About This File
F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Version 2.2 BETA Release
A USAF Version
B USMC Version
C USN Version
for the SFP1/WOx series beta Version 2.0
With thanks to Dave, JSF Aggie, JAT81500, Amokfloo, and especially FastCargo
This is a Beta Release, I have to appologize that I simply don't have the time at present to finish up the cockpit, but I hope to have it finished someday! Meantime, I'm happy with the flight model, radar and weapon delivery, I'm afraid the AI is somewhat lacking when it comes to engaging with AA missiles from the weapons bays.
Templates are included.
A few notes about flying the F-35:
This model has only been confirmed to work in 1st Generation TW Sims (SFP1/WOx). It has not been fully tested in 2nd generation sims (SF2,SFV).
The AI still has problems in hard mode doing an approach to landing in the A and B models. We are still working on that.
The B model VTOL mode has been made to be very similiar to the real thing in terms of performance. What that means is don't try VTOL mode fully loaded out...you won't get anywhere...literally. Plan to be publically ridiculed if you post a question on the forum asking how to do to a vertical takeoff fully loaded.
Also, the real thing will not allow you to engage afterburner in VTOL...this limitation was not possible to implement in the TW sims. What that means is if you go to afterburner while in VTOL mode...bad things will happen VERY quickly.
Speaking of the B model, for some reason, the nozzle will not animate open or closed. Several things have been tried to get it to work with no success...we are not sure why this is broken, especially since it works in the other models.
Effects in the Effects folder
Objects in the Objects folder
Sounds in the Sounds folder
Please do not release modified files for this aircraft without my written consent, you are welcome to release any skins you like using the included templates. As always, any use of this mod for commercial ventures is strictly prohibited unless included in a future official Thirdwire Release.
The creators of this mod are not responsible to any damage to hardware or software as a result of installation. As always: BACK UP YOUR FILES!!!!!!!!!!!!
Constructive criticism is always appreciated, but please be nice; I'm emotionally delicate, like a flower.
Clear Skies and Check Six!
-Adam Burch 22 May 2009
The USN and USMC skins are basically up to the end user to make what they like. I will more than likely sponser another contest at CA for the best skins for the F-35B/C versions.
Dave (USAFMTL) 22 May 2009
Several bugs fixes by FastCargo, added Klavs81 new cockpit.bmp and new hangar and loading screens.
Dave (USAFMTL) 24 May 2009
F-35C sound fixed.
Various ini fixes by Crusader
Dave (USAFMTL) 29 May 2009
Fixed gun naming issue.
Dave (USAFMTL) 3 Jun 2009