About This File
PHONIX DIIa (P)
Whilst the Great War was raging in Europe, the Balkans, and Mesopotamia, Countries not involved in the conflict, started breaking away from the powers that had previously held dominion over their countries, One of these countries was part of the joint occupation by Britain and France since the days of Napoleon, the area of Sharnak in the Middle East. in 1917 , whilst the French and British were other wise occupied, the populace rose up, and wrested power from the foreign administration, in a bloodless coup, as the French and British were heavily occupied with more pressing concerns, this was mostly ignored.
A government was duly and hastily formed, drawing members from the 2 main tribes of Sharnak. unfortunately, these 2 tribes of mainly nomadic people, were usually more interested in murdering each other, than actually getting along and running the new Nation state, in late 1918, a skirmish brewed up, over the rights to a sand dune mine in central Sharnak ( Sand being the main industry of the country, and as the war was going on sand for sandbags was in great demand, and Sharnak sand was the best sand bag sand in the world) The unrest turned into full scale and very bloody civil war, with the East of the country seceding and claiming sovereignty for the Eastern half of the country. The new country, named themselves Paran, and was ruled by a single and powerful clan of fierce Bedouin. the west of the country then named themselves Dhimar, and was a kingdom as the Shah was in that side and was loved by his people.
The civil war continued sparodically for 18 months, during which time, both sides had managed to procure aircraft form various sources, There was a core of seasoned pilots, who had learned to fly whilst flying for the British, French, Russians and the Turks..
When the Parani Air services were formed, there was a lot of infighting between different tribes, all wanting their own little air force, this of course was not a practical solution, so 3 air arms were formed, the Airforce ( I.P.A.F.) the Army ( I.P.A.F.A.) and finally the Navy ( I.P.N.M.A. ) each of these 3 services were self governing, ( although ultimately answerable to the Sheikh) and procured their own equipment independently of the Paran Ministry of Defence ( which merely laid out guidelines for procurement ) the head of the Parani Navy had flown as a mercenary in the Austro Hungarian theatre, and had recently been trained on Avaitik Berg and Phonix aircraft, and he recommended the latter to his Cousin who just happened to be the head of the Army, so representations were made through the Polish and Czech military advisors, and a number of Phonix aircraft were acquired.as the aircraft was of sturdy and robust design, it was ideally suited for the Army and their need for ground support aircraft. Not the easiest aircraft to fly and maintain, but they remained in service until 1930, when newer and more efficient aircraft were needed.
all files are included in the download, decals, guns weapons are all there, also the updated Nations.ini, and SquadronList.ini to allow the aircraft to show up, this aircraft has been converted from First Eagles , so the guns are new, and will not be in any SF2 weapons packs , so make sure you do install these guns, or else you wont be able to shoot anything !! I have also included a sound file for the Shwarzlozes, as that needs to be installed to give the guns the correct sounds, all other sounds are also included for engines etc. I strongly advise you update your soundlist.ini with new entries ( if you are unsure how to do this, take a quick look at the forums, and there are detailed instructions for this there ) Other than that, just reat this aircraft as you would any other upload to SF2 .
The aircraft flies as it should do, there is a very small bomb load ( NOT HISTORICALLY ACCURATE !! ) but be aware, your wingman and or flight mates may use these at very random intervals, if they use them at all, so I would recommend only using them on your own aircraft. The AI does seem to sometimes have a wobbler, and do its own thing, just ignore it, and get on with flying, and rack up some kills,
Phonix D.IIa model by Stephen1918.
Flight Models by Ojcar.
original skins and decals by Quack74.(although these aren't in use on this model, but credits due where they are due !! )
everything else by little old me.