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  1. SF2 TW A-4C+L Skyhawk layered Templates (4096x4096)

    TW A-4C+L Skyhawk layered Templates v1.0
    ============================================
    This is "my precious" - layered templates for TW's A-4C+L Skyhawks. These are also the replacement for the older templates I once released.
    These can be used to create Skins for Thirdwires A-4C, C_65 and L Skyhawks.
    Included is the standard USN/USMC Gray/White camo with up to 5 patterns (depending on part).
    Most markings come in several variations and/or colors.
    With the help of mue's great LODViewer I included UVMaps for the planes.

    Notes & Issues
    --------------
    - layergroups are reduced to just one level, so other software may be used without major problems from this PS-feature (though I did not test this in GIMP, etc.)
    - I removed all layer masks, as I was told, work with them is difficult or not really known

    Credits & Thanks
    ----------------
    Thirdwire + TK for the Skyhawk-models and a great game
    mue for his great LODViewer
    everyone that helped me active or passive in the process of learning to create skins/templates.
    If I forgot someone, contact me please! Also if you have problems or advices for improvements feel free to contact me.
    A final wish: If you like this template so much, that you create and release skins from it, feel free to give proper credit...

    Have fun,
    Over&Out
    Nyghtfall
     
     
    17_06_2018
     

    51 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    2 comments

    Updated

  2. SF2 TW A-4E+F Skyhawk layered Templates (4096x4096)

    TW A-4E+F Skyhawk layered Templates (4k) v1.0
    ============================================
    This is "my precious" - layered templates for TW's A-4E+F Skyhawks in 4096x4096. These are also the replacement for the older templates I once released.
    These can be used to create Skins for Thirdwires A-4E, E_65, E_67 and F Skyhawks. Derivates of them (A-4G+K for example) should work too.
    Included are 2 Camouflages:
    - Standard USN/USMC Gray/White with several different patterns
    - experimental Camouflage from VA-155 in 1966
    Most markings come in several variations and/or colors.
    With the help of mue's great LODViewer I included UVMaps for the planes.

    Notes & Issues
    --------------
    - layergroups are reduced to just one level, so other software may be used without major problems from this PS-feature (though I did not test this in GIMP, etc.)
    - I removed all layer masks, as I was told, work with them is difficult or not really known

    Credits & Thanks
    ----------------
    Thirdwire + TK for the Skyhawk-models and a great game
    mue for his great LODViewer
    everyone that helped me active or passive in the process of learning to create skins/templates.
    If I forgot someone, contact me please! Also if you have problems or advices for improvements feel free to contact me.
    A final wish: If you like this template so much, that you create and release skins from it, feel free to give proper credit...

    Have fun,
    Over&Out
    Nyghtfall
     
     
    12_06_2018
     

    54 downloads

       (1 review)

    0 comments

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  3. SF2 Vietnam Scooters - A-4 Skyhawk in Vietnam

    Vietnam Scooters - v0.01
    =============================
    *** SF2, SF2V required. Tested in full 5-merged installation ***
    This is a first result of a project I started a long time ago. My aim was to do up-to-date skins of all
    Skyhawk-units with all their deployments, that saw action in Vietnam in a good resolution and with a lot
    more details added, that the stock skins of TW had. So this project will contain more then 135 skins for
    9 different Skyhawks-models once it is finished.
    As SF2 isn't getting any younger (me neither :P) and the way to the finish line is still far out, I release this first pack with the skins I finished so far.
    The current pack only contains A_4E, E_65, E_67 and F stuff, as A-4B+C still need cockpit-repaints and re-export of the skins, I already did.
    Have Fun!
    some Information:
    --------------------------------
    - skins in 4096x4096 resolution
    - new droptanks for all planes (you can choose from 2 different tanks on the wings and up to 3 for centerline)
    - added buddy-refueling pod in 2 different versions (deployed hose and retracted hose)
    - added invisible skids to make belly-landings possible
    - added missing Missile-Rails (LAU-7 for Sidewinder, LAU-34 for Shrike and Bullpup-A)
    - repainted cockpits (same as in my released Skyhawk cockpit repaint mod)
    - added some new parts via FakePilot-Method (TM) like additional ECM-antennae, second Chaff-Dispenser,
        missing Tail-light and a small gimmick the bomb damage assessment camera, that was occasionaly
        used on the centerline-pylon (currently only on A-4E)
    - loadout.inis are updated for the additional missile-rails and use mostly stock weapons as I don't want to include tons of weapons
    - included weapons are included only, because of placement-issues and have a Specificstationcode= added.
    - BuNo are always correct for the squadron and if possible for the single plane
    - Pilotnames on the planes should be seen a "snapshot" (same goes for BuNos), pilots changed, aswell as the commander of a squadron
        within the cruise.
    - several markings and maintenance stencils differ in style to bring some diversity to the skins
    - some Skins are available for 2 Skyhawk-models (either E+E_65 or E_65+E_67), because in '65 the Scooter received ECM and CM-Dispenser
        and in '67 some E's received the then-new avionics hump. It appears to me, that planes were retrofitted one by one, so old and new
        were used side-by-side, which is not possible in SF2. So the way to go is to upgrade all planes at a given date within the cruise.

    Squadrons included in v0.01
    ------------------------------------------------
    for A-4E:
    - VA-56 Champions, USS Ticonderoga, 4/64 to 12/64
    - VA-72 Blue Hawks, USS Independence, 5/65 to 12/65
    - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Coral Sea, 12/64 to 11/65
    - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 4/65 to 12/65
    - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Oriskany, 4/65 to 12/65
    for A-4E_65:
    - VA-12 Flying Ubangis, USS F.D.Roosevelt, 6/66 to 2/67
    - VA-46 Clansmen, USS Forrestal, 6/67 to 9/67
    - VA-56 Champions, USS Ticonderoga, 9/65 to 4/66
    - VA-56 Champions, USS Enterprise, 1/68 to 7/68
    - VA-72 Blue Hawks, USS Independence, 5/65 to 12/65
    - VA-72 Blue Hawks, USS F.D.Roosevelt, 6/66 to 2/67
    - VA-94 Mighty Shrikes, USS Bon Homme Richard, 1/68 to 10/68
    - VA-106 Gladiators, USS Forrestal, 6/67 to 9/67
    - VA-144 Roadrunners, USS Bon Homme Richard, 11/67 to 6/68
    - VA-153 Blue Tail Flies, USS Coral Sea, 7/67 to 4/68
    - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Coral Sea, 12/64 to 11/65
    - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Constellation, 5/66 to 9/66 (Camo)
    - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Constellation, 10/66 to 12/66
    - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Coral Sea, 7/67 to 4/68
    - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 4/65 to 12/65
    - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 5/66 to 11/66
    - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 6/67 to 1/68
    - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 7/68 to 3/69
    - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Oriskany, 4/65 to 12/65
    - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Oriskany, 5/66 to 11/66
    - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Oriskany, 5/67 to 1/68
    - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Hancock, 7/68 to 3/69
    - VA-192 Golden Dragons, USS Ticonderoga, 11/66 to 5/67
    for A-4E_67:
    - VA-94 Mighty Shrikes, USS Bon Homme Richard, 3/69 to 10/69
    - VA-94 Mighty Shrikes, USS Bon Homme Richard, 4/70 to 11/70
    - VA-144 Roadrunners, USS Bon Homme Richard, 3/69 to 10/69
    - VA-152 Fighting Aces, USS Shangri-La, 3/70 to 12/70
    - VA-192 Golden Dragons, USS Ticonderoga, 11/66 to 5/67
    for A-4F:
    - VA-22 Fighting Redcocks, USS Bon Homme Richard, 3/69 to 10/69
    - VA-22 Fighting Redcocks, USS Bon Homme Richard, 4/70 to 11/70
    - VA-23 Black Knights, USS Oriskany, 12/67 to 8/68
    - VA-23 Black Knights, USS Oriskany, 4/69 to 11/69
    - VA-55 Warhorses, USS Hancock, 7/68 to 3/69
    - VA-55 Warhorses, USS Hancock, 8/69 to 4/70
    - VA-55 Warhorses, USS Hancock, 10/70 to 6/71
    - VA-55 Warhorses, USS Hancock, 1/72 to 10/72
    - VA-144 Roadrunners, USS Bon Homme Richard, 4/70 to 11/70
    - VA-153 Blue Tail Flies, USS Coral Sea, 9/68 to 4/69
    - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Ranger, 10/68 to 5/69
    - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Hancock, 8/69 to 4/70
    - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Hancock, 10/70 to 6/71
    - VA-192 Golden Dragons, USS Ticonderoga, 12/67 to 8/68
    - VA-192 Golden Dragons, USS Oriskany, 4/69 to 11/69

    Notes and Issues:
    =================
    - Tanks have generic markings, as they are added as new models. There were 2 options here - old build-in tanks with markings, but totally wrong size or correct size, but generic markings only and I chose the second options - for me the
        right choice.
    - This is nothing for rivet-counters. I can asure you, that I tried to be as close to the real markings as possible, but sources are often enough hard to find or only available in bad quality or low resolution or sometimes no detailed
        info on some markings can be found (for example placement of Modex-numbers on Flaps). Same goes for CAG-Birds. If sources were available - I added them.

