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SF2 WW2 PTO B-17F Flying Fortress Pak
-- Something for the WW2 PTO players --
= For SF2 ONLY, Full-5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred) =
**Note: Having any SF2 series game is HIGHLY reccomended, as this mod references the stock destroyed An-12. Also, due to modifications to various inis, this mod will probably -NOT- work in 06 level 1stGen game installs. 08 Level 1stGens may have some issues, but this has not/cannot be tested by me.**
This is a "Theatre Specific" release of Veltro2K's B-17F Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber. This package =ONLY= represents Forts used in the PTO/SoWesPac region.
To eliminate any confusion with any other B-17Fs you may (or may not) have, your in-game displayed name will read "B-17F Flying Fortress (V2K)"
There is 1 skins/decal set in this pack:
AAF42/43 - OD/G representing aircraft when first they first arrived in Theatre (star/ball insignia). This scheme, and insignia, was used throughout the (rather short) service life of the Fortress in the SoWesPac region. Research has NOT turned up any evidence they ever recieved the "star-and-bar" insigina before being phased out of the PTO.
The Skin is in jpg format. All new (theatre specific) serial number decals were created. The serials ARE historically accurate (100%), for those aircraft assigned to the SWP from the first 300 F models deployed worldwide. One may consider the serials as 'generic' in nature, as they represent none of the Bomb Groups/Squadron of the region, but =ARE= correct for the model depicted, and theatre deployed to.
All markings are decals. All lighting is historically correct. Damage textures are in DDS format.
There are =NO= nose arts. Those with the desire (and talent) are encouraged to do the necessary legwork on research, running down the correct match between nose art and serial number.
It should be noted, do =NOT= use this mod in an MTO or ETO-centric mods folder; the Pacific Fortress' (Fortressi?) is slightly different!
Engine sounds, pilot figures, BRAND new "Box Art" style Hangar screen (in SF2 jpg format) are included. Operational service dates are rounded to 'whole months', and ARE relatively correct for PTO usage ("Eaker wants them for Europe")
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read them!!! PLEASE read the "Notes" section for other important notations.
PS: when flying at night, watch out for glowing green orbs!!