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  1. Iranian F-14s in Retrospect

    Back in 2004 a book was released by Osprey that likely caused a few (thousand) Internet forum arguments……………...Iranian F-14 Tomcat units in combat by Tom Cooper and Farzad Bishop. The information in the book shattered the typical Western held views and perception of what really might have happened during the eight-year Iran Vs Iraq conflict in the 1980s. The book is probably owned by most Tomcat fans out there and even was referred to positively by both Dave Baranek and his guest Iranian former F-14 pilot (Mikey) in Episode 5 of the Tomcast on YouTube. But what was the controversy all about and how accurate was the information presented? After all information is usually the first casualty of war and it usually takes decades afterwards to even start scratching the surface. Lack of Information Osprey books are normally very well researched using the best information available that they can get released into the public domain. That information can often be cross checked especially in the US where more of this information is available. The problem with the Iran/ Iraq conflict is that most of the official Iraq war records seems to have been lost during the constant state of conflict there. Likewise getting credible information from Iran also involves contacting those who have to remain anonymous due to such things as political persecution and death threats. (Even if they live outside of Iran) Trust Today Tom Cooper is probably one of the top authorities on Middle Eastern Combat having published many books with leading Historians….. but this book was one of his first and it had listed almost no source references! You basically had to put trust that Osprey had actually had a look at where this information was coming from. What gets your backs up! The book is only written from an Iranian point of view and thus, to most of us that does not mean you can dismiss it but you need to be weary that there is always more than one side to every story. We also have to accept that the information on the conflict was still not great at this point in time and therefore unlike most Osprey books you had to accept that the information was raw and a higher percentage of it was likely wrong. For an example of the hodgepodge of data, in the chapter “The Fog of Disinformation” it states: “It remains unclear exactly how many air-to air kills were scored by IRIAF F-14s between 7 Sept 1980 and 7 July 1988” It then tells us that a Post war Iranian conference concluded that a total of 71 x AIM-54s had been fired with a further 10 lost (Due to crashes/defection etc) The conference also determined the F-14 had a total of 30 x confirmed kills with 16 of those confirmed AIM-54 kills. The author then states that they have further evidence for 130 confirmed kills total including 40 with the AIM-54. Then if we move to the Appendices, it lists another figure - around 58 “confirmed kills” with the AIM-54 and around 159 total confirmed kills. [more on that later] So then the hodgepodge of information gives a total that might be in the range of 30 to 159 for total claims, and AIM-54 claims might range from 16 to 58 [okay] Accuracy The book was the first time most found out that perhaps the F-14s were used in combat and that stories of the US sabotaging all the missiles etc were not completely true. This is one thing in the book at least that is backed up in some other interviews like here: What is the biggest myth about the Iranian F-14s? “The most tiresome is that the departing US personnel stationed in Iran managed to sabotage Iranian F-14 radar, electronics and Phoenix missiles before leaving Iran in the ensuing days after the 1979 revolution. Let me tell you that I was a young officer during those days at Esfahan Khatami air base. Our wing commanders and senior officers made sure this never happened. We lined up departing American personnel before boarding their TWA aircraft and inspected them all. From: F-14 Tomcat pilot Col. Fereydoun A. Mazandarani (rtd) The Appendices and the art of the Kill Although there is probably a lot of useful information in the book the one area that always seems a tad flaky was the Appendices which lists 159 confirmed kills in total for the Iranian F-14A. It does at least list some sources for the information. What we can do is take information released more recently (including newer text from T Cooper) from the Iraqi side and see what has changed and if it can be matched up in anyway to these confirmed kills. In particular Iraqi Mirages in Combat (2018, Miguel Garcia, Independent) Iraqi Mirages (2019, Tom Cooper & Milos Sipos, Helion) A confirmed kill is not a confirmed Kill In the history of aerial warfare, the difference between confirmed kills stated by one side only and the real actual kills has been like the difference between Jupiter and the Sun! In fact, ridiculous claims are even partly to blame for major blunders such as the USAAF sending in unescorted bombers for so long over Germany in 1943 to their inevitable slaughter. After all, why do you need escort fighters if your bomber crews claims show they have already shot down the entire Luftwaffe! A good airforce should only claim a confirmed kill based on multiple criteria – even gun camera film in the past has not been enough evidence of an actual shootdown. Pilots in the stress of combat are extremely bad eyewitnesses and here we have a conflict where pilots are firing missiles BVR. One explosion in the distance or a radar blip disappearing are not evidence of an actual shootdown. So, a “confirmed kill” by one side is usually better described as a “Claim” instead. 