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AV-8B Harrier II Plus - SF2. ver.2019 1.0.0

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AV-8B Harrier II Plus /  Radar

This is my humble rework of old AV-8B.

Basic modding skills are required to run this mod.  (copy/paste, mod folder structure etc.) A fake pilot is needed to run this mod. 

It is designed for and works only in SF2 series.

 

Around 3 years ago - January 2016 -  KillerBee approach me with the possibility of updating bobrock's harrier,  and preparing  Night Attack version.  After some time, we had file ready for upload. Small changes here and there corrected a few things. And great skins by Killerbee.

And then KillerBee disappeared from CA forum. Honestly, up to now, I have no contact with him. last - 4th May 2016. 

So harrier stayed on drive waiting for his comeback. But .... I couldn't resist...And iI started to mod this again. Since I had no KB skin templates I had to do all new skins...and more.

So now I am here...My standard AV-8B Harrier is already available for download same as Night Attack model. Both models recently updated,

New cockpit and a whole set of new skins and decals on whole remodeled 'old' Harrier. - there is no single part of an original model that hasn't be touched/remodeled etc.

First of all...If you want to count rivets...Do not. 

Many things could be done other way....but I did it my way. So you have to bear with it.

All skins are in 4096x4096 format. So you can easily resize down.  Generally, it is just a few skins.  If you have problems running this in game. Resize skins to lower resolutions

Skins and decals are made to match most of the skins from Night Attack model pack. All VMA squadrons are equipped with a mix of both NA and radar model.

Decals are based on my and KillerBee research. All serials are correct for the Night Attack version of Harrier II. Not always (but mostly) correct for a unit/year of service etc. But as always aircraft are rotating between units so its hard to track them down really.

Big Thanks to Ravenclaw - He send me file with new ALQ-164 pod. Now it is part of the upload. 

For some reason, I have added weapons that are present in Loadout.ini. 

AIM-120 is specific for AV-8B via specific station code. To have proper year of apearance.

 

Animations:

1= canopy open - close

4= refueling probe - beware of a speed limit

3= night vision mode - not really helping but it is there - inside and outside animation.

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You can exlplore ini files for some additional features like in cockpit "FLIR" feed on HUD .

AAQ-28 can be loaded only on station number 5 and centerline - in real - centerline come to use later and some units (VMAT) also moded wiring for use on other pylons. Nut in this mod only station 5 and 4 can carry AAQ-28.

AIM-120 can be loaded only on stations 2 and 6.

There are two stations for Intrepid Tiger II pod. In future.

ECM also activates RWR on digital display indicator - even if ECM pod is not loaded.

If you have my AV-8B Harrier already  - some files are same so simply overwrite. 

for proper sound work you should add these lines into soundlist.ini

 

SoundFileXXX=USMComm_1
SoundFileXXX=Equalizer

[Equalizer]
Priority=NORMAL
Looped=TRUE
NumBuffers=2
3DSound=TRUE
DopplerEffect=FALSE
MaxDist=1000.000000
MinDist=100.000000
InsideConeAngle=360
OutsideConeAngle=360
ConeOutsideVolume=100

SoundFileXXX=USMComm_1
[USMComm_1]
Priority=NORMAL
3DSound=FALSE
NumBuffers=1
Looped=TRUE
FrequencyControl=FALSE

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Credits.

Me - whole sort of strange things - model-re-model, new cockpit, skins, decals, ini files etc.

Ravenclaw - BRU-42 ITER models. ALQ-164 model, weapons.

AAQ-28 Pod- I don't remember who made this model - all credits to him and thank you.

331Killerbee - ideas, good words, research primary work on skins and decals, work on ini files, loadouts, effects etc.

Crusaders - help with avionics ini.

Sounds taken from sources offering free sound samples.

bobrock- the original first version of the standard model - Thank you and thanks to KillerBee.

Thanks to a lot of people who helped me with this mod...Stratos, Crusader, Geary, gurru, Soulfreak,76.IAP-Blackbird, and others.

Thank you all CA users.

 

Yes, I know its huge  - but I couldn't make it smaller.

Be sure to download all parts.

 

Enjoy. I enjoyed it much when making this pack. 

Expect unexpected.

Report bugs.

Suggest changes.

