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Now 4.12 - Mosquito NF pack - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:30:13 AM »

Microwave Mossies
DH Mosquito NF Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX pack...version 3.1
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Updated 10 Dec 2014: VERSION 3.1 FOR Il-2 v4.12

What's new:
- Now fully compatible with Il-2 v4.12
- Bullnose variants provided with AI Mk.8 and AI Mk.10 cockpits each (no more file shuffling)

NOTE: If you already have an earlier version of this pack, the .ini and .properties entries have
changed and need to be adjusted!

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Features:

- New 3d models, both thimble nose and bull/universal nose
- Cockpits with AI Mk.VIII and AI Mk.X radars
- New flightmodels with Merlin 23s, Merlin 25s and NO2 boosted Merlin 23s
- Extended loadouts
- New skinning-friendly nose UVWs
- Revised default skins






VARIANTS

Two 3d models, two cockpits, three flightmodels, and different loadouts in this pack simulate the Mosquito Nightfighter
Mk.XII, XIII, late production XIII, XVII and XIX.

These five nightfighter models were close relatives, and differences between some were minimal. Therefore, in order to save
slots and ini entries, whenever the only major difference was whether or not external wing hardpoints were available, variants
were merged together and can be selected indirectly by choosing different loadout options.

Slot/variantNoseCockpitFlightmodelLoadout
 
NF Mk.XII/XIIThimbleAI Mk.VIII        Merlin 23+NO2        4x20mm no tracers (Mk.XII, Mk.XIII)
+ droptanks or 2x 250lbs bombs (Mk.XIII)
NF Mk.XIII(late)/XVII        Universal        AI Mk.XMerlin 234x20mm no tracers (Mk.XIII, Mk.XVII)
+ droptanks or 2x 250lbs bombs (Mk.XIII)
NF Mk.XIXUniversalAI Mk.XMerlin 254x20mm no tracers
+ droptanks or 2x 250lbs bombs

In detail:

NF Mk.XII
The first Mosquito variant carrying microwave radar. Rebuilt from NF.II, thus not fitted with the FB.VI 'standard wing', and
not able to carry external loads. AI Mk.VIII radar installed in a conic 'thimble nose' radome. Merlin 21 or Merlin 23 engines.

NF Mk.XIII
Idnetical with NF.XII but since these were new production models instead of rebuilds, they were fitted with the 'standard wing'
and could carry two 100 gallon fuel tanks or two 250lbs bombs as external loads.

NF Mk.XVII
Rebuilt from NF.II. Introduced the larger bull/universal nose radome which could house either an AI Mk.VIII or the larger AI Mk.X radar.
Again, since these were rebuilds they lacked the 'standard wing' and thus the ability to carry external loads.   

NF Mk.XIII late production
As the AI Mk.X radar and universal nose became available, these innovations were added to the last batch of NF.XIIIs. Practically an
NF.XVII with fighter-bomber wings.

NF Mk.XIX
NF.XIII follow-on, Merlin 21/23 engines replaced by Merlin 25s. 'Standard wing', universal nose, either AI Mk.VIII orr AI Mk.X fitted.



FLIGHTMODELS


The new flightmodels are based on the aerodynamic improvements from the DBW Mosquito B.XVI FM, which was combined with appropriate
engines (Merlin 23 and Merlin 25) and updated to reflect nightfighter variant weights, speeds and climbrates.

There was a small number of NF.XIIIs which had their Merlin 21/23 engines upgraded by adding a nitric oxide boost system. This is modelled
in the Merlin 23+NO2 flightmodel! The system leads to a significant - if not dramatic - increase in performance, especially above 12000ft,
but NO2 supply is limited and should give about 6 minutes of boost power.

Please be aware that these FMs are far from perfect. I tried to mimic real Mosquito NF performance as closely as possible, but took a
conservative approach when changing values. Maybe someone with a better knowledge of flightmodels has the will and time to finetune these
further.



