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Republic F-84G Thunderjet by RussoUK
=For SF2, Any and All (Full-4 Merged Reccomended/Preferred,etc)
*Expansion Pak 1 may be necessary for WW2 era weapons, if not using the GunnyPak*
Some modifications, tweeks, and general fiddling on Russo's fine F-84G Thunderjet.
Skins provided are:
159th FBS, USAF in Korea
468th SFS, 508th SFW, USAF/SAC, Turner AFB, GA (both by JSF_Aggie)
6th Aerobrigata AMI (originally by Stephan S, with all new decals by me)
Royal Danish Air Force
Portugese Air Force, 20th Squadron
Generic Natural Metal (above 3 by me)
All new decals for the RDAF (historicaly correct, but representing no particular squadron) and a 'generic' set of serials and Buzz Numbers for the G-NM are included. As generic in nature, they represent no particular squadron, but these along with the G-NM skin can be used for other NATO operative countries (Greece, Turkey, etc). The 6 ACB skin has several actual, historic serials. These are marked with a star (*) on the number lst. All others ARE those as used by AMI T-Jets, but was unable to lock in a particular unit.
Some of the additions/changes are locating the node-name so the nose wheel now piviots for steering, addition of a landing light (nose only), canopy operated via manual animation key (use, as expected, Shift/0). Armor protection has also been upgraded. The avionics have been adjusted to activate the radar-ranging gunsight. A new userlist was also created -it may not be fully accurate, and adjustments are welcomed! Loadouts use WW2 era bombs from the GunnyPak, but is easily readjusted to use those from SF2 expansions 1 & 2. External drop tanks use the everpresent F-86 tanks for those under-fuselage mounts (closest shape and size). A new AN-M81 260 lb fragmentation bomb (from KAW) is included and used for CAS/Armed Recon.
The inner hardpoints have been split into 2 groups, as the G model had a nuclear delivery mode, with a bomb on one inner hardpoint, and a drop tank on the other. These early bombs are available in my 3W F-84F upgrade kit, available here at CA. For mission builders, an "alternative loadout for CAS/Attack/SEAD is included using the Triple rocket racks.
As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them!! PLEASE read the extensive "Notes" section ... there's Vital Information on operation uses and glitches that you need to be aware of.