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F-5C_Skoshi Tiger_Ver1.0.7z 1.0.1

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August 2022
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United States Air Force F-5C Skoshi Tiger Volume III VERSION 1.0
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We are proud to present the F-5C Skoshi Tiger, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and one of the most enduring American military aircraft designs ever produced during the Cold War period. This third Volume depicts the following variants; the USAF F-5C and the VNAF F-5C. It has been our goal to provide to the simmer a highly detailed model and texture base which preserve the beautiful lines of this aircraft; and to engineer flight model files and a cockpit/gauge file-set that are authentic and add to the immersion of the flying experience within the Strike Fighters 2 series.


 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
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1. Copy the contents of the "To Mods Folder(s)" to your  SF2 Mod directory.
Allow directory merging and overwrites, provided the overwrites pertain to "fake pilot" entries, as well as weapons made by ravenclaw_007, which are included in this and many other releases.

2. Add the entries of "ADD_TO_SOUNDLIST.txt" to your SOUNDLIST.INI (located in the "user\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2\Flight" folder).If one does not exist, then you will need to extract it using the 3rdWire CAT extract utility.  You are simply required to substitute the "XXX"s  with the next sequential number in the sound file section of the file.
  
  NOTE    1:
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Both Regular and Higher resolution cockpit textures are included in their own distinct folders in the package. 
The user may alternate between the two by "commenting out"
the relevant line in the F-5C_COCKPIT.INI


[CockpitData]
Directory=cockpit           <---This is the default
//Directory=cockpit_Lo-Fi    


In order to "activate" the higher resolution textures
you would decomment the previous line and comment out
the next line, thus:


[CockpitData]
//Directory=cockpit          
Directory=cockpit_Lo-Fi   <---This is now Low-Res 


  NOTE    2:
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Another frame-rate friendly option for those with older hardware is to use the Next level of Detail Model as the primary external model. This simply involves changing the first line in the F-5A_HAF.ini  from this..

[LOD001]
Filename=F-5C.LOD

to this..

[LOD001]
Filename=F-5C_002.LOD

Much effort was made to provide those with lower end systems an alternative lower poly-model to be able to enjoy the F-5a,  so please take advantage of this _002.LOD model should you experience frame-rate issues.  While not as "rounded" as the Higher poly version, it is nonetheless just as detailed and extensive.

 NOTE    3:
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For those who may find loading times excessive, the .jpg files in the texture folders can be reduced to 50% of their size without sacrificing too much surface detail.

 Keys:
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SHIFT+0 -> canopy open
-/= (Default thrust vector Keys) -> elevator trim


CREDITS:

Sophocles     - 3D Model, Cockpit, textures

Ravenclaw_007 - Project "God-Father" 3D Modeling,
                Animations, Weapons, Research,
                Beta testing

Baffmeister   - Flight model, weapons edits, Avionics,
                Beta testing


Crusader      - Avionics and data tweaks, Beta testing

Guuruu        -    Sounds and Afterburner effects, Beta
                testing

Guest contributors:

Gkabs         - pilot figure
        
Cliff7600     -    Avionics tweaks, functioning horizontal
                trim indicator


Special Thanks to the staff and members of Combatace.com whose passion and efforts have enabled this game to endure, and to provide so much fun and excitement!
Additionally, many thanks to the following Combat-Ace Modders, who either actively contributed to the project over the years, or who invested their time either providing much needed hints and help, or researching various aspects of the model.

Brain-32    - Modeling advice, initial cockpit.cfg + more
NeverEnough    - Initial work on the Flight model
Russouk2004    - Always answering questions when I
                   needed help..Cheers!!
Derk            - Many, many references!!!
Blade            - Excellent mini-tutorial on damage
                  textures

Finally, thanks to TK and Thirdwire for creating such a fantastic game.

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FEATURES:

* A highly detailed external 3d model, including all features specific to the F-5C including...Aerial refueling probe and external armor plates under the cockpit and engine areas

* Specular color and Normal (bump) maps.

* Seven Level of Detail models (LODs), providing an almost seamless transition from distance to distance; and perhaps more importantly, ensuring that the frame-rate "impact" of the aircraft is as low as possible.

* Two sets of highly detailed external Fuel Tanks by ravenclaw_007; both the 150 gallon Factory tanks and the 275 gallon variants; the NF-5A being the only F-5a variant to carry them.

* Extensively fine-tuned flight parameters in the aircraft data configuration files, emphasizing the F-5A's agile and highly maneuverable characteristics - courtesy of  Baffmeister.

* 3 high resolution texture sets; thoroughly researched historic depictions of the Aircraft fielded by both the USAF and VNAF Squadrons.

*Accurate serial numbers and pilot name decals for both the 4503rd Tactical Fighter Squadron and 110th commando squadron.

