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    • By Spinners


      View File [Fictional] Douglas A-4D Skyhawk 'USAF'
      Douglas A-4D Skyhawk 'USAF' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
      This is a very simple mod of the stock Third Wire A-4E to give a fictional USAF A-4D with markings for the 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron ('The Silver Knights') in 1967 although the service years are a more generous 1964 to 1985.

      BACKSTORY
      During the Spring of 1961 the incoming Secretary of Defence Robert S. McNamara left no stone unturned in his search for efficiencies in procurement and operational costs and his attention soon turned to the successful Douglas A4D 'Skyhawk' programme. Douglas had already transformed their 'bantam bomber' by replacing the Curtiss-Wright J65 engine with the Pratt & Whitney J52-P6A engine and the forthcoming A4D-5 (A-4E) version was chosen as the baseline for a minimum-change version for the USAF. Designated A-4D (after the introduction of the tri-service 
      designation system) the USAF Skyhawks saw extensive service at home and abroad and, in particular, served with distinction in Vietnam where they replaced a variety of tactical aircraft.

      INSTRUCTIONS
      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.
      That's it!

      CREDITS
      Thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
      And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
      Regards
      Spinners
      Version 2 - 17/02/19
      Version 1 - 19/03/12  
       
       
       
      Submitter Spinners Submitted 03/19/2012 Category What If Hangar  
    • By Spinners
      Douglas A-4D Skyhawk 'USAF' for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
      This is a very simple mod of the stock Third Wire A-4E to give a fictional USAF A-4D with markings for the 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron ('The Silver Knights') in 1967 although the service years are a more generous 1964 to 1985.

      BACKSTORY
      During the Spring of 1961 the incoming Secretary of Defence Robert S. McNamara left no stone unturned in his search for efficiencies in procurement and operational costs and his attention soon turned to the successful Douglas A4D 'Skyhawk' programme. Douglas had already transformed their 'bantam bomber' by replacing the Curtiss-Wright J65 engine with the Pratt & Whitney J52-P6A engine and the forthcoming A4D-5 (A-4E) version was chosen as the baseline for a minimum-change version for the USAF. Designated A-4D (after the introduction of the tri-service 
      designation system) the USAF Skyhawks saw extensive service at home and abroad and, in particular, served with distinction in Vietnam where they replaced a variety of tactical aircraft.

      INSTRUCTIONS
      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.
      That's it!

      CREDITS
      Thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
      And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
      Regards
      Spinners
      Version 2 - 17/02/19
      Version 1 - 19/03/12  
       
       
       
    • By Spinners


      View File [Fictional] Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk22 'Norway'
      Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk 22 - Royal Norwegian Air Force
      This is a very simple mod of the stock Third Wire Spitfire F.Mk 22 to give a fictional Norwegian Spitfire F.Mk 22 with markings for the following squadrons;
      No.331 Squadron RNoAF in standard RAF Camo.
      No.332 Squadron RNoAF in NMF/Silver finish.
      No.91 Squadron RAF in standard RAF Camo (not a real world user).
      This mod requires AI Plane Pack 2 and should not conflict with the stock Third Wire Spitfire F.Mk 22.
      I have elected NOT to make this Spitfire F.Mk 22 nation specific for the RNoAF but have kept it as RAF so as to allow other future skins to be dropped in.

      INSTRUCTIONS
      1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the SpitfireF22 folder into your main Aircraft folder.
      2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the SpitfireF22 folder into your main Decals folder.
      At this point it might be a good idea to change the pilot to whatever you've got in your install suitable for the early post-war period.

      CREDITS
      Thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
      Special thanks to Kesselbrut for the Spitfire cockpit (an oldie but goldie).
      And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
      Regards
      Spinners
      Version 1 - 15/02/19 
       
       
       
      Submitter Spinners Submitted 02/15/2019 Category What If Hangar  
    • By Spinners
      Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk 22 - Royal Norwegian Air Force
      This is a very simple mod of the stock Third Wire Spitfire F.Mk 22 to give a fictional Norwegian Spitfire F.Mk 22 with markings for the following squadrons;
      No.331 Squadron RNoAF in standard RAF Camo.
      No.332 Squadron RNoAF in NMF/Silver finish.
      No.91 Squadron RAF in standard RAF Camo (not a real world user).
      This mod requires AI Plane Pack 2 and should not conflict with the stock Third Wire Spitfire F.Mk 22.
      I have elected NOT to make this Spitfire F.Mk 22 nation specific for the RNoAF but have kept it as RAF so as to allow other future skins to be dropped in.

      INSTRUCTIONS
      1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the SpitfireF22 folder into your main Aircraft folder.
      2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the SpitfireF22 folder into your main Decals folder.
      At this point it might be a good idea to change the pilot to whatever you've got in your install suitable for the early post-war period.

      CREDITS
      Thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
      Special thanks to Kesselbrut for the Spitfire cockpit (an oldie but goldie).
      And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
      Regards
      Spinners
      Version 1 - 15/02/19 
       
       
       
    • By Spinners


      View File [Fictional] Lockheed F-104E Starfighter 'ANG'
      Lockheed F-104E for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
      This is a very simple mod of the stock Third Wire F-104G to create a fictional USAF F-104E with markings for;
      112th TFS of the Ohio ANG in a 'Euro One' style scheme.
      162nd TFS of the Ohio ANG in a 'Euro One' style scheme.
      198th TFS of the Puerto Rico ANG in a 'T.O. 1-1-4' style scheme.
      It goes without saying that you must have the F-104G LOD's in your install.

      BACKSTORY
      Whilst, officially, USAF interest in the F-104 programme began to ebb (leading to only 77 F-104C's being built) they kept a watchful eye on Lockheed's progress into transforming the original hot-rod interceptor fighter into a multi-mission tactical fighter for export to selected 'free world' nations. As negotiations with Federal Germany reached a critical phase in 1958 concern was expressed by the Bonn government that Lockheed were attempting to sell an aircraft no longer wanted by it's home nation. Lockheed cleverly took these concerns back to Washington and claimed that lucrative export orders were at jeopardy leading to a token order for a new version of the Starfighter for the USAF.
      Designated F-104E this new version broadly represented a halfway house between the F-104C and the forthcoming F-104G. Only 60 F-104E's were planned to be produced but the success of the F-104C flown by Capt Charles E. Tofferi in the 1962 William Tell tactical weapons meet, against strong competition from F-100 and F-105 pilots, led to continued low-rate production followed by a larger batch of 240 F-104E's making an eventual total of 336. F-104E's were deployed to Vietnam and surviving aircraft were refurbished for ANG use with the type being finally retired in 1988 when the 112th TFS re-equipped with F-16A's. 

      INSTRUCTIONS
      1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the F-104E folder into your Aircraft folder.
      2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the F-104E folder into your main Decals folder.
      That's it!

      CREDITS
      Thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
      Thanks to Bobrock for uploading his superb F-104G templates to the community.
      Thanks to Wrench for uploading his Generic SEA scheme for the Zipper.
      And thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
      Regards
      Spinners
      Version 2 - 09/02/19
      Version 1 - 01/04/12  
       
       
       
       
      Submitter Spinners Submitted 04/01/2012 Category What If Hangar  
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