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SF2 WW2 CBI RAF Thunderbolt Mk.I & Mk.II 2/10/2014
-- Something for the CBI players --
= For SF2, Full-4/5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred) =
*There is a possibility that this mod =MAY= work in SF/Wo* 1stGen game installs; However, due to the excessive modifications made to fit them into the SF2 environment, not all things will work. End Users do so at their own risk.*
**Notex2: These aircraft should =ONLY= be used in a seperate CBI-centric mods folder to prevent them from showing up where, historically, they shouldn't. The Aircraft/GroundObject sets for CBI are substantially different from the Central or SouthWest Pacific areas.**
This pack contains modifications/reskin/redecaling/etc of Wolf257's P-47D aircraft (both Razorback & BubbleTop), and create a nation-specific version for use in the China-Burma-India Theatre (SEAC) by the RAF. This is the complete aircraft, with everything needed. This pak contains a skins for:
No. 261 Squadron, RAF
No. 5 Squadron (after converting from Mohawks)
No. 60 Squadron (after converting from Hurricanes, after converting from Blenheims)
261 and 5 Squadrons are finished in standard SEAC camo (Temprate Day); 60 squadron is finished in Natural Metal, as they didn't start Thunderbolt operations until May, 1945. That particular skin does NOT use the SF2 "start date" switch, as many of the squadrons continued in camo until VE-Day. You can select it from the drop-down in the usual manner.
All markings are decals, making it very easy for skinners to create other squadrons by simply making a new squadron code letter. Decal randomization is set to TRUE.
The Squadron Crest is used for the paint chip on all 3 skins.
A new (semi)compliant SF2 FM was assembled (as used on my other P-47 Mods). As has become expected, the FM is NOT perfect, and needs further fine-tuning by Experts.
New "box art" style hangar & loading screens (when art was locatable), New DDS damage textures. The skins are in jpg format, As is usual, all lighting is 100% historically correct.
Serial numbers are also historicaly correct for these Jugs, but should be considered "generic" in nature, as they represent no particular aircraft with the unit(s) depicted, But are correct for the model variants.
When in-game, you'll see:
Thunderbolt Mk.I (W)
Thunderbolt Mk.II (W)
on the aircraft selection drop down menu. The "W" is for "Wolf". This will diferentiate them from any other Jugs (RAF, USAAF or otherwise) you may or may not have.
As always, fairly easy to follow, highly detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them.