33 claims on Mirage F1s………. hmm That’s right, the Appendices in the book list 33 F-14A “confirmed kills” (claims) over Mirage F1s. (Garcia M) only lists a total of 32 Mirages lost over the period to all causes! Out of that, only 2 of those dates match any of those 33 events. [what!] So is that 2 actual losses only out of 33 claims listed!! [Oh dear]. But wait you say that independent book from Garcia M cannot be much use, can it? Well, the thing is the 2019 (T Cooper / Sipos) book actually matches the information in the (Garcia M) book closely and almost disowns the 2004 data like a child that doesn’t meet its ideals. The (T Cooper / Sipos) book does mention another 2 of the events out of the list of 33 but in both cases states the missiles fired by the F-14 missed the Mirages. So where does the figure of 33 comes from? - Is it coincidence that the total number of Mirage F1 losses (Garcia M) to all causes comes to about 32 for that period?? Better information? Either way both of the newer books provide information that Iranian F-14As may have shot down 7 or 8 Mirage F1s during the conflict [Yes, slightly less than 33]. Likewise, they also show that Mirage F1s may have shot down 4 x F-14As (a 5th F-14A was hit but flew back to base) Is that accurate? – only time will tell but at least the numbers are going in the right direction [down] Other things noted in the 2004 book are, the Appendices also show most of the Sidewinders and Sparrows used as the type AIM-9P and AIM-7E-4. The more recent information suggests that Iran only had the AIM-9J and AIM-7E-2 and were essentially using ones supplied for their F-4s which had degraded capability because of it. Also, on page 76 the 2004 book tells us (from the Iranian side) that Iraq received Super 530D and Magic 2 missiles. The recent information in both newer books suggest Iraq only received Magic 1 and Super 530F missiles and nearly all their claims were using the Super 530F. So, perhaps some progress has been made in the past 2 decades because instead of these authors shouting at people on internet forums (yes, some did) there is maybe a bit more calm and willingness to look at both sides and the actual data available. The final word on the book is that its real value was not only to highlight that the conflict was very different to published stories about it at the time, but also may have helped inspire those more passionate to get out there and start digging for better information. Sources · Iraqi Mirages in Combat (2018, Garcia M, Independent) · Iraqi Mirage (2019, Cooper T, Sipos M, Helion) · Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in combat (2004, Cooper T, Bishop F, Osprey) · Air Combat Memoirs of the Iranian Air Force Pilots (2015, Ryan, K, Bishop F, Independent) · Schweinfurt-Regensburg 1943 (2020, Marshall Michel III, Osprey) The Tomcast Episode 5: Iranian F-14s (2020, Baranek, Online): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q5Y_ai4s2Y Interview with Fereydoun Mazandarani (2020, Hushkit, Online): https://hushkit.net/2020/04/07/interview-with-the-greatest-living-fighter-ace-f-14-tomcat-pilot-col-rtd-fereydoun-a-mazandarani/
  2. View File Aggressor Camo Skin for F-14A '77 (fictional) Aggressor Camo Skin for F-14A '77 (fictional) version 1.0 by Gerwin 20-4-2019 DESCRIPTION: Made for the SF2 North Atlantic F-14 '77 model. For use by the player or by a new nation which can be called "Aggressor" in the Nations.ini. This skin is part of a Skin set, all in the same style, by the same author. INSTALLATION: Copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the F-14 '77 files, for example: My Documents\ThirdWire\Strike Fighters 2\Objects\Aircraft\F-14A_77 Compress the bitmaps to jpeg format when desired, but this is not lossless. Sample entries for a new nation called "Aggressor": Add to Flight\Nations.ini, at an appropriate number XXX: [NationXXX] Name=Aggressor DisplayName=Aggressor Red Air Force Alignment=ENEMY PilotNameList=NamesRussian.lst RankList=RanksRussian.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=SovietFighter Formation.Attack=SovietFighter Formation.Bomber=SovietBomber Formation.Transport=SovietBomber Formation.Tank=SovietTank Formation.MobileAD=SovietAD PilotTrainingStandard=NORMAL GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str Add to F-14A_77_UserList.ini: [Aggressor] ServiceStartYear=1977 ServiceEndYear=1986 Availability=COMMON THANKS TO: Third Wire for the Strike Fighters Based Games. Submitter gerwin Submitted 04/20/2019 Category F-14  
  3. Version 1.0.0

