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  1. F-4E-41 Phantom II (69) RNZAF - Initial delivery batch of 11 Block 41 F-4E Phantom delivered in 1969 (first batch of a five year 16 aircraft order.) - Serial # NZ6201 to NZ6211. - Standard SEA camouflage and USAF stencils of the day. - Fitted "for but not with ECM" so RWR antenna, wiring and cockpit displays fitted but no computer to make it function. - Weapons procured includes Mk-80 series slick/ retarded bombs, AIM-9E, AIM-7E, LAU-10/A, and LAU-3/A First flight off the St. Louis assembly line. Early RNZAF Fern Leaf roundels - not popular! F-4E-41 Phantom II (72) RNZAF - Above aircraft after MIDAS4 gun muzzle modification in 1972 and instillation of low-voltage formation lights. - Decision for follow up purchase of RWR equipment deferred permanently so cockpit RWR displays removed. F-4E-41 Phantom II (74) RNZAF - Above aircraft with maneuvering slats fitted in 1974 via kit-sets procured with the second batch of Phantoms (Block 60) delivered below. F-4E-60 Phantom II (74) RNZAF - Second and final batch of 5 Block 60 F-4E Phantoms delivered in 1974. - Serial # NZ6212 to NZ6216. - Standard SEA camouflage and USAF stencils of the day (slightly different to the Block 41 aircraft as five years newer). - Fitted "for but not with ECM" so RWR antenna and wiring fitted but no computer to make it function. Cockpit RWR displays removed in RNZAF service. 1979ish, lower 'Camouflage Grey' color replaced with 'Light Gull Grey' as used on the RNZAF's P-3 Orion (this was done in real life on the RNZAF A-4K Skyhawks). 1984, F-4E fleet repainted in Euro 1 which better suits the New Zealand environment. F-4E-ARN Phantom II (84) RNZAF - 6 attrition replacements purchased and delivered in 1984 from current USAF F-4E fleet in preparation for RNZAF F-4E fleet avionics/ capability upgrade. - Serial # NZ6251 to NZ6256. - Standard SEA wraparound camouflage and USAF stencils of the day. - Full current USAF F-4E fleet RWR/ countermeasure (flare/ chaff) capability. - Aircraft equipped with TISEO and AN/ARN-101 Digital Avionics Modular System (ARN-101 provides for a CCIP bombing mode). F-4E-41/60 'Kahu' Phantom II (88) RNZAF - Comprehensive $140 million upgrade program: project 'Kahu'. First upgraded aircraft operational in 1988. - AN/APG-66(NZ) multi-mode radar. - Modernized cockpit with glass displays, HOTAS and a Ferranti wide-angle HUD. - ALR-66 RWR - ALE-40 countermeasure dispensers. - MIL-STD 1553B databus - Litton Industries LN-93 inertial navigation system. - Airframe and engines completely stripped down and given a life extension. - Aircraft wiring replaced. - Engine smoke abatement system. - Modern weapons procured include GBU-10 LGB kits, AIM-9L, AIM-7M, CRV-7, AGM-65B/G. - F-15 600 gallon HPC tanks as on USAF Phantoms. 1997 onwards all green camouflage. 2004, All RNZAF aircraft repainted 'Medium Grey'. Previous 'urgent operational requirement' program adds targeting pod (Litening), GPS navigation, GBU-12 and JDAM capability for OEF deployment. Background (all factual): In mid 1964 Operational Requirement No. 5/Air called for a tactical combat aircraft to replace the Canberra. Specifically a long range aircraft with the primary role of counter-air/interdiction and secondary roles of close air support and air defense. In June 1965 The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Morrison was quoted as wanting 18 F-111 aircraft for the RNZAF at a cost of £1.5 million per aircraft. The public and media supported the idea but the Chief of Defense Staff (who was a Naval Officer) and the acting Prime Minister publicly opposed the purchase. In August 1965 the Chiefs of Staff Committee rejected the idea of acquiring long-range interdiction aircraft and in September agreed that close air support should be the primary role of the new combat aircraft. In December came Air Staff Requirement No. 12 with the following requirements of the new combat aircraft: - Ability to provide effective air support to ground forces. - Highly reliable and robust - Self defense capability to evade or counter supersonic interceptors and surface-to-air missiles. - Long range. - Ability to operate closely with American and Australian forces. By May 1966 the RNZAF had finished evaluating six candidate aircraft: - F-4C Phantom II - A-7A Corsair II - Mirage IIIO - F-5A Freedom Fighter - F-104G Starfighter - A-4E Skyhawk In August 1966 the RNZAF officially asked the government to purchase 16 F-4 Phantoms at a total cost of £19 million. Now remember AVM Morrison making it known he wanted the F-111? He would later go on to admit he never wanted the F-111 he had wanted the F-4 all along but given the cost of the F-4 he wanted to make it look more attractive (cost wise) by putting it next to the F-111. The minister of Defense then announced the final stage of the evaluation had been reached and a decision was a few weeks away. The purchase of the F-4 seemed to be all but done... BUT the Treasury department now intervened and recommended purchasing the F-5! The RNZAF High Command was furious! But ultimately powerless to halt the path to purchasing the A-4 Skyhwak that had just begun. Over the next year the RNZAF, Cabinet Defense Committee, Treasury, the Finance Minister and the Chief of Defense wrangled over purchasing the F-4 or an alternative (F-5 or A-4). Then at the end of 1967 the New Zealand Currency was devalued and a squadron of F-4 Phantoms was now instantly out of New Zealand’s price range. It was either 11 Phantoms or 16 Skyhawks. So the Skyhawk it was. So if the Treasury Department hadn't intervened in the procurement process towards the end of 1966 it seems entirely likely that New Zealand would have placed and order for the F-4 Phantom II at the end of that year. Or once the NZ dollar devalued in 1967 the option of an initial 11 F-4E order followed by another 5 in 5 years was considered, which I have gone for here.
