About This File
SF2 WW2 F4U-1 Corsair (Birdcage) by Mod Mafia/TMF
= For SF2, Full-4/5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred) =
*Note: There is a distinct possibility that this mod may not work in SF/Wo* 1stGen game installs at any patch level, due to the excessive modifications made to fit them into the SF2 environment. End Users that attempt to do so, do so at their own risk. A Full 4/5 Merged install is reccomened; at very minimum, SF2:V is required, as this aricraft references the A-1H's destroyed model*
*Note #2: this model will REPLACE, in it's entirety, the stand-in I built using Wolf's as a base. You may (well, should!) delete that mod completly*
A brand "new" model that was never completed when Bpao passed away a few year back. I've been fortunate enough to be allowed to complete his work, as a member of the Mod Mafia.
This is the eagerly awaited (and wanted!) F4U-1 "Birdcage" Corsair as issued to USMC, and later to USN squadrons.
Skin/Decals set included are for:
VMF-124 "Wild Aces", the 1st American unit to take the Corsair into combat in the Solomons. It is finished in the "Non-Specular Blue over NS-grey"
VF-17 "Jolly Rogers", finished in the 3-tone blue camo
All skins are in jpg format, Decal Randomization is TRUE. All get new SF2 versions of the original 'box art' hangar screens. Damage textures are the old tga versions. The 124 skin uses painted on National Markings, the "Jolly Rogers" use decals. Either skin version can easily be used to create other operational squadrons of the time period. A userlist is included with proper dates for BOTH USMC and USN operations.
when 'in game', you'll see "F4U-1 Corsair "Birdcage" (TMF)" in the aircraft drop-down selection window.
While the aircraft IS carrier capable, historically, the Birdcages saw very limited use aboard ship. The canopy operates via the Standard Animation Keystorke of Shift/0. Breaking with Modder tradition, the wingfold operates via the "airbrakes" key. I didn't change to the standard Shift/9, as the last time I did it, I broke it!. So, it is as it was originally set by Bpao.
All lighting is historically accurate. WW2 weapons (ie: bombs) are NOT included. You should have them already.
As always, fairly easy to follow, highly detailed install instructions are included. So, please READ them. Also, give the "Notes" section a read too for futher explinations, clarifactions, illuminations and so forth.
For Oli; you are sorely missed!