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[Renewed] F-4K Phantom II - Royal Australian Navy 3.1

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This contains three F-4K Phantom IIs in the markings of the Royal Australian Navy. 724, 805, and 808 Squadrons are portrayed. 805 Squadron is portrayed operating from HMAS Melbourne, while 808 Squadron is based on Sydney. 724 Squadron is portrayed as a training squadron operating from HMAS Albatross, a Naval Air Station at Nowra, New South Wales.

 

The three time periods of TK's F-4K DLC are represented, original, 75, and 80.

 

For all, a standard US Navy Gull Grey/White skin is provided, and for the F-4K 80, a two-tone grey camouflage is also provided for 805 and 808 Squadrons. The latter is similar to the camouflage seen on some RAN A-4G Skyhawks near the end of their service life.

 

Modified F-4J loadouts are used.

 

Please note carefully: You cannot use the inboard pylons and the AIM-9 rails simultaneously. If you load one, the other will empty. This is not a bug per se, this is simply an inbuilt limitation for the Spey Phantoms.

 

The aircraft has been tested in a merged SF2 installation, patched to August 2012. I have included paulopanz's F-4K DLC enhamcement.

 

I have included a squadrons.ini. This is not necessary for this mod, but is necessary for the RAAF and RCAF F-4M Phantoms.

 

Incidentally, I'd suggest also getting Wrench's HMAS Australia (SCB-125 "What If") located here: http://combatace.com...cb-125-what-if/

 

Backstory

 

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 F-4K Phantom modifications would enable the operation of a Phantom from such a small deck.

 

For further on this (including the RAN proposal itself) see the following:

- http://www.secretpro...hp?topic=8449.0

 

For an alternate backstory, see this page on my wikia site:

- http://themarshall.w...-4K.2FM_Phantom

 

Installation

 

***********NOTE: TK's F-4K Phantom II from the DLC Store is required for this mod***************

  • Copy the contents of the Objects folder into your Objects folder.
  • Copy the contents of the PilotData folder into your PilotData folder.

Overwrite all files when prompted.

 

No new weapons are offered. During the timeframe of this aircraft, the Royal Australian Navy used standard US Navy non-nuclear weapons.

 

Credits

  • TK - For the SF series of games, and the F-4K DLC
  • Sundowner - For the skin templates, and for the Spey nozzles.
  • Spinners - For the squadron decals from his RAN F-8E Crusader, and some additions to the skins.
  • paulopanz - F-4K DLC Enhancement
  • ravenclaw_007: High resolution AIM-7 Sparrow missiles
  • Olivier ANGUILLE: EMI Reconnaissance Pod

P.S. Anyone who believes they have been left out of the credits, please contact me at once so I can correct it.


What's New in Version 3.1   See changelog

Released

  • Rail launched Sparrow missiles.
  • EMI reconnaissance pod with USN attachment type
  • Various skin fixes
  • VC-724 skin added



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