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    I tried to upscale using ESRGAN, but it doesn't seem to work well with these kinds of textures. I wish I could afford AI Gigapixel, which is not freeware as ESRGAN but it's said to be better. Nonetheless, I tried to do a very quick repaint of the deck, to better portray the Kutzetsov in its operational years. The original one should have been used until 1995, I have read somewhere. It was done in a rush, so it certainly could be done better.
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    Version 1.1.0


    This is the Blackburn Buccaneer for the Royal Australian Air Force. This package consists of complete aircraft. Historical Background When considering its Canberra replacement, the Australian Government looked at a variety of options, including the Mirage IV, the A-5 Vigilante, and the TFX (F-111). Britain's Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Louis Mountbatten pushed the Blackburn Buccaneer. The Buccaneer did not come close to meeting RAAF requirements, but what if it was adopted? Given the lower price of the Buccaneer, we would have had a more than 24 - perhaps twice that. Enough for 3 squadrons easily. Deliveries of RAAF Buccaneers began in 1965 to 82 Wing at RAAF Amberley, Queensland. The RAAF Buccaneers were given the mark number Strike Mark 22. They were generally similar to the Royal Navy's Buccaneer S.2. An ILS was fitted, and some of the carrier-deck equipment was deleted, but the hydraulic folding wings were retained. In addition to the British twin bomb rack, the BRU-42 Triple Ejector Rack was procured, and US bombs such as the Mark 82 and M117 were tested. 3 RAAF squadrons were equipped with Buccaneers. 1 Squadron was the primary strike squadron, 2 Squadron also performed the strike role, and was intended for forward defence if necessary, and 6 Squadron was tasked with conversion training and reconnaissance. 6 Squadron also backed up 1 Squadron. 2 Squadron was the first RAAF Buccaneer unit to see combat. It was deployed in 1967 to Phan Rang Air Base in South Vietnam to support the B-57 Canberras of the USAF's 35th Tactical Fighter Wing. Between 1967 and 1972, 2 Squadrons Buccaneers performed thousands of missions in South Vietnam. With the addition of electronic countermeasures pods, RAAF Buccaneers were authorised to operate over North Vietnam. 2 Squadron Buccaneers also provided direct support to the Australian Task Force in Phuoc Tuy Province. 2 Squadron lost 1 Buccaneer in an accident, and sustained no losses due to enemy action, though a number of aircraft were damaged by ground fire. Upon their return to Australia, the Buccaneers moved towards a precision strike role with laser guided bombs, and maritime strike with the AGM-84 Harpoon. A number of ex-Royal Navy extra aircraft were purchased to replace attrition. Progressive upgrades kept the force operating efficiently. In 1990, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion of Kuwait. 2 Squadron's Buccaneers formed part of the RAAF's contribution to Operation Damask. RAAF Buccaneers attacked Iraqi ground forces, airfields, and communication and transport infrastructure. Unlike RAF Buccaneers, the RAAF Buccaneers dropped bombs from their first day. The RAAF's Buccaneers used laser guided bombs, and introduced the AGM-84E SLAM into RAAF service. The Buccaneers also took part in the Battle of Bubiyan using Harpoon missiles against the Iraqi Navy. 3 RAAF Buccaneers were lost to ground fire, with 2 aircrew killed. 2 Squadron's return to Australia heralded the twilight of the Buccaneer's Australian service. In 1992, the Australian Government dropped plans to upgrade the Buccaneers and began to look for a replacement. The Buccaneer would continue in the strike role until 1996, and a small number would be used for reconnaissance until 1998. The options to replace the Buccaneer were the Panavia Tornado, and the F-15E Strike Eagle - but those are skins for another time, or another modder. Package 4 full aircraft, plus bomb racks, and bonus materials. The aircraft have been edited to use US weapons, and to allow the BRU-42 Triple Ejector Rack. Internal carriage of laser guided bombs is provided. 