weapon loaded on that rail to make the node show up.
-USAF and ANG F-15C fighters had the four wing sidewinder/AMRAAM rails replaced with BOL versions around 2000.
-USN F-14A/B/D Tomcats had the BOL launchers fitted in the early 90’s in place of their two sidewinder rails.
-Australian F/A-18 Hornets had BOL dispensers added to the sides of the outer wing pylons, I have been able to paint these onto the skin.
-Unsure when the Tornado F3 was equipped with the BOL but they are on the two inside AIM-9 rail positions. I am unable to make the dispensing position move with the swinging wings so the chaff is launched from the position the rear of the sidewinder rails are in when the wing is in the fully swept position.
-I have been able to paint on the details of the BOL launchers on the Gripen rails as the way the skin was done allowed for it. The Gripen rails still disappear when not loaded as there is no dedicated position for short range missile rails like the other aircraft and the BOL launcher is only used when an air-to-air missile is loaded on that station.
Credit goes to the Authors of the original aircraft as all I have done is made a few alterations.
Instillation: Simply copy and paste the included data.ini files into the correct aircraft folder and overwrite.
What's New in Version 1.2 See changelog
- *RAAF F/A-18 Hornet added
- *Links corrected