    Sources
    =======
    - Scooter! The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story, Crécy 2011
    - US Navy and Marine Corpse A-4 Units Of Vietnam War - Osprey Combat Aircraft Vol. 69
    - A-4 Skyhawk Association, http://a4skyhawk.org/
    - www.GoNavy.jp for BuNos and Pictures
    - www.Airliners.net
    - www.navysite.de for CruiseBooks
    - Google in general

    Installation
    ============
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!! Backup your A-4E, A-4E_65, A-4E_67 and A-4F planefolders, as .inis will be overwritten !!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_Mod_Folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
    If a squadron is missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free number:
    [SquadronXXX]
    Name=VA12                <-- change to the unit, you need.
    DisplayName=VA-12 'Flying Ubangis'    <-- change to the unit, you need.
    Nation=USN                <-- USN or USMC

    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game and nice models.
    - FastCargo for the fakepilot
    - Alejandro for Escapac-Seat
    - OldDiego for pilotmodels
    - ravenclaw_007 for AGM-12C+E Bullpup
    - ???? for Walleye_I model
    - ???? for sounds
    - me - template, skins, decals, ini- and 3D-work of tanks, rails and addons, walleye-repaint
    Thanks
    ======
    - cocas for help learning 3D-stuff
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration

    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this mod or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    09_06_2018
     

    202 downloads

       (4 reviews)

    1 comment

    Submitted

  4. Kuwaiti Skyhawks - A-4KU/TA-4KU for SF2

    Kuwait Scooters - A-4KU/TA-4KU for SF2 - v1.0
    ==================================================
    *** any SF2I that has the KfirC1_77 for the cockpit and DLC005 required for the A-4K model ***
    This mods represents the A-4KU and TA-4KU Skyhawks used by Kuwait between 1977 and 1992.
    In the 1970s Kuwait purchased 36 Skyhawks (30 single-seater + 6 two-seater). These planes were based upon A-4M, that were delivered to the USMC at that time. So they got the same engine, the larger canopy, the brakechute and the squared off fintip. Equipment needed to deliver nuclear weapons, aswell as Shrike- and Walleye were deleted. The TA-4KU were unique in having the same engine as the single-seater, aswell as the avionics hump. Apart from some aerials their appearance is similar to that of the OA-4M.
    When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, many of the pilots flew with their planes to Saudi Arabia. They were included in the Royal Saudi Air Force and flew 1361 sorties with the loss of only 1 plane.
    With the end of the Gulf War they were placed in storage and replaced by F/A-18 Hornets. After failed attempts to sell the surviving 23 planes to Bosnia and the Phillipines, they were finally sold to Brazil in 1997 to serve aboard the Aircraft Carrier Minas Gerais as AF-1 and AF-1A.
    Infos
    =====
    - cockpit used is the modified KfirC1_77 cockpit, that is already used for my A-4M-mod. I only made small modifications to fit it the A-4KU.
    - Pilotmodel is a stand-in, until someone comes up with a Kuwaiti Pilot :)
    - Fakepilot-stuff like hump and the antennas are made with MUEs new Blender-exporter - as I already said and always will: Thank you, great job, mue!
    - Skin resolution is 4096x4096
    - Skins are set up for "No9SQN" as I only found the general info, that planes were used by "No. 9 and No. 25 squadrons" and both squadrons didn't
        use any special markings it seems.
    Sources
    =======
    - Scooter! The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story, Crécy 2011
    - A-4 Skyhawk Association, http://a4skyhawk.org/
    - Airliners.net
    - Joe Baughers Site
    - Google in general
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_MOD_Folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
    If the Squadron is missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free numbers:
    [SquadronXXX]
    Name=Kuwait_No9SQN
    DisplayName=No. 9 Squadron
    Nation=Kuwait

    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, models and the cockpit-parts I used.
    - Fracture - TA-4 model
    - Alejandro - Escapac seat
    - FastCargo - FakePilot
    - Sounds - ???
    - dtmdragons - A-4KU-update-pack, this is loosly based on
    - myself - all other work, including 3D-models (tanks, pylons, addons)

    Thanks
    ======
    - Crusader for valuable information regarding weaponsstations-arrangement, I found in the forum.
    - mue for his great LODViewer and Blender-Exporter, which made this possible!
    - cocas for help learning 3D-stuff!

    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    Disclaimer
    ==========
    This mod or parts of it may not be used for payware of any kind. Also if you use something, give proper credit.

    18_03_2018

    162 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    0 comments

    Updated

  5. Templates for Fracture's TA-4 Skyhawk

    Fracture TA-4 Skyhawk layered Templates v2.0
    ============================================
    Layered PSD-Templates
    Redone templates in even bigger resolution (4096x4096). Added more details and stencils. I also corrected some things here and there.
    Included are the following camouflages:
    - Standard USN/USMC Gray/White in 2 variations (white rudder and gray rudder)
    - Trainer colors (White/Red)
    - LowVis Ghost Grey scheme (3 shades of grey)
    - IDF Israel (Brown/Sand/Green over LightBlue)
    - removed most of the layer-groups to make them more compatible with other Software
     
    14.01.2018
     
     

    30 downloads

       (1 review)

    0 comments

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  6. SF2 TA-4F Vietnam FastFACs - Revamp

    SF2 TA-4F Skyhawk "Vietnam FastFACs" - Revamp
    =============================================
    *** SF2V required for the A-4F Cockpit, that is used here. Tested in full 5-merged installation ***
    This is a revamp of Wrenchs Update of 331Killerbees TA-4F FastFAC-Pack. ;)
    Skins have been redone in greater resolution with more details. Decals are new (although original Decals are still there). Some bits of the plane are removed by ini-edit and exchanged by FakePilot-Addons to add more details and get rid of the shadow-issue caused by the outer wing pylons.
    5 new Droptanks are added (2x 150gal, 2x300gal, 1x400gal).
    BuNos are always correct for the squadron and many are also correct for the plane, although sources and pictures are very rare.
    H&MS-11 comes in 3 variations (CAG, Large Stripe + Bunny on Tail and Small Stripe without Bunny) that were used side by side as it seems
    H&MS-12 has CAG-Bird
    H&MS-13 has 2 Skins - The one from the original pack was used after Vietnam, but I redid it and included it. The one used in Vietnam has no special markings and a different Tailcode-style. I only found 1 pic as reference, so maybe other variation are possible too.

    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_MOD folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
    If the Squadron is missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free numbers:
    [SquadronXXX]
    Name=HMS11
    DisplayName=H&MS-11 'Playboys'
    Nation=USMC
    [SquadronXXX]
    Name=HMS12
    DisplayName=H&MS-11 'Outlaws'
    Nation=USMC
    [SquadronXXX]
    Name=HMS13
    DisplayName=H&MS-13
    Nation=USMC
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game and nice models.
    - Fracture for the TA-4 Model
    - FastCargo for the Fakepilot
    - 331Killerbee and Wrench for the Original and re-released Pack
    - Alejandro for Escapac-Seat
    - OldDiego for Pilotmodels
    - Nyghtfall - Updates in this Pack (Skins, Decals, Ini- and 3D-Work of Tanks, Pylons and Addons)
    Thanks
    ======
    - cocas for help learning 3D-stuff
    - Coupi for testing
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    14_01_2018

    145 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    0 comments

    Submitted

  7. TA-4J Skyhawk UpdatePack for SF2

    TA-4J Skyhawk Update v2.0
    =========================
    Update 2.0
    ==========
    *** SF2V required for the A-4F Cockpit, that is used here. Tested in full 5-merged installation ***
    This is a complete rework of v1.0.
    Things changed or added over the previous version:
    - 3 Skins in higher resolution (4096x4096)
    - added new Pylon/Missilerail models, aswell as some new details added via ini-edit and fakepilot
    - added new droptanks (2 types of 150gal., 2 types of 300gal. and a 400gal. Tank)
    - changed cockpit to a modified A-4F-cockpit
    - added skids for bellylandings
    Skins:
    VT-7 Eagles, 1988 to 1999, NAS Meridian, Mississippi, 31 planes
    VT-21 Fighting Red Hawks, 1974 to 1980, NAS Kingsville, Texas, 31 planes
    VT-86 Sabrehawks, 1983 to 1989, NAS Pensacola, Florida, 11 planes
     