2 500 or 1000 lb Paveway bombs can be carried. The bomb bays will also carry 4 M117, or Mark 82. Contents Buccaneer S.22A (1965-1970) Green/Grey camouflage SEAC camouflage SEA camouflage SEA Night camouflage Buccaneer S.22B (1970-1983) Green/Grey camouflage Green/Grey camouflage with low vis roundel Green/Grey wraparound camouflage SEAC camouflage SEAC wraparound camouflage SEA camouflage SEA Night camouflage Buccaneer S.22B (1983-1989) Green/Grey wraparound camouflage SEAC wraparound camouflage SEA camouflage SEA Night camouflage Buccaneer S.22B (1989-1998) Green/Grey wraparound camouflage SEAC wraparound camouflage SEA camouflage SEA Night camouflage Desert camouflage (Operation Damask, 1991) Medium sea grey Gunship grey Squadron markings with squadronlist.ini numbers 1 Squadron: 716 2 Squadron: 193 6 Squadron: 787 Bonus Material Generic day and night SEA textures. These are suitable for any air arm using SEA camouflage, such as the USAF, RNZAF, RBAF, or ROKAF. RAAF SEA camouflage with SEAC roundels Requirements Ravenclaw007's Buccaneer RAF for SF2. In addition, to get full benefit out of the package, you should download all of his weapon packs. Installation (If not done already), download and install Ravenclaw007's Buccaneer RAF for SF2 Add the contents of "To Mod Folder" to your mod folder. Overwrite and merge when requested. Ensure the squadron numbers in the decals match your squadronlist.ini folder. If they do not, edit accordingly. Bonus Materials: textures only. To be used, decals and ini files are required to make a complete skin. Credits Original Model by Russouk2004 Skins and decals by Paulopanz Loading and Hangar screens by Soulman and Gustav FM rework by Kreelin,Spillone104,Baffmeister,Cliff11 3D work,templates,Skins,weapon´s and cockpit´s by - ravenclaw_007 If anyone has been missed, please send me a message.
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    US Wings over the... Faroe Islands ! Thanks a lot !!!
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    try this file. Its only a quick and dirty fix, but start and landing is okay. Kuznetsov_DATA quick and dirty.7z
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    I'm working now on the weapon system. But it shows strange anomalies. I does not mean that there are the wrong missiles. I choosed the SA-N-3 because it is easier to see. When the positioning of the missiles is finished i will replace the SA-N-3 by the correct weapon.
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    Tupolev Tu-98A 'Backfin' - Soviet Air Force, 1979
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    Modified quick and dirty weapon system fix. Kuznetsov_DATA quick and dirty 2.7z If you has SA-N-9 and SA-N-11 on your installation your Kuz will shoot like the Battlestar Galactica. Position of the SAMs is not correct and the guns are still firing from where they want. Its still a WIP.
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    Test ok ! Short video... thanks for you help !
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    Hello guys ! Very interesting stuff ! Thanks ! I'm testing your updates and fixes... however I don't know why my plane (Su-33) goes through the deck when I want to take off and I land in ! The Flanker is ok when it operates from the Ulyanovsk. Best regards, P.
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    Thank you! They are essentially 'quickie' skins without proper panel lines but I can release them AS IS - both use stock decals. Edit: Now attached here. Backfin_Skins.7z
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    Great! I've had ideas in mind for this terrain ever since you first posted screenshots of it.