* Quality sound-set included. Base sounds, by Guuruu, were sourced from existing recordings of various aircraft at air-shows and were modified  to match the prominent characteristics of the F-5A General Electric turbojets, the "buzz" of the M39 Pontiac 20mm machinegun, and the flap/Air-brake, undercarriage deployment and retraction sequences of the Freedom Fighter.

* Super detailed  dedicated F-5C 'Virtual Cockpit'  with animated throttle control, rudder pedals, control stick,  landing gear lever, canopy, canopy lever, drag-chute lever, weapons selectors and weapon station arming flick switches, flap position indicator..and more.

* A full complement of highly (or should I say "insanely" detailed  weapons carried by the USAF  F-5C, all by ravenclaw_007.

* Comprehensive F-5C Skoshi Tiger Loadouts  representing the weapons carriage evolution of the F-5C in USAF service from 1965 to the 1967 by Sophocles.

* Complex animation of canopy opening mechanism, and animated Turbine blades; both thanks to ravenclaw_007.

* GKAB's superb highly detailed crew figure with authentically modeled oxygen mask and flight helmet.

* All new afterburner, emitter, and engine smoke effects by Guuruu.

* Functioning elevator trim controls and gauge, using the Thrust Vector Controls; courtesy of Cliff7600.

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PILOT NOTES
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F-5C Limit and Reference Speeds. [Indicated Airspeeds]

FLAPS (FULL DEFLECTION): 300kts for both leading and trailing edge.
FLAPS (MANOUEVERING):    450kts for both leading and trailing edge

NOTE: The F-5A uses full flaps for take off but due to a game bug you must manually select full flaps for take off when player flown. The        AI will use full flaps although you can hear the flap sound cycling between flap 1 and flap 2.

LANDING GEAR: 240kts

DRAG CHUTE: 165kts

CANOPY: 50kts

NOSE WHEEL STEERING: 65kts

MAXIMUM INDICATED AIRSPEED: 710kts [redline] 

MAXIMUM MACH: 1.72 Mach design limit but thrust/drag limited to about mach 1.50 in a 60deg dive from 50,000ft.

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TAKE OFF ROTATION SPEEDS

    13500lbs: 155kts [full internal fuel and two sidewinders]

    20500lbs: 195kts [about the maximum weight possible with included stores]

    NOTE: Use full flaps for take off! Adding 6kts for every 1000lbs above 13500lbs should give good aft stick/rotation speeds.

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CLIMB SPEEDS

Military Power

    13500lbs: 375kts with a transition to mach 0.89 

    20500lbs: 310kts with a transition to mach 0.74 

Maximum Power

    13500lbs: 595kts with a transition to mach 0.93 

    20500lbs: 480kts with a transition to mach 0.85

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FINAL APPROACH SPEEDS

    With 500lbs fuel remaining and some empty racks use 160kts. Add 5kts for every additional 500lbs of fuel.

    NOTE: Target touch down speed is 20kts less than final approach speed.

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                       The Gun Sight
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The designers of the F-5A elected the simplest and most reliable gunsight conceivable. The low-cost, optical-mechanical reticle display was manually adjustable from 0 to 200 mils depression. It was collimated to avoid sighting errors. The gunsight was acceptable for aiming AIM-9B missiles, guns, rockets and bombs.
It was possible to "replicate" this simple, mechanical operation within Strike Fighters 2 series parameters, and thanks to Crusader's cockpit.ini entries, we have the following functionality: The site itself is animated so that the Mils lever and thecombining glass of the site move according to the Mills selected (activated when
cycling through air to air weapons ; and more importantly, air to ground weapons with "Backspace" and "\" Backslash accordingly).

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                           Agreement
                           _________
 
THIS AIRCRAFT MOD OR ANY PART OF IT ARE TO BE EXCLUSIVELY HOSTED BY COMBATACE.COM AND MUST NOT BE HOSTED OR POSTED FOR DOWNLOAD ON ANY OTHER WEB SITE. THIS PACKAGE AND ANY PARTS HEREIN MAY NOT BE UPLOADED AS PART OF ANOTHER MOD NOR MUST THEY BE SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE EITHER IN PART OR AS A WHOLE WITHOUT MY EXPRESS PERMISSION.

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Sophocles
August 2022
 


What's New in Version 1.0.1

Released

Those downloading the package for the first time simply have to download the latest version, which is version 1.0.1  - "the Quick_fix" file is not necessary.

For those however who have already downloaded version 1.0.0 and who don't want to go to the trouble of downloading the whole package again, I've also included a "Quick_Fix" file ... just unzip into your Mod folder and overwrite.

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bazillius

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Nice work thank you! Its very needed aircraft for my favorite theatre

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Falcon1364

  

Awesome mod!!! Thank you. 

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paulopanz

  

A piece of art.

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Thanks so much! :ty:

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