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  1. “La Muerta Negra” (The Black Death)
  2. Agreed, the Desert Storm, Falklands, KAW and Vietnam expansion are where this game is at its best. Particularly with air to air aircraft.
  3. The 2048 x 2048 and 4096 x 4096 textures in some of the newer mods out seem to be crashing my game when flying custom campaigns with lots of these aircraft or even ships involved. I reduce all my textures of this size to 1536 x 1536. That seems to be the sweet spot between performance and keeping the high level of detail on the skins of fighter/ bomber sized aircraft. Bump and spectacular textures don't need to be any bigger than 1024 x 1024 even with 1536 size skin textures.
  4. Thanks mate, does this mean the TW F-4C/D/E cockpit missile light functions are wrong as well?
  5. F-101 Voodoo Escort Fighter, as it was meant to be.

    They wouldn't fit in the conformal Falcon stations and the drag of adding wing pylons plus the missiles would be to detrimental to range and speed. As was the case with wing pylons and ECM pods on the RF-101 in Vietnam. Sparrows would require a completely new radar and fire control system. For those reasons I went with the (X)AIM-4H upgraded Falcon to keep its missile system relevant in the early 70's
  6. View File F-101 Voodoo Escort Fighter, as it was meant to be. F-101 Voodoo Escort Fighter, as it was meant to be. Before the F-101 Voodoo suffered from 'mission creep and bloat' turning it into a (failed) nuclear strike fighter it was meant to purely be an escort fighter to protect Strategic Air Command's bombers. Before the name change to F-101 it was designated the F-88K Voodoo. Those original F-88K specifications made no mention of any air-to-ground role ("not a pound for air-to-ground!") and included an armament of three AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missiles employed by the MA-7 fire control system with APG-37 air-to air-radar, full 7.3 G capability and K-19 gunsight (as on the F-105). Features: F-101A Voodoo Escort Fighter: - Full 7.33 G. - Reduced the effect/ impact of the stall/ spin when you pull up suddenly in the FM. - MA-7 FCS with AN/APG-37 Radar, 30nm range. - LABS/ bombing control system removed from cockpit and replaced with MA-7/ Missile control system. - K-19 Gunsight system (as on F-105). - 3x Semi-recessed AIM-4 Falcon Missile stations. - “Not a pound for air-to-ground!” - 1957 Service entry. F-101C Voodoo Escort Fighter: - As above plus: - Upgraded Pratt & Whitney J57-P-413 engines delivering 11,628 lb dry and 17,100 lb afterburning. - Upgraded AN/APG-125 Radar, 60nm range - (X)AIM-4H Falcon missiles with proximity fuse and enhanced manoeuvrability (1971). - 1966 Service entry. The stock TW AIM-4D Falcon has had its performance data dumbed down in order (I presume) to represent its poor performance when used by the F-4D Phantom in the game. However the reason the Falcon missile performed so badly when used by the F-4D was more to do with it being used outside its engagement parameters and the complex/ lengthy manual firing process the F-4D could only used. When used as designed by the fire control computer (FCS) of the F-102A/ F-106A and fired within its parameters (the FCS assisted the pilot with this) the Falcon was as effective as any other missile system of the era. In fact the IR seeker of the AIM-4D/ AIM-4G was the best on any IR missile until the AIM-9L was developed. As such I have corrected the data for all the Falcon missiles. F-4E (75) SAC SIOP skin for ravenclaw_007’s USAF F-4E (75) Instillation: 1, Install the F-101 Mega Pack Version 2.0 https://combatace.com/files/file/12117-f-101-mega-pack-version-20/ 2, Install the F-4E USAF pack vers.1.2 https://combatace.com/files/file/13932-f-4e-usaf-pack/ 3, Unpack this mod and drop the objects folder into you SF2 mods folder. Credits: Ravenclaw_007 Dave Enrico "ErikGen" Gennari Spillone104 Column5 Submitter dtmdragon Submitted 03/29/2018 Category What If Hangar  
  7. Version 1.0.0