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    Tupolev Tu-98A 'Backfin' - 109th Squadron, Iraqi Air Force, 1973 The so-called 'Treaty of Friendship' with the USSR brought large numbers of relatively modern combat aircraft into the Iraqi Air Force and in 1972 the 109th Squadron began to re-equip with the Tupolev Tu-98A 'Backfin' supersonic bomber. Even before the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Iraqi Air Force had sent 12 Hawker Hunters to Egypt and in late September 1973 these were followed by the deployment of the 109th Squadron to Syria. On October 6th, 1973 a massive Egyptian crossing of the Suez Canal saw the Egyptian Army quickly advance into the Sinai Peninsula. Meanwhile, at the same time, Syria launched a surprise attack on the Golan Heights and initially made significant gains into Israeli-held territory with the Iraqi Air Force intervening on the Syrian front with an armored division and over 100 aircraft including the Tu-98A's of the 109th Squadron flying low-level interdiction missions on October 6th and on the following day. However, the Iraqi Tu-98A's deployed to Syria suffered heavy losses on the first two days primarily due to Israeli fighter aircraft and SAM's but at least three Tu-98A's were also hit by friendly fire from Syrian SAM's. A planned strike mission on October 8th was cancelled due to these heavy losses and eventually all Iraqi Tu-98A's were withdrawn from their bases in Syria. Despite these losses, after the war the Iraqi Air Force ordered 23 more Tupolev Tu-98B's and the enlarged Iraqi Tu-98A force played a major role in the Iran-iraq war by striking airbases, military infrastructure, industrial infrastructure, powerplants and oil facilities as well as the systematic bombing of Iranian cities in the infamous 'War of the Cities'. However, during this long war of attrition the Iraqi Tu-98A force slowly dwindled away and by 1987 the type was withdrawn from service.
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    No. Not by a fake pilot. Same as it is impossible to simulate a general failure of 1143.5 project. With access to max file, possibilities are nearly infinite. Unfortunately, Russian Navy will not profit from access to max file.
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    Just pissing around, somewhere over New Dhimar. Also bissing around...............
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    Refuelling over the Adriatic to strike Serbian targets over Kosovo.
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    From the parallel universe where the RAAF operated Buccaneers and F-111s side by side.
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    Not much I can add to this topic at the moment but here are a few interesting pages from the "official" documents I have access to. From the "Arab Country" flight manual here is a sustained G curve for the MiG-21Bis. To test the stock ThirdWire FM I set the fuel burn to zero to maintain a constant weight, loaded 50% internal fuel as well as two missiles on the inner wing pylons. The external load group 1 mentioned in the flight manual is a configuration with light loads on the inner wing pylons. At full thrust and within about 100kg of the 7500kg chart weight I flew around in circles at 1000m/3280ft and tried to match some of the speeds on the chart and see what kind of sustained G I got. As usual, it's difficult to maintain a constant speed while going around in circles while maintaining a steady altitude but it seemed to me the stock TW FM leans towards some over performance, maybe about 0.5 to 1 G over the flight manual values. Past the 1040kmh/about 562kts on the chart, where the sustained G starts dropping off, the TW FM maintains the sustained G, or maybe even increases a bit, so the over performance increases past 1040kmh. I think the H-Stab on the real MiG-21 did a "gear change" or something like that around 0.90 mach, maybe to reduce pitch sensitivity. It's something I'm still looking into but it might explain the quick drop off in sustained G for the chart values, compared to the TW FM. I also have a Soviet document that might be something like a technical manual for pilots. Here's the front page: The Soviet document has a sustained G curve as well, [upper chart] but it uses mach number and the horizontal scaling looks different. The weight is for 7500kg and the resulting sustained G looks similar to the "Arab Country" chart. From the Soviet manual, an instantaneous/available G chart. [lower chart] I'm not sure what the solid line represents but the fine print mentions 28deg, which is the approved A0A limit in the flight manual. At any rate, at low altitude the available G for the TW FM is more or less a perfect match for the dashed line at 7000kg and zero altitude. Maybe at some point a Russian speaker can explain the details of the Soviet charts. At this point I'm just going to continue reviewing the manuals and maybe run a few more checks on the TW FM.
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    USAF A-1H Skyraider, Vietnam 1967 (MontyCZ's old classic with new skin.)
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    Sukhoi Su-61 'Bullfrog-C'
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    Anderson Industries Talon - Spectrum Air Corps, 2067
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    Su-7A - 111 Filo, Turkish Air Force, 1966
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    North American F-107E - 492nd TFS, 48th TFW, USAFE
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    Fighter sweep by Soviet Air Force Polikarpov I-19's, 1947
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    One for the Marines.
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    Old aircraft. Old school. Old fun.


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