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  1. requirement on this one is to have Super in the name. Super Sabre is ok, Superfortress is ok, kicking off with l'Aéronavale ... fusil cabane doubling back for a visual confirmation
  2. ok toned down a bit as i'm getting a bit burned out on Bones (say that three times fast) but heres what i got...... in order to both bolster a request from Austrailia as well as reduce the inventory of B-1 bombers a total of 8 were approved for lease to the RAAF in November 1996. Crew training and refurbishing meant that the first bombers didnt actually arrive until February of 1998. All 8 airframes came from lots II and III of the production run (FY83 and FY84) and were assigned ADF serials starting with A55 and ending in the last three of their USAF serial. No 460 Squadron was reformed to operate the bombers in a primary long range maritime patrol mission with a secondary long range strike capability retained. The first aircraft featured nose art named Leader with a kangaroo playing bagpipes in honour of the squadrons role over Europe in WW2. Squadron marking include a toned down squadron badge below the DSO window, and a silohuette of a kangaroo riding a bomerang in orange serial as indicated, with the A55 number and the original USAF serial in the number.lst, looking up a few more nose arts and figuring out a couple serials from 2003 for a second batch. also thinking they may go back to the Strategic scheme in the 2000s for the local overland role. any suggestions? hope to have the skin portion to you withing the week depending on RL
  3. Super Sunday

    just another Sunday in the Deutsche Demokratische Republik scooting in low as i like to do now, i did destroy a hardened shelter. just not the one i was supposed to.....
  4. guardians of the Chattahoochie how are you feeling ............ rattlin. Haha very funny......... this one seems to be popular on most American bombing platforms and for those that know their geography i know the Chattahoochie is no where near Warner Robbins. but its more recognizeable than Ocmulgee, and is in the same state.
  5. King Jayhawk..... and one of the knights... circa 1996
  6. strahi, those flares look different (not bad different, just different). reminds me of a bit about Sidewinders basically being cued to defeat western flare, but Russian flares still defeat them cause they do it different. even worked against AIM-9X over Syria anyhow, mandatory screenie
  7. http://www.primeportal.net/artillery/don/m51_walk_1.htm https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/m51-skysweeper-1950s-germany-s-army-1808597167 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:M51_Skysweeper https://www.net-maquettes.com/pictures/75mm-m51-skysweeper-walkaround/ its not blueprints, but alot of pics that might be of use
  8. US Army aviation acronym?

    sorry other Kevin, to let the retired NCO explain... Commisioned Officers are the bulk of military pilots to include US Army aviators. these are ranks O-1 through roughly O-6 (Leiutenant through Colonel) with most Generals not flying often if at all Warrant Officers can be pilots in the US Army as well. the other branches did away with WO pilots several decades ago. The Flight Warrant is the only Warrant Officer that can become a Warrant without first being an NCO, even right out of basic training if certain scores are high enough. Their ranks run WO1, CW2 -CW5 and are generally addressed as "Chief", "Sir" or "Mister". a CW5 by the way is rather rare to see, but generally has all the courtesies extended to a Colonel. they are THE expert and can quote things the authors of the manuals have to go back and check. Non flight warrants are still experts in their fields, but must work through the ranks to become a Sergeant (E-5) minimum to gain practical experience in their field. Non Commissioned Officers is what most not familiar with the Army would call Sergeants or Corporals. this encompasses ranks from E-4 (in the case of a Corporal) through E-8( Master Sergeant). they can be aircrew (crew chiefs, gunners, flight medics) and may unofficially get stick time, but are officially not allowed to fly the birds. there are still more senior NCO ranks but again they rarely fly even as crewmembers having alot more unit admin and leadership work to do. in fact the last NCO pilots in US service either got put out or commisioned after WW2, or moved to the Warrant Officer side of the house Stratos, another explanation of commission vs non commission is that the comissioned officer got their position thru education and is appointed by Congress to lead the troops. the Non Commissioned Officer comes up through the ranks and leads the enlisted Soldiers through their experience and gives guidance to the commissioned officers on how to accomplish the given missions. The Warrants are the subject matter experts in most cases, and the pool of available aviators in this case (still generally more knowledgeable than the ringknockers tho)
  9. Chipmunk T10 BRIXMIS skin and templates

