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  1. AU-1 Corsair for AES-12- MCAS Quantico 1957

    By the mid-1950's, the entire Corsair fleet was considered "obsolete" and both the Navy and Marines began to phase them out of active squadrons and into scattered Reserve units throughout the country. This AU-1 depicts the LAST ACTIVE MARINE UNIT to operate the AU-1. This was AES-12 (Aircraft Engineering Squadron Twelve) based at MCAS Quantico,Virginia in 1957. It is unusual because it was one of the few examples where the Corsair was around just long enough to receive the new "grey over white" paint scheme the navy mandated in 1956.
     
    Please see enclosed read me for history and installation instructions.
     
    For the Mirage Factory AU-1 as posted by Crusader.
     
    Tested on post 08 patch WOV.

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  2. VMJ-3 F9F-5P Photo Panther

    A new skin for the F9F-5P Photo Panther as originally released by Guest. This skin represents VMJ-3 out of MCAS MIAMI in the 1954-55 timeframe. I have also included an improved skin for VC-61 "Eyes of the Fleet" for you Korean War buffs like me. As an added bonus......I've dropped in an EXTRAS pack which includes a new pilot(Diego's awesome USN Korea skin), new sound file(J-48 jet engine), new hangar screen and of course....the PHOTO-RECON mod instructions!! ENJOY!!

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  3. Northrop T-38A Talon for SF1/WO v1.1

    A beautiful T-38A for use with SF1/WO. This was reverse-engineered from FASTCARGO's SF2 files for the T-38A.....therefore he gets the majority of the credit here. Included is a new skin for an early High Viz scheme T-38A and the files to sling a travel pod under your "White Rocket".....to hide the beer of course!! Skins include :
     
    3560th Pilot Training Wing-mid 1960's based at Webb AFB, TX. An early high-viz scheme with buzz numbers!!
    87th Flying Training Squadron - mid-90s 'white' scheme after AETC was created. Based at Laughlin AFB, TX.
    71st Flying Training Squadron - old 'white' scheme used in ATC until 1992. Based at Moody AFB, GA.
    9th Bomb Squadron - Companion Trainer Aircraft used until the mid-90s. Based at Dyess AFB, TX.
    1st Reconnaissance Squadron - Companion Trainer Aircraft still used by U-2 pilot. Based at Beale AFB, CA
     
    Animations include an opening and closing canopy for both student and instructor
     
    Aircraft navigation and landing lights work for night operations
     
    You can fly from both seats by a minor edit of the files (front and rear data and cockpit ini's included)

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  4. F2H-2B Banshee skin for VMF-122

    This skin is for the Dev. A Team F2H-2 Banshee. It depicts a VMF-122 Banshee which operated out of Cherry Point MCAS in Dec.1950. Simply place into your F2H-2 folder and go fly!! There are 10 aircraft numbers to choose from and the BuNo's are for F2H-2B Banshees.

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  5. SP-2H (P2-7) NEPTUNE

    A Lockheed SP-2H Neptune- US NAVY. Look out Vietcong.....it's coming to find you!! Please see the READ ME file for credits and installation. Thank you to TRACKER and PAPPYCHKSIX who allowed me to use their P-2H files and skins to create this. Included are skins for VP-1 "Screaming Eagles", VP-2 "Neptunes", VP-21 "Blackjacks" and Pappy's VP-69 "Totems". Includes a gunsight and searchlight combo for huntin' the Cong at night......ENJOY!!!

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  6. Lockheed TV-1 (TO-1) Training Star

    Due to the slow delivery of new jet fighters and in order to train new jet pilots, the United States Navy in 1947 obtained the transfer of 49 Lockheed P-80Cs destined to the United States Air Force. Designated originally as TO-1 and changed to TV-1 after 1950, these planes served as land-based trainer aircraft for Navy squadron VF-52 and U.S. Marine Corps squadron VMF-311. With the arrival of the delayed Grumman F9F and McDonnell F2H aircraft, the TV-1s were transferred to reserve squadrons before being phased out of service.
     
    Included here are skins for VF-52 and VMF-311 from 1948. Also included is the Fleet All Weather Training unit at NAS North Island, the missile chase planes at NAS Point Mugu and the Naval Air Reserve at NAS Oakland. Please see the READ ME file for more histoical info,installation and of course credits.