  2. View File Timor, North Oceania (1950-2018) Timor, North Oceania (1950-2018) Terrain August 13th, 2018 (1st Release) by Menrva >For Strike Fighters 2: Vietnam, Recommended Full-5 Merged This is a complete remake of the Modern Darwin terrain made by Wrench. A better and more complete tileset has been added, improving the looks of Northern Australia with the introduction of desert and barren valleys. Various rivers and lakes have been hand-tiled and mimic Real World courses. Numerous target areas, such as emergency airstrips and civilian airports, have been added in order to expand playability, targets of opportunity and year span. Now the island of Timor has a lot of bases to take-off from. This terrain features a fresh new 250m resolution heightmap (instead of the stock 500m resolution), allowing for greater details and precision in elevation changes; overall it provides the whole terrain with a better look. The terrain spans from August 17, 1950 (when President Sukarno proclaimed a single unitary Republic of Indonesia) to December 31, 2018; it is designed for fictional clashes between ANZUS/SEATO forces (namely Australia and New Zealand) and a random pool of Red Side countries (namely Indonesia and China). Targets reflect Real World events as accurately as possible; for instance, some airfields will appear only after a certain year, according to historic changes. If you have SF2NA, naval fleets might spawn in the Timor Sea. Also, Off Map Airbases have been added and long range AI flights can be generated from them. All main targets have been placed accurately in their Real World locations. Ground Objects are not included. You can obtain the most needed from Wrench's original Modern Darwin terrain release. >Credits (in no particular order): -Wrench, for he had the idea of recreating such a scenario in the Strike Fighters world. -swambast, who provided me with invaluable help in tracking and fixing common and uncommon bugs. -gerwin, whose TFDtool has proved to be essential in today's terrain making. If the terrain is pretty accurate to RL it's also because of him. I included his very nice Airfield 7+8 Addon Pack, too. -mue, for the improved shaders he made, which I have included and reworked for the terrain, and for the tools he made for SF2 modding. -luk1978, for the waternormal bitmap he shared at the SF2 screenshots thread. Your mods are very interesting! -MigBuster, I have included some of his great hi-res textures for runways. -Stary, for the hi-res PTO tileset he made, which I have reworked and expanded. -Brain32, for the gorgeous VietnamSEA tileset repaint he made, from which I borrowed a few tiles. -Centurion-1, Spudknocker and tiopilotos, for the impressive tileset they made for the Angola terrain, from which I borrowed some tiles. -Gepard, for his great tutorials about terrain making, in the SF1 Knowledge Base at CombatACE. It's a gold mine! -RussoUK, for the fixed Pit LOD he made, which solved a shadow bug from the original TW's LOD. -krfrge, who has produced a tutorial for recreating SF2-like planning maps, which prompted me to work on templates and my own high quality planning maps. Thank you very much! -comrpnt, for his Approach and Airfield Lighting Pack mod packages for SF1 series, which I reworked and included. Because the original terrain was made and tweaked numerous times by Wrench, I included the ReadMe files from his original packages, to the end of giving proper credit to everyone involved directly or not. >Disclaimer: This is a freeware; yet it can be redistributed ONLY in other CombatACE mods/mod packages. Any changes to the terrain package's files and/or any copy-and-paste attempts of their contents are NOT authorized if you plan to release them in other mods. But permission might be granted to those who request it to me at CombatACE. This terrain may NOT in any way, shape or form be used in any payware additions. >My Other Releases: Ecuador, Northwest South America (1981-1998) Texas, American South Central (1968-2018) Sweden, Baltic Rim (2004-2018) Sweden, Baltic Rim (1952-1994) Libya, Central Mediterranean (1980-2011) Madagascar, Southeast Africa (1977-2018) Iraq, Western Asia (2003-2018) Alaska, Bering Strait (1955-2018) Iraq, Western Asia (1980-2003) Submitter Menrva Submitted 08/12/2018 Category Full Terrains  
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    Timor, North Oceania (1950-2018) Terrain August 13th, 2018 (1st Release) by Menrva >For Strike Fighters 2: Vietnam, Recommended Full-5 Merged This is a complete remake of the Modern Darwin terrain made by Wrench. A better and more complete tileset has been added, improving the looks of Northern Australia with the introduction of desert and barren valleys. Various rivers and lakes have been hand-tiled and mimic Real World courses. Numerous target areas, such as emergency airstrips and civilian airports, have been added in order to expand playability, targets of opportunity and year span. Now the island of Timor has a lot of bases to take-off from. This terrain features a fresh new 250m resolution heightmap (instead of the stock 500m resolution), allowing for greater details and precision in elevation changes; overall it provides the whole terrain with a better look. The terrain spans from August 17, 1950 (when President Sukarno proclaimed a single unitary Republic of Indonesia) to December 31, 2018; it is designed for fictional clashes between ANZUS/SEATO forces (namely Australia and New Zealand) and a random pool of Red Side countries (namely Indonesia and China). Targets reflect Real World events as accurately as possible; for instance, some airfields will appear only after a certain year, according to historic changes. If you have SF2NA, naval fleets might spawn in the Timor Sea. Also, Off Map Airbases have been added and long range AI flights can be generated from them. All main targets have been placed accurately in their Real World locations. Ground Objects are not included. You can obtain the most needed from Wrench's original Modern Darwin terrain release. >Credits (in no particular order): -Wrench, for he had the idea of recreating such a scenario in the Strike Fighters world. -swambast, who provided