    Installation
    ============
    I recommend, you delete the files from the old version 1.0 before you install the new version. The files are at the folders below:
    - Objects\Aircraft\TA-4J
    - Objects\Decals\TA-4J
    - Objects\Weapons\Tank300_TA-4J_VT21f
    - Objects\Weapons\Tank300_TA-4J_VT21w
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_content_in_your_MOD folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
    If the Squadron is missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free number:
    [SquadronXXX]
    Name=VT7
    DisplayName=VT-7 'Eagles'
    Nation=USN
    [SquadronXXX]
    Name=VT21
    DisplayName=VT-21 'Fighting Red Hawks'
    Nation=USN
    [SquadronXXX]
    Name=VT86
    DisplayName=VT-86 'Sabrehawks'
    Nation=USN

    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game and nice models.
    - Fracture and Wrench for the original TA-4J Pack and Model.
    - Alejandro - Escapac seat
    - FastCargo - FakePilot
    - OldDiego - Pilot-models
    - Sounds - ???
    - myself all other work (skins, decals, 3D-models of pylons, fakepilot-stuff, tanks, ini-work, etc.)
    If you created the ????-marked items, please contact me, so I can add your name in the credits! If I forgot someone, please PM me too!

    Thanks
    ======
    - mue - LODViewer, which is invalueable for placing stuff!
    - cocas - help learning 3D-stuff!
    - denisoliveira - infos and help adjusting fakepilots to match the original models look.
    - luk1978 - skids for bellylanding.

    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    02_11_2017

    305 downloads

       (7 reviews)

    2 comments

    Updated

  8. Malaysian Skyhawks - A-4PTM/TA-4PTM

    Malaysian Scooters - A-4PTM/TA-4PTM for SF2 - v1.0
    ==================================================
    *** any SF2 that has the A-4F for the cockpit and DLC019 required for the A-4L model ***
    The Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM, or Royal Malaysian Air Force) ordered 88 surplus Skyhawks (25 A-4Cs and 63 A-4Ls) in 1980. The TUDM wanted these planes refurbished into 54 single-seaters and 14 two-seaters. However, the US government placed a temporary hold on the sale, and escalating costs due to inflation resulted in a cut in the order to only 40 aircraft.
    Grumman Aerospace at St. Augustine, Florida was given the contract to perform the rework on the TUDM Skyhawks. The rework included a complete rewiring, plus two extra underwing hardpoints similar to A-4E and later Skyhawks. A refurbished J65-W-20 engine was fitted. Updated electronics were also fitted, including the AN/ARN-118 TACAN, a SAAB RGS-2A lead computing weapons sight, a Lear Siegler altitude heading reference system, and an AN/ARC-164 UHF transceiver. The A-4Cs were fitted with the dorsal avionics hump. aswell as wing spoilers. A drag chute was installed below the tailpipe. A new canopy was fitted, which was slightly bulged at the sides. Some of the aircraft received preparations for the Hughes AN/ASB-19 Angles Rate Bombing System, aswell as provisions for AGM-65 Maverick missiles, but both were actually never used with these planes. Provisions for the use of AIM-9 Sidewinders were incorporated on the outer wing pylons. In the end, Grumman modified 34 aircraft. They were assigned the designation A-4PTM (where PTM stood for Peculiar to Malaysia, other sources say Persekutan Tanah Melayu - Federation of Malay States). The A-4PTM flew for the first time on April 12, 1984 and modified planes were assigned the TUDM serials of M32-07 to M32-40.
    Six A-4C/A-4L airframes were converted into two-place Skyhawks. This was done by inserting a 28-inch plug into the fuselage. Canopy and tandem seating arrangements were generally similar to those of the Douglas-built TA-4s. These planes were designated TA-4PTM. The TA-4PTM also featured five underwing pylons. The first TA-4PTM took off on its maiden flight on August 28, 1984. The six TA-4PTMs were given the TUDM serials of M32-01 to M32-06. Since they were based on the earlier A-4C/L, the 6 planes were among the few two-seaters, that used the J65 engine (together with early TA-4S from Singapore).
    Deliveries began in 1985 and were completed by February 1986. A-4PTMs served with No 6 and 9 Squadrons, both based at Kuantan AB, while TA-4PTMs served only with No 6 Squadron. Their service with the TUDM was quite brief. In 1989, it was announced that they were going to be withdrawn from service and replaced by British Aerospace Hawk Mk.208s in late 1994. Six Skyhawks were retained as tanker aircraft, using a centerline Douglas D-704 external buddy tank.
    By September 1999, the TUDM Skyhawks were no longer operational, and were derelict at the Royal Malaysian Air Force Base at Kuantan.
    Little information are available about those planes, so I tried to come as close as possible to the real ones. Cockpit is a heavily modded A-4F-cockpit modded around the fact, that the radarscreen was deleted and many intruments were rearranged to fill the space. According to Lt. Khoo those planes didn't have any countermeasures (no ECM, no Chaff/Flare-Dispensers) and probably no RWR. To add some survivability I deceided to leave RWR in the mod. ECM and Dispenser is commented out in the data.ini, so if you want to add those, just remove the //-bits.
    If you now ask, why the hell do we need a mod of this plane, if it barely can survive in the timeframe it was used? We do not, but I made it, because I could :P I like this plane, because it always was one of the lesser known variants of this well-known plane and for me it is one of the best-looking Skyhawks out there. So, I hope you have some fun with the Jungle Scooter. :)

    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_MOOD_Folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
    If the Squadrons are missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free numbers:
    [SquadronXXX]
    Name=Malaysia_6SQN
    DisplayName=6th Squadron
    Nation=Malaysia
    [SquadronXXX]
    Name=Malaysia_9SQN
    DisplayName=9th Squadron
    Nation=Malaysia

    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, models and the cockpit-parts I used.
    - Fracture - TA-4 model
    - Alejandro - Escapac seat
    - FastCargo - FakePilot
    - OldDiego - VPAF-Pilot-model
    - ravenclaw_007 - LAU-3-Rocketpods + Rockets
    - myself - all other work, including 3D-models (tanks, pylons, addons, refuelingpod)
    If you created the ????-marked items, please contact me, so I can add your name in the credits! If I forgot someone, please PM me too!

    Thanks
    ======
    - Crusader for valuable information regarding weaponsstations-arrangement, I found in the forum, aswell as Skyhawk cockpit.ini-tweaks.
    - mue for his great LODViewer, which was a big help while creating the camos and placing stuff.
    - Lt. Khoo, a former RMAF Skyhawk Pilot, that provided valuable information.
    - Paul Ooi from http://www.paulooimodelworks.com/, that brought me in contact with Lt. Khoo.
    - cocas for help learning 3D-stuff!
    - RussoUK2004 initial conversion of the pylon-models
    - denisoliveira infos and help adjusting fakepilots to match the original models look.

    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    Disclaimer
    ==========
    This mod or parts of it may not be used for payware of any kind. If you use something, give proper credit.

    25_01_2016 to 01_10_2017

    173 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    1 comment

    Updated

  9. D-704 Buddy Store (Refueling Pod)

    Refueling Pod D-704 for SF2 v1.0
    ================================
    *** any SF2 ***
    This is a model of the Refueling Pod D-704, designed by Douglas.
    Included is the following:
    - D-704 with retracted Basket in HighVis White
    - D-704 with retracted Basket in LowVis gray
    - D-704 with deployed Basket in HighVis White
    - D-704 with deployed Basket in LowVis gray
    Pods are set up like the known BDOUG-pod as GP. A template is also included.

    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_MOD_Folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
    The included A-4E_65_DATA.INI is an example how to set up the Pod in your planes data.ini and is only
    changed by adding a new weaponsstation for the Pod. This station works on all Skyhawks beginning from A-4B.

    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game
    - ???? data.ini from the bdoug-pod as template
    - myself - model, skins, template
    If you created the ????-marked items, please contact me, so I can add your name in the credits! If I forgot someone, please PM me too!

    Thanks
    ======
    - cocas for help with learning 3D-stuff!
    - mue for his great LODViewer, which is a big help!

