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[Fictional] FA-18I Akav (Buzzard)

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This is a mod of the Super Hornet F from EricJ to make it look like a plane from the israeli air force.

 

BACKGROUND:

In the final years of the first decade of the 21st century, Israel decided to replace their F-16C and D-Models (Barak) with a new type of fighter/bomber.

The only really fitting model for type of missions was the FA-18 Super Hornet.

 

The decision of either taking the E or F-model was decided in favor of the F-model due to the fact that two crewmembers would bring a better performance during the missions. The squadrons of the IAF equipped with the adapted Version, the Akav, were the 116th Squadron "Defenders of the South" and the 140th Squadron, "The Golden Eagle".

 

 

INSTALLATION:

Simply drop the Folders into your Strike Fighters Mods Folder.

 

 

CREDITS:

EricJ – Purchased Model of F/A-18F from http://www.mesh-factory.com, Main texture artist, ini editing.

FastCargo – 3D model work for all versions. Used some of his images for reference.

JAT81500 – FM, ini adjustments, decals.

Dave – Decals and always a swell guy. Also did the Hangar and Loading Screens. Reference photos. Also for modifying some weapons for SF2, and for adjusting his afterburner texture from the Eagle Superpak.

Vampyre – Technical Reference and consultant who works with the aircraft on a daily basis.

Column5 – Use of the Mirage Factory F/A-18A Textures, and FM data adapted from the MF F/A-18A.

AmokFloo – Initial optimization of the F/A-18F model.

Bpao – F/A-18A pit used with permission.

STORM – F/A-18E Loading Screen Image, taken from his special vantage point.

starfighter2 – Newer RWR texture.

Serverandenforcer – F/A-18F FM tweaking.

Silverbolt – Extracting the textures for the cockpit for SF2.

MigBuster – Tutorials in the Knowledge Base for adapting the aircraft to SF2.

SidDogg – Assistance with getting the VFA-102 CAG bird tanks right.

Spillone104/Spectre8750 – Custom sound, Spillone104 for initial, and Spectre8750 for tweaking.

ArturR: For his use of his avionics mod. FastCargo mentioned it and after checking it out was impressed… Thanks!

 

 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO ERICJ FOR AIDING ME SKINNING THE DESERT CAMO FOR THIS GREAT PLANE. I will never forget that.

 

Enjoy.

 

NazGhul




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