The Falklands mod was, and it is, one of my favourites mods ever. The initial release was probably at it's time (2008) on of the biggest additions to this game and this community. Later on, a convertion was made for SF2, and finally , a few years ago a redux version with SF2 NA features. Although I always liked the mod, right now it looked to me a little bit outdated, and some features could be improved in order to exploit the game engine to achive the biggest amount of realism and immersion.
With this aim , the aim of achieving the biggest amount of realism and immersion taking into account game engine limitations, I've done the following work taking as reference the SF2 redux version of the mod.
1) I've used as reference terrain Sundowner's falkland terrain rebuild, I've modified a little bit some tiles, and I've changed heavily the water, so at this moment the terrain looks like this:
2) The terrain is a naval terrain , but the campaigns are conventional campaigns, with no SF2NA features, I think that in this way the results of campaign vs single player missions are more realistic. If the campaign were a SF2NA campaign , the argentine forces would try to skink RN carriers, wich "had never occured" , moreover with the naval terrain we can operate from RN carriers. I also limited the use of the terrain just for the 1982 year. With this modifications both single player and campaign are more realistic, and represent, with the well know game engine limitations the most precise representation of the conflict in this game so far.
Alongside all this, I've decided to delete the Super Éntedard from the campaigns, and instead, creating with the mission editor the main missions they took during the conflict (Atlantic Conveyor and HMS Sheffield). After testing the campaigns in the terrain , I've noticed that the british campaign is quite short , but intense and with many different types of missions flown, however, argentine campaign is much dull, and the mos interesting and mos demanding missions are those from the A-4 Skyhawk squadrons, Daggers and Mirages mostly do recon missions.
3) I've modified at much as possible the avaible aircraft so now we have the following:
Sundowner's Sea Harrier
Stock Harrier Gr3 with Sundownwer's HD Skin and Dmtdragon mod:
Banido's team Mirage IIIEA
Stock IAI Nesher (Dagger) with paulopanz skins:
Banido's team A-4 skins and mods:
New A-4Q model based on stock A-4B made by me:
Soulfreak's Canberra (no pics) , and dennis Oliveira's Super Etendard
And some classic models stay as they are such as the pucará
I've created specific and realistic loadouts based on real life information:
And you know, classic Falkland's footage
Any suggestion , help , assistance idea etc, is welcome.
View File DH Osprey B.II
De Havilland Osprey B.II by Cocas (what if...) 28/07/2017
Some time ago I requested some updates to the original Osprey by Cocas, a refuelling probe, airbrakes, antenna on the fuselage... cocas made the mod and I made a new skin for strategical use with the RAF in AntiFlash white. As the Osprey B.II does not differ wildly from the I, I retained the original readme and completed with some historical background. As the plane was never used on the desert being based only in UK and Germany, I not included the desert scheme, but the one in the original Osprey will work. For the Malvinas campaign, the green euro cammo should be used.
Model by cocas, new antiflash white skin by Stratos on cocas template, decals by Spinners. Thanks a lot guys!
Following the exit of the first version of the new De Havilland bird, the RAF aproached De Havilland with a request for a improved variant with Strategic bombing as its designed mission. The requirements were clear, a better range, a refuelling probe and a long range communication radio.
De Havilland felt it was pretty easy to complete the task, as the requested features were already imagined for the Osprey, and added another one, big air brakes on the wings. the refuelling probe was a bit more complicated, as it was tested first on the starboard wing, but it was hard to use in flying, specially in bad weather conditions, so a reuleing probe over the cockpit was installed and tested. It came with the risk of spilling gas on the cockpit glass, but simplified the refueling maneuvers a lot, so it was finally selected as the choosen one. The new communication array was based on a dorsal antenna and new radio equipment to be controlled by the copilot, as the plane retained the three man crew.
Finally bigger fuel tanks were installed and the new brakes air tested, those brakes improved maneuvers and shortened the landing run quite a bit, and then the prototype was sent to the RAF for testing. Plane was well liked by its crews and the RAf operated 49 of the birs in the nuclear bomber role, both based on UK and in RAf stations in Germany. During the first years the Osprey B.II used the classic Anti Flash white scheme, before converting to a regular cammo scheme as it was seen in the Malvinas campaign before retirement.
On the following pics, we can see a recently delivered Osprey B.II in anti flash white belonging to the squadron flying low over the Mach Loop in Wales, training for low level nuclear attack runs on Warsaw Pact targets.
Submitter Stratos Submitted 07/28/2017 Category What If Hangar
View File IAI PACK Argentine Air Force
IAI FINGER A Argentine Air Force (2.0)
Install - Need Update July 2012 and DLC Mirage IIIO
IAI Finger is a jet fighter and bomber Mach 2.2 used by the Air Force Argentina .
Finger is the name of a modernization program carried out at the
planes made ??in Israel IAI Dagger possessed the Argentina Republic .
Modelo - TK (Mirage IIIO)
Texture - Denis Oliveira
Template Texture - Ludo.m54
3D mod - Denis Oliveira
Decals - Denis Oliveira
Modified TW Nesher Cockpit tiles and Avioncs ini - Coupi
The remaining Israeli Nesher aircrafts were refurbished and exported to the Argentine Air Force in two batches, 26 in 1978 and 13 in 1980, under the name Dagger, comprising 35 Dagger A single-seat fighters and 4 Dagger B two-seat trainers.
They formed a new unit, 6th Air Group, and were immediately enlisted with the help of the 8th Air Group (Mirage IIIEA) and the Peruvian Air Force, already a user of the Mirage 5, due to the escalating crisis with Chile of that year.
During the 1982 Falklands War, they were deployed to the southern naval airbase of Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, and an airfield in Puerto San Julián and despite the distance to their targets and lack of aerial refueling capability, managed to make 153 sorties against both ground and naval targets on the 45 days of operations. In the last role, they damaged HMS Antrim, Brilliant, Broadsword, Ardent, Arrow and Plymouth. Eleven Daggers were lost in combat (nine by AIM-9L Sidewinders fired from Sea Harriers and two by surface to air missiles).
In the 1979 contract with IAI, the Argentine Air Force stipulated that the Daggers would be equipped with new avionics and HUD systems to take them to the Kfir C.2 (and beyond in some subsystems) standard. The program, named Finger, was underway in 1982 when the Falklands War broke out. With the war over, as some of these systems were made by the British Marconi Electronic Systems, they needed to be replaced after an arms embargo was imposed by the UK. The replacement of such systems took the planes to the final Finger IIIB standard mainly by replacing the British equipment with French-built Thomson-CSF.
Texture Temp by Ludo.m54
3D mod: Denis Oliveira
Submitter denissoliveira Submitted 07/09/2016 Category Israeli Origin
View File Sea Harrier FRS.2 AMRAAM station update/ correction
Sea Harrier FRS.2 Aim-120 AMRAAM fuselage station update/ correction.
This is an update to the Sea Harrier FRS.2 for SF2 V1.1 that replaces and corrects the fuselage Aim-120 weapon pylons and positioning.
Simply place in your mods folder and OVERRIDE when prompted.
The pylon is set up as a weapons station the same before but it is used 4 times instead of 2 to get the right length.
You must have the Sea Harrier FRS.2 for SF2 V1.1
Credits for the SF2 Shar FA.2:
Wrench - also for the 'new' weapons pylon.
Submitter dtmdragon Submitted 02/21/2016 Category Harrier