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  7. Lockheed TV-2 (T-33B) Navy Trainer

    The relatively high performance of the turbojet engine, the high altitude environment where jet aircraft routinely operated, and the new and different demands put on pilots flying jet aircraft required that a jet trainer be developed to aid this transition to a new mode of flight.
     
    The answer was the T-33, which was created by inserting a twenty nine inch plug ahead of the wing of a P-80, the Air Force's first operational jet fighter, and a second twelve inch plug behind the wing which provided the extra space for a second cockpit with dual controls. Ejection seats and 235 gallon jettisonable centerline tip tanks were added and, on March 22, 1948, Tony LeVier made the aircraft's first flight. The T-33 flew even better than its single seat ancestor. Cleaned up and refined, the airframe climbed faster, cruised more effortlessly and was slightly faster than its older and smaller cousins. Initially designated as a variant of the P-80/F80, the TP-80C/TF-80C, the designation was subsequently changed to T-33A.The US Navy used the T-33 as a land-based trainer starting in 1949. It was designated the TV-2, but was redesignated the T-33B in 1962.A carrier-capable version of the P-80/T-33 family was subsequently developed by Lockheed, eventually leading to the late 1950s to 1970s T2V-1/T-1A SeaStar
     
     
    Included with this file are FOUR skins:
     
    * ATU-200 Advanced Training Unit out of NAS Kingsville, Texas in 1954
    * FAWTUPAC Fleet All Weather Training Unit Pacific out of NAS North Island, California in 1956
    * H&MS-33 Marine headquarters and Maintenance Squadron Thirty-Three, MCAS El Toro,Calif in 1961
    * NAS Glenview Naval Air Reserve Training Command, Chicago Illinois in 1962
     
    Please see the enclosed READ-ME file for installation and of course CREDITS.

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  8. OV-10A Bronco from VMO-2- Da Nang 1970

    Originally, VMO-2 did not have any tail markings on their Broncos except for a black or white number designator on the nose and tail. The squadron split on December 17, 1969, becoming an OV-10 only unit. On February 2, 1970 they moved to MAG-11 at Da Nang AB. Later in 1970 they started using a white VMO over a red 2 as a tail marking.
     
    This is for the OV-10A Bronco released by DaveJS. Tested on post 08 patch WOV.
     
    Includes a new sound file for the Garrett T-76 Turboprop engine and an optional data file which includes a landing light in the nose.

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  9. VAL-4 Det.A OV-10A Bronco, Binh Thuy 1971-72

    The Black Ponies Of Light Attack Squadron Four (VAL-4) Came Into Being On January 3, 1969 When The Squadron Was Commissioned At Naval Air Station North Island Located Across The Bay From San Diego, California. After A Short Period Of Intense Training, The Black Ponies Packed Up And Deployed To Vietnam Where They Established Two In-Country Detachments In March, 1969.
     
    This is for the OV-10A Bronco released by DaveJS. Tested on post 08 patch WOV.
     
    Includes a new sound file for the Garrett T-76 Turboprop engine and an optional data file which includes a landing light in the nose

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  10. 604th Special Operations Squadron A-37A Dragonfly for WOV

    For the A-team Skunkworks USAF A-37A which can be found on their THIRD PARTY MOD page. The 604th ACS was re-assigned the 604th SOS after the completion of Operation Combat Dragon in 1968. The squadron used the CK tailcode and continued offensive operations until Nov.1969. Includes NEW 100 gal. A-37 drop tanks for your Dragonfly.
     
    Tested on Post 08 Patch WOV.
     
    See the enclosed READ ME files for installation.

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  11. 604th Air Commando A-37A Dragonfly for WOV

    For the A-team Skunkworks USAF A-37A which can be found on their THIRD PARTY MOD page. This skin is a replacement for the original 604th ACS which came with the aircraft. Includes NEW 100 gal. A-37 drop tanks for your Dragonfly.
     
    Tested on Post 08 Patch WOV.
     
    See the enclosed READ ME files for installation and historical info.

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  12. A-37A Vietnam Experimental Camouflage 2 pack for WOV

    For the A-team Skunkworks USAF A-37A file which can be found in their THIRD PARTY section. In 1967, Operation Combat Dragon was underway in Vietnam to evaluate the new A-37A Dragonfly. A handful of these planes were chosen to test a new "sky camouflage" scheme of either solid pale blue or a blue/grey combo. The experiment was a HUGE SUCCESS....which is why it FAILED and was scrapped!! Want to know more?? Download and find out.....:)
     
    Tested on Post 08 Patch WOV
     
    INCLUDES NEW A-37 Drop Tanks in the GROOVY blue color!!
     
