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Good Morning Ravenclaw from Aotearoa New Zealand, 

Thank you so much for all the wonderful work you do for this community.  I have downloaded so many of your wonderful mods my PC is almost bursting with them!

I know you are a very busy man, but if I can be a bit cheeky, I have a request for a re-colour of three of your launcher rail skins, for some .ini updates I am making for Dan's wonderful A-4K Kahu mod.  It's probably easiest if I show you:

Here are some images of a special loadout I've called 'Firepower Demonstration".  Firepower Demonstrations were a mission RNZAF 75 Squadron would fly from Ohakea airbase, north to the NZ Army Training Group ranges at Waiouru:

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I'm not 100% certain of the provenance of the launchers, but I think they are all your originals? I've taken the LAU-117 Maverick launcher rails from your Swiss Hunter Mod, the LAU-7 Sidewinder launcher from the Vietnam Scooters pack, and the TER from one of your rocket pod packs.  I have added them all to Dan's A-4K Kahu using the "Fake Fuel Tank" method so they are selectable from the in-game loading menu, as well as via loadout.ini:

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Crikey, just spotted a spelling error in my loadout.ini... typical! :biggrin:

I used your green LAU-3C pod and the WDU-50001 rocket (from Dan's Kahu pack I think?) to make my own version of the RNZAF CRV7 system - it's probably not 100% accurate, but it's close enough, and it plays very nicely in the sim. 

Here are the launchers and racks:

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In RNZAF service, the launchers were camouflaged.  According to my research, the technicians were fairly haphazard in the paint they used: effectively they just grabbed whatever was lying around the hangars.  Apparently one the most common colors was an olive/yellow shade of green, which I would take to be about R:93 G:83 B:56, corresponding roughly to the main olive green colour of the GBU-16s.  Another common RNZAF color that would look very cool in the game is R:83 G:85 B:75, or R:84 G:86 B:74, which would correspond to Dan's various A-4K camouflage schemes (and be another paint color the armorers would have found lying around).

I don't have the skills to re-color or re-paint the launchers and racks myself, and not even remotely close to your exceptional standard, but I was hoping you might be able to add a "green" repaint to your schedule?  If you're too busy, I completely understand, and I love the gray/white launchers too.  I've attached my zipped up files in case you do have some spare time to take a look at the skins for these launchers/racks.

Here are some RNZAF images (just a few! :biggrin: ):

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I know that when default bombs are selected, the default gray/white TER/MER racks load in the game, I haven't looked in to a solution for that.

Thank you again, Ravenclaw, for all your many wonderful mods, they truly are outstanding!

With Warmest Regards,

Steve

 

LAU-7_A4K.zip

LAU-117_A-4Kahu.zip

TER_A4K.zip

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A couple more picks of RNZAF rack detail:

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From the available images, in regards to RNZAF service, it looks like the olive green color was typical for the LAU-117, the camoflage green was typical for LAU-7, TER and MER.

Kind Regards,

Steve

 

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Hallo

the LAU-7A is not from me Sorry , the TER and the LAU-117 is no problem check the picture below  as for the TER you dont have to set it as a "drop tank" just add on the weaponstation you like to use the TER  RackSpecificStationCode=TER_RNZAF

if you need the MER in the same color let me know , or if you like to remove the MER from your aircraft than check your weaponstations and delet the MER from the AllowedWeaponClass=

LAU-117_RNZAF.7z

TER_RNZAF.7z

this is how i made it with a specific F-4 MER on my F-4´s  , just  do the same with the RackSpecificStationCode=TER_RNZAF on your weaponstations

[CenterlineStation]
SystemType=WEAPON_STATION
StationID=5
StationGroupID=6
StationType=EXTERNAL
AttachmentPosition=0.0,-1.634,-1.05
AttachmentAngles=0.0,-2.0,0.0
LoadLimit=2050
AllowedWeaponClass=BOMB,LGB,IFP,DLP,TER,MER,LP
AttachmentType=NATO,USAF
ModelNodeName=pylon_centerline
PylonMass=32.21
PylonDragArea=0.02
LaunchRailNodeName=
MinExtentPosition=
MaxExtentPosition=
RackSpecificStationCode=MER_F-4

 

if you need the Templates so that you can add your specific color just let me know and i send them to you

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Awesome!! Thank you so much Ravenclaw, you're an absolute wizard!  The RNZAF launchers look GREAT! :ok:

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Wishing you a wonderful weekend from New Zealand, Ravenclaw!

Warmest Regards,

Steve

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:biggrin: Wow!  Thank you so much Nyghtfall - the LAU-7 repaint is perfect!  I'm a huge fan of your Scooter mods, I've been massively enjoying them in the sim, and also studying how you made them.  I am so, so happy with how the A-4K 'Kahu' racks look, and just need to finish off integrating the weapons fit into Dan's mod.  I'll make some posts into Dan's A-4K thread for anyone else who wants to add their own custom updates, or maybe Dan will be able to use some ideas for a later "official" update, if he wants.  

I also have the twin MFD cockpit from the 'A-4N Improved Ahit (Sibat)' mod integrated, which I think works wonderfully well for the 'Kahu'.

Thank you again, this is such a generous community, I love being a part of it! :good:

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LoL, I just adore how the 'Kahu' looks!  When I was a kid in Palmerston North, these guys were based up the road at Ohakea airbase.  When they (and the Strikemasters!) practiced touch-and-goes at Palmerston North Airport, I would watch them from my bedroom window.  I've had the FSX 'Kahu' on my 'puter too, but I do not believe there is a better A-4K 'Kahu' sim ANYWHERE than Dan's.  Absolutely love it! :heart:

Kindest Regards to all,

Steve

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Ravenclaw's RNZAF MER and TER fully integrated on the 'Kahu', selectable from the in-game loading menu and working beautifully as exact replacements for the stock ThirdWire ejector racks.  I could not be happier, thank you Ravenclaw and Nyghtfall!

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So sweet! :ok:

Steve

 

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