me with invaluable help in tracking and fixing common and uncommon bugs. -gerwin, whose TFDtool has proved to be essential in today's terrain making. If the terrain is pretty accurate to RL it's also because of him. I included his very nice Airfield 7+8 Addon Pack, too. -mue, for the improved shaders he made, which I have included and reworked for the terrain, and for the tools he made for SF2 modding. -luk1978, for the waternormal bitmap he shared at the SF2 screenshots thread. Your mods are very interesting! -MigBuster, I have included some of his great hi-res textures for runways. -Stary, for the hi-res PTO tileset he made, which I have reworked and expanded. -Brain32, for the gorgeous VietnamSEA tileset repaint he made, from which I borrowed a few tiles. -Centurion-1, Spudknocker and tiopilotos, for the impressive tileset they made for the Angola terrain, from which I borrowed some tiles. -Gepard, for his great tutorials about terrain making, in the SF1 Knowledge Base at CombatACE. It's a gold mine! -RussoUK, for the fixed Pit LOD he made, which solved a shadow bug from the original TW's LOD. -krfrge, who has produced a tutorial for recreating SF2-like planning maps, which prompted me to work on templates and my own high quality planning maps. Thank you very much! -comrpnt, for his Approach and Airfield Lighting Pack mod packages for SF1 series, which I reworked and included. Because the original terrain was made and tweaked numerous times by Wrench, I included the ReadMe files from his original packages, to the end of giving proper credit to everyone involved directly or not. >Disclaimer: This is a freeware; yet it can be redistributed ONLY in other CombatACE mods/mod packages. Any changes to the terrain package's files and/or any copy-and-paste attempts of their contents are NOT authorized if you plan to release them in other mods. But permission might be granted to those who request it to me at CombatACE. This terrain may NOT in any way, shape or form be used in any payware additions. >My Other Releases: Ecuador, Northwest South America (1981-1998) Texas, American South Central (1968-2018) Sweden, Baltic Rim (2004-2018) Sweden, Baltic Rim (1952-1994) Libya, Central Mediterranean (1980-2011) Madagascar, Southeast Africa (1977-2018) Iraq, Western Asia (2003-2018) Alaska, Bering Strait (1955-2018) Iraq, Western Asia (1980-2003)
  4. Here is how close New Zealand came to deploying a Squadron of its A-4K Skyhaws to the Gulf War in the 90's, remember they had just been through an upgrade program equipping them with the APG-66 radar, glass cockpit with HUD, MIL-STD 1553B databus, laser INS and ALR-66 RWR. They were cleared to use the AIM-9L, AGM-65B/G, GBU-16C/B, Mk-81/82/83/84 low and high drag bombs. The following is a post by an A-4K avionics tech in the RNZAF 1984-2001 and author of the book SKYHAWKS: The History of the RNZAF Skyhawk. https://books.google.co.nz/books/about/Skyhawks.html?id=N7NCngEACAAJ&redir_esc=y "It was also an interesting time at Ohakea. 75 Sqn was in training to go to war, 2 Sqn were about to be deployed to Nowra and there was talk that the Nowra deployment would go on hold as all our A-4s and personnel would be needed to support 75 Sqn. The paint shop were all geared up to repaint the aircraft in desert camo, the deployment route to the Gulf had been worked out and everyone was being lined up at Medical for their jabs. The 75 Squadron Gulf War happy hour was very memorable - Sadam Husain even put in an appearance! Sadly nothing happened and 75 Sqn went to Williamtown as planned for a WILLOH Exercise at the end of January and 2 Sqn deployed to Nowra as planned at the beginning of February. Oh what might have been eh, had our politicians had some balls! Had we deployed the A-4s they would have been one of the most sophisticated ground attack aircraft in theatre with their then brand new Kahu avionics. We would most likey have been based alongside the Kuwaiti A-4s as they had had to leave all of their ground equipment, ground crew and spares in Kuwait when they evacuated to Saudi. A great opportunity was lost to demonstrate the value in having an Air Combat Force, something we would pay dearly for 10 years later under HC and Co." and: Question: "Was that a genuine plan to operate with the Kuwaiti Air Force? Would the A-K's not have come under RAF command as part of Operation Granby, and operated alongside the Tornadoes and Buccaneers?" Answer: "The US were looking for a fast and easy way to get the Kuwaiti A-4s back in the fight. All they had were their 20 odd aircraft, the pilots who flew them and the clothes they were wearing! They had to leave everything else behind when they left Kuwait. Deploying us along side of them would have solved their logistics and ground crew problem (and the Saudi's/Kuwaiti's would have paid NZ handsomely!). But instead they employed civilian contractors (mercenaries), all former USN/USMC guys. The USMC were still actively flying A-4Ms at that time and had just started disbanding squadrons, so sending over all of the weapons, spares and support equipment they needed wasn't really a problem (they just raided the boneyard). We probably would have come under the RAF command Dave but would have been used in a close air support role (what the A-4 was best at) rather than the longer range tactical strike the Tornados were doing. If we had gone I'm picking we would have fired a LOT of Mavericks... All pie in the sky stuff now but at the time these were the things various people in the RNZAF were seriously thinking about. Had we deployed the A-4s there were a few "fast track" mods we would have had to do to the aircraft (the first four we subsequently did to the aircraft anyway): 1. Fit and test the KY-58 secure radio kit to all aircraft - Kahu had installed the wiring etc. but it was not yet tested in 1991 (secret squirrel stuff). 2. Fit and test the Mode 4 IFF kit (same deal as above). 