    See enclosed READ ME files for installation and historical info.

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  13. VNAF 524th FS A-37B Dragonfly 1969

    For the A-team Skunkworks VNAF A-37B file which can be found in their THIRD PARTY section. This is the 524th FS of the 62nd Air Wing, Republic of Vietnam Air Force. This unit operated out of Nha Trang Airbase from 1969.
     
    Tested on Post 08' Patch WOV
     
    Includes drop-tank add-on pack and NEW VNAF pilots!!!
     
    Installation read-me included

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  14. Cessna A-37B Dragonfly for SF1-WOV

    This is an upgrade mod for the A-team Skunkworks A-37B Supertweet. You will need to obtain this file first (Located on their Modern Aircraft page) and do some very minor surgery since no 3D files come with this package. A step by step READ-ME is included for installation. The drop-tank and antenna package along with new pilots are included as well. This version of the Dragonfly is the standard "B" model WITH the nose refueling probe. The skin included is for the 604thSpecial Operations Squadron, Bien Hoa Airbase Vietnam 1969-70. The tailcode is the proper "CK". There will be several ADD-ON skins to follow, both USAF and Central/South American air forces.Requests for a custom skin will be considered. A historical read-me is included.
     
    Tested on post 08' patch WOV.

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  15. A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk for SF2 Series

    An SF2 Series upgrade of Suhsjake's A-4A Skyhawk. Two new skins have been added:
     
    VMA-224 "Bengals"..........the first MARINE Skyhawk squadron from MCAS El Toro in 1956.
    VA-43 "Challengers" from NAS Guantanamo Bay in 1956.
     
    A full historical read-me with installation instructions provided.
     
    IMPORTANT: You will already need to have the Thirdwire Series 1 (SF1,WOV,etc) A-4B Skyhawk installed. This mod (like Suhsjake's A-4A) uses the 3D files from this A-4B.

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  16. SF2 Mescalero Proving Grounds part 1

    Welcome to the Desert Southwest of the United States of America. To be more precise.....you are in central New Mexico, home of the Mescalero Apache tribe. The year is 2011 and a new SF2 bombing range file is here.
    This is my attempt at creating the ULTIMATE place for SF2 fanatics to PRACTICE and MASTER their air combat skills. So put on your feathers and war-paint....grab your best horse..... and give it a try.......CHAMP
     
     
    Features:
    - Upgraded home airfield with additional facilities, additional runway and full lighting for night ops!
    -OVER 15 detailed target areas on the range for air to ground bombing,rocketry and gunnery practice. Numerous target types.
    - OVER 30 TYPES OF DRONES will challenge your air to air skills (or lack of them). Yes....you CAN fly the drones also!!
    - A detailed READ ME folder with INSTALLATION instructions, range overview, intel photos and of course CREDITS!
     
     
    Tested on all four SF2 titles......both stand alone and merged.
     
    This is part 1 (of 2 uploads to complete the range mod)
    First set of 8 drones and one drone controller included.
    Bonus set of F-4N Phantom "hunter-killers"
    Batteries not included.

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  17. SF2 Mescalero Proving Grounds part 2

    Welcome to the Desert Southwest of the United States of America. To be more precise.....you are in central New Mexico, home of the Mescalero Apache tribe. The year is 2011 and a new SF2 bombing range file is here.
    This is my attempt at creating the ULTIMATE place for SF2 fanatics to PRACTICE and MASTER their air combat skills. So put on your feathers and war-paint....grab your best horse..... and give it a try.......CHAMP
     
     
    Features:
    - Upgraded home airfield with additional facilities, additional runway and full lighting for night ops!
    -OVER 15 detailed target areas on the range for air to ground bombing,rocketry and gunnery practice. Numerous target types.
    - OVER 30 TYPES OF DRONES will challenge your air to air skills (or lack of them). Yes....you CAN fly the drones also!!
    - A detailed READ ME folder with INSTALLATION instructions, range overview, intel photos and of course CREDITS!
     
     
    Tested on all four SF2 titles......both stand alone and merged.
     
    This is part 2 (of 2 uploads to complete the range mod)
    First set of 8 drones and one drone controller included.
    Bonus set of F-4N Phantom "hunter-killers"
    Batteries not included.
     
