F-4E-41 Phantom II (69) RNZAF
- Initial delivery batch of 11 Block 41 F-4E Phantom delivered in 1969 (first batch of a five year 16 aircraft order.)
- Serial # NZ6201 to NZ6211.
- Standard SEA camouflage and USAF stencils of the day.
- Fitted "for but not with ECM" so RWR antenna, wiring and cockpit displays fitted but no computer to make it function.
- Weapons procured includes Mk-80 series slick/ retarded bombs, AIM-9E, AIM-7E, LAU-10/A, and LAU-3/A
First flight off the St. Louis assembly line.
Early RNZAF Fern Leaf roundels - not popular!
F-4E-41 Phantom II (72) RNZAF
- Above aircraft after MIDAS4 gun muzzle modification in 1972 and instillation of low-voltage formation lights.
- Decision for follow up purchase of RWR equipment deferred permanently so cockpit RWR displays removed.
F-4E-41 Phantom II (74) RNZAF
- Above aircraft with maneuvering slats fitted in 1974 via kit-sets procured with the second batch of Phantoms (Block 60) delivered below.
F-4E-60 Phantom II (74) RNZAF
- Second and final batch of 5 Block 60 F-4E Phantoms delivered in 1974.
- Serial # NZ6212 to NZ6216.
- Standard SEA camouflage and USAF stencils of the day (slightly different to the Block 41 aircraft as five years newer).
- Fitted "for but not with ECM" so RWR antenna and wiring fitted but no computer to make it function. Cockpit RWR displays removed in RNZAF service.
1979ish, lower 'Camouflage Grey' color replaced with 'Light Gull Grey' as used on the RNZAF's P-3 Orion (this was done in real life on the RNZAF A-4K Skyhawks).
1984, F-4E fleet repainted in Euro 1 which better suits the New Zealand environment.
F-4E-ARN Phantom II (84) RNZAF
- 6 attrition replacements purchased and delivered in 1984 from current USAF F-4E fleet in preparation for RNZAF F-4E fleet avionics/ capability upgrade.
- Serial # NZ6251 to NZ6256.
- Standard SEA wraparound camouflage and USAF stencils of the day.
- Full current USAF F-4E fleet RWR/ countermeasure (flare/ chaff) capability.
- Aircraft equipped with TISEO and AN/ARN-101 Digital Avionics Modular System (ARN-101 provides for a CCIP bombing mode).
F-4E-41/60 'Kahu' Phantom II (88) RNZAF
- Comprehensive $140 million upgrade program: project 'Kahu'. First upgraded aircraft operational in 1988.
- AN/APG-66(NZ) multi-mode radar.
- Modernized cockpit with glass displays, HOTAS and a Ferranti wide-angle HUD.
- ALR-66 RWR
- ALE-40 countermeasure dispensers.
- MIL-STD 1553B databus
- Litton Industries LN-93 inertial navigation system.
- Airframe and engines completely stripped down and given a life extension.
- Aircraft wiring replaced.
- Engine smoke abatement system.
- Modern weapons procured include GBU-10 LGB kits, AIM-9L, AIM-7M, CRV-7, AGM-65B/G.
- F-15 600 gallon HPC tanks as on USAF Phantoms.
1997 onwards all green camouflage.
2004, All RNZAF aircraft repainted 'Medium Grey'. Previous 'urgent operational requirement' program adds targeting pod (Litening), GPS navigation, GBU-12 and JDAM capability for OEF deployment.
Background (all factual):
In mid 1964 Operational Requirement No. 5/Air called for a tactical combat aircraft to replace the Canberra. Specifically a long range aircraft with the primary role of counter-air/interdiction and secondary roles of close air support and air defense.
In June 1965 The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Morrison was quoted as wanting 18 F-111 aircraft for the RNZAF at a cost of £1.5 million per aircraft. The public and media supported the idea but the Chief of Defense Staff (who was a Naval Officer) and the acting Prime Minister publicly opposed the purchase.
In August 1965 the Chiefs of Staff Committee rejected the idea of acquiring long-range interdiction aircraft and in September agreed that close air support should be the primary role of the new combat aircraft.
In December came Air Staff Requirement No. 12 with the following requirements of the new combat aircraft:
- Ability to provide effective air support to ground forces.
- Highly reliable and robust
- Self defense capability to evade or counter supersonic interceptors and surface-to-air missiles.
- Long range.
- Ability to operate closely with American and Australian forces.
