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SF2 A-4C(65) VA-172 'Blue Bolts' 1966 v1.1

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A-4C (65) Skyhawk, VA-172 'Blue Bolts' Vietnam 1966 Skinpack by Nyghtfall v1.1



*** SF2V required for A-4C_65-model, tested in full 5-merged installation ***


The skin represents A-4Cs from VA-172 'Blue Bolts' in 1966 to 1967 aboard the carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in Vietnam.

BuNo and Modex should be correct for this squadron, but I couln't find a complete listing from one source, so I had to combine all available sources.


Some highlights on this skinpack are:

- new Baseskin with highter resolution (2048x2048)

- new Decals for nearly everything :)

- special Decals for the CAG bird (Number x00)

- updated data.ini is included, which contains the working canopy (SHIFT+0) and landing light (thanks to Wrench).





1. unzip to a temporary folder

2. copy 'Objects'-folder from the zip to your mods 'Objects'-folder, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes'.

3. enjoy!





- Thirdwire and TK for a great game, nice models, skins and some decals I used as pattern

- ZScout370, wikimedia - USAF Insignia

- Wrench, updated data.ini





- Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!

- Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm

- Wrench (also for help with flap-decals), ikon71, Stratos, CrazyhorseB34, cocas and EricJ for your help with the color-issues

- Sundowner (F-105D template) as inspiration on how to handle certain things in a template, as it was the first one, I created

- all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!





If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

What's New in Version v1.1


  • 11-10-2014
  • original release (v1.0)
  • 26-10-2014
  • corrected colors and nosecone (v1.1)
  • added maintenance markings (v1.1)

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