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SF2 A-4 Skyhawk "Southland Scooters" Skin/Decals Pack 3/2/2018
= For SF2 (Any & All, Full-5 Merged Prefered) =
*Can be used in any install that has access to the A-4C_65 & A-4F*
2 new skins for a couple of the stock 3W Skyhawks. These represent "local" A-4 units from
Southern California; my home turf! :) They are either Reserve Squadron (VA-305) or a Service,
Support, Training Unit (VC-7).
Also included for the A-4F, are a modified Data and loadout inis, correcting/adding to the
Mission tasking loadouts. Several new parts are included that correct and add the missing outer
Sidewinder rails. Both aircraft get the Player operated manual canopy, and landing light.
The skins included are for:
VA-305 "Lobos" based at NAS (now JFB) Los Alamitos *-see notes-*
VC-7 "Tallyhoers" (or Redtails) based at NAS Miramar
Skins are brand new, from Nyghtfall's templates, and are in jpg format. Most markings are
decals, excepting certain squadron tags on the tail fin & rudder (VC-7 and/or fuselage bands
(VA-305). These had to be painted on due to number-of-decals-per-mesh restrictions. All BuNums
are historiclly correct for aircraft used by both squardrons; unfortunately, they could not all
be matched to their corresponding Modex. On the Loadout screen's individual aircraft dropdown
listing, those marked with a star (*) are matched.
Also added, via Magical Ini Dancing (tm) are missile rails for the OUTBOARD pylons on the A-4F,
as is correct for all 5-hardpointed Skyhawks. These are added via the loadout ini through
various jiggery-pokery and at great expense. They are only used in the "Air-to-Air" tasking (and
Recon), and will/do not effect any Strike, CAS, Auntie-Ship or other attack missions.
These modification can also be added, using the same data ini edits, to all the A-4E and later
models. With some luck, they will =NOT= interfere with any of the Skyhawks released by
Nyghtfall. If in doubt, back up your original data and loadout inis before installing.
The canopy uses the Standard Animation Keystroke (tm), Shift/0.
When on the Loadout screen, for skin/squadron selection, on the Dropdown menu you'll see
VA-305 Lobos (NAS Los Alamitos 70/71)
VC-7 Redtails (NAS Miramar 1973-80)
As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read
them .... Also, DO give the Notes section a read as well, for enlightenments, illuminations, and
general ramblings. With MANY thanks to Nyghtfall for his invaluable assistance!!! :)