About This File
This is an F-4K Phantom II in the markings of the Royal Australian Navy. 805 and 808 Squadrons are portrayed.
F-4J loadouts are used.
The aircraft has been tested in a merged SF2 installation, patched in August 2012.
Incidentally, I'd suggest also getting Wrench's HMAS Australia (SCB-125 "What If") located here: http://combatace.com...cb-125-what-if/
The RAN proposed the acquisition of Essex class carriers to the Government in 1964 to replace the Majestic class HMAS Melbourne. The aircraft the RAN proposed was the F-4B Phantom.
Operating an F-4B from the relatively small deck of an Essex class carrier is problematic, to say the least. On the other hand, the extra power of the Spey-engined Phantom would enable the operation of a Phantom from such a small deck.
For further on this (including the RAN proposal itself) see the following:
an alternate backstory, see this page on my wikia site:
***********NOTE: TK's F-4K Phantom II from the DLC Store is required for this mod***************
- Copy the contents of the Aircraft folder into your Aircraft folder.
- Copy the contents of the Decals folder into your Decals folder.
No new weapons are offered. During the timeframe of this aircraft, the Royal Australian Navy used standard US Navy non-nuclear weapons.
TK - For the SF series of games, the F-4K DLC, and the F-4J template skin.
Sundowner - For the Spey nozzle grafted on to the F-4J skin.
Spinners = For the squadron decals from his RAN F-8E Crusader.
What's New in Version 2.1
- - Added extra roundels to wings to match standard RAN configuration
- - Change ship names. VFA-805 operates from HMAS Melbourne, VFA-808 operates from HMAS Sydney