About This File
SF2 WW2 MTO Tomahawk IIB (RAF) Pack 5/01/2015
-- Something for the WW2 MTO players --
= For SF2 ONLY, Full-5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred) =
*Note: this mod is most likely =NOT= usable in 1stGen installs at any patch level. This may be due to the use of a 'late model' cockpit.*
**Notex2: this mod is designed for use ONLY in a MTO-Centric mods folder**
This package contains a SF2 version of Raven's P-40B/C Tomahawk, as used by the RAF and Commonwealth squadrons in the Western Desert and Palestine. While considered a 'beta', the aircraft is 100% all there. As I understood it, the beta tag is ONLY because the cockpit was never finished. In that light, I've substituted one of Stary's Generic Cockpits .
The skins included are:
No 112 Squadron
No 250 "Sudan" Squadron
No 4 Squadron (SAAF)
No 3 Squadron (RAAF)*
As seen in Palestine, Egypt and the Western Desert.
All but No 3 RAAF are finished in standard "day desert'. *No 3 RAAF is painted in standard "temperate day", as seen in Europe. I was unable to determine when (or even IF) 3 Squadron RAAF repainted their aircraft to the desert scheme, but thought it would be a nice change. One can always swap out the skins for the desert versions.
No 3 RAAF was one of the earliest in the MTO to use them in Palestine against Vichy forces, but the SF2 date switch is NOT used on it, or any of the others. Other squadrons can be created by simply making a new squadron letters decal.
Skins maps remain in their bmp format.
All markings are decals, and Decal Randomization is TRUE. All aircraft use a 'pool' of plane-in-squadron letters and serial numbers. Excepting 112 Squadron, where all serials ARE 100% historically correct. The others, while correct for this mark, are to be considered generic in nature.
The Hangar screen is a revamped Sf2 version of my original "AvArt". All sounds, drop tank and pilot figure are included. Guns & RAF bombs are not, as they're available in the various WW2 Weapons and Guns Packs. Service dates are rounded to "whole months". The canopy operates with the Standard Animation Keystroke, Shift/0.
When in-game, you'll see
Tomahawk IIB (Raven)
This will diferentiate it from Wolf's Tomahawk mod. In fact, =THIS= mod is designed to replace, completely, any and all earlier versions.
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read them!!