    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    25_09_2017

    90 downloads

       (1 review)

    0 comments

    Updated

  10. Template for TW A-1H+J Skyraiders

    HiRes - Template for Thirdwire's A-1H/J Skyraiders
    ==================================================
     
    These are templates for Thirdwire's A-1H/J Skyraiders.
    * Multilayered .PSD format
    * Resolution of 4096x4096
    * 4 camouflages - SEA in 3 variations + USN gray/white
    * Markings for USAF/VNAF and USN planes
     
    Layers are named to reflect the usage on the different versions of the plane/user.
     
    I also added decals + placement-infos for the propeller. Feel free to use them -
    That way it is possible to use different markings on front- and backside just like the real planes had.
     
    Rework of the template for other Skyraider-versions in planned, there's no ETA though.
     
    Tested in Photoshop only.
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, models and the skins I used.
    - Wrench - original Skyraider-templates
    - me - new templates, decals
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - mue for his great LODViewer, which was a big help while creating the camos and placing stuff!
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this template or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.
     

    05_03_2017

    71 downloads

       (4 reviews)

    0 comments

    Submitted

  11. A-4M Skyhawk II - USMC - Complete Pack

    A-4M Skyhawk II - US Marine Corpse for Thirdwire A-4 Skyhawks v1.02
    ==================================================================
     
    *** SF2, SF2V, SF2I required (A-4F_74 model, KfirC1_77 cockpit and A-7E HUD-parts). Tested in full 5-merged installation only ***
    *** DLC 005 A-4K required ***
     
    In this mod included are 4 different versions of the plane with the following differences:
    - A-4M (available 1971-1975): much like A-4F, larger canopy. HighVis markings.
    - A-4M_75 (available 1975-1981): new nose, larger canopy, fintip fairing, new RHAW-system, HighVis markings.
    - A-4M_79 (available 1979-1982): new nose, larger canopy, fintip fairing, new RHAW-system, ARBS, LGB capable,
    early LowVis camouflage.
    - A-4M_82 (available 1982-1994): new nose, larger canopy, fintip fairing, new RHAW-system, ARBS, LGB capable,
    AGM-65 Maverick (1985+), later LowVis camouflage.
     
    This mod is based on dtmdragons Skyhawk II pack, he unfortunately never released. I used it as base and starting
    point, but rearranged it a bit, to incorporate new pylons and better reflect updates and the different
    camouflages used during the years.
    Included are the following Squadrons:
    - VMA-131 Diamondbacks (M_82)
    - VMA-142 Flying Gators (M_82)
    - VMA-211 Wake Island Avengers (M_75, M_79, M_82)
    - VMA-214 Black Sheep (M, M_75, M_79, 2x M_82)
    - VMA-223 Bulldogs (M_75, M_82)
    - VMA-311 Tomcats (M, M_75, M_82)
    - VMA-322 Fighting Gamecocks (M_82)
    - VMA-324 Devildogs (M)
    - VMA-331 BumbleBees (M, M_75, M_82)
     
    My thank goes to Dan (dtmdragon) for the Skyhawk II-Pack!
     
    Valuable Information came from 331Killerbee, who worked on the real planes and Muesli - Thanks you guys!
     
    A special thanks goes to RussoUK2004, who was patient enough to help me bring the new Blender-made Pylons to SF2!
    Thanks m8, I really appreciate your help!
     
    v1.02
    - corrected Hitboxes on all 4 planes, as they were shifted forward for unknown reasons
    - corrected some lines on A-4K_Body SpecMap and BumpMap
    - corrected the wrong position of the included sounds-folder
    - included an alternate PilotModel (provided by FanaticModder, made by ????)
    - included some new sounds (provided by FanaticModder, made by ????)
    - included a new 400gal droptank usable on centerline (Thanks cocas for helping with the conversion!)
    - updated loadout.inis to include the new tank
     
    v1.01
    - fixed a spelling error in the hangar-screens
    - changed VMA-331 (1980) CAG decal from "1st Marine Air Wing" to "2nd Marine Air Wing". The former decal is just renamed for easy switching.
     
    >>> You can use the Update if you already have v1.01 to just get the changed files! <<<
     
    Notes:
    - new pylons with different missile rails
    - new ARBS-nose
    - skins in 4096x4096
    - stand-in Kfir-cockpit modified and repainted (no real cockpit available)
    - 400gal Centerline Tank
    - corrected Bump- and SpecularMaps for the M (based on DLC A-4K which has them activated) -
    experimental and can for sure be optimized
     
    Installation:
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_Mod folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
     
    If some squadrons are missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini
    ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free number for the missing squadrons:
     
    [squadronXXX]
    Name=VMA142 <-- needed for this mod: VMA131, VMA142, VMA211, VMA214, VMA223, VMA311, VMA322, VMA324 and VMA331
    DisplayName=VMA-142 'Flying Gators' <-- the actual display text. Names for all squadrons are in "The Mod" section
    Nation=USMC <-- USMC for all squadrons
     
    Credits:
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, models and the cockpit-parts I used.
    - dtmdragon - original Skyhawk II pack, ini-work, ARBS-configuration
    - Alejandro - A-4M/N canopy/nose mods, Escapac-seat
    - FastCargo - Fakepilot
    - ravenclaw_007 - all weapon-models included
    - RussoUK2004 - conversion of all Pylon-models, improvements
    - cocas - conversion of the 400gal tank model
    - FanaticModder - provided the sounds, made by ????
    - OldDiego/XRAY (not sure) - av8pilot, USMCNM2-pilot
    - ???? - F-16B_PavePenny-model
    - ???? - J52-Engine-Sound
    - me - ini-work, Pylon- and Tankmodels (Blender), paintwork, hangar/loadingscreens, modified cockpit
     
    Please PM me, if I forgot you or you know one of the unknown heroes!
     
    Thanks:
    - mue for his great LODViewer, which was a big help while creating the camos and placing stuff!
    - Crusader several threads as inspiration for the cockpit-mod and how to setup and change things. Those were valuable information. Thanks!
    - RussoUK2004 creation of BumpMaps tutorial from the forums
     
    P.S.
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.
    This pack is freeware and the parts I am responsible for, may not be used for payware of any kind.
    If you want to use anything, just do so, but give credits. Thanks
     
    10_06_2016

    964 downloads

       (14 reviews)

    16 comments

    Updated

  12. Thirdwire A-4E to K Cockpit Repaint

    Thirdwire A-4E/F/G/H/K Cockpit Repaint by Nyghtfall v1.2
    ========================================================
     
    *** SF2V, SF2I, DLC 002 (A-4G) and DLC 005 (A-4K) required for the according Skyhawk-Models ***
    *** tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    Update v1.2
    ===========
    All A-4E-based cockpits are now included with a repaint similar to the A-4F from the initial release, together with updated cockpit.inis:
    - A-4E, E_65, E_67, A_Ahit, E_Ahit_73
    - A-4F, F_74, F_Ahit
    - A-4G
    - A-4H_Ahit, H_Ahit_68, H_Ahit_70, H_Ahit_73
    - A-4K
     
    Early Variants (A-4A to C and L) will follow later, as they require some more paintwork.
     
    Update v1.1
    ===========
    Crusader did some excellent cockpit.ini-tweaks and corrected the following issues:
    - chaff/flare counter entries for the A-4F_74 (one counter for chaff, one for flares)
    - added entry for the ECM Control knob, will switch from "Rec" to "Rpt" if ECM is turned on
    - ECM box, "Rec" light, new function, now works as Type=THREAT_SAM_WARNING_LIGHT . Thats the normal operating setting of the ECM, light indicates that emissions are received and ECM can be switched to transmit.
    - Spoilers Indicator light - changed entry to use external animation link function, now the spoiler light works correctly (gears extended and ground contact, airbrake extended)
    Initial Release v1.0
    ====================
    This is a repaint for Thirdwire's Stock A-4F and A-4F(74) Cockpits. While working on a proper A-4PTM-Cockpit based on the A-4F-one, this was a secondary result and maybe someone will find it useful. I aimed for an worn look and instruments, that are a bit darker than the stock ones and so I redid most instruments. I also corrected the font used on the instruments (special thanks to The Trooper for the font!). A slightly changed cockpit.ini for both planes is provided also. I corrected the ArrestingHook- and Gearlever, which are rotating levers now (rather than sliding ones).

    Known Issues
    =============
    - Landinggear-Lever only turns 47° instead of 90° --> In the Cockpit-LOD, the lever-mesh is missing the bottom, so I used this, to avoid a visible hole.

