About This File
C-54D Hilo Hatie
This is fake pilot mod of C-54D by Veltro. Original file can be found here
This mod represents Big Safari modified C-54D for recon flight under code name Hilo Hattie. Modifications included installation of a new night photography capability with photo flash cartridge ejector and Reconflex VI infrared camera.
C-54D 43-17235 began operations on 20 April 1962 with a cover story for aircraft's purpose.
Hilo Hattie mapped all of south Vietnam and border areas of Laos and Cambodia. During 10 months of service, the aircraft flew 102 missions before it was replaced by Brave Bull - Big Safari modified C-97G.
So this mod is mostly for players interested in Wings Over Vietnam.
Decals, skins (based on veltro2k templates) - yakarov.
Hilo Hattie ini work (few lines for fake pilot and weaponstations work) - yakarov.
Fake pilot mod is done by me - yakarov.
original model - veltro2k
original ini work - Wrench
and have fun
'The History of Big Safari' Colonel Bill Grimes.
original readme by Wrench:
SF2 Douglas C-54 Skymaster by Veltro2K 9/23/2013
= For SF2, Full 5 Merged RECCOMENDED! =
This the release of the Veltro2k's WW2 & Post-War US Cargo aircraft, made most famous by it's use during the Berlin Airlift.
It is REQUIRED that you have some measure of SF2, merged to whatever level, as this mod references the stock An-12's destroyed model. Hence, the need (as I state it always) for a Full 5 Merged install. It is usable without, but you may not have the dead, burning wreckage on the ground. It has NOT been tested in 1stGen SF/Wo* at any patch level. It most likely will =NOT= work, due to LOD coding.
This pack includes the following 4 skins for the C-54:
OD/Grey, with 1942-43 'star-and-ball'
OD/Grey, late WW2 (late 43-later), 'star-and-bar'
Natural Metal, Late WW2, to late 1947 (pre-USAF formation)
"USAF", Natural Metal, post 0ctober 1947 (tagged with Military Air Transport badges star-bar w/red stripe).
The AvHistory engine is included.
Skins are in jpg format, and decal radomization is set to TRUE for all. ALL markings are decals. The damage textures are in DDS format. The template is included for other skinners (and in the hopes someone can clean up the mess I made of it!!
Each skin has it's own Hangar Screen, matching the paint job (more or less).
The cargo loading door/ramp opens and closes with the standard Bombay key (Control/0).
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read them!!! Also, give the "Notes" section a read, in particular on operational usage, and the FM and other stuff like that there.