3. Programme the radar warning system with the threat and friendly radars 4. Update the weapon inventory software for any additional weapons were would be carrying 5. Uprate the engines (basically run the engine hotter to produce more thrust at full power - can be done but reduces engine life) 6. Repaint the aircraft " And so I give you No.75 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Airforce, A-4K Skyhawk, Joint New Zealand/ Kuwait Skyhawk Wing, Operation Desert Storm 1992, King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran. Expanding on the "fast track' mods Dom mentions above the CBU-87/B has been added to the Kiwi Skyhawk's inventory to enable medium altitude area attacks (as done for the RAF Jaguar's). ALQ-119(V)17 ECM pods are borrowed from the USAF and always carried operationally like most allied aircraft. Finally a handful of AN/ASQ-153 Pave Spike pods are also borrowed from the USAF enabling precision daylight strikes to be carried out without a 'buddy' aircraft to designate the target. The MIL-STD 1553B databus intalled during the project 'Kahu' upgrade is key to enabling the quick addition of additional ordnance and EW pods. Once the air threat had subsided the Kiwi Skyhaws stopped carrying a single AIM-9L and replaced it on most missions with an AGM-65B that the pilots used more as a substitute targeting pod to enable magnified target identification before attacking with bombs etc
  5. Major overhaul of P-40 markings and theater bands etc. Serial numbers are different to aircraft numbers on the cowling as the cowling number was given in theater depending on the servicing unit the aircraft was assigned to. P-40E Home Defense Squadrons (including Tonga and Fiji) P-40K Operational Squadrons (Guadalcanal/ Solomon Islands etc) P-40M Operational Squadrons (Guadalcanal/ Solomon Islands etc) Single P-40L delivered to the RNZAF by mistake, however it was assembled in New Zealand and flown briefly before it was shipped back to the USA. P-40N Operational Squadrons (Guadalcanal/ Solomon Islands etc) and OTU (Operational Training Unit) Squadrons 488 (NZ) Squadron Buffalo Mk.I defending Singapore (in vain) 488 (NZ) Squadron Hurricane Mk.IIb (Buffalo loss replacments) defending Singapore at the bitter end PBY-5
  6. File Name: F-4 Phantom II in Royal New Zealand Air Force service ('What If') File Submitter: dtmdragon File Submitted: 11 September 2015 File Category: What If Hangar F-4 Phantom II in Royal New Zealand Air Force service ('What If') Background (factual): In mid 1964 Operational Requirement No. 5/Air called for a tactical combat aircraft to replace the Canberra. Specifically a long range aircraft with the primary role of counter-air/interdiction and secondary roles of close air support and air defense. In June 1965 The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Morrison was quoted as wanting 18 F-111 aircraft for the RNZAF at a cost of £1.5 million per aircraft. The public and media supported the idea but the Chief of Defense Staff (who was a Naval Officer) and the acting Prime Minister publicly opposed the purchase. In August 1965 the Chiefs of Staff Committee rejected the idea of acquiring long-range interdiction aircraft and in September agreed that close air support should be the primary role of the new combat aircraft. In December came Air Staff Requirement No. 12 with the following requirements of the new combat aircraft: - Ability to provide effective air support to ground forces. - Highly reliable and robust - Self defense capability to evade or counter supersonic interceptors and surface-to-air missiles. - Long range. - Ability to operate closely with American and Australian forces. By May 1966 the RNZAF had finished evaluating six candidate aircraft: - F-4C Phantom II - A-7A Corsair II - Mirage IIIO - F-5A Freedom Fighter - F-104G Starfighter - A-4E Skyhawk In August 1966 the RNZAF officially asked the government to purchase 16 F-4 Phantoms at a total cost of £19 million. Now remember AVM Morrison making it known he wanted the F-111? He would later go on to admit he never wanted the F-111 he had wanted the F-4 all along but given the cost of the F-4 he wanted to make it look more attractive (cost wise) by putting it next to the F-111. The minister of Defense then announced the final stage of the evaluation had been reached and a decision was a few weeks away. The purchase of the F-4 seemed to be all but done... BUT the Treasury department now intervened and recommended purchasing the F-5! The RNZAF High Command was furious! But ultimately powerless to halt the path to purchasing the A-4 Skyhwak that had just begun. Over the next year the RNZAF, Cabinet Defense Committee, Treasury, the Finance Minister and the Chief of Defense wrangled over purchasing the F-4 or an alternative (F-5 or A-4). Then at the end of 1967 the New Zealand Currency was devalued and a squadron of F-4 Phantoms was now instantly out of New Zealand’s price range. It was either 11 Phantoms or 16 Skyhawks. So the Skyhawk it was. So if the Treasury Department hadn't intervened in the procurement process towards the end of 1966 it seems entirely likely that New Zealand would have placed and order for the F-4 Phantom II at the end of that year! And so I give you the F-4D Phantom II in RNZAF Service 1969 to 2002. I chose the F-4D as when the order would have likely been placed in late 1966/ early 1967 the F-4D was the current USAF production model as the first of the F-4E models were only just being built as part of the USAF F-4D contract. The RNZAF F-4D models are built to the same standard as the last USAF F-4D coming off the production line in the late 60's. However like the A-4K in real life they are 'fitted for but not with' ECM/ RHAW equipment. This means the wiring, sensors and cockpit RHAW display are installed but the actual 'black box' control units are not. The reason for this (as in real life with the A-4K) was not an economy measure as most references state (including the Third Wire manual) but because the equipment was in such demand by US forces for use in Vietnam. So the aircraft were delivered without them but with the intention of fitting them at a latter date. However that day simply never came and this is possibly where the additional cost of purchasing/ installing them played a part in it not happening. The Kiwi F-4D Phantoms are capable of caring the full range of the USAF Phantom arsenal including first generation smart weapons. However