    Version 1.0.0

    30 downloads

    Brixmis Chipmunk T10 and templates This was a quick and dirty mod to provide templates for the rerelease of the de Havilland Chipmunk Trainer and a skin to represent the BRIXMIS recon mission. Requirements You will need the original aircraft available here https://combatace.com/files/file/17262-sf2-dhc-1-chipmunk-pack/ otherwise, this should work in any version of SF2 Installation unzip main folder. Place objects folder in the objects folder of your chosen install. place templates folder wherever you need to, in order to create more skins. templates are available in xcf for Gimp users and psd for Photoshop users note: the patches layers are set to create a ribbed effect on the pertinent airfoils. they are set so that you should be able to use them with any other design BRIXMIS History The British Commander in Chiefs Mission or BRIXMIS for short was a mission that used the legal ability of a certain number of British servicemembers to roam the Soviet Zone of Occupation, generally known as East Germany. Reciprocity was enjoyed by the Soviets in the former British Zone of Occupation. The airborne component of BRIXMIS flew out of RAF Gatow in Berlin. An observer rode in the front and took pictures of Soviet military activities and equipment within a 20 mile radius of Berlin, flying under cover of "exercising the right to navigate within the flight corridors to and from Berlin". Serials provided are in pairs for each period of time operated, but in one overall skin WK303, WK587 from 1956-1966 WP850, WP971 from 1966-1974 WZ862, WD289 from 1974-1988 WG466, WG486 from 1988-1990 Credits From the Original Big Al for the aircraft Bobrock for pilot figure (A-26) AvHistory for the engine sound Raven for the cockpit. Wrench for everything else. daddyairplanes: Brixmis Skin and decals, template created while making these paulopanz, Stratos: test subjects to make sure it worked elsewhere (no modders were harmed in the making of this template) Sources Google image searches "Safety of Flight Not Garunteed" https://www.16va.be/vols_brixmis_part1_eng2.html originally read about in one of Key Publishing's aviation magazines i hope you all enjoy the skin and that the template is useful to anyone wishing to add in other users. Kevin Unruh aka daddyairplanes 20 March 2020
  10. all of which is true, but individual rivets would still be big in scale to be seen in game. offer on decals is still open (all 59 serials, unit markings, nosearts). the tgas wouldnt change up just need to redo the ini's
  11. View File Chipmunk T10 BRIXMIS skin and templates Brixmis Chipmunk T10 and templates This was a quick and dirty mod to provide templates for the rerelease of the de Havilland Chipmunk Trainer and a skin to represent the BRIXMIS recon mission. Requirements You will need the original aircraft available here https://combatace.com/files/file/17262-sf2-dhc-1-chipmunk-pack/ otherwise, this should work in any version of SF2 Installation unzip main folder. Place objects folder in the objects folder of your chosen install. place templates folder wherever you need to, in order to create more skins. templates are available in xcf for Gimp users and psd for Photoshop users note: the patches layers are set to create a ribbed effect on the pertinent airfoils. they are set so that you should be able to use them with any other design BRIXMIS History The British Commander in Chiefs Mission or BRIXMIS for short was a mission that used the legal ability of a certain number of British servicemembers to roam the Soviet Zone of Occupation, generally known as East Germany. Reciprocity was enjoyed by the Soviets in the former British Zone of Occupation. The airborne component of BRIXMIS flew out of RAF Gatow in Berlin. An observer rode in the front and took pictures of Soviet military activities and equipment within a 20 mile radius of Berlin, flying under cover of "exercising the right to navigate within the flight corridors to and from Berlin". Serials provided are in pairs for each period of time operated, but in one overall skin WK303, WK587 from 1956-1966 WP850, WP971 from 1966-1974 WZ862, WD289 from 1974-1988 WG466, WG486 from 1988-1990 Credits From the Original Big Al for the aircraft Bobrock for pilot figure (A-26) AvHistory for the engine sound Raven for the cockpit. Wrench for everything else. daddyairplanes: Brixmis Skin and decals, template created while making these paulopanz, Stratos: test subjects to make sure it worked elsewhere (no modders were harmed in the making of this template) Sources Google image searches "Safety of Flight Not Garunteed" https://www.16va.be/vols_brixmis_part1_eng2.html originally read about in one of Key Publishing's aviation magazines i hope you all enjoy the skin and that the template is useful to anyone wishing to add in other users. Kevin Unruh aka daddyairplanes 20 March 2020 Submitter daddyairplanes Submitted 03/19/2020 Category Other  
  12. cough cough nudge nudge i'm wrapping up B-1s for now (SAC era complete, just gotta finish research on 14 in ANG service and knock them out) and KC-10 was on my improve list for this SAC Twilight thing i got going on. done by Sunday and off to testers if RL cooperates (dang if we arent supposed to stay indoors now). $0.02 thrown in even if your still looking for new blood for the base skin, the decals set up for the old one should do with minimal adjustment (depends on how the windows and doors are on model really). would save a lot of time for both the tanker versions and airliner versions later on. also to any and all who might tackle big girl here (me included): i wouldnt worry about the rivets themselves. tried it on the C-5 years ago. on something this big irl, the rivets would have to be the diameter of Whoppers to be visible at any realistic distance
  13. Two-Seater Tuesdays

    just wow ravenclaw. just wow. new paint job for the fastest recon bird to actually operate over East Germany and his little friend too
  14. soooo went on a recon/test mission this afternoon..... and had to wonder why none of these tankers were flying flags or had names on the hulls.....
  15. well, it's been a wild ass ride so far
  16. final group for SAC, then off to the Guard and Australia dust in the wind i'm sure youre asking how long....
  17. ok, so would we be able to see a Privateer here one day (preferably sooner than later)? again, it would be nice to have a recon version for cold war as well, and there were actually many operators (USN, USCG, Aeronavale, Canada, fire bombers and a few airlines). as Roger Rabbit said, p p p pp p p p p p puh leeeeeze? mandatory screenie: yet another thats gotta get new clothes
  18. opinion time: original F101Burner (night shot) or revised F101Burner (dusk shot)? i didnt think the original stood out enough, esp afer watching daytime videos of AB takeoffs
  19. in my Amazon cart saved for later. wished i'd have known about this when i first got my tax return, i wouldnt have thought twice about it then.
  20. thats two new things learned today ah hahahaha but gepard, you really should start writing a book or something. you are THE resident expert on the LSK and the Soviet operations that overlapped with them
  21. Whirlybird Wednesdays

    nice angelp. adding on to your old project? mandatory screenie: IFR or i follow roads
  22. could it have been moved to the new DAT skin library? ok what happened to the DAT skin library? it was set up not too long ago
  23. where is that Privateer from? that could be useful even into early cold war
  24. "LT, how did you get such a good pic of the shipyard?" "Well see, I was inverted" As soon as the Shareef had cleared the square; They began to wail
  25. This Is Why You Research Things

    nah the new expansion pack for call of duty can be the self....... extra cirricular activities in the porta john. now in 115/46 degee temps
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