With the all that's transpired in Venezuela over the past few months and the arrival of roughly 100 soldiers from the Russian Federation this week, this South American country has grabbed even more of my attention. I was always under the impression that they had an unusual collection of aircraft and were aware that even my countries' RCAF sold them 2nd hand CF-5As at one point. That said, I was surprised to find that their current air force is comprised of Sukhoi Su-30Ms (35) and F-16As (16.) That leads me to think a war of air supremacy between them and any likely adversaries, probably wouldn't be a stowing-fighters-in-revetments engagement that we've seen in some recent Middle East wars. They also have Mil Mi-17 (10) and Eurocopter Cougar (6) helos and a Boeing 707 tanker.
All the aircraft are currently available for SF2 with the exception of the Cougar helo and I didn't check for the 707. Correct me if I'm wrong in my assumption though, that the Mi-17 is more or less the same helo as the Mi-8M which has already been modded? Unfortunately the terrain doesn't exist - closest to the theater is Central America and coastal Ecuador. Knowing nothing about how terrains are created for this game, I'm imagining a country the size of Venezuela (roughly 900-800 miles if your place a rectangle around it) with 3 significant mountain ranges, some deep basins and highly varied coastline would be one heckuva challenge. Not to mention that some part of Brazil or Columbia containing air bases would have to be created too. Without any skill to make it happen, I'll just dream about it. ;)
I'm curious though if any other fans of this game think Venezuela would be an interesting theater to run some SF2 missions in?
[Edit] I hope I'm not coming across as callous or insensitive, with suggesting a theater in which countless civilians are currently suffering. Like the handful of other conflicts raging around the globe, hardly a day goes by where I don't thing about those people - especially the children. But maybe it isn't cool to consider gaming in a theater where events are currently unfolding?
Korea MiG-Alley 1.0
This terrain is written for SF2.
I. Short description:
2013, five years ago i decided to start work on a Korea terrain, especially for Korea War. As usual for me i wanted to creat a more or less 100% scaled terrain, in contrast to the 66% scales which the TerrainEditor is usually made for us. It was a slow progress work. Now, five years later, i release the first version of Korea MiG-Alley terrain.
Korea MiG-Alley terrain does not cover entire korean peninsula. It is focused on the so called MiG-Alley. The MiG-Alley was an area in north west Korea which was controlled and patroled by MiG-15 planes, which were based on airfields in China.
The chinese airbases were out of "reach" for the UN Air Forces. Out of reach meant, it was not allowed to bomb or straff this bases.
MiG-Alley terrain is made for simulating the air warfare of the Air Forces, not the Navy, during the Korea War from 1949 to 1953. The terrains timeframe is set from 1949 to 1955.
Active airfields you will find in China and in South Korea. Airfields in North Korea are in building stage, what means they cant be used by the red side. But they are targets for the blue guys.
You will find a lot of ground targets in the MiG-Alley. Bridges, factories, railway stations etc. All are heavily defended by Flak artillery. You will find some ship traffic along the west coast and some truck convois in the MiG-Alley.
There are also targets of opportunities, like fuel depots consists of fuel barrels. If you find one, bomb it!
Unzip all files into your saved game mod folder ...ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 .
To run this terrain properly you need to link it to an terrains CAT file.
From stock the terrain is prepared to link with SF2 Israel
If you dont have SF2I you must open the file KoreaMiGAlley.ini with Windows notepad editor.
Look for the lines:
Add // in front of CatFile=..\IsraelME\IsraelME.cat to switch ot off.
Then remove // at one of the other lines. Which you should remove depends on which SF2 game you have installed.
The TOD's, what means the trees and autogenerated houses on the map, are mostly taken from various tilesets made by Stary.
The dam files were made by Swambast.
The basic files for the taxiways, parking areas and quais are made by ErikGen.
I cant remember who gave me the ponton bridges, the airfield tower and the locomotive files.
Please contact me, that i can give you the proper credit.
IV. This Terrain is Freeware. Commercial use is not allowed.
For remarks, comments, bugs, etc please use CombatAce forum or send me a PM.
Hope you enjoy it.
Made in Germany
25 Dezember 2018