About This File
SF2 WW2 ETO Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IVF (DAT)
= For SF2 (Full4/5 Merged RECCOMENDED!)
**This mod -MAY- work in 1stGen game installs. But this has not/cannot be tested by me.**
This pak contains mods for the Dev A-Teams Bristol Beaufighter, that recreate the Mk.IVF (radar equiped NF) as seen in Western Europe (ETO) from mid-1942 onwards.
This is a semi-complete aircraft mod, and as per DAT directives, the aircraft lod is =NOT= included. So, those users that cannot access the DAT downloads, you're advised to skip this, as it's of no use to you. Everything else is included (pretty much!).
Those users with access, =WILL= be transfering the lod from a seperate DAT download of the Beaufighter
TF.X. This mod has been built and tested with the
BeaufighterMk10_R8.LOD (dated 7/19/2005)
from their WW2 Aircraft Downloads section. You =WILL= need this, to copy/paste into THIS aircraft's folder.
It should be noted that we're using the TF Mk X lod as the basis for this aircraft. This mod makes use of the 'hide/remove component trick' to replicate the thimble-nosed AI Mk.VIII equipped NighterFighter/Intruder variant.
The skin included herein is for a UK (ETO) based squadron ONLY!! It is:
No. 604 Sqdn "County of Middlesex"
The skin is completly new, from my Home Grown Template , and remains in bmp format. New decals were created for serials, plane-in-group letters and others. The serials are 'generic' in nature, as they represent no particular aircraft within the unit(s) depicted, but ARE for the model variant represented. Colors are FS matched as close as possible.
All fuselage markings are decals (wing roundels remain painted on); this will allow super easy creation of other squadrons by simply creating a new SCode or **(2letter) decal, and decal randomization is set to TRUE.
Any 1stGen Hangar and/or Loading screens were either rebuilt to SF2-spec, or created new for this package. They are in jpg format, and fit SF2 styling. Damage textures are new, in DDS format.
A new weapon is included, the RP-3 25# AP rocket, converted from Raven's Hurricane Mk.IV's. It is now a seperate weapon (not podded), and will NOT conflict with the original. Good for trucks and ships, ya know?
The FM, based off the Beaufighter in the Wings Over Africa Total Conversion Mod, may need further small adjustments.
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read them!!! All the original DAT readmes are included, for historical and ownership/copyright purposes.