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SF2 A-4E(65) VA-163 'Saints' 1967


A-4E (65) Skyhawk, VA-163 'Saints' Vietnam 1967-1968 Skinpack by Nyghtfall v1.1

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*** SF2V required for A-4E_65-model, tested in full 5-merged installation ***

 

The skin represents A-4Es from VA-163 'Saints' betwenn June 1967 and January 1968 aboard the carrier USS Oriskany in Vietnam.

BuNo are correct for this squadron, but unfortunately I couldn't find the correct assignment for all modex to BuNo.

Modex-numbers 305, 307 and 314 are filled with BuNo, that are correct for this squadron, but miss a modex-number.

 

- new Baseskin with highter resolution (2048x2048)

- new Decals

- gray rudder for 301, 305, 306 and 311

- a lot of new maintenance markings (a big thank to Soulfreak for the pattern!)

- corrected nosecone

- updated data.ini is included, which contains the working canopy (SHIFT+0) and landing light (thanks to Wrench).

 

 

Installation

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1. unzip to a temporary folder

2. copy 'Objects'-folder from the zip to your mods 'Objects'-folder, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes'.

3. enjoy!

 

 

Credits

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- Thirdwire and TK for a great game, nice models, skins and some decals I used as pattern

- ZScout370, wikimedia - USAF Insignia

- Wrench, updated data.ini

 

 

Thanks

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- Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!

- Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm

- Wrench (also for help with flap-decals), ikon71, Stratos, CrazyhorseB34, cocas and EricJ for your help with the color-issues

- Sundowner (F-105D template) as inspiration on how to handle certain things in a template, as it was the first one, I created

- all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!

 

 

P.S.

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If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.


 

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Another great one. Thank you. 

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