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[Fictional] Douglas A-4D Skyhawk 'USAF' Version 1

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Douglas A-4D Skyhawk 'USAF' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2

 

This is a very simple mod of the stock Third Wire A-4E to give a fictional USAF A-4D with markings for the 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron ('The Silver Knights') in 1967 although the service years are a more generous 1964 to 1985.

 

 

BACKSTORY

 

During the Spring of 1961 the incoming Secretary of Defence Robert S. McNamara left no stone unturned in his search for efficiencies in procurement and operational costs and his attention soon turned to the US Navy's successful Douglas A4D 'Skyhawk' programme. Douglas had already transformed their 'bantam bomber' by replacing the Curtiss-Wright J65 engine with the Pratt & Whitney J52-P6A engine and the

forthcoming A4D-5 (A-4E) version was chosen as the baseline for a minimum-change version for the USAF. Known as the A-4D (after the introduction of the tri-service designation system) the USAF Skyhawks saw extensive service at home and abroad and, in particular, served with distinction in Vietnam where it replaced a variety of tactical aircraft.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the A-4D folder into your Aircraft folder.

 

2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the A-4D folder into your main Decals folder.

 

 

CREDITS

 

Thanks to TK and Third Wire for the continuous improvement of a great little game/sim.

 

And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.

 

Regards

 

Spinners

 

Version 1 - 19/03/12

 

 

 




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