About This File
Douglas B-42A Mixmaster for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
This is the B-42 Mixmaster by veltro2k with some fictional 'in service' operational USAAF/USAF B-42A schemes using Third Wire's date switch to give you the USAAF starbar in 1944 to 1947 and then the USAF starbar (and nation name) from 1948 onwards. You can fly the prototype in 1944 and for gameplay reasons we've placed it in service from 1945 onwards with service years allowing for use in the Korean War (check out the night scheme) and all operational schemes have new nose art decals.
The unique feature of the B-42 is, of course, it's twin bubble canopies and this caused some problems when 'in cockpit' as panning to starboard cannot accurately show a real world view of the right-hand canopy, the co-pilot and his cockpit so it's a bit of a compromise which we trust you will accept. If anyone can suggest any improvements in the cockpit view then let us know.
It's likely some of you will want to do your own skins for favourite squadrons or perhaps for export versions so a template is included and we'd love to see your results!
The B-42A Mixmaster is brought to you by;
B-42 3D Model - veltro2k
B-42A Skins/Decals - Spinners
B-42A FM and ini's - Wrench
1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the B-42A folder into your Aircraft folder.
2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the B-42A folder into your Decals folder.
3. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop the enclosed folders into your Weapons folder.
4. From the SOUNDS folder drag and drop the enclosed sound file into your Sounds folder.
As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
Huge thanks to veltro2k for not only tackling this aircraft but also cranking in improvements along the way.
Thanks to russouk2004 for his help with the 3D model.
Thanks also to Capun for the Do-335 used as the damaged model.
Thanks to Wrench for his work on the flight model and ini work.
And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
Version 1 - 21/08/2020
What's New in Version 1.0.1
FM amended to cure swing to the left.
Wing gun muzzle flash positions corrected.
Wingtip vortex positions corrected.
Both main wheel hubs now rotating.
Canopy closing now activated.