    Sources
    =======
    - US Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units of the Vietnam War, Osprey 2007
    - Scooter! The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story, Crécy 2011
    - A-4 Skyhawk Association, http://a4skyhawk.org/
    - Airliners.net
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_Mod" folder and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game and nice models I used.
    - Crusader ini-Tweaks for the update (Thanks m8!)
    - me template, paintwork, ini-edits, zipping the pack.
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - Crusader for your work to improve this pack!
    - The Trooper for providing the proper font used on instruments.
    - mue for his LOD-Viewer, which was a BIG help!
     
    Legal Stuff
    ===========
    Use whatever parts you need as long as it's not for payware. And giving credits is also not to bad.
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this pack or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.
     
    05_03_2016

    316 downloads

       (10 reviews)

    4 comments

    Updated

  13. SF2 Scooters! Vol.3 Skinpack for TW A-4

    Scooters! Vol.3 Skinpack for Thirdwire A-4 Skyhawks by Nyghtfall v1.0
    =======================================================
     
    *** SF2, SF2V required. Tested in full 5-merged installation ***
    *** DLC 019 A-4L for 1 Skin ***
     
    For this pack I used a somewhat different approach. While playing campaigns, your plane gets upgraded from time to time or the plane changes to a new variant. So I did skins for the upgradepath of some squadrons, that flew in Rolling Thunder Campaign in addition to the ones I already did for the following: VA-153 Blue Tail Flies (2 more in Redux), VA-155 Silver Foxes (completly new) and VA-192 Golden Dragons (2 more in Redux). VA-56 Champions is completely new and included upon special request. And last but not least I did 2 special skins for VMA-142 just for fun and these are included too.
     
    This pack contains new skins
    - VA-56 Champions, USS Ticonderoga, 9/1965 to 5/1966 for A-4E_65
    - VA-56 Champions, USS Enterprise, 11/1966 to 7/1967 for A-4C_65
    - VA-56 Champions, USS Enterprise, 1/1968 to 6/1968 for A-4E_65
    - VA-153 Blue Tail Flies, USS Coral Sea, 7/1967 to 4/1968 for A-4E_65
    - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Coral Sea, 12/1964 to 11/1965 for A-4E and A-4E_65
    - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Constellation, 10/1966 to 12/1966 for A-4E_65
    - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Constellation, 5/1966 for 9/1966 for A-4E_65 (experimental camouflage)
    - VA-155 Silver Foxes, USS Coral Sea, 7/1967 to 4/1968 for A-4E_65
    - VA-192 Golden Dragons, USS Bon Homme Richard, 4/1965 to 1/1966 for A-4C and A-4C_65
    - VA-192 Golden Dragons, US Ticonderoga, 12/1967 to 8/1968 for A-4F
     
    and just for fun:
    - VMA-142 Flying Gators, NAS Jacksonville, Florida in their '76 Bicentennial Aniversary scheme for A-4F_74 and A-4L
     
    Hangarscreens are included in 1920x1080 resolution as default and 1024x768 as optional.
     

    As always, feel free to read the readme and have fun with the skins!
     
    Sources
    =======
    - Scooter! The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story, Crécy 2011
    - US Navy and Marine Corpse A-4 Units Of Vietnam War - Osprey Combat Aircraft Vol. 69
    - A-4 Skyhawk Association, http://a4skyhawk.org/
    - GoNavy.jp
    - Airliners.net
    - Google in general
     

    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_Mod folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
     
    If VMA-142 Squadron is missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free number:
     
    [squadronXXX]
    Name=VMA142
    DisplayName=VMA-142 'Flying Gators'
    Nation=USMC
     

    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, models and the cockpit-parts I used.
    - Old Diego - usnpilot02 from his Diego's Pilot Pack
    - Alejandro - escapac seat
    - ???? - J52-Engine-Sound
    - me - all skins, decals, loadingscreens, ini-work, higher resolution skin for rockeye-cbu
     
    Please PM me, if I forgot someone!
     

    Thanks
    ======
    - mue for his great LODViewer, which was a big help while creating the camos and placing stuff!
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     

    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.
     

    12_07_2015

    206 downloads

       (5 reviews)

    2 comments

    Submitted

  14. SF2 Scooters! - Redux - a rework of all my earlier Single Skin Releases for TW A-4

    Scooters! - Redux - a rework of all my Single-Skin-Releases for Thirdwire A-4 Skyhawks
    ====================================================================================
     
    *** SF2V required. Tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    For this pack I redid all my previous single-skin releases, brought them on the same level with the Scooters Vol.1 pack and rearranged them. I also corrected several errors from the older versions.
    Former VA-153-Skin with optional Coral Sea Marking is split into 2 separate skins for Coral Sea and Constellation now. Some skins are done for different plane-variants to reflect upgrades.
     
    So this Pack includes:
    - VA-93 Blue Blazers, USS Hancock, 1/1967 to 7/1967 for A-4E_65
    - VA-153 Blue Tail Flies, USS Constellation, 5/1966 to 12/1966 for A-4C_65
    - VA-153 Blue Tail Flies, USS Coral Sea, 12/1964 to 11/1965 for A-4C and A-4C_65
    - VA-163 Saints, USS Oriskany, 6/1967 to 1/1968 for A-4E_65
    - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Oriskany, 6/1967 to 1/1968 for A-4E-65
    - VA-164 Ghost Riders, USS Hancock, 1/1972 to 10/1972 for A-4F and A-4F_LST
    - VA-172 Blue Bolts, USS F.D. Roosevelt, 6/1966 to 2/1967 for A-4C-65
    - VA-192 Golden Dragons, USS Ticonderoga, 10/1966 to 5/1967 for A-4E_65 and A-4E_67
     
    Updates include:
    - Added Weathering, that most early skins missed.
    - Insignia and several squadronspecific markings are painted on.
    - Many decals are redone and optimised (more blur for less flickering)
    - Corrected several errors in the baseskin, aswell as for the markings.
    - Added modexnumbers to the flap insides (possible with mue's great LOD-Viewer - Thanks mate!)
    - Updated cockpit with working Landing Gear- and Arresting Hook Lever
    - Included Hangarscreens for each skin in 1920x1080 as default and 1024x768 optional.
     

    Notes and Issues:
    =================
    As there's no possibility of squadrons with mixed plane-variants, some skins are available for 2 plane-variants. At some point A-4C and A-4E got ECM-equipment and I'm pretty sure, those were used besides planes without ECM in squadrons. The other case are A-4E, that got the avionics hump at some point and were used besides ones without hump.
     

    I hope you have fun with it!
     

    Sources
    =======
    - Scooter! The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story, Crécy 2011
    - US Navy and Marine Corpse A-4 Units Of Vietnam War - Osprey Combat Aircraft Vol. 69
    - A-4 Skyhawk Association, http://a4skyhawk.org/
    - GoNavy.jp
    - Airliners.net
    - Google in general
     

    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_Mod folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
     

    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, models and the cockpit-parts I used.
    - Old Diego - usnpilot02 from his Diego's Pilot Pack
    - Alejandro - escapac seat
    - ???? - J52-Engine-Sound
    - me - all skins, decals, loadingscreens, ini-work.
     
    Please PM me, if I forgot someone!
     

    Thanks
    ======
    - mue for his great LODViewer, which was a big help while placing stuff!
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     

    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.
     

    06_07_2015

    216 downloads

       (8 reviews)

    5 comments

    Submitted

  15. SF2 Scooters! Vol.2 - Aggressors for TW A-4 and Fractures TA-4 Skyhawks

    Scooters! Vol.2 - Aggressors for TW A-4 and Fractures TA-4 Skyhawks
    ========================================================
     
    *** DLC A-4G Skyhawk required. Tested in full 5-merged installation ***
    *** SF2 or SF2V for the A-4E cockpit and A-4F model ***
     
    This pack contains 14 Aggressor-Skins for the Scooter as used during it's career as plane for DACT - Dissimilar Air Combat Training. These planes were used to simulate enemy aircraft vs. regular Squadrons.
    Although a certain camouflage was applied often to 1 plane only, I decided to do 8 planes per skin for playability reasons. To difference the real planes and the "filler" I added the BuNos for the real planes in the loadout menu. The ones without BuNo are fictional.
     
    This pack contains skins depicting the following planes/squadrons:
     
    A-4E/F Mongoose without Hump
    - A-4E/F of VF-43 Challengers, 1992 in a light gray/gray wraparound camo.
    - A-4E/F of VF-126 Bandits, 1992 in white/gray/blue with light blue bottom
    - A-4E/F of VF-126 Bandits, 1991 in tan with brown stripes and gray bottom.
    - A-4E/F of VF-126 Bandits, 1991 in tan/brown/green with gray bottom.
    - A-4E/F of VFC-12 Fighting Omars, 1993 in an overall glossy engine gray camo.
     
