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SA.342 L / K Gazelles Over Middle East 1.0

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SA.342 L/K Gazelle Ver 1.0 for SF2

 


This is a third party addon of SA.341 and SA.342 Gazelle helicopter.
The original flight model is standard as on many free to download helicopters modified by me. I am not using airbrakes or flaps but flying fast and slow is stil possible, even hovering with little practice.
It is designed for and works only in SF2 series. And will never work in SF1.

 


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This is FREEWARE-DONATIONWARE and it CANNOT be distrubuted unless permissions are granted by myself.
The original readmes, if any, and all other pieces of the package MUST remain intact.
The names of all contributors, modders, suppliers, etc =MUST= be listed in any new readmes.
This package and any part of it may NOT in any way, shape or form be used in any payware additions.
See the original readme documentation, if any, for further allowances and restrictions
Any persons wishing to make further modfications, contact me first.
Any persons wishing to make further modfications, MUST remember to put everyone's name in it.
Bribes and donations are accepted;

 

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THIS AIRCRAFT MOD OR ANY PART OF IT MUST NOT BE HOSTED OR
POSTED FOR DOWNLOAD ON ANY OTHER WEB SITE WITHOUT MY EXPRESS
PERMISSION, OR USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN THIRDWIRE FLIGHT
SIMULATORS, AND MUST NOT BE SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE BY ITSELF
OR WITH ANY OTHER FILES OR MODS.
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Jarek Hereda

 

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This is highly modified SA-341 Gazelle by BPAo (TMF). Lucky, thanks to Crusader I had access to original max file. So I could work a little on this great helo. This is second part of my gazelles rebuild. It represents only export versions and Egyptian ABHCO build - Gazelle L and K.
Few changes to previous French model. Most visible is higher skids and engine filter. And some changes in antenas.
Generaly model is almost the same as old one. My work was to add some parts here and there (rwr,cable cutters, new athos, some internal parts, skids etc..). Rearanged animations and added new. Weapons/pylons are part of airframe. Ive added new rotor. Also I've rearanged UVW mapping. So basicaly skins are 70% new.

 

 

 

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This addon works with my WeaponPACK (included in rar file). Most of pylons/launch rails are part of airframe. So in weapons folder you have to put only ini files. All of weapon stations are made as specific station code and will work only with this cargo pack. Of course you can edit and use any other weapons availalbe.

 

Weapons included:

 

NC621 20mm automatic canon. Two verson low and high RPM rate. Available only for Iraq and Egypt.
By default in loadout.ini it is low-rpm always. Better do not give hi-rpm to wingman.
Due to aircraft-data.ini / loadout.ini you can't add NC621 for other countries. As gunpod is part of airframe / lod file ONLY in Iraq and Egypt folder.
HOT-1,2,3 missiles, known from French Gazelles pack.

 

Also optional suppresed exhaust.

 


Cocpits.
All versions have dedicated cockpits. It is simplified and unified version of Gazelle cockpit.
In every pit you can switch from pilot to co-pilot/weapon operator seat.
On co pilot seat you have access to 1x "binocular" sight Athos/Viviane. By choosing radar on you will have "sniper" zoom. I dont know how many x zoom is that. It's zooming. And it is acurate somehow. With little practice you can even hit targets from 1-1.2 km.
aiming crosshair is 'what if' since I never found the look of real one

 

In HOT equipped version by selectiong HOT missile sight will lock on target as all HOT missiles are made as EOGR.

 

Animations and standard commands:

 

LANDING GEAR - Nose light deploy/retract at any speed.

 

ANIMATION 1 - right side door.
ANIMATION 2 - left side door.
ANIMATION 3 - rear doors.

 

Thereis also parking animation that works only when aircraft will be placed by game engine on airfiled as parked aircraft.

 

Flying.
As with all my previous helos flying is quite easy. With little practice you can even hoover. Without fake flaps and airbrakes.
Important here to control is using rudder and vector thrust control.
Normaly throtle vector control on 88-89 degree increase power 55% wait little and then increase to 100% and helo will take off nicely. 341 version got little less power in engine.

 


Versions and skins.

 

Each helo in this pack is made for specific country. There are few differences in some lod files for each country. And somehow can be used for different mod instals.

 

.Operation Desert Storm.

 

- Kuwait Air Force in paint scheme from 90-91. During Iraq invasion and Operation Desert Storm. Only HOT and unarmed version here. All serial numbers and codes are historicaly correct.

 

- Qatar Emiri Air Force. Only Hot and unarmed Gazelles in QEAF inventory. All serial numbers and codes are historicaly correct.

 

.Wings Over Israel.

 

- Syrian Arabic Air FOrce. Syria purchased only SA342L with HOT missiles. Firs 8 serial numbers are historicaly correct. Rest is random from L series numbers.

 

- Egyptian Air Force. Egypt operated 44 HOT Gazelles and 30 with 20mm gun. All numbers are correct for 342L Series. But not historicaly correct for EAF. This is random numbers from ABHCO list.

 

.Iran - Iraq War Mod.
- Iraqi Air Force. Iraq purchased numbers of Gazelles in early 80s. Probably wired for 20mm gun and HOT missiles. I got only 2 serial numbers for Iraq firs two on the list. Got few more reference on IQAF but pics are very blurred. So rest of numbers are random,

 

All decals are set to random.
Pilots - best to use is OldDiego's pilots.
Im adding simply repaint of OldDiego's usn pilots

 

Sounds - two additional sounds data entrys for 20mm cannon should be added to soundlist.ini.

 

Credits
Model - original model BPAo (TMF)
Upgraded model - yakarov.
Cockpit model - yakarov.
Sounds - enigine sound from original pack of gazelle by Wrench.
- gun sounds yakarov
Decals - yakarov,
Skins - yakarov,
Ini work - yakarov,
Weapons and textures - yakarov.

 

Have fun.
Hope you will enjoy it.
Edit and report bugs.

 

Jarek Hereda.

 

Thanks.

 

Thanks to everyone who helped me with this. Crusader,daddyairplanes,Eole,76.IAP-Blackbird,emresukhoi,
Thanks for all kind support.

 

Reference:
helis.com
airliners.net
planepictures.net
dsstorm.eu
iraqiairforce.blogspot.com
Arab-Israeli Military Forces in an Era of Asymmetric Wars
operation-daguet.fr
and some more.




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