    66 downloads

    Aggressor Camo Skin for F-14A '77 (fictional) version 1.0 by Gerwin 20-4-2019 DESCRIPTION: Made for the SF2 North Atlantic F-14 '77 model. For use by the player or by a new nation which can be called "Aggressor" in the Nations.ini. This skin is part of a Skin set, all in the same style, by the same author. INSTALLATION: Copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the F-14 '77 files, for example: My Documents\ThirdWire\Strike Fighters 2\Objects\Aircraft\F-14A_77 Compress the bitmaps to jpeg format when desired, but this is not lossless. Sample entries for a new nation called "Aggressor": Add to Flight\Nations.ini, at an appropriate number XXX: [NationXXX] Name=Aggressor DisplayName=Aggressor Red Air Force Alignment=ENEMY PilotNameList=NamesRussian.lst RankList=RanksRussian.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=SovietFighter Formation.Attack=SovietFighter Formation.Bomber=SovietBomber Formation.Transport=SovietBomber Formation.Tank=SovietTank Formation.MobileAD=SovietAD PilotTrainingStandard=NORMAL GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str Add to F-14A_77_UserList.ini: [Aggressor] ServiceStartYear=1977 ServiceEndYear=1986 Availability=COMMON THANKS TO: Third Wire for the Strike Fighters Based Games.
  4. File Name: F-14A Tomcat over Iran. SF2. File Submitter: yakarov79 File Submitted: 07 January 2017 File Category: F-14 This is F-14A Tomcat as after 1979 in Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force. This is based on Thirdwire DLC 027. So if you dont have this pack you can't use this mod. Whats in. This is basicly the skin and decals set For F-14A_Iran from DLC027. Skin is based on pappychksix templates All decals are made by me and set to randomization=TRUE. Ive put only 72 serial numbers into 3 squadrons that operated F-14A in 79-80. Al numbers are historicaly correct, but only few are proper for specific unit. During Iran-Iraq war lot aircrafts were transfered from unit to unit or temporary written off so its hard to track proper aircraft placement in units. few aircrafts were also serving in testing units. So total aircrafts in service in 1979 was probably around 70. No weapons / pilots added. It will work with latest ravenclaw weapons for sure. There is optional folder with INI files. Its is mix of inis based on TMF F-14 pack. And also pit is from TMF pack. So all credit to them for their work. Credits to pappychksix for F-14 Templates from here => http://combatace.com/files/file/13567-hi-rez-f-14a-tomcat-templates/ Cockpit: Chris (original and new update) with tweaks by Crusader and Caesar FM: ThirdWire, Caesar, Column5, Spectre8750 Avionics: Crusader, ThirdWire, Sup Gen, Caesar, Dave, CrazyhorseB34 Ejection Mod: Stary Click here to download this file
  5. F-14A Tomcat over Iran. SF2.

    Version 1.0

    441 downloads

    This is F-14A Tomcat as after 1979 in Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force. This is based on Thirdwire DLC 027. So if you dont have this pack you can't use this mod. Whats in. This is basicly the skin and decals set For F-14A_Iran from DLC027. Skin is based on pappychksix templates All decals are made by me and set to randomization=TRUE. Ive put only 72 serial numbers into 3 squadrons that operated F-14A in 79-80. Al numbers are historicaly correct, but only few are proper for specific unit. During Iran-Iraq war lot aircrafts were transfered from unit to unit or temporary written off so its hard to track proper aircraft placement in units. few aircrafts were also serving in testing units. So total aircrafts in service in 1979 was probably around 70. No weapons / pilots added. It will work with latest ravenclaw weapons for sure. There is optional folder with INI files. Its is mix of inis based on TMF F-14 pack. And also pit is from TMF pack. So all credit to them for their work. Credits to pappychksix for F-14 Templates from here => http://combatace.com/files/file/13567-hi-rez-f-14a-tomcat-templates/ Cockpit: Chris (original and new update) with tweaks by Crusader and Caesar FM: ThirdWire, Caesar, Column5, Spectre8750 Avionics: Crusader, ThirdWire, Sup Gen, Caesar, Dave, CrazyhorseB34 Ejection Mod: Stary
  6. Getting Ready

    From the album Ironroad

    An early block F-14A of Fighter Squadron One Fourteen (VF-114) the "Aardvarks" starting up on the USS Kitty Hawk. 1977 was the Aardvark's first operational deployment (cruise) with the F-14. VF-114 was disbanded in 1993, after being an active United States Naval squadron since 1945.