By May 1966 the RNZAF had finished evaluating six candidate aircraft:
- F-4C Phantom II
- A-7A Corsair II
- Mirage IIIO
- F-5A Freedom Fighter
- F-104G Starfighter
- A-4E Skyhawk
In August 1966 the RNZAF officially asked the government to purchase 16 F-4 Phantoms at a total cost of £19 million.
Now remember AVM Morrison making it known he wanted the F-111? He would later go on to admit he never wanted the F-111 he had wanted the F-4 all along but given the cost of the F-4 he wanted to make it look more attractive (cost wise) by putting it next to the F-111.
The minister of Defense then announced the final stage of the evaluation had been reached and a decision was a few weeks away. The purchase of the F-4 seemed to be all but done...
BUT the Treasury department now intervened and recommended purchasing the F-5! The RNZAF High Command was furious! But ultimately powerless to halt the path to purchasing the A-4 Skyhwak that had just begun.
Over the next year the RNZAF, Cabinet Defense Committee, Treasury, the Finance Minister and the Chief of Defense wrangled over purchasing the F-4 or an alternative (F-5 or A-4). Then at the end of 1967 the New Zealand Currency was devalued and a squadron of F-4 Phantoms was now instantly out of New Zealand’s price range. It was either 11 Phantoms or 16 Skyhawks. So the Skyhawk it was.
So if the Treasury Department hadn't intervened in the procurement process towards the end of 1966 it seems entirely likely that New Zealand would have placed and order for the F-4 Phantom II at the end of that year. Or once the NZ dollar devalued in 1967 the option of an initial 11 F-4E order followed by another 5 in 5 years was considered, which I have gone for here.
Major overhaul of P-40 markings and theater bands etc. Serial numbers are different to aircraft numbers on the cowling as the cowling number was given in theater depending on the servicing unit the aircraft was assigned to.
P-40E Home Defense Squadrons (including Tonga and Fiji)
P-40K Operational Squadrons (Guadalcanal/ Solomon Islands etc)
P-40M Operational Squadrons (Guadalcanal/ Solomon Islands etc)
Single P-40L delivered to the RNZAF by mistake, however it was assembled in New Zealand and flown briefly before it was shipped back to the USA.
P-40N Operational Squadrons (Guadalcanal/ Solomon Islands etc) and OTU (Operational Training Unit) Squadrons
488 (NZ) Squadron Buffalo Mk.I defending Singapore (in vain)
488 (NZ) Squadron Hurricane Mk.IIb (Buffalo loss replacments) defending Singapore at the bitter end
View File Raytheon T-6C Texan II for SF2
Raytheon T-6C Texan II for SF2
This is the T-6C Texan II as used by No 14 Squadron RNZAF for the SF2 series of games.
The T-6C Texan II is an upgraded version of the T-6B with wing hard points, intelligence/ surveillance/ reconnaissance capabilities, a digital glass cockpit that includes a Head-Up Display, six multi-function displays, Hands On Throttle And Stick.
I created this version of the T-6 by using Dels amazing AT-6B and removing the parts that differentiate the AT-6B from the T-6C. This works perfectly as the T-6C is the upgraded version of the T-6B, which is what the AT-6B is the armed version of.
Extract the files and place into your mods folder.
Included in the 'Bonus' folder are two what-if Grey RNZAF skins for the T-6C and Dels AT-6B.
Submitter dtmdragon Submitted 11/04/2014 Category Other
View File SF2 WW2 PTO RNZAF P-40E/K/M/N Kittyhawk Pack
SF2 WW2 PTO RNZAF P-40E/K/M/N Kittyhawk Pack
A total of 301 P-40s were allocated to the RNZAF under Lend-Lease, for use in the Pacific Theater, although four of these were lost in transit. The aircraft equipped 14 Squadron, 15 Squadron, 16 Squadron, 17 Squadron, 18 Squadron, 19 Squadron and 20 Squadron.
RNZAF P-40K/N/M squadrons were successful in air combat against the Japanese between 1943 and 1944 (RNZAF P-40E never saw combat). Their pilots claimed 100 aerial victories in P-40, whilst losing 20 aircraft in combat. Geoff Fisken, the highest scoring British Commonwealth ace in the Pacific, flew P-40s with 14 Squadron, although half of his victories were claimed with the Brewster Buffalo.
The overwhelming majority of RNZAF P-40 victories were scored against Japanese fighters, mostly Zeroes. Other victories included Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers. The only confirmed twin engine claim, a Ki-21 "Sally" (misidentified as a G4M "Betty") fell to Fisken in July 1943
From late 1943 and 1944, RNZAF P-40s were increasingly used against ground targets, including the innovative use of naval depth charges as improvised high-capacity bombs. The last front line RNZAF P-40s were replaced by Vought F4U Corsairs in 1944. The ex combat P-40s joined the P-40E in New Zealand OCU Squadrons relegated to use as advanced pilot trainers.