    A-4E/F Skyhawk with Hump
    - A-4E of VF-45 Blackbirds, 1987 in brown with green tiger stripes ("Brown Tiger")
    - A-4E of VF-101 Grim Reapers, 1972 in 2 shades of bluegray with light blue bottom.
     
    TA-4J Skyhawk
    - TA-4F/J of VFC-12 Fighting Omars, 1989 in an overall glossy engine gray camo.
    - TA-4F/J of VA-127 Cylons, 1986 in a tan/green wraparound camo.
    - TA-4F/J of VA-127 Cylons, 1983 in a light gray/dark gray/blue wraparound camo.
    - TA-4F/J of VC-8 Redtails, 2000 in tan/brown.
    - TA-4F/J of VC-8 Redtails, 2000 in blue/light blue ("Baby Blue").
    - TA-4F/J of VF-45 Blackbirds, 1993 in bluegray/gray wraparound camo.
    - TA-4F of H&MS-31 Aggressors, 1989 in 3 different gray wraparound camo.
     
    Included is a variation of the ACMI-Pod. For that I combined ravenclaws ACMI-Pod model with the data.ini of 331Killerbees CAP-9 to make it a missiletype-store than uses a build-in rail.
     
    New Hangar- and Loadingscreens are also included with a resolution of 1920x1080 as default and 1024x768 as optional.
     
    I changed the cockpit by removing the radar screen. Additional changes are the switched positions of the Accelerometer and AoA-Indicator and Levers for Arresting Hook and Landing Gear are operational now.
     
    As in dtmdragons original mod, I retained the cannons for playability, although they are not visible in game.
     
    I hope you have fun with it!
     

    Sources
    =======
    - Scooter! The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story, Crécy 2011
    - A-4 Skyhawk Association, http://a4skyhawk.org/
    - Airliners.net
    - Google in general to gather pictures of aggressor skins.
     

    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_Mod folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
     
    If the Squadrons are missing in the loadout screen, you should add content of the "squadronlist_ini_addon.txt"-file to the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free numbers.
    If the Aggressors-"Nation" is missing, you have to add the content of "nations_ini_addon.txt"-file to the nations.ini ("<mod>\flight"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free number.
     

    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, models and the cockpit-parts I used.
    - Fracture, Wrench for the original TA-4J Pack and Model.
    - dtmdragon for his A-4 Aggressor pack, on which this is based.
    - RAVEN - LAU-129 missile-rail
    - ravenclaw_007 - ACMI-Pod
    - 331Killerbee - CAP-9 from his Ordnance Shop II Pack
    - Alejandro - Escapac seat
    - FastCargo - FakePilot
    - ???? - TopGun pilot
    - ???? - J52-Sound
    - ???? - 150gal OV-10A-tank
    - me - all skins, decals, loadingscreens, ini-work, modified A-4E cockpit.
     
    Please PM me, if I forgot someone!
     

    Thanks
    ======
    - mue for his great LODViewer, which was a big help while creating the camos and placing stuff!
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     

    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    299 downloads

       (6 reviews)

    2 comments

    Submitted

  16. OA-4M UpdatePack for SF2

    *** SF2+SF2I+V required for the KfirC1_77-Cockpit and optional A-4F_74-Cockpit, that is used here together with bits from the A-7E-Cockpit. Tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    This pack contains an update to the previously released OA-4M-Pack by Wrench. All skins and decals are newly done for this pack.
     
    Included are the following "new" planes and Skins:
     
    * OA-4M Skyhawk (2-Tone Gray Camo) - Initial Camo with large insignias and white modex.
    - H&MS-12, MCAS Iwakuni '81-'83
    - H&MS-13, MCAS Yuma, '79-'83
    - H&MS-32, MCAS Cherry Point, '79-'83
     
    * OA-4M Skyhawk (GhostGray Camo) - 2nd Camo-Scheme, differently arranged with small insignias and lowvis modex.
    - H&MS-11, MCAS El Toro, '88-'90
    - H&MS-12, MCAS Iwakuni 1986 (Yosemite Sam on Tail)
    - H&MS-12, MCAS Iwakuni 1989 (Yosemite Sam on Tail, Samurai on Aft Fuselage)
    - H&MS-13, MCAS Yuma, '83-'88
    - H&MS-32, MCAS Cherry Point, '83-'90
     
    * OA-4M Skyhawk (Overall Gray Camo) - There were probably just 2 planes with that camo 154306/DA01 and an unknown 2nd one. Gray overall with black markings.
    - MAG-32, MCAS Cherry Point, '89-'90
     
    * OA-4M Skyhawk (Blue/Green Camo) - Experimental Camo on 154306/DA01. Dark green / dark blue with white bottom and black markings.
    - H&MS-32, MCAS Cherry Point, 1983
     
    * OA-4M Skyhawk (Green/Gray Camo) - Experimental Camo on 154628/DA04. Green / gray with gray bottom and inverse markings.
    - H&MS-32, MCAS Cherry Point, 1985
     
    Planespecific skins for the droptanks are provided (stock A-4 tanks), aswell as a new skin for the stock Mk.20 Rockeye II CBU.
     
    Optional:
    As there's no dedicated OA-4M-Cockpit available, the Pack contains 2 options here:
     
    * KfirC1_77 cockpit by default, from dtmdragons A-4M-pack as stand-in. It "feels" better than the big and roomy A-7-Cockpit from the original OA-4M-pack. I also made refinements over
    dtmdragons version to bring it more towards a modern Skyhawk-Cockpit. Landing Gear-, Arrestor Hook Lever and Rudder pedals are working now, I rearranged and reskinned the weaponspanel,
    to get rid of the hebrew stencils and Kfirs additional weaponsstations and I removed some instruments, that are useless here (Nozzle- and Shockcone Position).
     
    * A-4F_74 cockpit, which is slightly modified by me. It now has a HUD and the Radarscreen is used for the ARBS. Although it was not actually installed in real planes, it is added for playability.
    Also the HUD is rather small, but works.
     
    Included are Hangar- and Loadingscreens in 1920x1080 by default and 1024x768 as option. Just open the planes ini-files and you see what you have to change.
     
    There's a readme included. Feel free to read it! :)
     
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_Mod folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
     
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, models and the cockpit-parts I used.
    - Wrench, Fracture, triplethr3at and pappychksix - original OA-4M Pack, Updates and of course the TA-4 Model
    - Nengajyou, daddyairplanes and Wrench - Yosemite Sam issue and Samurai logo
    - RAVEN - LAU-129 missile-rail
    - dtmdragon - Kfir-Cockpit-mod from his A-4M-pack and testing
    - Eole2 - testing, loadout.tga and optional A-4F cockpit-idea
    - Alejandro - Escapac seat
    - FastCargo - FakePilot
    - ???? - antenna/bent probe/avionics blister kit
    - ???? - avionics hump
    - ???? - J52- and damaged Engine-Sounds
    - Rudder-Pedals ini-statements taken from bobrocks AV-8Bplus
    - myself - skins, decals, loading- and hangarscreens, cockpit-changes, ini-work.
     
    If you created one of the ????-marked items, please contact me, so I can add your name in the credits! If I forgot someone, please PM me too!
     
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - Eole2 and dtmdragon for testing and providing valuable improvement-advices. Thanks to you guys!
    - TMF for their A-7 and Crusader for valuable information regarding weaponsstations-arrangement, I found in the forum.
    - mue for his great LODViewer, which was a big help while creating the camos and placing stuff!
    - Soulfreak, for a A-4 decal pattern, I used here to place maintenance markings.
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    226 downloads

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  17. SF2 Scooters! Vol.1 - Skinpack for TW A-4 Skyhawks

    Scooters! Vol.1 - Skinpack for TW A-4 Skyhawks by Nyghtfall v1.0
    ====================================================
     
    *** SF2 required for A-4B-model ***
    *** SF2V required for A-4E_65, A-4E_67 and A-4F-model ***
    *** tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    This Pack contains skins for 5 different Skyhawk Squadrons (4x US Navy, 1x US Marine Corps):
    - A-4B from VA-81 Crusaders aboard USS Forrestal in 1961
    - A-4E_65 from VA-72 Blue Hawks aboard USS Independence in 1965
    - A-4E_67 from VA-106 Gladiators aboard USS Intrepid between 1968-1969
    - A-4F from VA-55 Warhorses aboard USS Hancock in 1972
    - A-4E_65 from VMA-311 Tomcats, based at Chu Lai Air Base between 1967-1968
     
    Included is also a slighty changed loadout.ini, to get a more navy-like loadout.
     
