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Tainan Kokutai New Guinea 1942 campaign(Part 1)
For Strike Fighters 2 with New Guinea Terrain(NewGuinea2)(PTO).
This campaign with some 40 missions cover the operations of the Tainan Kokutai between Mar 21 and Apr 20, 1942.
Historical accurate with the main units and bases deployment by the mentioned periode.
Included A6M2 with textures and decals for Tainan Kokutai and 4th Kokutai.
Included also G4M1 bomber.
Textures and decals for USAAC with old insignia(Pre May 1942 red center disc).
See readme for other details.
Breve chronology of the Tainan Kokutai.
Jan 22, 1942 Australian forces evacuated Lae.
Feb 17, 1942 Shoho delivers six A6M2 Zeros to Lakunai Airfield near Rabaul. Assigned to the 4th Kokutai.
Mar 3, 1942 Lae airfield occupied by the Japanese and developed into a forward airfield.
Mar 8, 1942 Japanese troops occuped Lae and Salamaua.
Mar 9, 1942 Shoho made another delivery of nineteen A6M2 Model 21 Zeros to Lakunai Airfield near Rabaul. These Zeros were assigned to the 4th Kokutai and later the Tainan Kokutai.
Mar 10, 1942 Tainan Kokutai deployed at Lae. Eleven A6M2 availables.
Apr 1, 1942 All 4th Kokutai A6M2 pilots at Rabaul transfered to the Tainan Kokutai.
Apr 11, 1942 20 A6M2 delivered by Kasuga Maru to Tainan Kokutai.
Jun 15, 1942 Mitsubishi produced the A6M3 Model 32.First unit served with the new model were the 2th Kokutai and the Tainan Kokutai.Grey paint scheme.
Jul 30, 1942 20 A6M3 Model 32 arrived to Rabaul for deliver to Tainan Kokutai.
Aug 3, 1942 Tainan Kokutai move from Lae to Lakunai Rabaul.
Nov 1, 1942 Tainan Kokutai renamed as the 251th Kokutai.
Nov 15, 1942 251th Kokutai recalled to Toyohashi air base in Japan to replace its losses.
The campaing need the following aircrafts:
Thanks and credits:
Wrench for NewGuinea3 terrain and several of the re-packing of aircrafts
ArmorDave for the A6M2
Author of the base G4M2(SF1)
Raven for the P-40E Kittyhawk.
Veltro2K for the B-17E
Veltro2K for the B-25C
Veltro2K for the B-26
Veltro2K for the G3M
Veltro2k for the P-39D
Veltro2k for the P-400
Wolf257 for the SBD(A-24)