About This File
The much maligned SPAD A.2 was not nearly as dangerous as some people believe. It was actually a good idea in the days before the synchronized gun was perfected, and continued to be used on the Eastern Front throughout the war. The A.2 was SPAD's first fighter and was introduced in mid 1915.
My version is the Russian version which was built at the Dux factory in Moscow. The upper wing has a center panel above the fuselage, and the gunner is equipped with a Colt-Browning 30 caliber machine gun.
I have included four skinning options, identical except for the decals. There are skins for 3 Russian variations, and a skin for the French. I have included my templates and serial numbers for some of the skins, which will be applied randomly.
The serial numbers are fictitious.
My thanks once again to Ojcar for making the excellent data.INI file for this plane.
My thanks to Nix for providing the engine sound for the LeRhone engine
Thanks also to Sinbad and Whiteknight06604 who provided resources for the SPAD A.2 and for the Colt-Browning machine gun.
Version 2 - Ojcar has created a new FM which improves the fighting performance of the AI. A fake machine gun has been added which causes the pilot of AI planes to be more active in pursuing enemy aircraft. Installation instructions for the new gun are in a separate file.
For FE1: Unzip the file and move the folder named "SPADA2" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. You also need to move the sound file "rhone110bn4nC" into your FirstEagles/Sounds folder.
For FE2: Unzip the file and move the folder named "SPADA2" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "SPADA2". Move the folder named "D" from the Aircraft/SPADA2 folder into the Decals/SPADA2 folder you just made. You also need to move the sound file "rhone110bn4nC" into your FirstEagles/Sounds folder.
To install the gun, follow the instructions in the file named "InstructionsForInstallingGuns".
What's New in Version Version 2
- January 22, 2013 - New FM with dummy machine gun improves AI performance