     
    Use of the DT-28B Trojan requires access to the A-team Skunkworks download files. This access is however...NOT...required to use the Mescalero Range or any other aircraft/drone.

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  18. SF2 Mescalero Proving Grounds Part 3

    The Apache Spirit Dancers have brought forth some more target drones for your new range. This is DRONE PACKAGE #2 for the Mescalero Proving Grounds. Please be sure to have parts 1 and 2 already installed.
    INCLUDED with this package are the following NEW target drones and BONUS aircraft:
     
     
    THE QF-9J Cougar: Former front line carrier fighter of the USN. An AGRESSIVE drone of good manueverabilty
    but no countermeasures.Operated by permanent USN detachment from China Lake. Type was
    fully expended by 1975.
     
     
    THE PQM-102A DELTA DAGGER: Former front line USAF interceptor. Retired and placed in AMARC storage,Arizona.
    Recalled for target drone use in 1975 because of its performance simularities to
    the Soviet Mig-21. An AGGRESSIVE drone of fair manueverability and limited counter-
    measures. Type fully expended by 1986.
     
    THE CQM-10B BOMARC: Former USAF air defense missile. Retired in 1972 and converted for target drone use.
    A PASSIVE drone of poor manueverability BUT SUPERIOR SPEED!! A pair of ramjet engines
    can hold MACH 1.7 over the range and MACH 3.5 at higher altitudes. Limited countermeasures.
    A "shoot quick or it's gone" target. Designed to simulate the MIG-25 Foxbat or SR-71 type
    recon aircraft. Ground launched via self contained booster rocket.
     
    THE QT-38A Talon: Former USAF supersonic Advanced Trainer. Obtained by USN in 1975. and converted to target drone.
    Retrofitted with belly-pod containing limited countermeasures. A passive drone of fair/good manuever-
    ability. Operated by permanent USN detachment from China Lake. Type still operational but retirement
    is immenent.
     
     
    THE QF-4B Phantom II: Former front line carrier fighter of the USN. An AGRESSIVE drone of good manueverabilty
    and good countermeasures.Operated by rotating USN detachment from US NAVAL MISSILE CENTER in.
    Point Mugu,Calif. Type was fully expended by 1990.
     
     
     
     
    --------------DRONE CONTROLLER-------------------
     
     
    THE FJ3-D2 Fury: Drone controller conversion of the FJ-3 Fury. Pilot can assume command of errant drones and activate
    self-destruct mechanism via radio control. Armed with (4x) 20mm cannon as secondary termination
    choice. Operated on a limited utility basis from 1955 until 1966.
     
     
     
     
    -------------RANGE "HUNTER KILLER" AIRCRAFT------(one of my personal favorites!!)
     
    THE F4D-1 Skyray: Short-lived, front line carrier fighter of the USN and later USMC. Designed as an interceptor for the fleet.
    Holder of several speed and climb-to altitude records of its day. Has (4x) 20mm cannon in wings with limited
    ammo. Primarily designed to intercept with unguided "Mighty Mouse" rockets in external pods. Can be con-
    figured to use early sidewinder missiles instead. Capable, but NOT USED for air/ground operations (due to wing
    stress problems). Limited internal fuel makes drop-tanks neccesary. VERY limited combat time over range
    once tanks are dropped.....WATCH YOUR FUEL!! Non-carrier use over land requires carrying of external
    NAVPAC which contains needed avionics for navigation (VOR-OMNI) and instrument apporach use (ILS). This pack
    is non-droppable and carried on centerline. Your Skyray wears the colors of FAGU.....the Fleet Air Gunnery Unit,Pacific
    out of NAAS ElCentro,Calif. 1958.
     
     
    A full READ-ME file with installation and CREDITS is included. ENJOY!!!

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  19. SF2 Mescalero Proving Grounds Part 4

    The Apache Spirit Dancers have angered the God of the skies!! Here are more target drones for your new range. This is the next drone package release for the Mescalero Proving Grounds. Please be sure to have parts 1 ,2 and 3 already installed.
    INCLUDED with this package are the following NEW target drones and BONUS aircraft:
     
    THE QF-80F Shooting Star: Former front line USAF fighter of the Korean era. An AGRESSIVE drone of good manueverabilty
    but no countermeasures .Operated by permanent USAF detachment from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron.
    Type was fully expended by 1964.
     