 

Reference:

AV-8 TACTICAL MANUAL NWP 3-22.5-AV8B vol.I

AV-8 TACTICAL MANUAL NWP 3-22.5-AV8B vol.II

NATOPS FLIGHT MANUAL NAVY MODEL AV-8B/TAV-8B 161573 AND UP AIRCRAFT

NATOPS FLIGHT MANUAL A1-AV8BB-NFM-000 (June 1983)

a whole bunch of marines dedicated websites - that I can't remember now.

seaforces.org

gonavy.jp

navysite.de

tailspintopics.blogspot.com

Squadron Signal: 1058 Harrier in Action.

Squadron Signal: No.209 AV-8 Harrier in action

SAM Publications: US Marines AV-8B Harrier II 

Aircraft Ilustrated.Special:  Harrier

Harrier Inside and Out by Mark Attril

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This is freeware; it CANNOT be distributed unless permissions are granted by myself.
The original readmes, if any, and all other pieces of the package MUST remain intact.
The names of all contributors, modders, suppliers, etc =MUST= be listed in any new readmes.
This package and any part of it may NOT in any way, shape or form be used in any payware additions.
See the original readme documentation, if any, for further allowances and restrictions
Any persons wishing to make further modifications, contact me first.
Any persons wishing to make further modifications, MUST remember to put everyone's name in it.
Bribes and donations are accepted;

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THIS AIRCRAFT MOD OR ANY PART OF IT MUST NOT BE HOSTED OR
POSTED FOR DOWNLOAD ON ANY OTHER WEB SITE WITHOUT MY EXPRESS
PERMISSION, OR USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN THIRDWIRE FLIGHT
SIMULATORS, AND MUST NOT BE SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE BY ITSELF
OR WITH ANY OTHER FILES OR MODS.
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Kind regards.

Jarek Hereda.




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I just downloaded the AV-8B But I get an error of the plane from putting it into the aircraft folder this happened with the AV-8B NA any suggestions im using 7Zip

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15 hours ago, DEVIL11 said:

I just downloaded the AV-8B But I get an error of the plane from putting it into the aircraft folder this happened with the AV-8B NA any suggestions im using 7Zip

If you just downloaded NA - means before the update or after?  It is quite possible that you have mixed files from download ver1 and 2.  I had some issues with uploading (not all files were uploaded at the same time)  via my poor internet over the weekend. But now should be all ok. 

24 minutes ago, HerkDriverJ said:

Got a few errors pertaining to jpgs. But ran the bird through the ringer. Great, great, great mod! Well done!!!!

exactly what is wrong with jpgs?

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Some of the CAG decals were not showing up on the tails. Also the Gun pods and gear were blacked out. But it seemed to be the CAG birds only. However, re-downloaded and it doesn't appear to be an issue any longer. Also, when I re-downloaded the error message no longer exists. And....again, fantastic product! Wow!!!

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12 hours ago, HerkDriverJ said:

Some of the CAG decals were not showing up on the tails. Also the Gun pods and gear were blacked out. But it seemed to be the CAG birds only. However, re-downloaded and it doesn't appear to be an issue any longer. Also, when I re-downloaded the error message no longer exists. And....again, fantastic product! Wow!!!

Perhaps you need to resize down the JPGs, from 4096x4096 to 2048x2048 (as I did in other mods, due the lack of memory in my computer).

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Hi Yakarow,

I noticed that the plane swings left-right when it is on the runway, at start ... as if the gears of the wing were too short (or the main gear too long). See attachment.

And it seems that the Litening Pod doesn't lock the target (no locked image of the target on the left MFD).

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1 hour ago, citizen67 said:

I noticed that the plane swings left-right when it is on the runway, at start ... as if the gears of the wing were too short (or the main gear too long). See attachment.

And it seems that the Litening Pod doesn't lock the target (no locked image of the target on the left MFD).

- Strange with that gears I'm running the same aircraft as you and not have that issue. Will try to check some settings in data ini. 

- You are in caged mode. Explore via radar modes, A/G A/A mode etc...There are few modes of mfd there... select  LGB bomb and it will apear or select FLIR to have target on MFD..., Remeber that this game has not much mfd support..many things here are made just to "somehow simulate" .

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Well Yakarov... about the MFD it’s my fault: in the loadout I selected the “AI” LGBs...

But regarding the “swing behavior” I noticed that even in flight the plane tend to lean on the left.

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On 4/7/2019 at 11:20 AM, citizen67 said:

But regarding the “swing behavior” I noticed that even in flight the plane tend to lean on the left.

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Haven't notice such behavior. Maybe some small mistype in data ini... although I've checked all again. How about other users? Also observed "swing thing"?

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This is so great, incredible I should say. Thanks so much for this!

I can only hope that in the future we 'll receive even more Harriers.

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