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_Mod folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
     
     
    If VA-81 Squadron is missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free number:
     
    [squadronXXX]
    Name=VA81
    DisplayName=VA-81 'Crusaders'
    Nation=USN
     
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game and nice models I used.
    - Alejandro for the Escapac seat
    - ZScout370, wikimedia - USAF Insignia
    - Wrench, updated data.ini (Canopy, Landinglight)
    - VA-55 patch is taken from http://a4skyhawk.org/and modified by me
    - VA-72 patch is taken from http://www.vfp62.comand modified by me
    - VMA-311 patch is taken from http://www.aviatorgear.comand modified by me
    - myself Skins, Decals, ini-work
     
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!
    - Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    230 downloads

       (5 reviews)

    5 comments

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  18. SF2 A-4F VA-164 'Ghost Riders' 1973

    A-4F Skyhawk, VA-164 'Ghost Riders' Vietnam 1973 Skinpack
     
    *** SF2V required for A-4F-model, tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    The skin represents A-4Fs from VA-164 'Ghost Riders' in 1973 aboard the carrier USS Hancock in Vietnam.
    All BuNo are correct for this squadron, but unfortunately I couldn't find the correct assignment for all modex to BuNo.
     
    This pack contains another version of "Lady Jessie", this time the wellknown version with big letters on the fuselage. In 1973 VA-164 was on another combat-cruise in Vietnam. Carrier Air Wing CVW-21, which VA-164 was part of, was tasked with the responsibility, to develop expertise in unique mission types. For example VA-55 was tasked with Iron Hand missions, while VA-164 was to develop tactics to use Laser Guided Weapons at its best. Some A-4F were equipped with Laser Spot Trackers instead of the ususal Radar in the nose, so that LGBs could be used on designated targets. As these were only trackers, a special Designator was needed. For that case, 2 TA-4F were borrowed from USMC squadrons. A 2nd crewmember with a handheld-device to designate the targets was placed on the 2nd seat. Those people were volunteers from other squadrons, that usually flew E-1B or RF-8/F-8. As the handheld-device had to be held steady for a proper designation while the plane was flying, it was a not well-like job to do. But in the end, it proved successful and led to the development of build-in laserdesignators.
     
    The pack consists of 2 parts:
     
    - a skin for the stock A-4F, which cannot use laser-guided bombs (LGB). So this is only for the looks. Select the skin in the loadout-screen of the stock A-4F.
     
    - a modification of the stock A-4F to use LGB. Ingame you will find a new plane - "A-4F (Laser Spot Tracker)" to choose. It also has a different gunsight and shows laser designated targets. For the laser-designator you have 2 options. First is to use the plane as is, meaning, you only can use LGBs on primary targets as they're always designated. The radarscreen is just black in that case, because the planes didnt have a radar anymore. Second, you use the Laser designator from the loadout screen and can use LGBs on every target. I included a modified AVQ-23 (modded from the stock one) for that purpose. It is not shown externally and is a compromise for playability-reasons. The radar-screen shows the target if you have selected one.
     
    Planes marked with * are the LST-equipped ones (401, 407, 411, 413, 414), which have the different nosecone. 401 and 407 are confirmed by pictures, the other 3 are in for a good mix. There were more than 2 of them, but I couldn't find more numbers or other pictures.
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. open "Put_In_Your_Mod folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
    3. enjoy!
     
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game and nice models I used.
    - Eole2, Hangar- and Loadingscreen, Vintage Screenshots, aswell as improvements of the packagearrangement (A big thanks for that!)
    - ZScout370, wikimedia - USAF Insignia
    - Wrench, updated data.ini (Canopy, Landinglight)
    - myself, Skin, Decals, ini-work (Gunsight/HUD, LaserDesignator)
     
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!
    - Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm
    - Wrench, KJAkker for the Gunsight-Issue
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.
    This pack and any parts from it, may be used as freeware only.

    112 downloads

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  19. Indonesian A-4E & H Skyhawk Pack for Strike Fighters 2 by dtmdragon and Nyghtfall

    Indonesian A-4E & H Skyhawk Pack for Strike Fighters 2 v2.0 by dtmdragon and Nyghtfall
    ======================================================================
     
    This pack is an updated version of dtmdragons Indonesian Skyhawks pack and brings you nation specific versions of the A-4E_Ahit_73 and A-4H_Ahit_73 with updated INIs based on dtmdragons Ahit Enhancement Pack.
    Also included are new skins and decals with correct numbers for all single seaters used by Indonesia.
     
    In game you will find:
    "A-4E Skyhawk (Indonesia)" with 3 blue camos (HighViz markings, light gray markings and dark markings according to year) and 1 brown camo (HighViz markings)
    "A-4H Skyhawk (Indonesia) (Blue Camo)" with the 3 blue camos
    "A-4H Skyhawk (Indonesia) (Brown Camo)" with the 1 brown camo
     
    Please read the included readme for further details!
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. copy 'Objects'-folder from the zip to your mods 'Objects'-folder, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes'.
    3. enjoy!
     
     
    If the Squadrons are missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next 2 free numbers:
     
    [squadronXXX]
    Name=SkU11
    DisplayName=Skadron Udara 11
    Nation=INDONESIA
     
    [squadronXXX]
    Name=SkU12
    DisplayName=Skadron Udara 12
    Nation=INDONESIA
     
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, nice models and skins
    - dtmdragon Idea and basic Mod
    - Nyghtfall Skins, Decals
    - Dev A-Team of Capun
    - CB Productions
     
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!
    - Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM dtmdragon or Nyghtfall.

    207 downloads

       (4 reviews)

    2 comments

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  20. SF2 A-4E(67) VA-192 'Golden Dragons' 1967

    A-4E (67) Skyhawk, VA-192 'Golden Dragons' Vietnam 1967 Skinpack by Nyghtfall v1.1
    =============================================================================
     
    *** SF2V required for A-4E_67-model, tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    The skin represents A-4Es from VA-192 'Golden Dragons' between October 1966 and May 1967 aboard the carrier USS Ticonderoga in Vietnam.
    All BuNo are correct for this squadron including Modex.
     
    Some highlights on this skinpack are:
    - new Baseskin with highter resolution (2048x2048)
    - new Decals for nearly everything :)
    - special Decals for the CAG bird (Number x00)
    - updated data.ini is included, which contains the working canopy (SHIFT+0) and landing light (thanks to Wrench).
     
     
    Known Issues
    ============
    - not all A-4Es had the Avionics Hump. I'm not sure, but I would think squadrons had a mix of A-4Es with and without hump and as my mainsource had one, it was the way to go.
    - the color-sequence of the cag-bird is open for discussion, you can find 2 versions (tailcolors upside down on the 2nd), i chose the more common
     
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. copy 'Objects'-folder from the zip to your mods 'Objects'-folder, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes'.
    3. enjoy!
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, nice models, skins and some decals I used as pattern
    - ZScout370, wikimedia - USAF Insignia
    - Wrench, updated data.ini
     
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!
    - Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm
    - Wrench (also for help with flap-decals), ikon71, Stratos, CrazyhorseB34, cocas and EricJ for your help with the color-issues
    - Sundowner (F-105D template) as inspiration on how to handle certain things in a template, as it was the first one, I created
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    110 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    1 comment

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  21. SF2 A-4E(65) VA-93 'Blue Blazers' 1967

    A-4E (65) Skyhawk, VA-93 'Blue Blazers' Vietnam 1967 Skinpack by Nyghtfall v1.1
    ===============================================================================
     
    *** SF2V required for A-4E_65-model, tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    The skin represents A-4Es from VA-93 'Blue Blazers' in the first half of 1967 aboard the carrier USS Hancock in Vietnam.
    BuNo are correct for this squadron, but unfortunately I couldn't find the correct assignment for all modex to BuNo.
    The following ones are correct and confirmed by pictures or shotdownlists:
    300 (152022), 301 (151049), 302 (151106), 303 (151070), 306 (151038), 310 (151082), 311 (151076), 313 (151105)
    All others are filled with BuNo that are correct for the timeframe and squadron, but miss an assignment to a specific modex.
    If someone has more information, please contact me for an update.
    One rare fact is, that some planes of VA-93 still wore the A-4C marking pattern (Insignia on front, 4-digit BuNo on tail, Navy on airbrakes)
    which was changed with the transition from A-4C to A-4E. According to my sources 301, 303 and 313 are confirmed for the old scheme.
    I added 308 and 312 for a good mix.
     
    Some highlights on this skinpack are:
    - new Baseskin with highter resolution (2048x2048)
    - new Decals for nearly everything :)
    - 2 Marking styles (Markings like A-4E for 300-315 except for 301,303,308,312 and 313, which wear the A-4C-scheme)
    - special Decals for the CAG bird (Number x00)
    - updated data.ini is included, which contains the working canopy (SHIFT+0) and landing light (thanks to Wrench).
     
