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C-60 Lodestar 2.0

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SF2 WW2 C-60 Lodestar by Veltro2K        9/15/2014

 -- Something for the WW2 players --

= For SF2 ONLY, Full-5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred) =

**Note: This mod will -NOT- work in 1stGen game installs at any patch level.A Full-5 merged is reccomended.**

This is a the release of Veltro2K's =NEW= Lockheed/Vega Model 18 Lodestar transport/light cargo aircraft. This represents the C-57 type as used by US airline companies, impressed into military service, and new build C-60s. In reality, this was the first of the type, the Ventura and later the Harpoon being evolutions of this airframe.

There are 2 skin/decals set(s) in the package:

AAF (early 42-43, star-and-ball (withOUT red center) )
AAF43 (star-&-bar)

both are in standard USAAF OD/NG


NM (a natural metal finsh for late war, or civilian users)

The OD skins use the SF2 "date switch", and will change in approx September, 1943. The NM skin is only selectable via the usual drop-down on the Loadout Screen.

All markings are decals, and Decal Randomization is TRUE. Serial number are accurate for the model depicted, but should be considered 'generic' in nature, as they reprsent no specific unit. 
Engine sounds, pilot figures are included, but there is NO Hangar Screen, as transports really don't have anything to do in the SF/SF2 series. Operational service dates are rounded to 'whole months', and ARE relatively correct for ALL in-theatre usages.
Like the Venturas, the cabin door is operated by the Standard Animation Keystroke (tm), Shift/0. It is also set for the parked animation, so as to be Open when sitting on the ramp.

When in game, you'll see

C-60 Lodestar (v2k)

on the Aircraft Selection Drop down menu. As different versions are planned, this will help keep them diferentiated, so to speak.

As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read them!!!  Give the Notes section a read, too!

Happy Landings!! 
Kevin Stein

Updated 9/1/2017:

Hit boxes adjusted, corrected and added where needed

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