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Being a great fan of anti-runway missions I was quite disappointed of not being able to use Durandals.

 

Since Durandals are modeled as rockets, they can't be used without some editing.

 

The basic editing would be changing pylons in the plane data.ini to add the RCKT WeaponType, but that would mean mounting only one Durandal per pylon.

That would be better but wouldn't represent the way they were used in Israelian, French or USAF service.

 

Fortunately we could do some simple modifications to emulate the mounting used.

 

Since we are dealing with rockets we can simply add specialised rocket pods using the TER and MER LODs.

Below are the MER and TER adapted to carry 2, 3, 4 and 6 Durandal, the exemple deals only with the French Durandal, adapting them for the BLU-107/B is minimal.

 

[WeaponDataxxxx]
TypeName=Durandalx2
FullName=Matra Durandal (x2)
ModelName=ter
Mass=43.090000
Diameter=0.230000
Length=1.980000
AttachmentType=FRANCE,CHINA,BRAZIL,W_GERMANY
NationName=FRANCE
StartYear=1980
EndYear=2000
Availability=2
BaseQuantity=40
Exported=TRUE
ExportStartYear=1980
ExportEndYear=2020
ExportAvailability=0
WeaponDataType=2
RailLaunched=FALSE
RocketTypeName=Durandal
NumRockets=2
ROF=0.000000
FireEffectName=
FireEffectTime=0.000000
FrontCoverNodeName=
RearCoverNodeName=
ShowRockets=TRUE
Rocket01Position=0.230000,0.000000,-0.110000
Rocket02Position=-0.230000,0.000000,-0.110000

[WeaponDataxxxx]
TypeName=Durandalx3
FullName=Matra Durandal (x3)
ModelName=ter
Mass=43.090000
Diameter=0.230000
Length=1.980000
AttachmentType=FRANCE,CHINA,BRAZIL,W_GERMANY
NationName=FRANCE
StartYear=1980
EndYear=2000
Availability=2
BaseQuantity=40
Exported=TRUE
ExportStartYear=1980
ExportEndYear=2020
ExportAvailability=0
WeaponDataType=2
RailLaunched=FALSE
RocketTypeName=Durandal
NumRockets=3
ROF=0.000000
FireEffectName=
FireEffectTime=0.000000
FrontCoverNodeName=
RearCoverNodeName=
ShowRockets=TRUE
Rocket01Position=0.230000,0.000000,-0.110000
Rocket02Position=-0.230000,0.000000,-0.110000
Rocket03Position=0.000000,0.000000,-0.355000

[WeaponDataxxxx]
TypeName=Durandalx4
FullName=Matra Durandal (x4)
ModelName=mer
Mass=99.790001
Diameter=0.260000
Length=3.590000
AttachmentType=FRANCE,CHINA,BRAZIL,W_GERMANY
NationName=FRANCE
StartYear=1980
EndYear=2000
Availability=2
BaseQuantity=40
Exported=TRUE
ExportStartYear=1980
ExportEndYear=2020
ExportAvailability=0
WeaponDataType=2
RailLaunched=FALSE
RocketTypeName=Durandal
NumRockets=4
ROF=0.000000
FireEffectName=
FireEffectTime=0.000000
FrontCoverNodeName=
RearCoverNodeName=
ShowRockets=TRUE
Rocket01Position=0.230000,1.240000,-0.090000
Rocket02Position=0.230000,-1.260000,-0.090000
Rocket03Position=-0.230000,1.240000,-0.090000
Rocket04Position=-0.230000,-1.260000,-0.090000

[WeaponDataxxxx]
TypeName=Durandalx6
FullName=Matra Durandal (x6)
ModelName=mer
Mass=99.790001
Diameter=0.260000
Length=3.590000
AttachmentType=FRANCE,CHINA,BRAZIL,W_GERMANY
NationName=FRANCE
StartYear=1980
EndYear=2000
Availability=2
BaseQuantity=40
Exported=TRUE
ExportStartYear=1980
ExportEndYear=2020
ExportAvailability=0
WeaponDataType=2
RailLaunched=FALSE
RocketTypeName=Durandal
NumRockets=6
ROF=0.000000
FireEffectName=
FireEffectTime=0.000000
FrontCoverNodeName=
RearCoverNodeName=
ShowRockets=TRUE
Rocket01Position=0.230000,1.240000,-0.090000
Rocket02Position=0.230000,-1.260000,-0.090000
Rocket03Position=-0.230000,1.240000,-0.090000
Rocket04Position=-0.230000,-1.260000,-0.090000
Rocket05Position=0.000000,1.240000,-0.330000
Rocket06Position=0.000000,-1.260000,-0.330000

 

The positions are not perfect, especially on the TER, but they are close enough for now.

 

The x2 and x4 adapters are stand-in, as in reality specifics adapters were available, IIRC a low-drag quad used in France and a duo one used on German Phantoms and during the USAF evalutations.

 

Also, the dates in the Weapons Pack are incorrect, the Durandal entered service in the French Air Force in 1977, and entered service in the USAF around 89/90.

 

Of course, once this is done, you still have to edit your planes data.ini to add the capability to use rocket pods (RP) on pylons that should be able to use Durandals.

Edited by Gunrunner

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