    THE QF-106A DELTA DART: Former front line USAF/ANG interceptor. Retired and placed in AMARC storage,Arizona.
    Recalled for target drone use beginning in 1986 because of its availability
    and high performance. An AGGRESSIVE drone of fair maneuverability and good counter-
    measures. Type fully expended by 2005.
     
    THE AQM-136A Falconer II: Former Tacit Rainbow cruise missile(cancelled). . Originally designed as a stand-off weapon to saturate enemy air defenses. Re-designed as an inexpensive aerial target.
    A PASSIVE drone with poor manueverability. Low speed and limited countermeasures make it an easy missile target. Its small size HOWEVER makes it a difficult
    gunnery target! Air launched from drone control aircraft, it follows a pre-programmed GPS flightpath. Recovered by parachute unless destroyed.
     
    THE F6F-5K Hellcat: Former front line carrier fighter of the USN in WW2. Propeller driven. One of the first full scale conversion drones ever used. Operational from late 1940's until fully expended
    in 1960. An AGGRESSIVE drone of good manueverability and no countermeasures. Operated by permanent USN detachment from China Lake.
     
    THE QF-4G Phantom II: Former USAF SEAD aircraft (Wild Weasel).Retired and placed in AMARC storage,Arizona. Currently being recalled for target drone use as other Phantom types are expended. First drone
    use in 1998. An AGGRESSIVE drone of fair/good manueverability and EXCEPTIONAL countermeasures!! Operated by rotating detachment of the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, Tyndall AFB,Florida.
    Type should be fully expended or retired by 2011 as QF-16A becomes available.
     
     
    --------------DRONE CONTROLLER-------------------
     
    THE F9F-5KD Panther : Drone controller conversion of the F9F-5P Photo-recon Panther. Extended nose (once for cameras) allows excellent location for drone control equipment.
    Pilot can fully operate and/or assume command of drones via radio control. Operated on a limited utility basis from 1955 until 1965.
     
    As always: A FULL installation READ-ME and CREDITS enclosed.
     
     
    Use of the F6F-5K requires access to Geo's Aircraft download site. This access is however...NOT...required to use the Mescalero Range or any other aircraft/drone.

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  20. F4D-1 Skyray ULTIMATE PACK for SF2

    This mod aims to take the wonderful F4D-1 Skyray as created by Julhelm....and give it the ULTIMATE face-lift. Along with the 4 original skins and the fixes of Julhelm's updates.....I have ADDED 23.............YES TWENTY-THREE more authentic squadrons for you to choose from.
    You now have access to EVERY operational Navy and Marine fighter squadron which operated the Skyray along with the VAST MAJORITY of utility and test squadrons as well. This is a large but COMPREHENSIVE file for Skyray lovers only!!
     
    NEW NAVY SQUADRONS INCLUDED:
     
    NATC of Patuxent River NAS, Maryland
    VC-3 of Moffett FIeld NAS, Calif.
    VX-3 of Oceana NAS, Virginia
    VU-3 of North Island NAS, Calif.
    VX-4 of Point Magu NAS, Calif.
    VF-13 "Nightcappers"
    VF-23 " Vigilantes"
    VF-51 "Screaming Eagles"
    VF-101 "Grim Reapers"
    VF-141 "Iron Angels"
    VF-162 "Hunters"
    FAWTULANT of Key West NAS, Florida
    Fleet Air Gunnery Unit Pacific (FAGU) of NAAS El Centro, Calif.
    Naval Air Reserve Wing 88 of Olathe NAS, Kansas
    US Naval Test Pilot School of Patuxent River NAS, Maryland
     
    NEW USMC SQUADRONS INCLUDED:
     
    H&MS-15
    H&MS-24
    VMF(AW)-114 "Death Dealers"
    VMF(AW)-115 "Silver Eagles"
    VMF(AW)-314 "Black Knights"
    VMF(AW)-513 "Flying Nightmares"
    VMF(AW)-531 "Grey Ghosts"
    VMF(AW)-542 "Tigers"
     
    Along with the new squadrons and COLORFUL SKINS.... you will find a tweeked fight model, more historically accurate weapons loadout, and a centerline NAV PAC like was carried on the real Skyray.
    I have also corrected some inaccuracies on the VF(AW)-3 skin to better reflect the NORAD air defense history of this PROMINENT squadron......known as the "Blue Nemesis".
    A new sound file for the J-57 engine is included. Now it even sounds like a Skyray!
    An installation READ ME FILE is included.
     