The name Kittyhawk was generally retained throughout the aircraft's' service with the RNZAF, even when the later models' official name was Warhawk.
Included are 4 Royal New Zealand Air Force specific aircraft with a total of 11 skins.
- P-40E Kittyhawk RNZAF
- P-40K Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF
- P-40M Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF
- P-40N Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF
INSTILATION: Drop files into your mods folders, override when prompted.
NOTE: Has only been tested/used in a merged install of ALL SF2 titles
Submitter dtmdragon Submitted 10/06/2014 Category P-40
View File New Zealand F-16C/D Block 52+ Fictional Order
What If, Royal New Zealand Air Force F-16C/D Block 52 Plus.
- No. 75 Squadron, RNZAF Base Ohakea 2014
- 148th Fighter Squadron Arizona ANG 162d Fighter Wing, Tucson ANG Base 2012
You will need the The F-16C Block 50/52 by The Viper Team for the sounds and effects etc http://combatace.com/topic/72842-f-16c-block-5052-by-the-viper-team/
Instillation: As usual simply drop into your mods folder and allow it to override when prompted.
Dec 17/2013: Final Delivery. The Royal New Zealand Air force (RNZAF) celebrates the arrival of its first Lockheed Martin F-16C/D aircraft. The first Block 52+ F-16s to be based in New Zealand were received by Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand and Commander-in-Chief of the New Zealand Defense Force.
March 4/2012: First Delivery. Lockheed Martin holds a ceremony at its Fort Worth, TX facility to deliver the first F-16 aircraft to the RNZAF. This F-16D was accepted by the U.S. government (as the agent for New Zealand in the FMS process) on Feb 19/12, three month ahead of schedule. The first single-seat F-16C version will fly in March 2012, and be accepted in April 2012. These 2 aircraft and all subsequent deliveries will head to Tucson ANG Base on attachment to the ANG 148th FS for up to two years to train the initial squadron of RNZAF pilots.
Jan 2010: F-16 order. The New Zealand Minister of Defence signs an agreement with the U.S. government to purchase 24 Advanced Block 52 F-16s in the ‘Peace Star’ Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The agreement includes 16 single-seat F-16Cs and 8 two-seat F-16Ds, associated equipment and services, weapons, initial pilot and aircraft technician training. The RNZAF also announced the re-activation of No. 75 Squadron in anticipation of the order.
Aug 2009: The US DSCA announces New Zealand’s formal request for 24 F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $2.7 billion. Funds will be provided under the Foreign Military Financing Program with repayments spread over 10 years. The proposed sale includes:
24 F-16C/D Block 52 Plus aircraft with F100-PW-229 Engines, and APG-68v9 radars;
24 Conformal Fuel Tanks (pairs);
30 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing Systems (CMDS);
30 AN/ALR-93 Radar Warning Receivers (RWR);
28 AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites (AIDEWS);
26 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems;
16 AN/AAQ-33 Sniper ATP;
5 TERMA Modular Reconnaissance Pod (MRP)
24 AN/ARC-238 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) radios with HAVE QUICK I/II;
24 Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT);
24 Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Embedded GPS/ Inertial Navigation Systems (INS);
24 AN/APX-113 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Systems;
30 AN/AVS-9 night vision goggles.
ENJJPT (Advanced flight training and F-16 operational conversion) for up to 50 initial RNZAF F-16C/D pilots;
30 AIM-120-C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to Air Missiles (AMRAAM);
60 AIM-9X SIDEWINDER Missiles;
20 AGM-88C HARM Missiles;
50 AGM-65G MAVERICK Missiles;
50 AGM-119A Mk III Penguin ASM Missiles;
30 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) 2,000 lb bombs;
30 GBU-10, PAVEWAY II 2,000 lb. bombs;
60 Enhanced GBU-12 PAVEWAY II bombs, with dual-mode GPS/laser guidance;
8 AGM-65G Maverick training missiles;
16 Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pods;
Note on loadouts: Attack/ CAS loadouts are set for engaging large amounts of armour. However you can select a GBU-49 CAS loadout with the mission editor, along with a few other unique loadout options.
The Viper Team for their stunning viper packs
Ravenclaw_007 for his new weapon packs
Submitter dtmdragon Submitted 03/27/2014 Category What If Hangar