About This File
SF2 3W B-52D/F Upgrade/Mod Pack 9/28/2022
-For SF2 (Full 4/5 Merged Reccomended =MUST= have SF2:V installed!!)-
This pack contains some mods to the stock 3rd Wire B-52D & the user made B-52F model "Stratofortress" as used by SAC during the 1950s through the 1980s.
There are actually 3 aircraft in this pack; due to "oddities" with some loadouts, I found this was easier to do:
B-52D (57-64) nuclear strike
B-52D (64-83) conventional, with "Big Belly" mods
B-52F (58-78) conventional & Nukes.
The F, while retaining is nuke abilities, is mostly for conventional iron bombing after 1965.
Almost all markings are decals, with very few things painted on. All serial numbers are historically correct for the models depectied. BUT the D cereals should be considered 'generic' in nature as they represent no particular unit. The F serials, OTH, and the nose arts, are also correct, but not 'per squadron/wing'. It should be noted, the F gets all serials for the 89 aircraft produced. These are updated version of the originals issued in 2009. The D model gets all new decals, made for this mod.
Decal randomization is true. Most skins remain in their 1stGen bmp format. New sounds, effects, pilot/gunner figures, weapons, and hangar & loading screens. Various effects are included for the nuclear weapons. The SF2 date switch is used for some skins, and also in the loadout ini with year-specific loadouts. These aircraft are equipped with an "optical" bombsight for you perverts that inisist on flying the Heavies <g>. In each aircraft's folder is an instructional jpg on "how to". There are also different loadouts for conventional or nuke, accessable through the games' mission editor.
An example of the skin listing, from the 52F:
2nd BW >1964
7th BW (3960th BW) <1964
the >1964 (less than or 64 and eariler) and <1964 (after 1964 ie: 65 start date). This should give the general idear.
As is always reccomended, unzip to a temp folder or your desktop to give easy access to the rest of this readme for it's install instructions. PLEASE read them, before installing!!! As always, =PLEASE= read the "Notes" section for various thoughts and musing on this mod. There might even be valuable data/information for you to find! ALL original readmes have been included, when discoverable.