    Original CREDITS to Julhelm for his SUPERB Skyray model, cockpit and layered templates.........nicely done!!
    Honorable mention to NeverEnough for bringing over the Skyray to SF2.

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  21. SF2 Mescalero Proving Grounds Part 5

    Another flock of drones has been released by the Apache Spirit Dancers!!
     
    -------------MEET YOUR NEW DRONES------------------
     
    F9F-5K Panther: Former front line USN carrier based fighter. Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Retired and placed in service as target drones . An AGGRESSIVE drone
    with good manueverability but NO countermeasures. Operated by detachment of GRGMU-2 (Guided Missile Group Two) out of NAS Chicoteague,VA.
    Type fully expended by 1964.
     
    QT-33A Seastar: Former T-33A USAF jet trainers bailed to the USN as target drones beginning in 1965. Large numbers makes them very common as targes and expendable.
    A PASSIVE drone of fair manueverability and limited countermeasures. Operated by the permanent USN detachment out of China Lake. Type finally
    expended by 1982.
     
    QF-4N Phantom II: Former USN/USMC carrier based fighter and upgrade of the F-4B. Retired for drone use beginning in 1985. An AGGRESSIVE drone of good manueverability
    and EXCELLENT countermeasures. Operated by detachment of the NWTS (Naval Weapons Test Squadron) from NAS Point Magu,CA. Type expended by 2000/2001.
     
    QF-86F Sabre: Former JASDF from line fighter built under license in Japan by Mitsubishi. Sent to USA apon retirement and converted to target drones by private contractor.
    An AGGRESSIVE drone of excellent manueverability but limited countermeasures. First used in 1976. Expended or retired by 1989. Some survivors flown today in
    display at airshows.
     
    QF-59B Airacomet: First US jet fighter. Flown for only a short time in operational service before replaced by better aircraft(F-80). Some examples used as drones and/or
    drone controllers. An AGGRESSIVE drone of fair manueverability but no countermeasures. Short drone carrer from 1950-56 makes them rare.
     
    QB-17L Flying Fortress: Former USAAF B-17G bombers made famous in WWII. Retired in massive numbers at war's end makes them an excellent choice for bomber drone targets. A PASSIVE
    drone of poor manueverabilty and no countermeasures. A tough target however! Will take alot of punishment, especially from non-cannon type rounds such as
    50cal. slugs. A slow target makes for a collision danger for high speed fighters. USE CAUTION!! First deployed as drones in the late 1940's. Last use
    around 1958. (note: turrets were removed from target drones).
     
    MQM-107D Streaker: Purpose built subsonic drone of USAF. Uses an efficient turbofan engine pylon-mounted under fuselage. Its smokeless engine and small profile make it a hard
    to spot target. A PASSIVE drone of limited countermeasures. First used in 1987....still operational.
     
    --------------DRONE CONTROLLER-------------------
     
    SNJ-5 : More of an observation aircraft than controller. Pilot sits in front while a range safety officer uses the rear seat. Unarmed. Fun to fly!!
     
    ------------Hunter-Killer Aircraft------------------
     
    F-102A Delta Dagger (Hellenic Air Force): In the late 1960's, twenty excess F-102A's were sold to Greece along with a number of AIM-4 Falcon Missiles. These aircraft remained in service until at least
    1975. A few can even be found today....sitting derelict in the weeds at Greek air bases.....:{
     
    A full Installation and Credits read-me file is included.
     
    Use of the QB-17L and QF-59B require access to the A-team Skunkworks download files. This access is however...NOT...required to use the Mescalero Range or any other aircraft/drone.

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  22. SF2 Mescalero Proving Grounds Part 6

    The grand finale!! The last set of drones to complete your Mescalero range.
     
    -------------MEET YOUR NEW DRONES------------------
     
    QF-8A Crusader: Former Front-line USN Carrier based fighter. Converted to unmanned target drone beginning in 1973.
    An AGGRESSIVE drone of good manuverability and good countermeasures. Type expended by 1978.
     
    QF-4S Phantom II: Former Former Front-Line USN Carrier based fighter re-manufactured from the F-4J. An AGGRESSIVE drone
    of good manueverabilty and SUPERIOR countermeasures. Operated by detachment of VX-30 "Bloodhounds" out
    of NAS Point Magu, Calif. First use in 1990.....retirement is imminent.
     
