About This File
SF2 WW2 ETO P-47D-40 (Late) Pak 7/23/2017
-- Something for the WW2 ETO players --
= For SF2 ONLY, Full-5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred) =
The package represents late model P-47D (bubble top) Thunderbolts as used by the 9th Air Force in the European Theatre of Operations. It represents the -40 version with the additional fin fillet (which can and was also retrofitted to earlier marks). This aircraft is also equipped with "compressibility flaps", that first appeared on the D-30 block
This is a brand NEW version, and can be used to replace any earlier mods of this block, or as a replacement for those "no longer available" for download by everyone.
This is a complete aircraft package, and contains all the items necessary. The Standard Animation Keystroke, Shift/0 (zero) is used to open and close the canopy. The "compressibility flaps" operate with the standard 'airbrakes' key (as that's kind of what they are, sort of).
2 skins are included, both for 9th AF squadrons:
22nd FS, 36th FG (post 6/44, Invasion stripes on bottom only) 3T squadron code
394th FS, 367nd FG (post 1/45) 4N squadron code
The SF2 "date switch" is used on the 394th skin, and will automatically be selected from January 1945. Users that do not wish this feature, can easily disable it in the Textureset.ini.
Both aircraft are in Natural Metal finish, excepting for any squadron color designators, which are painted on. All markings are decals; a pool of serials and 'plane-in-squadron' letters are used on both skins, with decals for the squadron ID numbers/letters. The serial numbers, while correct for this model (D-40) should be considered 'generic' in nature, not representing specific aircraft or units. There are no nose arts. Decal randomization is TRUE.
When in-game, you'll see
P-47D-30/40 Thunderbolt (CAF)
on the aircraft selection drop down screen. This diferentiates it from any other Thunderbolts of these block numbers you may (or may not) have.
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. So, please =READ= them BEFORE installing this mod!!!. Also, give the "Notes" section a read too.
Kevin "Wrench" Stein
-for Cocas Aircraft Factory, Prop Works Division-
for Ken "Major Lee" Golden, King of the Thunderbolts