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SF2 WW2 ETO Republic P-47D "Razorback" Thunderbolt 12/22/2014
= For SF2 (Full4/5 Merged RECCOMENDED!)
*This mod will =NOT= work in SF/Wo* 1stGen game installs. It was built for SF2 ONLY!!.*
This is a BRAND NEW aircraft, brought to you by Cocas Aircraft Factory & Co.
We are calling this "version 0.9", as there exists the possibility of more work being required. But, we wanted to get them out into the hands of our WW2 End Users for their examinations and so forth.
REMINDER: this pack contains ETO Jugs only!!! Other theatres/users will follow as time permits, and as they are completed.
This pak contains, as stated above, a NEW aircraft, representing the Razorback P-47D (-5 thru -20) Thunderbolt as seen in late 1943 through war's end.
Skins included are:
56th Fighter Group (8th AF):
377th FS, 362nd FG (9th AF)
All markings are decals; this will allow super easy creation of other squadrons by simply creating a new SCode decal, although those with a purer historical heart will also have to run down the matching serial numbers for their decal creation. Decal randomization is set to TRUE.
Please note, Squadron or Group specific markings -ARE- painted on.
The mod has the correct nose arts, matched to plane-in-squadron letter and serial numbers for the 61st FS only. However, the serials for the 62nd & 63rd ARE matched to their plane-in-squadron letter. They have no nose arts. Any marked with a star (*) ARE correct for their squadron, but could not be 100% matched to a particular aircraft.
The 61st carries the mid-to-late 43 style of QIMs, and the other 2 (62 & 63) have the 1944 style used the 56th, including the squadron colored tails.
The 377th is in natural metal, and has full D-Day markings. Included is a post-September 44 skin, with D-Day stripes -only- on the bottom. Those serials should be considered "generic" in nature, but ARE for the correct model variant.
All the 1stGen Hangar and/or Loading screens were either rebuilt to SF2-spec, or created new for this package. They are in jpg format, and fit SF2 styling. Damage textures are also new, in DDS format.
The canopy opens/closes with the Standard Animation Keystroke , Shift/0
Pilots, sounds, weapons are all included.
Templates for this aircraft will be issued as a seperate release, for those skinners that wish to do other units for other theatres or Allied users.
As there are several P-74D Razorbacks available, when in game you'll see:
P-47D-20 Thunderbolt (CAF)
on the aircraft selection dropdown menu. This will diferentiate it from any others that are around (Wolf or DAT).
As some unit markings are repeated, those with the mods I built for Wolf's Razorback, can choose to keep those, revamp them for use on THIS model, or remove them to storage. You'll most likely be doing this when the D 'Bubbletop' is released.
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read them!!! Also, as usual, give the "Notes" section a read, too.
=for Cocas Aircraft Factory, Prop Works Division=
Ver.91 -- Updated 12/23/2014: New replacement data ini with slightly refined FM has been added.