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[Fictional] BAC Lightning F.56 'NATO'


BAC Lightning F.56 for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 (EP2)

This is a very simple mod of the stock Third Wire BAC Lightning F.53 to give a fictional 'multi-role' Lightning F.56N in service with the Ejército del Aire and Aeronautica Militare Italiana during the 1967 to 1988 timeline. Colourful markings are included for;

EDA Silver - Ala 11

EDA Camo - Ala 12

AMI Silver - 51º Stormo

AMI Camo - 6º Stormo

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the Lightning56 folder into your Aircraft folder.

2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the Lightning56 folder into your Decals folder.

3. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop the AS-30 folder into your Weapons folder.

 

CREDITS

As always, big thanks to Third Wire for the continuous improvement of a great little game/sim. Expansion Pack 2 rocks!

And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.

Regards

Spinners

Version 2 - 16/02/13

Version 1 - 03/01/11


 

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Revised with new Ejército del Aire markings and the previous Aeronautica Militare Italiana markings now folderised.

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