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      Submitter Spinners Submitted 03/19/2012 Category What If Hangar  
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      1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the A-4D folder into your Aircraft folder.
      2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the A-4D folder into your main Decals folder.
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