    © Ironroad 2015

  7. Pratt Power

    Wanted to share a screenshot print I just finished titled: Pratt Power. It was taken from MS Flight Simulator X. I had to do the heat and humidity effects by hand using GIMP. Full sized image can be found here http://ironroad.deviantart.com/art/Pratt-Power-523736209
  8. Quote from Acig.org Hi guys, as you might have seen from my screenies I have been working a bit on compiling an Iran-Iraq war install, even contributing some missing assets. Yesterday, as by some divine inspiration, I decided to make a new ground war for the campaign. So I made, paper map in hand, a new 32 strategic node ground war. Yep. I am immensly proud of myself I actually discovered a fairly easy workflow for making them, I can detail it if anyones interested. So, what have I got so far: -Campaign starting on the 22nd of September, 1980, detailing the first part of the war. Includes, so far, accurate IRIAF and IrAf squardrons, as per Acig.orgs article in which I have supreme confidence. -Ground War -Collected avaliable resourcet at Combat Ace: IRIAF F-4D by Sundowner, F-5E pack and skins by MF/Paulopanz/Crusader etc. Iran/Iraq map by Wrench&Co, Swing wing Fitter pack for SF2 by eburger,lindr2 & Amokfloo etc. RF-4E by TMF etc -TW resources: IrAf MiG-21MF skin, F14A IRIAF skin DLC, Iraqi Su-7BM skin -Made a new Tu-22 and Tu-22KD skin. -Also incorporated the closed beta MiG-25PD and Mirage F.1 (neither of which were operational already in the fall of 1980, so no biggie for the early campaign) What is still needed -Proper IRIAF F-4E skin. I jury-rigged the F-4D skin for now but is there a real one floating around anywhere? Sundowner? -Su-20/22M/22M3 templates for making proper Iraqi skins -MiG-23BN, MS, MLA and MF skins. I favor the Thirdwire MiGs over Lindr2s but that might just be a matter of personal preference.. (Flogger23?) -MiG-21Bis and PF iraqi skins (Paulopanz?) -The Iran/Iraq map could use some visual love and TOD file goodness as well as some targets in the mountains between cities (just some villages or random stuff like Hill 123, 231 etc) to slow down the pace of advancement for iraqi units into the iranian mountains. Completely out of scope of my know how. I was thinking something more along the lines of this or this. I am willing to contribute making tiles if some mapping guy (Wrench? Pretty please?) would help me incorporate them. -Attack helicopters, first and foremost Cobras and Mi-24/25s, but also UH-1s, Mi-8s and Gazelles. Wasn't there a Hind released already? Couldn't find it. Mostly for AI. So I was wondering if anyone was interested in making this a co-operative effort? If not, I'll just release the campaign files and the Blinder skins and let each one fend for themselves It is a great setting to fly in SF2, we already have most of the stuff needed.
  9. File Name: Early F-14A Tomcat Paint Schemes: The Gulls - Part 1 v1.11 File Submitter: Caesar File Submitted: 22 January 2013 File Category: F-14 Early F-14A Tomcat Paint Schemes: The Gulls - Part 1 v1.11 This F-14 Tomcat Skin Pack is designed for the TMF F-14 Tomcat Super Pack (Any version, V1.14-1.20, or even the baseline Tomcat Pack from 2010). It represents eight F-14A Tomcat squadrons during the airframe's Vietnam-era introduction until the late 1970's (ca. 1978-1980), as the squadrons began to tone down. It is called "The Gulls" because the F-14's paint schemes early on included an overall light gloss gull gray with white control surfaces and underside, as well as very high visibility squadron markings like the F-4 and F-8 before it. I've always loved the Tomcat in its high-viz glory, and decided to compile a set of skins that represented the F-14 in its early years. The aircraft bureau numbers are included on each aircraft, and I logged them to the best of my ability; some aircraft were uncertain, so I narrowed it down to the block to find unassigned BuNo's. Any uncertain airframes, then, are at least from the proper block, and are few and far between. These skins are valid until about 1978, the big changes over time weren't so much the colors as much as the bureau numbers of the aircraft. Some aircraft were lost to engine explosions, cold catapult launches, overrunning the deck, etc. during their inaugural cruise. Those others could have been involved in several cruises, but some may have been transferred to other squadrons and replaced with new build aircraft, so all aircraft modeled here are from the initial cruise of the listed squadrons. This work was based in part on the Mirage Factory originals (listed in the original credits as being the work of Column5), and also some of Spectre8750's skins from the Super Pack as well, so I must thank them for providing the basis for the work. There was still quite a bit that went into making the updates even to squadrons which appear relatively unchanged (esp. VF-1, -2 and -84) to include wholly new decal sets for aircraft numbers and bureau numbers. VF-14, -32 and -41, -114 and -213 on the other hand, were done just about from scratch with the exception of VF-41's tail stripes. The squadrons represented in Part 1 v1.11 are: VF-1 Wolf Pack 1974-1978 VF-2 Bounty Hunters 1974-1978 VF-14 Tophatters 1974-1978 VF-32 Swordsmen 1974-1978 VF-41 Black Aces 1976-1978 VF-84 Jolly Rogers 1976-1980 VF-114 Aardvarks 1976-1979 VF-213 Black Lions 1976-1979 ============= To Install: ============= NOTE: This does not contain any aircraft! It is a set of skins. You must have the Mirage Factory F-14 Tomcat Super Pack or 2010 Mirage Factory Tomcat installed for this skin set to work! ============= 1. Go to your SF2 Mod Directory Ex: C:\User\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2\ 2. Copy the Objects folder included in this archive over your Objects folder 3. Allow the files to overwrite. I have set up the folder structure to match the default structure of the game's mod folder (Objects/Aircraft/F-14A_74/file, and Objects/Decals/F-14A_74/file, respectively) 3a. You may need to add the aircraft's TextureSet to the F-14A_74.ini file. To do so, open each new skin's folder and copy the textureset data from the respective textureset.ini into your F-14A_74.ini file, incrementing based on the last TextureSet number. NOTE: This series of skins are similar to some of the baseline F-14A_74 skins in the Super Pack by name and years. Feel free to rename any of the skins to avoid confusion. 4. Go Fly! V/R, Caesar ============= v1.11 Changes: 1. Fixed VF-84's anti-glare paint. ============= v1.1 Changes: Fixed VF-1 tail, small gray smudge ended up on the rudders Changed all BEWARE OF BLAST warning text under BuNo's to red to match real-world text used at the time ADDED VF-114 and VF-213 Updated TextureSets ============= Credits: Baseline Templates: Column5/The Mirage Factory, Spectre8750 Updated Templates and New Decals: Caesar New Build Squadrons VF-14, -32, -41, -114, -213: Caesar Baseline Squadrons VF-1, -2, -84: Column5/The Mirage Factory Squadron Modifications: Caesar VF-41 Tail Stripe: Spectre8750 Hangars and Loading Screens: Dave, Spectre8750 If I missed anyone, please let me know so that I may add you. Any Time, Baby! Click here to download this file
  10. Version 1.11

