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F-104G - Royal Australian Air Force 2.0

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This mod contains a series of RAAF skins for the F-104G Starfighter.

 

Backstory

 

During the late 1950s, the RAAF considered the question of replacing the CAC Avon-Sabre. From the submissions of most of the West's major manufacturers, a shortlist of two aircraft was put forward. These aircraft were the Dassault Mirage III, and the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter. In the event, the Government selected the Mirage III, which was manufactured in Australia as the Mirage IIIO. Of course, the Government could have gone the other way ...

 

Had they done so, there was a chance that the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation would have been chosen to build it (they had been working on this with Lockheed). In real life, the Mirage IIIO was not used in Vietnam due to French restrictions (hence the reason Australia did not replace the Mirage IIIO with the Mirage 2000, and will not replace the F/A-18 with the Rafale), however the F-104G could have been used in Vietnam.

 

The natural metal, and green/grey schemes reflect the actual colour schemes of the Mirage IIIO. SEA is included because it is highly appropriate for Australian conditions, and would reflect use of RAAF Starfighters in Vietnam. The "Fanta Can" is included because I'd be stoned to death for not including it. Further schemes may be included in updates.

 

Contents

Natural Metal, European green/grey, SEA camouflage skins for the following units:

  • 3SQN
  • 75SQN
  • 76SQN
  • 77SQN
  • 79SQN
  • ARDU


"Fanta Can" scheme for ARDU.

 

In the extras folder, there are alternate wings for different roundel configurations:

  • Upper and lower, both wings (reflecting most F-104 users)
  • Lower, both wings (reflecting the Mirage IIIO and A-4G)
  • Upper left, lower right (reflecting the F-4E and F-111C)

 

Installation

 

Copy the contents of ModFolder into your mod folder. Overwrite where necessary. If you have downloaded the previous RAAF F-104G, I suggest deleting it before adding this mod. Materials and instructions for making the F-104G flyable are widely available on this site. You must have the Mirage IIIO DLC to use this mod.

 

Add this text to "F-104G_userlist.ini"

 

[Australia]
ServiceStartYear=1964
ServiceEndYear=1993
Availability=COMMON

 

Credits

  • TK: The TW series, Stock F-104G Starfighter, Mirage IIIO DLC
  • Spillone104 and Paulopanz: SEA skins


P.S. If you believe that I have used your work, and have failed to credit you, please send me a message at once, so that I can correct the omission.




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