    QRF-4C Phantom II: Former USAF recon-version of the Phantom. As supplies of figher F-4 airframes for drone use dwindle....some
    RF-4C's have been converted for use. A PASSIVE drone of good manuverability and good countermeasures.
    Operated by 53rd WEG out of Tyndall AFB, Florida. First used in 2007. Should be available until 2014.
     
    QF-16A: The Future of unmanned conversion drones. Next on the list as the last of the Phantom II airframes draws near.
    Conversion of F-16A airframes has begun in 2010. This will be an AGGRESSIVE drone of EXCELLENT manueverability
    and EXCELLENT countermeasures. Will be operated by 53rd WEG out of Tyndall AFB, Florida. Should be operational
    until at least 2020.
     
    F-84KX: Former USAF fighter.A small number of "obsolete" F-84B and C models were retired from ANG use and sold to the USN for use
    as target drones. Very little is known about actual use by the Navy. Your Thunderjet drone carries the colors of
    GMGRU-2 out of NAS Chichoteague,VA. An AGGRESSIVE drone of good manuverability and NO countermeasures. In use from
    1956-1965.
     
    AQM-28 Hounddog: Former USAF "stand-off" nuclear missile launched from the B-52. Retired from SAC in the 1970's and rebuilt
    for use as targets. A PASSIVE drone of poor manuverability, limited countermeasures BUT excellent acceleration.
    The target can and will quickly go supersonic to escape attack.
     
    --------------DRONE CONTROLLER-------------------
    DT-33A: USAF T-33 Shooting Star converted to drone controller. Long service life between 1950 and 1986!!
    DF-8F: Small numbers of F8U-1 Crusaders converted to drone controllers.
     
    ------------Hunter-Killer Aircraft------------------
    The "Original Crusader": The F8U-1 (F-8A)!!
     
    The first production version of the Crusader. First flight on September 20th 1955. A total of 318 airframes
    built between 1956 and 1958. The original order was for 448 aircraft but the last 130 were delivered as F8U-1E's
    (F-8B). Use of the Pratt and Whitney J57-P-4 engine made the F-8A a MACH 1.5 capable aircraft. Originally designed
    without them...the refueling system and sidewinder capability was added with the 50th production aircraft and retro-fitted
    to earlier models. The F-8A was armed with four 20mm cannon, thiry-two Mighty Mouse 2.75 inch FFAR in a hinged drawer
    below the fuselage and up to two sidewinder missiles on side stations. The AN/APG radar gunsight and fire control sys-
    tem was installed for weapons delivery.
     
    First USN squadron issued the new Crusader was VF-32 in 1957. First USMC squadron was VMF-122 the same year.
     
    Your F8U-1 (F-8A) carries the colors of VF(AW)-3 "Blue Nemesis" out of NAS Moffett Field, Calif. in 1957.
    Stay tuned to Combatace for my full release of the F8U-1 with over 10 USN and USMC skins to choose from!!
     
    A full READ ME with installation instructions and credits included.

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  23. F8U-1 (F-8A) Skin Pack 4

    Skin Pack number 4 for your F8U-1 Crusader. Included are the following squadrons:
     
    VF(AW)-3 'Blue Nemesis' NAS Moffett Field, CA
    VF-103 'Sluggers'
    VF-191 'Satan's Kittens'
    VC-8 'Redtails' NAS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico
    VMF-312 'Checkertails'

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  24. F8U-1 (F-8A) Crusader Skin Pack 1

    The first of several add-on skin packs for your SF2 F8U-1 Crusader. Included in this package are the following authentic skins:
     
    -VF-62 'Boomerangs'
    -VF-162 'Hunters'
    - USMC Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 13- MCAS Yuma,Az.
    -VMF(AW)-235 'Death Angels'
    -VMF-251 'Thunderbolts' (the F-8A version of the skin originally released by Gocad for the F-8B)
     
    Installation Read-me file included.

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  25. F8U-1 (F-8A) Crusader Skin Pack 2

    The second of five skin packs for your F8U-1 Crusader. Included in this set are the following squadrons:
     
    FAGU- Fleet Air Gunnery Unit Pacific, NAS El Centro,Calif.
    VF-124 'Crusader College'
    VF-174 'HellRazors'
    VMF(AW)-323 'Death Rattlers'
    VMF-215 'Fighting Corsairs'
     
    A read-me file with installation steps is included.

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