    365 downloads

    Early F-14A Tomcat Paint Schemes: The Gulls - Part 1 v1.11 This F-14 Tomcat Skin Pack is designed for the TMF F-14 Tomcat Super Pack (Any version, V1.14-1.20, or even the baseline Tomcat Pack from 2010). It represents eight F-14A Tomcat squadrons during the airframe's Vietnam-era introduction until the late 1970's (ca. 1978-1980), as the squadrons began to tone down. It is called "The Gulls" because the F-14's paint schemes early on included an overall light gloss gull gray with white control surfaces and underside, as well as very high visibility squadron markings like the F-4 and F-8 before it. I've always loved the Tomcat in its high-viz glory, and decided to compile a set of skins that represented the F-14 in its early years. The aircraft bureau numbers are included on each aircraft, and I logged them to the best of my ability; some aircraft were uncertain, so I narrowed it down to the block to find unassigned BuNo's. Any uncertain airframes, then, are at least from the proper block, and are few and far between. These skins are valid until about 1978, the big changes over time weren't so much the colors as much as the bureau numbers of the aircraft. Some aircraft were lost to engine explosions, cold catapult launches, overrunning the deck, etc. during their inaugural cruise. Those others could have been involved in several cruises, but some may have been transferred to other squadrons and replaced with new build aircraft, so all aircraft modeled here are from the initial cruise of the listed squadrons. This work was based in part on the Mirage Factory originals (listed in the original credits as being the work of Column5), and also some of Spectre8750's skins from the Super Pack as well, so I must thank them for providing the basis for the work. There was still quite a bit that went into making the updates even to squadrons which appear relatively unchanged (esp. VF-1, -2 and -84) to include wholly new decal sets for aircraft numbers and bureau numbers. VF-14, -32 and -41, -114 and -213 on the other hand, were done just about from scratch with the exception of VF-41's tail stripes. The squadrons represented in Part 1 v1.11 are: VF-1 Wolf Pack 1974-1978 VF-2 Bounty Hunters 1974-1978 VF-14 Tophatters 1974-1978 VF-32 Swordsmen 1974-1978 VF-41 Black Aces 1976-1978 VF-84 Jolly Rogers 1976-1980 VF-114 Aardvarks 1976-1979 VF-213 Black Lions 1976-1979 ============= To Install: ============= NOTE: This does not contain any aircraft! It is a set of skins. You must have the Mirage Factory F-14 Tomcat Super Pack or 2010 Mirage Factory Tomcat installed for this skin set to work! ============= 1. Go to your SF2 Mod Directory Ex: C:\User\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2\ 2. Copy the Objects folder included in this archive over your Objects folder 3. Allow the files to overwrite. I have set up the folder structure to match the default structure of the game's mod folder (Objects/Aircraft/F-14A_74/file, and Objects/Decals/F-14A_74/file, respectively) 3a. You may need to add the aircraft's TextureSet to the F-14A_74.ini file. To do so, open each new skin's folder and copy the textureset data from the respective textureset.ini into your F-14A_74.ini file, incrementing based on the last TextureSet number. NOTE: This series of skins are similar to some of the baseline F-14A_74 skins in the Super Pack by name and years. Feel free to rename any of the skins to avoid confusion. 