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AV-8B Harrier II - SF2. ver.2019


AV-8B Harrier II. 

This is my humble rework of AV-8B.

Basic modding skills are required to run this mod.  (copy/paste, mod folder structure etc.) 

It is designed for and works only in SF2 series.

 

Around 2 years ago - January 2016 -  KillerBee approach me with the possibility of updating bobrock's harrier.  After some time, we had prepared the updated file ready for upload. Small changes here and there corrected few things. And great skins by Killerbee.

And then KillerBee disappeared from CA forum. Honestly, up to now, I have no contact with him. last - 4th May 2016. 

So harrier stayed on drive waiting for his comeback. But .... I couldn't resist...And iI started to mod this again. Since I had no KB skin templates I had to do all new skins...and more.

So now I am here...

It ended with a new cockpit and a whole set of new skins and decals on whole remodeled 'old' Harrier. - there is no single part of an original model that hasn't be touched/remodeled etc.

First of all...If you want to count rivets....Do not. 

Many things could be done other way....but I did it my way. So you have to bear with it.

All skins are in 4096x4096 format. So you can easily resize down. If you have problems running this in game. Resize skins to lower resolutions

Decals are based on my and KillerBee research. All serials are correct for the first version of Harrier II. Not always (but mostly) correct for a unit/year of service etc.

Big Thanks to Ravenclaw - He send me file with new ALQ-164 pod. Now it is part of the upload. 

You will find separate upload soon with Operation Desert Storm skins and decals - Only units that participated in the operation.

For some reason, I have added weapons that are present in Loadout.ini. 

Animations:

1= canopy open - close

4= refueling probe - beware of a speed limit

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for proper sound work you should add these lines into soundlist.ini

SoundFilexxx=xxxx
SoundFileXXX=USMComm_1
SoundFileXXX=Equalizer

[Equalizer]
Priority=NORMAL
Looped=TRUE
NumBuffers=2
3DSound=TRUE
DopplerEffect=FALSE
MaxDist=1000.000000
MinDist=100.000000
InsideConeAngle=360
OutsideConeAngle=360
ConeOutsideVolume=100

[USMComm_1]
Priority=NORMAL
3DSound=FALSE
NumBuffers=1
Looped=TRUE
FrequencyControl=FALSE

************************************************************************************

 

Credits.

Me - whole sort of strange things - model-re-model, new cockpit, skins, decals, ini files etc.

Ravenclaw - BRU-42 ITER models. ALQ-164 model, weapons.

331Killerbee - ideas, good words, research primary work on skins and decals, work on ini files, loadouts, effects etc.

Crusaders - help with avionics ini.

bobrock- original 3d model - Thank you and thanks to KillerBee.

Sounds taken from sources offering free sound samples.

Thanks to a lot of people who helped me with this mod...Stratos, Crusader, Geary, gurru, Soulfreak,76.IAP-Blackbird, and others.

Thank you all CA users.

 

Yes I know its huge  - but I couldn't make it smaller.

Be sure to download all 4 parts and optionally - ODS skins/decals set.

 

Enjoy. I enjoyed it much when making this pack. 

Expect unexpected.

Report bugs.

Suggest changes.

 

Reference:

AV-8 TACTICAL MANUAL NWP 3-22.5-AV8B vol.I

AV-8 TACTICAL MANUAL NWP 3-22.5-AV8B vol.II

NATOPS FLIGHT MANUAL NAVY MODEL AV-8B/TAV-8B 161573 AND UP AIRCRAFT

NATOPS FLIGHT MANUAL A1-AV8BB-NFM-000 (June 1983)

a whole bunch of marines dedicated websites - that I can't remember now.

seaforces.org

gonavy.jp

navysite.de

tailspintopics.blogspot.com

Squadron Signal: 1058 Harrier in Action.

Squadron Signal: No.209 AV-8 Harrier in action

SAM Publications: US Marines AV-8B Harrier II 

Aircraft Ilustrated.Special:  Harrier

Harrier Inside and Out by Mark Attril

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This is freeware; it CANNOT be distributed unless permissions are granted by myself.
The original readmes, if any, and all other pieces of the package MUST remain intact.
The names of all contributors, modders, suppliers, etc =MUST= be listed in any new readmes.
This package and any part of it may NOT in any way, shape or form be used in any payware additions.
See the original readme documentation, if any, for further allowances and restrictions
Any persons wishing to make further modifications, contact me first.
Any persons wishing to make further modifications, MUST remember to put everyone's name in it.
Bribes and donations are accepted;

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THIS AIRCRAFT MOD OR ANY PART OF IT MUST NOT BE HOSTED OR
POSTED FOR DOWNLOAD ON ANY OTHER WEB SITE WITHOUT MY EXPRESS
PERMISSION, OR USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN THIRDWIRE FLIGHT
SIMULATORS, AND MUST NOT BE SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE BY ITSELF
OR WITH ANY OTHER FILES OR MODS.
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Kind regards.

Jarek Hereda.

 


 

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My most sincere congratulations, it's one of the best jobs I've seen in the simulator

 

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15 hours ago, yakarov79 said:
This is my humble rework of AV-8B.

You're kidding, right? THIS... IS... AWESOME! Such amazing quality! Proper good job, mate!

Just wondering, are you planning to make the AV-8B+ too, with Spanish and Italian Navy skins maybe? But take your well deserved rest now. It's summertime! 

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Smashing job sir!. Hearty congratulations on the release!

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Hello guys,

For some reasons, i can't use this mod on my install, the sim loads until 80 - 90%, then i can hear the ingame sound, but image is still locked on the loading screen. Do you have any idea?

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13 hours ago, stuntman said:

Hello guys,

For some reasons, i can't use this mod on my install, the sim loads until 80 - 90%, then i can hear the ingame sound, but image is still locked on the loading screen. Do you have any idea?

Halve the size of the skins.

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Updated a few things in the cockpit and external LOD. Changes in loadouts, main Data, some small changes on skins. Some new sounds. Generally fixed a lot of small things. 

Added Ravenclaw's ALQ-164 pod. It is part of the main aircraft lod. Thank you! 

You can download only patch 2.0 if you have already the file from V1. Although I recommend downloading the whole pack again.

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