only the Mk 82/83/84 series bombs and unguided rockets are used by the RNZAF. For the air-to-air role the SUU-23/A gunpod, AIM-7E and AIM-9E are chosen with the AIM-4 Falcons performance in Vietnam causing the RNZAF to steer well clear of it. Four separate Aircraft: F-4D Phantom II RNZAF - Initial aircraft delivered in 1969 fitted for but not with ECM/ RHAW equipment. F-4D Phantom II (72) RNZAF - By 1973 the redundant RHAW display has been removed from the cockpit as well as the empty IRST pod under the nose that was to house the RHAW gear. F-4D Phantom II (78) RNZAF - Second hand attrition aircraft from USAF stocks delivered in 1985 in preparation for the project Kahu upgrade of the fleet. F-4D Phantom II (88) Kahu RNZAF - In 1986 a comprehensive $140 million upgrade program is undertaken. Known as project 'Kahu' the heart of the upgrade is replacing the old AN/APG-109 radar with the modern AN/APG-66(NZ) multi-mode radar. The cockpit is modernized with glass displays, HOTAS and a Ferranti wide-angle HUD. Survivability in increased with the ALR-66 RWR and ALE-40 countermeasure dispensers. The MIL-STD 1553B databus and Litton Industries LN-93 inertial navigation system are also installed. The airframes and engines are completely stripped down and given a life extension with almost all of the aircraft wiring replaced. A smoke abatement system is added along with low voltage formation lights. The aircraft also receive armament upgrades including the capability to fire AIM-9L, AIM-7M, AGM-65B/G and GBU-10 Paveway II laser-guided bombs. The old F-4 Phantom external center drop tanks are also replaced by the F-15 600 gallon HPC tanks as on USAF Phantoms. By the end of 1991 all New Zealand and ex USAF Phantoms have been upgraded to the 'Kahu' standard. More sceen shots and the full 'what if' story here: http://combatace.com/topic/86994-f-4-phantom-ii-in-royal-new-zealand-air-force-service/ Requirments: you will need one of the SF2 games with the F-4D as well the Third Wire DLC A-4K Skyhawk for the decals. Bonus: Included in a separate folder is a RNZAF F-4D for use with the SF2V Air & Ground War Expansion Pack. This is the Kiwi F-4D fitted with the required ECM and stores for operations in the Vietnam War. Credits: - comrad - Sundowner - Dave - eburger68 - Malibu43 - ravenclaw_007 - Bunyap - Chaser617 Released under CombatAce Fair-Use terms. Enjoy! Dan (dtmdragon) Click here to download this file
  7. Version 1.0

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    F-4 Phantom II in Royal New Zealand Air Force service ('What If') Background (factual): In mid 1964 Operational Requirement No. 5/Air called for a tactical combat aircraft to replace the Canberra. Specifically a long range aircraft with the primary role of counter-air/interdiction and secondary roles of close air support and air defense. In June 1965 The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Morrison was quoted as wanting 18 F-111 aircraft for the RNZAF at a cost of £1.5 million per aircraft. The public and media supported the idea but the Chief of Defense Staff (who was a Naval Officer) and the acting Prime Minister publicly opposed the purchase. In August 1965 the Chiefs of Staff Committee rejected the idea of acquiring long-range interdiction aircraft and in September agreed that close air support should be the primary role of the new combat aircraft. In December came Air Staff Requirement No. 12 with the following requirements of the new combat aircraft: - Ability to provide effective air support to ground forces. - Highly reliable and robust - Self defense capability to evade or counter supersonic interceptors and surface-to-air missiles. - Long range. - Ability to operate closely with American and Australian forces. By May 1966 the RNZAF had finished evaluating six candidate aircraft: - F-4C Phantom II - A-7A Corsair II - Mirage IIIO - F-5A Freedom Fighter - F-104G Starfighter - A-4E Skyhawk In August 1966 the RNZAF officially asked the government to purchase 16 F-4 Phantoms at a total cost of £19 million. Now remember AVM Morrison making it known he wanted the F-111? He would later go on to admit he never wanted the F-111 he had wanted the F-4 all along but given the cost of the F-4 he wanted to make it look more attractive (cost wise) by putting it next to the F-111. The minister of Defense then announced the final stage of the evaluation had been reached and a decision was a few weeks away. The purchase of the F-4 seemed to be all but done... BUT the Treasury department now intervened and recommended purchasing the F-5! The RNZAF High Command was furious! But ultimately powerless to halt the path to purchasing the A-4 Skyhwak that had just begun. Over the next year the RNZAF, Cabinet Defense Committee, Treasury, the Finance Minister and the Chief of Defense wrangled over purchasing the F-4 or an alternative (F-5 or A-4). Then at the end of 1967 the New Zealand Currency was devalued and a squadron of F-4 Phantoms was now instantly out of New Zealand’s price range. It was either 11 Phantoms or 16 Skyhawks. So the Skyhawk it was. So if the Treasury Department hadn't intervened in the procurement process towards the end of 1966 it seems entirely likely that New Zealand would have placed and order for the F-4 Phantom II at the end of that year! And so I give you the F-4D Phantom II in RNZAF Service 1969 to 2002. I chose the F-4D as when the order would have likely been placed in late 1966/ early 1967 the F-4D was the current USAF production model as the first of the F-4E models were only just being built as part of the USAF F-4D contract. The RNZAF F-4D models are built to the same standard as the last USAF F-4D coming off the production line in the late 60's. However like the A-4K in real life they are 'fitted for but not with' ECM/ RHAW equipment. This means the wiring, sensors and cockpit RHAW display are installed but the actual 'black box' control units are not. The reason for this (as in real life with the A-4K) was not an economy measure as most references state (including the Third Wire manual) but because the equipment was in such demand by US forces for use in Vietnam. So the aircraft were delivered without