About This File
Although best known in its role as a bomber, the Airco DH4 was intended to be a general purpose airplane and was used for recon and ground support as well. Early versions were powered by a 250hp Eagle engine. Later versions were powered with a 375hp Eagle engine, which made them very effective bombers. The biggest problem with the DH4 was the gas tank placed between the pilot and gunner, which made communication between the two almost impossible.
I have uploaded two versions of the DH4 - Ojcar has created two FMs for the plane, one with the early 250hp engine, and one with the later 375hp engine.
Both planes have two skins, a brown and an olive color. Both use the letter decals that come with First Eagles (which you can set in the loadout screen) and a set of serial numbers which will be applied randomly. There are also loadouts for light, medium, and heavy bomb loads. The skins, decals, and loadouts are interchangeable for the two planes.
The skins are rather generic, I have included my skinning templates for those who wish to make better skins.
My thanks to Ojcar for once again making two excellent data files for the DH4.
My thanks also to Sinbad for providing a great deal of resource information for this plane.
The two versions can be installed separately or both together.
For FE1 - Unzip the file and move the folders named "AircoDH4_250" and "AircoDH4_375" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Airplanes folder.
For FE2 - Unzip the file and move the folders named "AircoDH4_250" and "AircoDH4_375" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Airplanes folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create new folders named "AircoDH4_250" and "AircoDH4_375". Move the folders named "D" from the Airplanes/AircoDH4 folders into the corresponding Decals/AircoDH4 folder you just made.
What's New in Version v1
- April 6, 2012 - Corrected typo in the 375hp ini file so it now shows correct name
- April 15, 2012 - Fixed problem with decal.ini's so tail numbers will display correctly.