About This File
SF2 WW2 ETO Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk.X (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 TF Mk.X in both it's iterations.
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 lods from a seperate DAT download of the Beaufighter TF Mk.X and Beaufighter Mk.10. ReMeMbEr: two different aircraft, 2 different lods, 2 seperate downloads from their site.
This mod has been built and tested with the
BeaufighterMk10_R8.LOD (dated 7/19/2005)
BeaufighterTFX_R8.LOD (dated 7/16/2005)
from their WW2 Aircraft Downloads section. You WILL need BOTH of these, to copy/paste into these aircraft's folder. These are 2 different aircraft, with 2 different LODs
This pacakge contains 2 (almost) complete aircraft. I've split the Mk.X into Early and Late versions. Included herein are for UK (ETO) based squadrons =ONLY=!! You'll get:
TF MK.X (Early -no dorsal fin, no radar) Coastal Command:
No. 143 Squadron
No. 236 Squadron
No. 254 Squadron -all North Coates Strike Wing
No. 455 Squadron RAAF, ANZAC Strike Wing, (w/Invasion Stripes)
TF Mk.X (Late, -with ASV thimble nose and dorsal fin -consider this a "TorBeau")
No. 143 Squadron, Coastal Command, North Coates SW
The skins are completly new, from my Home Grown Template , and remains in bmp format. New decals were created for Squadron Code letters, serials, plane-in-group letters and others. Note: 455 Squadron uses a different pattern for their Squadron Code/Plane-in-group letters. The PSD template is in the /D subfolder for those wishing to create other squadrons of the ANZAC Strike Wing.
The serials are pooled, and 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. When possible, the Squadron Crest is used for the 'paint chip' on the loadout screen.
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.
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.
Also included, is a new "twin bomb rack" for the centerline station. The other bombs and guns you should already have.
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.
It is HIGHLY suggested you unzip this archive, and READ the install instructions BEFORE installing this mod. So you know EXACTLY what to do..