them but with the intention of fitting them at a latter date. However that day simply never came and this is possibly where the additional cost of purchasing/ installing them played a part in it not happening. The Kiwi F-4D Phantoms are capable of caring the full range of the USAF Phantom arsenal including first generation smart weapons. However only the Mk 82/83/84 series bombs and unguided rockets are used by the RNZAF. For the air-to-air role the SUU-23/A gunpod, AIM-7E and AIM-9E are chosen with the AIM-4 Falcons performance in Vietnam causing the RNZAF to steer well clear of it. Four separate Aircraft: F-4D Phantom II RNZAF - Initial aircraft delivered in 1969 fitted for but not with ECM/ RHAW equipment. F-4D Phantom II (72) RNZAF - By 1973 the redundant RHAW display has been removed from the cockpit as well as the empty IRST pod under the nose that was to house the RHAW gear. F-4D Phantom II (78) RNZAF - Second hand attrition aircraft from USAF stocks delivered in 1985 in preparation for the project Kahu upgrade of the fleet. F-4D Phantom II (88) Kahu RNZAF - In 1986 a comprehensive $140 million upgrade program is undertaken. Known as project 'Kahu' the heart of the upgrade is replacing the old AN/APG-109 radar with the modern AN/APG-66(NZ) multi-mode radar. The cockpit is modernized with glass displays, HOTAS and a Ferranti wide-angle HUD. Survivability in increased with the ALR-66 RWR and ALE-40 countermeasure dispensers. The MIL-STD 1553B databus and Litton Industries LN-93 inertial navigation system are also installed. The airframes and engines are completely stripped down and given a life extension with almost all of the aircraft wiring replaced. A smoke abatement system is added along with low voltage formation lights. The aircraft also receive armament upgrades including the capability to fire AIM-9L, AIM-7M, AGM-65B/G and GBU-10 Paveway II laser-guided bombs. The old F-4 Phantom external center drop tanks are also replaced by the F-15 600 gallon HPC tanks as on USAF Phantoms. By the end of 1991 all New Zealand and ex USAF Phantoms have been upgraded to the 'Kahu' standard. More sceen shots and the full 'what if' story here: http://combatace.com/topic/86994-f-4-phantom-ii-in-royal-new-zealand-air-force-service/ Requirments: you will need one of the SF2 games with the F-4D as well the Third Wire DLC A-4K Skyhawk for the decals. Bonus: Included in a separate folder is a RNZAF F-4D for use with the SF2V Air & Ground War Expansion Pack. This is the Kiwi F-4D fitted with the required ECM and stores for operations in the Vietnam War. Credits: - comrad - Sundowner - Dave - eburger68 - Malibu43 - ravenclaw_007 - Bunyap - Chaser617 Released under CombatAce Fair-Use terms. Enjoy! Dan (dtmdragon)
  8. File Name: Raytheon T-6C Texan II for SF2 File Submitter: dtmdragon File Submitted: 04 November 2014 File Category: Other Raytheon T-6C Texan II for SF2 This is the T-6C Texan II as used by No 14 Squadron RNZAF for the SF2 series of games. The T-6C Texan II is an upgraded version of the T-6B with wing hard points, intelligence/ surveillance/ reconnaissance capabilities, a digital glass cockpit that includes a Head-Up Display, six multi-function displays, Hands On Throttle And Stick. I created this version of the T-6 by using Dels amazing AT-6B and removing the parts that differentiate the AT-6B from the T-6C. This works perfectly as the T-6C is the upgraded version of the T-6B, which is what the AT-6B is the armed version of. Instillation: Extract the files and place into your mods folder. Bonus Skins: Included in the 'Bonus' folder are two what-if Grey RNZAF skins for the T-6C and Dels AT-6B. Credits: - Dels - FastCargo - Dave Enjoy! Dan (dtmdragon) Click here to download this file
  9. Raytheon T-6C Texan II for SF2

    Version 1.0

    294 downloads

    Raytheon T-6C Texan II for SF2 This is the T-6C Texan II as used by No 14 Squadron RNZAF for the SF2 series of games. The T-6C Texan II is an upgraded version of the T-6B with wing hard points, intelligence/ surveillance/ reconnaissance capabilities, a digital glass cockpit that includes a Head-Up Display, six multi-function displays, Hands On Throttle And Stick. I created this version of the T-6 by using Dels amazing AT-6B and removing the parts that differentiate the AT-6B from the T-6C. This works perfectly as the T-6C is the upgraded version of the T-6B, which is what the AT-6B is the armed version of. Instillation: Extract the files and place into your mods folder. Bonus Skins: Included in the 'Bonus' folder are two what-if Grey RNZAF skins for the T-6C and Dels AT-6B. Credits: - Dels - FastCargo - Dave Enjoy! Dan (dtmdragon)
  10. File Name: SF2 WW2 PTO RNZAF P-40E/K/M/N Kittyhawk Pack File Submitter: dtmdragon File Submitted: 06 October 2014 File Category: P-40 SF2 WW2 PTO RNZAF P-40E/K/M/N Kittyhawk Pack A total of 301 P-40s were allocated to the RNZAF under Lend-Lease, for use in the Pacific Theater, although four of these were lost in transit. The aircraft equipped 14 Squadron, 15 Squadron, 16 Squadron, 17 Squadron, 18 Squadron, 19 Squadron and 20 Squadron. RNZAF P-40K/N/M squadrons were successful in air combat against the Japanese between 1943 and 1944 (RNZAF P-40E never saw combat). Their pilots claimed 100 aerial victories in P-40, whilst losing 20 aircraft in combat. Geoff Fisken, the highest scoring British Commonwealth ace in the Pacific, flew P-40s with 14 Squadron, although half of his victories were claimed with the Brewster Buffalo. The overwhelming majority of RNZAF P-40 victories were scored against Japanese fighters, mostly Zeroes. Other victories included Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers. The only confirmed twin engine claim, a Ki-21 "Sally" (misidentified as a G4M "Betty") fell to Fisken in July 1943 From late 1943 and 1944, RNZAF P-40s were increasingly used against ground targets, including the innovative use of naval depth charges as improvised high-capacity bombs. The last front line RNZAF P-40s were replaced by Vought F4U Corsairs in 1944. The ex combat P-40s joined the P-40E in New Zealand OCU Squadrons relegated to use as advanced pilot trainers. The name Kittyhawk was generally retained throughout the aircraft's' service with the RNZAF, even when the later models' official name was Warhawk. Included are 4 Royal New Zealand Air Force specific aircraft with a total of 11 skins. - P-40E Kittyhawk RNZAF - P-40K Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF - P-40M Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF - P-40N Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF INSTILATION: Drop files into your mods folders, override when prompted. NOTE: Has only been tested/used in a merged install of ALL SF2 titles Credits: - Raven - Wrench - TW Enjoy, Dan (dtmdragon) Click here to download this file
