About This File
Republic P-47D-25 Thunderbolt (BubbleTop) by Wolf257
Please note this aircraft mod is released "As Is"; any flaws or faults NOT caused by my ini edits are most likely unfixable and must be lived with (until a replacement model is created by one of our over-worked 3D Gurus). I just want to get this off my hard drive, and have 'those that know' test and experiment with the FM -- it NEEDS more fine tuning (see "Notes" below).
This is a complete aircraft,and is designed for Post-World War 2 usage, by the USAF and several Allied airforces; in particular those in Latin America.
Included skins are:
USAF Post-War Natural Metal, 525th FBS, circa 1946, West Germany;
1º Grupo de Caça, Brazilian AF, WW2 MTO (OD/Gray);
1º Grupo de Caça, FAB, Post-War natural metal (called "FAB2"; reuses some historic decals from the above skin, repainted for NM usage, and all new post-war serials for 25 aircraft -there're still more to be done, if someone wants to!);
Escuadrón de Caza, Colombian AF, 1946- the late 50s. 100% accurate serials;
"Generic" NM, for anyone else, and can be used as a basis for other countries (Italy, France, RAF, etc)
All markings excepting the 2 FAB skins and the FAC post-war with painted-on rudder stripes, are decals.
2 cockpits are included, one is the Mustang-style from the original release, and Stary's 'Generic Late WW2 Cockpit' - which it is set to use right now. You can switch as you wish (Stary's is better, of course). All external lighting is 100% correct for this model.
As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them. It is suggested that you unzip the archive to a temp folder or your desktop to access the entire 'readme' before instilling.
Also, give the "Notes" section a read for further information and stuff like that there, illuminating defects, flaws, my goofs, and etc. It should be noted, that as we ONLY have the -25 model, it is incorrect for the units/countries depicted herein. These would/should be later production D models, with the fin filet.
We make do with what we have.