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    F-101 Voodoo Escort Fighter, as it was meant to be. Before the F-101 Voodoo suffered from 'mission creep and bloat' turning it into a (failed) nuclear strike fighter it was meant to purely be an escort fighter to protect Strategic Air Command's bombers. Before the name change to F-101 it was designated the F-88K Voodoo. Those original F-88K specifications made no mention of any air-to-ground role ("not a pound for air-to-ground!") and included an armament of three AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missiles employed by the MA-7 fire control system with APG-37 air-to air-radar, full 7.3 G capability and K-19 gunsight (as on the F-105). Features: F-101A Voodoo Escort Fighter: - Full 7.33 G. - Reduced the effect/ impact of the stall/ spin when you pull up suddenly in the FM. - MA-7 FCS with AN/APG-37 Radar, 30nm range. - LABS/ bombing control system removed from cockpit and replaced with MA-7/ Missile control system. - K-19 Gunsight system (as on F-105). - 3x Semi-recessed AIM-4 Falcon Missile stations. - “Not a pound for air-to-ground!” - 1957 Service entry. F-101C Voodoo Escort Fighter: - As above plus: - Upgraded Pratt & Whitney J57-P-413 engines delivering 11,628 lb dry and 17,100 lb afterburning. - Upgraded AN/APG-125 Radar, 60nm range - (X)AIM-4H Falcon missiles with proximity fuse and enhanced manoeuvrability (1971). - 1966 Service entry. The stock TW AIM-4D Falcon has had its performance data dumbed down in order (I presume) to represent its poor performance when used by the F-4D Phantom in the game. However the reason the Falcon missile performed so badly when used by the F-4D was more to do with it being used outside its engagement parameters and the complex/ lengthy manual firing process the F-4D could only used. When used as designed by the fire control computer (FCS) of the F-102A/ F-106A and fired within its parameters (the FCS assisted the pilot with this) the Falcon was as effective as any other missile system of the era. In fact the IR seeker of the AIM-4D/ AIM-4G was the best on any IR missile until the AIM-9L was developed. As such I have corrected the data for all the Falcon missiles. F-4E (75) SAC SIOP skin for ravenclaw_007’s USAF F-4E (75) Instillation: 1, Install the F-101 Mega Pack Version 2.0 https://combatace.com/files/file/12117-f-101-mega-pack-version-20/ 2, Install the F-4E USAF pack vers.1.2 https://combatace.com/files/file/13932-f-4e-usaf-pack/ 3, Unpack this mod and drop the objects folder into you SF2 mods folder. Credits: Ravenclaw_007 Dave Enrico "ErikGen" Gennari Spillone104 Column5
  8. Improved (X)AIM-4H Falcon missile with proximity fuse and enhanced maneuverability. A hand full of these were test fired in 1971ish and solved all the shortcomings of the AIM-4D but the USAF ultimately went with the AIM-9 as its IR missile system. Semi-recessed missile slots. Replacement had SAC continued with escort fighters?.....
  9. Can do, I'm still pondering a follow on F-101C model with upgraded radar and engines. I'm thinking around 1967 with a 7-10% increase in engine thrust which loosely follows the upgrades and timeline from the F-8C to the F-8H. 1971ish would see the operational use of the (X)AIM-4H which was developed but never put into production. It adds a proximity warhead and increased maneuverability to the AIM-4D.
  10. Yes and reduced the effect/ impact of the stall/ spin when you pull up suddenly as from what I have read about the high alpha issues with the real aircraft it is not as dramatic and constant as it was in game. It makes one hell of a dog fighter now! With the D model AIM-4 it kind of makes for a USAF version of the F-8 Crusader's role in Vietnam. Radar is the same as used on the F-86D (but with a diffent fire control system) and can pick up a target at 30 miles.
  11. Before the F-101 Voodoo suffered from 'mission creep and bloat' turning it into a (failed) nuclear strike fighter it was meant to purely be an escort fighter to protect Strategic Air Command's bombers. Before the name change to F-101 it was designated the F-88K Voodoo. Those original F-88K specifications made no mention of any air-to-ground role ("not a pound for air-to-ground!") and included an armament of three AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missiles employed by the MA-7 fire control system with APG-37 air-to air-radar, full 7.3 G capability and K-19 gunsight (as on the F-105). 522nd Fighter-Escort (Strategic) Squadron, 27th Fighter-Escort (Strategic) Wing, Strategic Air Command, USAF 1957 SEA camouflage Vietnam 1968 SAC SIOP camouflage 1970
  12. Honestly I can't remember just a generic pylon I think.
  13. Hay guys I vaguely recall a Vietnam era ECM pod (ALQ-71 etc) that had a weapons pylon built in to the 3d model. I can't for the life of me find it or even remember exactly what type of pod it is, does anyone know where it is? Cheers, Dan.
  14. I am trying to learn some more about how the FM works etc. Can some one tell me what data.ini entries/ figures in the F-101 data.ini create the sudden stall and spin when you suddenly put the aircraft into a high angle of attack (pull up suddenly)? As compared to the stock data.ini of say the F-8?
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