  11. Version 1.2

    176 downloads

    SF2 WW2 PTO RNZAF P-40E/K/M/N Kittyhawk Pack A total of 301 P-40s were allocated to the RNZAF under Lend-Lease, for use in the Pacific Theater, although four of these were lost in transit. The aircraft equipped 14 Squadron, 15 Squadron, 16 Squadron, 17 Squadron, 18 Squadron, 19 Squadron and 20 Squadron. RNZAF P-40K/N/M squadrons were successful in air combat against the Japanese between 1943 and 1944 (RNZAF P-40E never saw combat). Their pilots claimed 100 aerial victories in P-40, whilst losing 20 aircraft in combat. Geoff Fisken, the highest scoring British Commonwealth ace in the Pacific, flew P-40s with 14 Squadron, although half of his victories were claimed with the Brewster Buffalo. The overwhelming majority of RNZAF P-40 victories were scored against Japanese fighters, mostly Zeroes. Other victories included Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers. The only confirmed twin engine claim, a Ki-21 "Sally" (misidentified as a G4M "Betty") fell to Fisken in July 1943 From late 1943 and 1944, RNZAF P-40s were increasingly used against ground targets, including the innovative use of naval depth charges as improvised high-capacity bombs. The last front line RNZAF P-40s were replaced by Vought F4U Corsairs in 1944. The ex combat P-40s joined the P-40E in New Zealand OCU Squadrons relegated to use as advanced pilot trainers. The name Kittyhawk was generally retained throughout the aircraft's' service with the RNZAF, even when the later models' official name was Warhawk. Included are 4 Royal New Zealand Air Force specific aircraft with a total of 11 skins. - P-40E Kittyhawk RNZAF - P-40K Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF - P-40M Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF - P-40N Kittyhawk (Warhawk) RNZAF INSTILATION: Drop files into your mods folders, override when prompted. NOTE: Has only been tested/used in a merged install of ALL SF2 titles Credits: - Raven - Wrench - TW Enjoy, Dan (dtmdragon)
  12. File Name: New Zealand F-16C/D Block 52+ Fictional Order File Submitter: dtmdragon File Submitted: 27 March 2014 File Category: What If Hangar What If, Royal New Zealand Air Force F-16C/D Block 52 Plus. - No. 75 Squadron, RNZAF Base Ohakea 2014 - 148th Fighter Squadron Arizona ANG 162d Fighter Wing, Tucson ANG Base 2012 You will need the The F-16C Block 50/52 by The Viper Team for the sounds and effects etc http://combatace.com/topic/72842-f-16c-block-5052-by-the-viper-team/ Instillation: As usual simply drop into your mods folder and allow it to override when prompted. Dec 17/2013: Final Delivery. The Royal New Zealand Air force (RNZAF) celebrates the arrival of its first Lockheed Martin F-16C/D aircraft. The first Block 52+ F-16s to be based in New Zealand were received by Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand and Commander-in-Chief of the New Zealand Defense Force. March 4/2012: First Delivery. Lockheed Martin holds a ceremony at its Fort Worth, TX facility to deliver the first F-16 aircraft to the RNZAF. This F-16D was accepted by the U.S. government (as the agent for New Zealand in the FMS process) on Feb 19/12, three month ahead of schedule. The first single-seat F-16C version will fly in March 2012, and be accepted in April 2012. These 2 aircraft and all subsequent deliveries will head to Tucson ANG Base on attachment to the ANG 148th FS for up to two years to train the initial squadron of RNZAF pilots. Jan 2010: F-16 order. The New Zealand Minister of Defence signs an agreement with the U.S. government to purchase 24 Advanced Block 52 F-16s in the ‘Peace Star’ Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The agreement includes 16 single-seat F-16Cs and 8 two-seat F-16Ds, associated equipment and services, weapons, initial pilot and aircraft technician training. The RNZAF also announced the re-activation of No. 75 Squadron in anticipation of the order. Aug 2009: The US DSCA announces New Zealand’s formal request for 24 F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $2.7 billion. Funds will be provided under the Foreign Military Financing Program with repayments spread over 10 years. The proposed sale includes: 24 F-16C/D Block 52 Plus aircraft with F100-PW-229 Engines, and APG-68v9 radars; 24 Conformal Fuel Tanks (pairs); 30 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing Systems (CMDS); 30 AN/ALR-93 Radar Warning Receivers (RWR); 28 AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites (AIDEWS); 26 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems; 16 AN/AAQ-33 Sniper ATP; 5 TERMA Modular Reconnaissance Pod (MRP) 24 AN/ARC-238 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) radios with HAVE QUICK I/II; 24 Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT); 24 Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Embedded GPS/ Inertial Navigation Systems (INS); 24 AN/APX-113 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Systems; 30 AN/AVS-9 night vision goggles. ENJJPT (Advanced flight training and F-16 operational conversion) for up to 50 initial RNZAF F-16C/D pilots; 30 AIM-120-C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to Air Missiles (AMRAAM); 60 AIM-9X SIDEWINDER Missiles; 20 AGM-88C HARM Missiles; 50 AGM-65G MAVERICK Missiles; 50 AGM-119A Mk III Penguin ASM Missiles; 30 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) 2,000 lb bombs; 30 GBU-10, PAVEWAY II 2,000 lb. bombs; 60 Enhanced GBU-12 PAVEWAY II bombs, with dual-mode GPS/laser guidance; 8 AGM-65G Maverick training missiles; 16 Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pods; Note on loadouts: Attack/ CAS loadouts are set for engaging large amounts of armour. However you can select a GBU-49 CAS loadout with the mission editor, along with a few other unique loadout options. Credits: The Viper Team for their stunning viper packs Ravenclaw_007 for his new weapon packs Enjoy, Dan. Click here to download this file
