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[Fictional] RAF Phantom FGR.5 for SF2

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[Fictional] RAF Phantom FGR.5 for SF2


McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.5 for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2

 

This is a simple mod of the Third Wire Phantom F-4E_72 to give a 'what if' Phantom FGR.5 tactical fighter with markings for No.6, No.41 and No.54 squadrons of RAF Strike Command as they might have appeared during the mid-1970's.

 

 

BACKSTORY

 

(Just a bit of fun).

 

The cancellation of the Hawker P.1154 in 1964 led to the adoption of the LTV F-8E(RN) Crusader for the Royal Navy to replace the Scimitar and Sea Vixen and the adoption of the standard J79 powered F-4C Phantom for the RAF to replace the Hunter. However, anxious to improve the UK's trade balance with the US the UK Government insisted that the RAF's Phantoms would adopt either the Rolls Royce Spey turbofan or the Anglo-French Rolls Royce/SNECMA Sequanna turbofan then under development for the proposed Mirage IVB and advanced Mirage III aircraft. The Sequanna was quickly chosen being lighter and slimmer than the Spey and fitted the F-4 like a glove whilst producing about 1,000lbs more thrust per engine than the stock J79-GE-15 turbojet but having a much lower specific fuel consumption.

 

First flown in 1965 and entering service with the RAF in 1966 the Phantom F.1 supplemented the Lightning interceptors of RAF Fighter Command whilst the Phantom FG.2 re-equipped many Hunter and Canberra squadrons at home and abroad. The FR.3 was a planned version of the RF-4C that failed to materialise as the RAF adopted a reconnaisance system but the FGR.4 was the RAF's first true multi-role version of the Phantom and took advantage of the new F-4E airframe and a more powerful Sequanna RB.390 engine developing 19,000lbs with reheat. Only 50 FGR.4's were built before production switched to the FGR.5

featured here with Sequanna RB.392 engines rated at 20,000 lbs of thrust and more advanced avionics. The FGR.5's served both at home and abroad before finally being retired in 2001.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. Drop the Phantom_FGR5 folder into your Aircraft folder.

 

2. Empty the contents of the Weapons folder into your Weapons folder

 

3. Sprinkle the contents of the Decals folder into your main Decals folder.

 

 

CREDITS

 

BIG THANKS to TK for the continuous improvement of a great little game/sim.

 

Special thanks to Mike Druzolowski (mppd) for the superb shark-mouth decal tweaked here and there to fit the No.41 squadron machine.

 

Once again, special thanks to Florian for the Tornado Recce Pod (re-branded here as British Recce Pod).

 

And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.

 

 

Regards

 

Spinners

 

v1.0 13/12/09

 

 


 

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