     
    Sources
    =======
    - US Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units of the Vietnam War, Osprey 2007
    - Scooter! The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story, Crécy 2011
    - A-4 Skyhawk Association, http://a4skyhawk.org/
    - Wings Palette, http://wp.scn.ru/en/news/
    - GoNavy, http://www.gonavy.jp
    - the Internet ;) for details and reference picture
     
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. copy 'Objects'-folder from the zip to your mods 'Objects'-folder, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes'.
    3. enjoy!
     
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, nice models, skins and some decals I used as pattern
    - ZScout370, wikimedia - USAF Insignia
    - Wrench, updated data.ini
     
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!
    - Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm
    - Wrench (also for help with flap-decals), ikon71, Stratos, CrazyhorseB34, cocas and EricJ for your help with the color-issues
    - Sundowner (F-105D template) as inspiration on how to handle certain things in a template, as it was the first one, I created
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    99 downloads

       (3 reviews)

    1 comment

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  22. SF2 A-4C(65) VA-172 'Blue Bolts' 1966

    A-4C (65) Skyhawk, VA-172 'Blue Bolts' Vietnam 1966 Skinpack by Nyghtfall v1.1
    ===============================================================================
     
    *** SF2V required for A-4C_65-model, tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    The skin represents A-4Cs from VA-172 'Blue Bolts' in 1966 to 1967 aboard the carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in Vietnam.
    BuNo and Modex should be correct for this squadron, but I couln't find a complete listing from one source, so I had to combine all available sources.
     
    Some highlights on this skinpack are:
    - new Baseskin with highter resolution (2048x2048)
    - new Decals for nearly everything :)
    - special Decals for the CAG bird (Number x00)
    - updated data.ini is included, which contains the working canopy (SHIFT+0) and landing light (thanks to Wrench).
     
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. copy 'Objects'-folder from the zip to your mods 'Objects'-folder, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes'.
    3. enjoy!
     
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, nice models, skins and some decals I used as pattern
    - ZScout370, wikimedia - USAF Insignia
    - Wrench, updated data.ini
     
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!
    - Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm
    - Wrench (also for help with flap-decals), ikon71, Stratos, CrazyhorseB34, cocas and EricJ for your help with the color-issues
    - Sundowner (F-105D template) as inspiration on how to handle certain things in a template, as it was the first one, I created
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    95 downloads

       (1 review)

    2 comments

    Updated

  23. SF2 A-4E(65) VA-163 'Saints' 1967

    A-4E (65) Skyhawk, VA-163 'Saints' Vietnam 1967-1968 Skinpack by Nyghtfall v1.1
    ===============================================================================
     
    *** SF2V required for A-4E_65-model, tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    The skin represents A-4Es from VA-163 'Saints' betwenn June 1967 and January 1968 aboard the carrier USS Oriskany in Vietnam.
    BuNo are correct for this squadron, but unfortunately I couldn't find the correct assignment for all modex to BuNo.
    Modex-numbers 305, 307 and 314 are filled with BuNo, that are correct for this squadron, but miss a modex-number.
     
    - new Baseskin with highter resolution (2048x2048)
    - new Decals
    - gray rudder for 301, 305, 306 and 311
    - a lot of new maintenance markings (a big thank to Soulfreak for the pattern!)
    - corrected nosecone
    - updated data.ini is included, which contains the working canopy (SHIFT+0) and landing light (thanks to Wrench).
     
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. copy 'Objects'-folder from the zip to your mods 'Objects'-folder, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes'.
    3. enjoy!
     
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, nice models, skins and some decals I used as pattern
    - ZScout370, wikimedia - USAF Insignia
    - Wrench, updated data.ini
     
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!
    - Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm
    - Wrench (also for help with flap-decals), ikon71, Stratos, CrazyhorseB34, cocas and EricJ for your help with the color-issues
    - Sundowner (F-105D template) as inspiration on how to handle certain things in a template, as it was the first one, I created
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    91 downloads

       (4 reviews)

    3 comments

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  24. SF2 A-4C(65) VA-153 'Blue Tail Flies' 1966

    A-4C (65) Skyhawk, VA-153 'Blue Tail Flies' Vietnam 1966 Skinpack by Nyghtfall v1.0
    ===================================================================================
     
    *** SF2V required for A-4C_65-model, tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    The skin represents A-4Cs from VA-153 'Blue Tail Flies' in 1966 aboard the carrier USS Constellation in Vietnam.
    BuNo and Modex should be correct for this squadron, with 302 and 307 filled with Numbers that are correct for the squadron, but miss the modex.
    According to my sources, modexnumbers 300, 308 and 309 are not used, so in this pack you'll find 301-307 and 311-316.
     
    Some highlights on this skinpack are:
    - new Baseskin
    - new Decals for nearly everything :)
    - optional 'Griffin'-Decal as used on planes aboard USS Coral Sea (just change to commented parts at the end of decals.ini, to have it visible)
    - updated data.ini is included, which contains the working canopy (SHIFT+0) and landing light (thanks to Wrench).
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. copy 'Objects'-folder from the zip to your mods 'Objects'-folder, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes'.
    3. enjoy!
     
     
    Credits
    =======
    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, nice models, skins and some decals I used as pattern
    - ZScout370, wikimedia - USAF Insignia
    - a4skyhawk.org, Harry S. Gann - original VA-153 Griffin-patch, I used as pattern
    - Wrench, updated data.ini
     
    Thanks
    ======
    - Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!
    - Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm
    - Wrench (also for help with flap-decals), ikon71, Stratos, CrazyhorseB34, cocas and EricJ for your help with the color-issues
    - Sundowner (F-105D template) as inspiration on how to handle certain things in a template, as it was the first one, I created
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
     
    P.S.
    ====
    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

    86 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    2 comments

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  25. SF2 A-4E(65) VA-164 'Ghost Riders' 1967

    A-4E (65) Skyhawk, VA-164 'Ghost Riders' Vietnam 1967-1968 Skinpack by Nyghtfall v1.1
    ======================================================================================
     
    *** SF2V required for A-4E_65-model, tested in full 5-merged installation ***
     
    The skin represents A-4Es from VA-164 'Ghost Riders' between June 1967 and January 1968 aboard the carrier USS Oriskany in Vietnam.
    All BuNo are correct for this squadron, but unfortunately I couldn't find the correct assignment for all modex to BuNo.
     
    The plane number 406 (152048) is an early version of the well-known "Lady Jessie", named after Jessie Beck, an owner of a casino in Reno, Nevada by Richard Perry. As a young man, he worked in the casino, they befrieded and he later became her pseudo-adopted son, until he was commissioned in 1957. Part of the training took place at Fallon near Reno and she always took good care of him and his comrades with baskets of goodies. Even after R. Perry was assigned to VA-164, she took care of him and the entire squadron by sending care packages. At some point R. Perry painted "Lady Jessie" on one of the squadrons birds as hommage to Jessie Beck. In October 1967 R. Perry was shot down while on a raid over Haiphong, but Lady Jessie continued her care for the squadron and after that date it was common use to apply "Lady Jessie" on the 401 plane until the decommisioning of VA-164.
     
    The interesting story well-written:
    http://jeanettevaughan.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/lady-jessie-bell-and-the-navy-ghostriders-belle-of-steel-12/
     
    Some highlights on this skinpack are:
    - new Baseskin with highter resolution (2048x2048)
    - a lot new maintenance markings (a big thank to Soulfreak for the pattern!)
    - new Decals for nearly everything :)
    - gray rudder
    - corrected Nosecone
    - updated data.ini is included, which contains the working canopy (SHIFT+0) and landing light (thanks to Wrench).
     
     
    Installation
    ============
    1. unzip to a temporary folder
    2. copy 'Objects'-folder from the zip to your mods 'Objects'-folder, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes'.
    3. enjoy!
     
     
    Credits
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    - Thirdwire and TK for a great game, nice models, skins and some decals I used as pattern
    - ZScout370, wikimedia - USAF Insignia
    - Wrench, updated data.ini
     
     
    Thanks
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    - Soulfreak, for your decalpattern, which was a BIG help to improve the baseskin and fill it with "life"!
    - Wrench, ikon71, Stratos, CrazyhorseB34, cocas, EricJ for your help with the color-issues
    - Blowhard, for the weathering-tutorial at http://www.eaf51.org/Photoshop/Tutorial/Basic_Weathering.htm
    - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration!
     
     
    P.S.
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    If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me

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