About This File
SF2 Fairey Firefly Pak, Post-WW2, Korea & Post-Korea, by Simon Porter
= For SF2, Full-4/5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred*) =
*Note: the data ini includes statements usable ONLY in a Full-5 Merged install, as SF2NA contains the proper coding for Carrier basing/usage.*
Some extensive rebuilding (ini and skin wise) of Simon Porter's 2005 Beta Release of the Fairey Firefly Mk5 (aka FR.5). The pak is designed to replace any and all other earlier SF/Wo* versions existing.
All skins and decals are brand new for this mod; the skins were created via a Home-Grown Template . The template is included. All markings are decals, making it easy to 'swapout' ship ID letters (provided as decals) or skins to create other operational squadrons. The skins are in jpg format. All new dds-format damage textures are included.
A new SF2 (semi) compliant FM was created, as was the new Userlist.ini. A "new" SF2 version of my original "box art" hangar screen is included, as is the engine sound. This aircraft has been tested in a Full-5 Merged envoriment, in SF2NA for carrier operations.
This pak contains the following skins:
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm:
812 Squadron, HMS Ocean circa 1953-ish (withOUT 'Invasion Stripes')
827 Squadron, HMS Triumph, early Korean War withOUT 'Invasion Stripes' (1950)
827 Squadron, HMS Theseus, mid-late Korean War WITH 'Invasion Stripes' (circa 1951)
Royal Australian Navy, Fleet Air Arm:
817 Squadron, HMAS Sidney, circa 1951
The RN squadrons use a 'pool' of 25 generic serial/Modex Number decals shared amongst them. I say generic, as they represent FR.5 models from the 1948-55 time frame, but with little hard data available, it's almost impossible to run down "which went to what squadron aboard what boat". The RAN serials, are also 100% historic, but again are limited to those known to have operated aboard HMAS Sidney at some point during the Korean War. There are 19 RAN serial/modex decals.
Weapons are NOT included, as they are readily available in The Gunny Pak or the KAW weapons pak, both available here at CA.
PLEASE remember -- the aircraft lod is still in it's 2005 form (read: the Beta) and many bits are not quite right. As there is no MAX file available, the aircraft "is as it is". Some aerodynamic components exist only in the 'virtual state' as data ini statements.
As always, fairly easy to follow install instructions are included. So, please read them. Also, give the "Notes" section a read too. Simon's original Readme is also enclosed.