About This File
USAF KC-135 Skinpack 3: Late 1980s
This skin pack will feature skins for all USAF KC-135 users from the late 1980s. This includes the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves. Many of the skins serials and nose arts are the same as in ODS, which the aircraft would participate in a few years after this period. This also represents the era that the Shamu scheme became more common and that nose art made a comeback on USAF aircraft.
any version of Strike Fighters 2, and the KC-135 mod found here
first, get the Mirage Factory C-135A/B and KC-135A/E/R 1.0 from the above link (if you dont have it already)
then unzip this to the mod folder, allowing overwrites.
this is meant as eye candy. unfortunately, SF2 doesn't support air to air refueling so the best to be done is set up a recon mission and then park it in an orbit.
Also, Dels C-130 pit does not line up with the model very well. it is included mainly so that it can be player selected (i had to test it somehow).
Loading more than 8 aircraft on a mission will produce irregularities (like only the front half of the camo showing).
So far I have not seen more than 8 on a ramp, and it is doubtful you need to load more than that in one area for a mission. Just be warned if you throw all 16 in at once.
BTW, this thing is big, coming in over 2 1/4 GB size
So, Whats Included?:
Skins with at least two examples from every USAF unit to fly the KC-135 during the late 80s, with separate skins for Active Duty and
Colors represented include ADC gray, and Shamu dark grey over medium grey. Shamu is added as tga for a mix within each skin
Engines on the A models were adjusted to produce heavy smoke at max thrust. Burning water, just like the real thing.
Drogue add on to simulate refueling probe equipped aircraft. Added in loadout screen
Bpao- original aircraft and skin
Dave- original aircraft lead
Dels- cockpit used to make flyable
daddyairplanes- research, ini edits, tga work, skin refinement
yakarov79- drogue basket model, skin templates, general technical assistance, some noseart work
allenjb42- tech assistance with the basket work
test crew- yakarov79, allenjb42, Wrench
Huge Thanks to the following for research assistance:
Wurtsmith Air Museum https://www.facebook.com/WurtsmithAirMuseum/
Malmstrom Museum and Air Park https://www.facebook.com/MalmstromMuseum/
Grissom Air Museum https://www.facebook.com/GrissomAirMuseum/
Plattsburgh AFB - Plattsburgh NY Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/53984811032/