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KC-135 Skin Pack for Operation Desert Storm


 

This skinpack adds in historical aircraft as used in Desert Storm for the A, E and R models KC-135. It is as close as possible with unit markings and features several nose arts.

    Included
Skins and decals for KC-135A/E/R models
Cockpit and ini edits to make player flyable


    Required
you will need the original KC-135 pack available here

 

    Installation
download and install the above mod per its instructions
unzip this mod, then install new mod folder categories to your mod folder (Aircraft to aircraft etc)
allow overwrites
fire up game, take off and go pass gas

    KNOWN ISSUES

This was originally an AI only aircraft. I added Dels C-130 pit so that it was flyable and I could check my work. That said, it is best to not fly from the cockpit as the Hercules' window frames don't match with the Stratotanker's windows.

   UNIQUE FEATURES

As with most of my large aircraft mods, the skins are tga based. this means if you look for a Baby Shamu skin, you will only see a plain grey skin. When you fire it up in game, you will see a mix of ADC Grey and Baby Shamu.

AT THE START OF EACH SERIAL NUMBER IN THE DROP DOWN IS A LETTER, (a) FOR ADC Grey WITH FULL COLOR AND (s) FOR THE CAMO'D Baby Shamu SCHEME WITH SUBDUED MARKINGS
Credits
BPAO- original model
Dave- head of/released original project
dels- C-130 cockpit, used to make each aircraft player flyable
daddyairplanes- research, 90% tgas, ini work, touch up skin work
yakarov79- skin templates, some tgas (saved me a chunk of time photographing from a book so again thank you!)

Testing Crew

yakarov79, allenjb42, Eole


Big Thanks to

Plattsburgh Air Force Base - Plattsburgh NY Facebook Group
Wurthsmith Air Museum
Grissom Air Museum

 for their support with harder to find historical images to complete this project


 

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