4. Go Fly! V/R, Caesar ============= v1.11 Changes: 1. Fixed VF-84's anti-glare paint. ============= v1.1 Changes: Fixed VF-1 tail, small gray smudge ended up on the rudders Changed all BEWARE OF BLAST warning text under BuNo's to red to match real-world text used at the time ADDED VF-114 and VF-213 Updated TextureSets ============= Credits: Baseline Templates: Column5/The Mirage Factory, Spectre8750 Updated Templates and New Decals: Caesar New Build Squadrons VF-14, -32, -41, -114, -213: Caesar Baseline Squadrons VF-1, -2, -84: Column5/The Mirage Factory Squadron Modifications: Caesar VF-41 Tail Stripe: Spectre8750 Hangars and Loading Screens: Dave, Spectre8750 If I missed anyone, please let me know so that I may add you. Any Time, Baby!
  11. View File TMF F-14 Tomcat Superpack The Mirage Factory F-14 Tomcat Super Pack V1.21 AUG. 25, 2013 What it is: This is the F-14 Tomcat Super Pack v1.21 Full. It includes tweaks to the engines, avionics, weight, effects and the Phoenix missile. ================= Installation: =====CAUTION===== 1. This was tested at July 2013 patch level, on an "All 5 Merged" install, and because it uses AvionicsF14A.dll, will require SF2NA (or a TW F-14) to work! It will not work on Gen 1 sims, nor will it work correctly on pre-April 2012 installs! (Caveat: Avionics70.dll F-14D should work on pre-April patch levels). 2. It is HIGHLY recommended you back up your current F-14's .ini files and cockpit folders. If you have custom skins installed, be sure to back up your F-14(A/A+/B/D).ini to preserve the texture set data. ================= 1. Unzip the contents of the F-14SP_V121.7z file into a folder. 1a. If you have installed the Avionics70 F-14D, ensure you back up the .ini files if you haven't renamed the bird, since this install will overwrite F-14D_92, 96 and 06! 2. Open your Strike Fighters 2 mod folder (e.g. C:\User\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 Europe\...) 3. Copy the contents of the unzipped Objects folder into your SF2 mod Objects folder, allowing all files to overwrite (Objects\Aircraft and Objects\Weapons). 3a. (RECOMMENDED) Review the Cockpit and Avionics, and F-14 SP Update word documents for information on updates. 4. Go fly! ================= 1. Unzip the contents of the F-14SP_V121.7z file into a folder. 1a. You may choose to use the Avionics70.dll F-14D for SAR mode on strike missions. If you wish to do so, see Section 6 of the F-14 SP Update V120 word document (Para 6.1-6.3) for install procedures and recommendations. 2. Open your Strike Fighters 2 mod folder (e.g. C:\User\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 Europe\...) 3. Copy the contents of the unzipped Objects folder into your SF2 mod Objects folder, allowing all files to overwrite (Objects\Aircraft, Objects\Weapons, and Objects\Decals will be affected). 3a. (RECOMMENDED) Review the Cockpit and Avionics, and Update word documents for information on updates. 4. Go fly! ================= Credits: Model: Flying Toaster, Oli Cockpit: Chris (original), reworked and updated by Brain32 FM: ThirdWire, Column5, Spectre8750, Caesar Avionics: Crusader, ThirdWire, Sup Gen, Caesar, Dave, CrazyhorseB34 Pilots: Old_Diego, CrazyhorseB34 Skins: Dave, Spectre8750, Column5 NATOPS Textures: HomeFries Extra Hangar, Loading and Main Screens: Dave, Spectre8750 Ejection Mod: Stary Testing: Sup Gen, Caesar, Dave, EricJ, Spectre8750 TARPS: Bunyap and Spectre8750 Weapons: Ravenclaw, wpnssgt, Bunyap and others ===Dedidacted to Oli=== Submitter Spectre8750 Submitted 10/07/2011 Category F-14  
  12. TMF F-14 Tomcat Superpack

