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  1. Vultee P-66B Vanguards - 'OK' Flight, Portuguese Aeronáutica Militar, 1944
  2. No thanks, I've had one. 😄
  3. View File [Fictional] Convair F-102J Delta Dagger 'JASDF' Convair F-102J Delta Dagger for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 This is a simple mod of Veltro2K's F-102A to create a fictional F-102J in service with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force in the 1957-1977 timeline. INSTRUCTIONS 1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the F-102J folder into your Aircraft folder. 2. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop all folders into your Weapons folder. That's it! For sheer simplicity, this mod uses stock Third Wire F-4EJ decals. CREDITS Special thanks to Veltro2K for bringing us a freeware F-102A and also to FastCargo for his revisions and fixes to the 3D model. Thanks to Kesselbrut & Pasko for the F-106 cockpit with F-102A mods added by Ordway. Thanks also to 331KillerBee for the 509FIS camo skin that has been used for this JASDF Delta Dagger. As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim. And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community. Regards Spinners Version 1 - 30/05/2020 Submitter Spinners Submitted 05/30/2020 Category What If Hangar  
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    Convair F-102J Delta Dagger for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 This is a simple mod of Veltro2K's F-102A to create a fictional F-102J in service with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force in the 1957-1977 timeline. INSTRUCTIONS 1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the F-102J folder into your Aircraft folder. 2. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop all folders into your Weapons folder. That's it! For sheer simplicity, this mod uses stock Third Wire F-4EJ decals. CREDITS Special thanks to Veltro2K for bringing us a freeware F-102A and also to FastCargo for his revisions and fixes to the 3D model. Thanks to Kesselbrut & Pasko for the F-106 cockpit with F-102A mods added by Ordway. Thanks also to 331KillerBee for the 509FIS camo skin that has been used for this JASDF Delta Dagger. As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim. And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community. Regards Spinners Version 1 - 30/05/2020
  5. Gloster Meteor F.8A - No.30 Squadron, RAF South East Asia Command, 1951
  6. Republic P-72C Superbolt - Esquadra No.10, Força Aérea Portuguesa, 1955 Following the formation of NATO in 1949 there was an immediate acknowlegement that most of the air forces of the member states needed an urgent transfusion of modern combat aircraft and the Portuguese Aeronáutica Militar was especially in need of replacing it's old Hurricanes and first-generation Spitfires. In November 1950 it was agreed that, under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program, the United States would supply 50 P-72C Thunderbolt fighters to Portugal. The 50 P-72C's were all ex-USAF aircraft previously based at Bordeaux–Mérignac in France and were ferried to Portugal in small batches during the Spring and Summer of 1951. The aircraft were equally distributed among the newly created Esquadra 10 and Esquadra 11 and also a training flight at Ota Air Base. However, training proved to be a difficult time for the Portuguese pilots used to the lighter British fighters and there were also problems with the Portuguese air bases not having the appropriate radio equipment but these were soon addressed and both squadrons were fully operational by the time that the Portuguese Air Force was formed on July 1st, 1952 following the merger of the former Aeronáutica Militar and the Aviação Naval. An important milestone was reached in September 1952 when four-ship flights from both P-72C squadrons were sent to Zwiebrucken in Germany to participate in 'Blue Alliance' a large NATO exercise where they acquitted themselves well in defending their temporary home against 'enemy' RAF Lincoln bombers. Back home in Portugal the P-72C force were soon hit by a serious shortage of spares leading to Esquadra 11 being disbanded and it's remaing aircraft were transferred to Esquadra 10 who moved across to Tancos Air Base in late 1954 where they operated the P-72C until disbanding in October 1956. Skin Credit: Charles
  7. Vultee P-66D Vanguard - Royal Dhimari Air Force, 1944 The British dependence on oil from the middle-east, and especially from the Kingdom of Dhimar, during World War 2 made the sporadic Parani attacks on the Mazadran Oil Fields a deep concern to Britain during the summer of 1941. In late September 1941, to support the Dhimari armed forces defending Mazadran and the Al'Samara region, the British Government donated 30 of the 100 Vultee P-66 Vanguard fighter aircraft it had itself inherited from an embargoed Sweden order. Delivered during November 1941 the Dhimari Vanguards were more than a match for the Italian Fiat CR. 42 Falco aircraft that formed the backbone of the Parani Air force but were later outclassed when Germany began to supply Bf 109E-7's to Paran during the Spring of 1942. Skin Credit: Charles
  8. Dhimari P-66D's rush into action following a Parani raid on the Mazadran Oil Fields
  9. Huge kudos to you Gepard for the effort you are putting into this.
  10. Escorting an intruder off the premises (Iceland used as I don't have a Falklands terrain at the moment)
  11. Republic F-7M 'Thunderpig' - VMFA-451, USMC, 1991 Apparently it's a MiG-27... who knew?
  12. Folland Gnat FGA.3 - No.33 Squadron, RAF South East Asia Command, 1964 3D Model and skin: Marcfighters
  13. Republic F-7A Thunderstorm - Thunderstorm Test & Evaluation Flight, Tactical Air Command, United States Air Force, 1965 During late 1958 the Langley Laboratory made the breakthrough that led to the realisation of a valid variable-sweep wing and by early 1959 Tactical Air Command (TAC) could see that this massive technological breakthrough could be the key to help them in their search for a tactical strike fighter to replace both the F-100 Super Sabre andthe F-105 Thunderchief. Pretty soon however the numerical values for unrefuelled range and payload that TAC had attached to their mission requirements had the effect of turning all the paper studies from F-105 sized machines to much larger tactical bombers with a corresponding increase in cost and price and this reduced affordability was of great concern to TAC. In the Autumn of 1959 TAC wisely decided to split their requirement into a smaller tactical fighter to replace the F-100 and a larger tactical bomber to replace the F-105, B-57 and B-66. The larger aircraft would evolve into Specific Operational RequirementNo.183 that would launch the important TFX (tactical fighter experimental) programme and eventually lead (via a tortuous route) to the outstanding but highly compromised F-111 family whilst the smaller aircraft would lead to Specific Operational Requirement No.182 or TAX (tactical aircraft experimental). Issued in March 1960 SOR182 called for a single-seat tactical fighter aircraft with “reduced dependence of paved runways” and with “the ability to carry a nuclear bomb at supersonic speed at tree-top height”. Requests for Proposals were immediately sent out to industry and Republic Aviation’s proposal soon gained the support of TAC by virtue of its use of a variable-sweep wing but also by the use of the existing J75 turbojet and F-105 avionics. With the end of F-105 production on the horizon Republic Aviation pushed hard for SOR182/TAX and in February 1961 they were rewarded with a contract for 24 prototype and pre-production YF-110 aircraft and 400 production F-110A machines and Republic wasted no time in bestowing the name of ‘Thunderstorm’ to the latest of their long line of fighter aircraft. Republic Aviation were fortunate in being awarded the contract before Secretary of Defence Robert S. McNamara had got into his stride and the programme largely escaped McNamara and his whiz-kids. Development moved swiftly and during 1962 the programme was re-designated F-7 under the new tri-service designation scheme and the first prototype took to the air on December 22nd 1962 a full year ahead of the F-111A. Entering service in June 1965 the F-7A was followed by the F-7B two-seat trainer version and the more advanced F-7C version that first deployed to Vietnam in March 1968 when a two-squadron wing transferred to Takhli Royal Thia AFB, Thailand in a deployment called ‘Combat Lancer’.
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