  13. Version 1.0

    183 downloads

    What If, Royal New Zealand Air Force F-16C/D Block 52 Plus. - No. 75 Squadron, RNZAF Base Ohakea 2014 - 148th Fighter Squadron Arizona ANG 162d Fighter Wing, Tucson ANG Base 2012 You will need the The F-16C Block 50/52 by The Viper Team for the sounds and effects etc http://combatace.com/topic/72842-f-16c-block-5052-by-the-viper-team/ Instillation: As usual simply drop into your mods folder and allow it to override when prompted. Dec 17/2013: Final Delivery. The Royal New Zealand Air force (RNZAF) celebrates the arrival of its first Lockheed Martin F-16C/D aircraft. The first Block 52+ F-16s to be based in New Zealand were received by Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand and Commander-in-Chief of the New Zealand Defense Force. March 4/2012: First Delivery. Lockheed Martin holds a ceremony at its Fort Worth, TX facility to deliver the first F-16 aircraft to the RNZAF. This F-16D was accepted by the U.S. government (as the agent for New Zealand in the FMS process) on Feb 19/12, three month ahead of schedule. The first single-seat F-16C version will fly in March 2012, and be accepted in April 2012. These 2 aircraft and all subsequent deliveries will head to Tucson ANG Base on attachment to the ANG 148th FS for up to two years to train the initial squadron of RNZAF pilots. Jan 2010: F-16 order. The New Zealand Minister of Defence signs an agreement with the U.S. government to purchase 24 Advanced Block 52 F-16s in the ‘Peace Star’ Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The agreement includes 16 single-seat F-16Cs and 8 two-seat F-16Ds, associated equipment and services, weapons, initial pilot and aircraft technician training. The RNZAF also announced the re-activation of No. 75 Squadron in anticipation of the order. Aug 2009: The US DSCA announces New Zealand’s formal request for 24 F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $2.7 billion. Funds will be provided under the Foreign Military Financing Program with repayments spread over 10 years. The proposed sale includes: 24 F-16C/D Block 52 Plus aircraft with F100-PW-229 Engines, and APG-68v9 radars; 24 Conformal Fuel Tanks (pairs); 30 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing Systems (CMDS); 30 AN/ALR-93 Radar Warning Receivers (RWR); 28 AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites (AIDEWS); 26 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems; 16 AN/AAQ-33 Sniper ATP; 5 TERMA Modular Reconnaissance Pod (MRP) 24 AN/ARC-238 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) radios with HAVE QUICK I/II; 24 Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT); 24 Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Embedded GPS/ Inertial Navigation Systems (INS); 24 AN/APX-113 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Systems; 30 AN/AVS-9 night vision goggles. ENJJPT (Advanced flight training and F-16 operational conversion) for up to 50 initial RNZAF F-16C/D pilots; 30 AIM-120-C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to Air Missiles (AMRAAM); 60 AIM-9X SIDEWINDER Missiles; 20 AGM-88C HARM Missiles; 50 AGM-65G MAVERICK Missiles; 50 AGM-119A Mk III Penguin ASM Missiles; 30 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) 2,000 lb bombs; 30 GBU-10, PAVEWAY II 2,000 lb. bombs; 60 Enhanced GBU-12 PAVEWAY II bombs, with dual-mode GPS/laser guidance; 8 AGM-65G Maverick training missiles; 16 Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pods; Note on loadouts: Attack/ CAS loadouts are set for engaging large amounts of armour. However you can select a GBU-49 CAS loadout with the mission editor, along with a few other unique loadout options. Credits: The Viper Team for their stunning viper packs Ravenclaw_007 for his new weapon packs Enjoy, Dan.
  14. File Name: Fictional ‘What if’ Royal New Zealand Air Force A-7 Corsair II Skins File Submitter: dtmdragon File Submitted: 19 March 2014 File Category: What If Skins Fictional ‘What if’ Royal New Zealand Air Force A-7 Corsair II Skins As requested in MAKO69’s topic (http://combatace.com/topic/82082-a-lot-of-what-if-ideas-for-the-moders/?do=findComment&comment=658905) here are my RNZAF A-7 re-skins. Fact: When the New Zealand Government selected the A-4K Skyhawk for the RNZAF in the late 60’s/ early 70’s the A-7 Corsair II was on the Air Force’s short list along with the F-4 and F-111. A modernised version of the A-7 was again considered in the late 80’s as an alternative to upgrading the RNZAF Skyhawks. You will need the stock Third Wire A-7D and A-7E_74 as well as the Mirage Factory A-7D_84 and A-7K_MF Instillation: As usual simply drop into your mods folder and allow it to override when prompted, none of the aircraft files will be changed just the skins added. Credits: Third Wire and Team Mirage Factory Enjoy, Dan. Click here to download this file
  15. Version 1.0

    39 downloads

    Fictional ‘What if’ Royal New Zealand Air Force A-7 Corsair II Skins As requested in MAKO69’s topic (http://combatace.com/topic/82082-a-lot-of-what-if-ideas-for-the-moders/?do=findComment&comment=658905) here are my RNZAF A-7 re-skins. Fact: When the New Zealand Government selected the A-4K Skyhawk for the RNZAF in the late 60’s/ early 70’s the A-7 Corsair II was on the Air Force’s short list along with the F-4 and F-111. A modernised version of the A-7 was again considered in the late 80’s as an alternative to upgrading the RNZAF Skyhawks. You will need the stock Third Wire A-7D and A-7E_74 as well as the Mirage Factory A-7D_84 and A-7K_MF Instillation: As usual simply drop into your mods folder and allow it to override when prompted, none of the aircraft files will be changed just the skins added. Credits: Third Wire and Team Mirage Factory Enjoy, Dan.
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