    Version v1.21 Full

    7,409 downloads

    The Mirage Factory F-14 Tomcat Super Pack V1.21 AUG. 25, 2013 What it is: This is the F-14 Tomcat Super Pack v1.21 Full. It includes tweaks to the engines, avionics, weight, effects and the Phoenix missile. ================= Installation: =====CAUTION===== 1. This was tested at July 2013 patch level, on an "All 5 Merged" install, and because it uses AvionicsF14A.dll, will require SF2NA (or a TW F-14) to work! It will not work on Gen 1 sims, nor will it work correctly on pre-April 2012 installs! (Caveat: Avionics70.dll F-14D should work on pre-April patch levels). 2. It is HIGHLY recommended you back up your current F-14's .ini files and cockpit folders. If you have custom skins installed, be sure to back up your F-14(A/A+/B/D).ini to preserve the texture set data. ================= 1. Unzip the contents of the F-14SP_V121.7z file into a folder. 1a. If you have installed the Avionics70 F-14D, ensure you back up the .ini files if you haven't renamed the bird, since this install will overwrite F-14D_92, 96 and 06! 2. Open your Strike Fighters 2 mod folder (e.g. C:\User\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 Europe\...) 3. Copy the contents of the unzipped Objects folder into your SF2 mod Objects folder, allowing all files to overwrite (Objects\Aircraft and Objects\Weapons). 3a. (RECOMMENDED) Review the Cockpit and Avionics, and F-14 SP Update word documents for information on updates. 4. Go fly! ================= 1. Unzip the contents of the F-14SP_V121.7z file into a folder. 1a. You may choose to use the Avionics70.dll F-14D for SAR mode on strike missions. If you wish to do so, see Section 6 of the F-14 SP Update V120 word document (Para 6.1-6.3) for install procedures and recommendations. 2. Open your Strike Fighters 2 mod folder (e.g. C:\User\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 Europe\...) 3. Copy the contents of the unzipped Objects folder into your SF2 mod Objects folder, allowing all files to overwrite (Objects\Aircraft, Objects\Weapons, and Objects\Decals will be affected). 3a. (RECOMMENDED) Review the Cockpit and Avionics, and Update word documents for information on updates. 4. Go fly! ================= Credits: Model: Flying Toaster, Oli Cockpit: Chris (original), reworked and updated by Brain32 FM: ThirdWire, Column5, Spectre8750, Caesar Avionics: Crusader, ThirdWire, Sup Gen, Caesar, Dave, CrazyhorseB34 Pilots: Old_Diego, CrazyhorseB34 Skins: Dave, Spectre8750, Column5 NATOPS Textures: HomeFries Extra Hangar, Loading and Main Screens: Dave, Spectre8750 Ejection Mod: Stary Testing: Sup Gen, Caesar, Dave, EricJ, Spectre8750 TARPS: Bunyap and Spectre8750 Weapons: Ravenclaw, wpnssgt, Bunyap and others ===Dedidacted to Oli===
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