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[Renewed] Boeing/Mitsubishi FA-18FJ Super Hornet

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This is a mod of the Super Hornet F from EricJ to make it look like fighterplane from the japanese air self defense force.

 

BACKGROUND:

In 2011, the actual minister of defense, Toshimi Kitazawa, wanted the air force to be more powerful and well equipped than they are now. Even the F-2 and the F-15J and DJ seemed not to be modern enough. Kitazawa was of the opinion, with the rising of China and the becoming dangerous of northern Korea, the air force as main line of defense had to grow in strength.

 

During that same year, Japan and the US signed a contract over more than 120 planes, primarily F-Type, of the Super Hornet. Being modified by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for being capable of using the modern japanese missiles.

 

Being odd at first sight, the new aggressor camo of the first squadron to receive the plane reflects the mood of its pilots, showing the enemy that there will be no retreat..just like Samurai. The unperfect camo concerning some stains along the colour borders are wanted and shall recall the japanese calligraphy.

 

The first planes will enter service in 2012 in the 8th, 302nd, 303rd and 305th Hikotai.

 

 

INSTALLATION:

Simply drop the Folders into your Strike Fighters Mods Folder.

 

 

CREDITS:

EricJ – Purchased Model of F/A-18F from http://www.mesh-factory.com, Main texture artist, ini editing.

FastCargo – 3D model work for all versions. Used some of his images for reference.

JAT81500 – FM, ini adjustments, decals.

Dave – Decals and always a swell guy. Also did the Hangar and Loading Screens. Reference photos. Also for modifying some weapons for SF2, and for adjusting his afterburner texture from the Eagle Superpak.

Vampyre – Technical Reference and consultant who works with the aircraft on a daily basis.

Column5 – Use of the Mirage Factory F/A-18A Textures, and FM data adapted from the MF F/A-18A.

AmokFloo – Initial optimization of the F/A-18F model.

Bpao – F/A-18A pit used with permission.

STORM – F/A-18E Loading Screen Image, taken from his special vantage point.

starfighter2 – Newer RWR texture.

Serverandenforcer – F/A-18F FM tweaking.

Silverbolt – Extracting the textures for the cockpit for SF2.

MigBuster – Tutorials in the Knowledge Base for adapting the aircraft to SF2.

SidDogg – Assistance with getting the VFA-102 CAG bird tanks right.

Spillone104/Spectre8750 – Custom sound, Spillone104 for initial, and Spectre8750 for tweaking.

ArturR: For his use of his avionics mod. FastCargo mentioned it and after checking it out was impressed… Thanks!

 

Special thanks go again to EricJ for giving me his template for the VMFAT-Skin. Otherwise the skinning of the aggressor skin would have taken a long time. Thanks again.

 

Enjoy.

 

ValAstur




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