About This File
This is the second of four projects I have been working on for the last 6 months. It will be followed shortly by Ultimate Packages for the F3H-2 variant, along with a F7U Cutlass Ultimate Package.
The F3H-2M (M for "Missile") was a version of the F3H Demon that was equipped to carry and launch the early AAM-N-2 Sparrow I radar beam-riding air-to-air missile. Two of the four 20mm cannons were often removed to same weight. Sometimes all were removed and it operated pure-missile!!
The F3H-2M was produced in parallel with the F3H-2N, but only 80 examples of the F3H-2M were built. It was modified to carry the AN/APG-51B radar set that was used to guide the Sparrow I missile. Four of these Sparrow missiles could be carried underneath the wings. This model of the Demon was NOT operationally upgraded to operate the new and improved Sparrow III missile. After 1962...the designation was changed to MF-3B Demon.
Being underpowered was its major flaw. The original Westinghouse J-40 never materialized and the J-71 was fitted instead. Pilots called the Demon the "Lead Sled" or just "Sled".
This is a major rework of the existing F3H-2M demon file into the 3 variants. Almost everything has been tweeked to make it more accurate in appearance and performance. The skins have been painstakingly researched and re-created. Every squadron which flew
this M model Demon is represented here including changes in their scheme over time. The flight model has been adjusted to fly like the Demon and give you performance worthy of its nickname. There are new Hangar and Loading Screens as well. All Bureau Numbers are
accurate for this variant.
A new weapon model has been created for the early Sparrow I. It is TRUE in appearance and performance (at least as much was possible).
ONLY A FEW DEMON SQUADRONS OPERATED THE F3H-2M...they are represented in this package.
VF-24 "Corsairs" (2 skins)
VF-61 "Jolly Rogers" (4 skins!)
VF-112 (2 skins)
VF-121 "Pacemakers" the West Coast RAG (Replacement Air Group)
Point Mugu (Pacific Missile Test Center)
NATC (Naval Air Test Center)
A read-me file is enclosed which contains installation instructions and credits.
What's New in Version 1.01
- Added new loadout image made by paulopanz
- Added credits