About This File
A-4AR FightingHawk, Fuerza Aérea Argentina
A Stand-Alone aircraft for SF/WoV/WoE =and= WoI
Introduction, from the ReadMe:
This package will create a complete, 'nation specific' aircraft; the A-4AR FightingHawk, as used by the Argentine Air Force. You will also be adding several 'new' Argentinian nation-specific weapons, so get your Weapons Editor of choice warmed up. As stated, this is a COMPLETE aircraft, with ALL parts necessary to -almost- unzip and fly away. I've included ALL the aircraft LODs and Damge tgas, as the A-4F itself is readily availble as a free add-on aircraft from 3rd Wire, and it's internal parts exist in all versions of the game, excepting WoI. This is the main reason it's an 'all inclusive' mod -- WoI does NOT contain the necessary aircraft LODs, and as it's freely available, I reckon it won't voilate the EULA in any way, shape or form.
This is an almost complete rebuild of an aircraft created by "Ravens**t" , from 2005. The skin supplied, and possibly the decals, were originaly created by Soulfreak. All the serial numbers are new, created by me.
The aircraft is based off the stock 3rd Wire A-4F Skyhawk, and while not a perfect physical match (there are a some exterior changes on the Real Aircraft - such as the ECM/ESM fairing atop the verticle fin, after all, the Real Aircraft were rebuilds of the A-4M), it's close enough until someone builds a correct A-4M body.
Loadouts are a 'best guess' based on the eariler FAA Skyhawks, and research on the Web.
Ravens**t's original readme is also included, for historical purposes.
The cockpit is based off Julheim's "What If..." Kestral, and included a working HUD, CCIP and for WoI users, working Ground Mapping radar. Also included are almost all the avionics, including various and sundry bmps and tgas, from The Mirage Factory's F-16A-10, as they have the best look and feel.
Remember: although this is designed for use in ANY of the game, you won't have the GM radar working in SF/WoV/WoE. I have supplied a WoI-only style avionics ini (for use in that game), as at present, it has the only avionics70.dll that supports HUD/CCIP and Ground Mapping radars. So, again: there are 2 avionices inis - you'll be choosing which to use based on what game you install it to. Obviously, after the next patch comes out for SF/WoV/WoE, you'll be using the WoI style one. But that's still a long time off...
See the "Selecting the Avionics ini" in the install instructions below
There are 2 hangar screen enclosed, one is RS's original for SF/WoV/WoE, and a new one by me for WoI.
It is set up to use either of the weapons paks; the Bunyap Pak or Mirage Factory, ---BUT-- you WILL be adding the Agrentine nation specific-weapons. See "Adding Weapons" section below.
As you've probably guessed by now, there's an EXTENSIVE readme with hightly detailed, step-by-step install instructions. It's strongly reccomended that you read it through first, before making choices. There's even a screenshot to illustrate a point (aimpoint, actually)! Also, an extensive Rants & Notes section.
NOTE: package re-uploaded with corrected credits in readme, and this message also corrected .