About This File
SF2 WW2 F6F-3, F6F-5, F6F-5N Hellcats by Geo (and wrench)
-- Something for the PTO players --
= For SF2, Full-5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred) =
*There is a distinct possibility that this mod will =NOT= work in SF/Wo* 1stGen game installs, due to the excessive modifications made to fit them into the SF2 environment. Also, the destroyed model references the SF2V Skyraider; hence the Full-5 Merged Prefered. Quite useful due to SF2NA carrier-coding, which is used herein*
This is a compilation of all my work for Geo's F6F-3 Hellcat, and includes the 2 'new aircraft' built from the original -3, as previously seen for 1stGens some years back. This pak is desinged to COMPLETLY replace any/all the 1stGen Mods I've released in the past.
F6F-3 - mid war TriColor (Geo's original skin) with 2 skins
F6F-5 - late war overall Dark Gloss Blue with 3 skins
F6f-5N* - (Radar Equipped Nightfighter) with 2 skins (USN & USMC)
*the cockpit has been swapped out for TMF's F4U-5N's pit -- even though slightly 'off' in insturment placment, everything works on it much better than the original. Radar ranges ARE correct.
All have semi-compliant SF2 Flight Models, but may need further fine tuning by experts. I feel it actually flys TOO well/easy; having spoken to real Hellcat pilots (one of my High School shop teachers flew them at the war's end -didn't get into combat, though).
Skins are still in their original TGA format (oddly, withOUT an Alpha, and apparently NOT convertable to jpg without LOD work - I'm NOT doing any Hex Editing to find out) and decal randomization is set to TRUE.
SF2NA 'carrier based' statment have been added to the data ini; unfortunately, the wings do NOT fold. However, the canopy opens via the Usual Suspect animiation keystroke, Shift/0
Many NEW decals have been created, as the Navy expanded it's number of fighters on the boat in 44-45 to around 70 per ship, displacing Dive and Torpedo bombers. (ie: 35-36 per squadron)
Userlists are included for those aircraft, being 'exported' which means USN & USMC for the -5N; no references have been found citing USMC usage for any other version (I guess they liked their Corsairs better!)
SF2 versions of the old 'box art' Hangars are included for those that had them.
Sounds, weapons are included; included a 'new build' F6F-3 tank in NonSpec gray for early useage.
As always, fairly easy to follow, highly detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them. Also, give the "Notes" section a read too.
All readmes from the original releases, and re-releases, are included where discoverable from the archives.
with thanks to Geo for creating this bird!