3D & COCKPITS


The external 3d model is taken from SAS~GJE52's NF Mk.II, except for the nose sections, which were
modelled from scratch for this mod package. This if for both the thimble and the universal nose.
Both nose models have proper UVW mapping coordinates to make them more skinning friendly.

There are two cockpit models, one with an AI Mk.VIII, and the other one with an AI Mk.X radar set. The cockpits are modifications of the stock
FB Mk.VI cockpit. By default, universal nose variants have the AI Mk.X cockpit, but since both units could be fitted in the these aircraft,
alternative classfiles are provided with the download to switch to an AI Mk.VIII cockpit.
since v3.1: Thimble nose variants come with the AI Mk.8 cockpit.
Universal (bull) nose variants could historically have either of the two radar sets installed, and therefore there are 2 versions each of the Mk.XIII(late),
Mk.XVII and Mk.XIX available, one with an AI Mk.VIII cockpit, and one with an AI Mk.X cockipt. If you don't want to install that many Mossies, well just
pick what you like and strip the rest from your air.ini and .properties files.

Viewpoints have been altered and optimized for
nightfighting/instrument flight and take-off/landing/ground movement. Note that the reticle is scaled down to ~75%.

The radar in the cockpit is only eye candy. These planes are intended for use with
Airborne Inercept Radar Pack for Command&Control Mod v2 - http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,26404.0.html
Command&Control Mod v3.0xx - http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,26654.0.html



LOADOUTS

Loadouts now include Doc Holiday's new intruder armament options from his NF30. Bombracks are only attached to the wings if bombs are carried.
Otherwise the wings stay clean. Note that tracer ammunition has been completely removed from the loadout options.



CREDITS & THANKS

SAS~GJE52 for his Mosquito NF.II, which serves as a base for this mod
Doc Holiday for the intruder loadouts
VP Media for allowing his B.XVI to be modified as a NF skin
SAS~Epervier for bugfixes and 4.09 support
Thunda and Red13 for research and sharing their Mosquito knowledge
sputnikshock for 3D, cockpits, classfile and FM modifications and bugs.

and of course 1C for the stock game, plane, and pits
And last but not least (no way!) SAS for being the fantastic modding resource it is!

Special thanks goes to Doc Holiday. Without his amazing Mosquito NF.30 this project would not have started in the first place.


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INSTALLATION

First REMOVE(!) any previous Mosquito NF Mk.XVII/XIX installation from either your mods, #SAS or #DBW folder (depending on where you want
to install this pack) and also remove any *_ru.properties and *.ini entries you made for it.

Unzip the Microwave Mossie pack and place the three folders (MosquitoNFMkXII-XIII, MosquitoNFMkXVII, MosquitoNFMkXIX) in your mods, #SAS or
#DBW folder, depending on your install.

Add these lines to your air.ini:

Code: [Select]
MosquitoNFMkXII    air.MOSQUITONF12 1              NOINFO  gb01  SUMMER
MosquitoNFMkXVIIAI8  air.MOSQUITONF17AI8 1           NOINFO  gb01  SUMMER
MosquitoNFMkXVII  air.MOSQUITONF17 1              NOINFO  gb01  SUMMER
MosquitoNFMkXIXAI8  air.MOSQUITONF19AI8 1           NOINFO  gb01  SUMMER
MosquitoNFMkXIX    air.MOSQUITONF19 1              NOINFO  gb01  SUMMER


It is recommended to also add these lines to your weapons.properties:

Code: [Select]
#####################################################################
# DH.98 Mosquito NF.XII/XIII
#####################################################################
MosquitoNFMkXII.default                  Default
MosquitoNFMkXII.Droptanks                Droptanks (Mk.XIII)
MosquitoNFMkXII.Intruder                 Intruder (Mk.XIII)
MosquitoNFMkXII.none                     Empty

#####################################################################
# DH.98 Mosquito NF.XIII/XVII(AI.8)
#####################################################################
MosquitoNFMkXVII.default                 Default
MosquitoNFMkXVII.Droptanks               Droptanks (Mk.XIII)
MosquitoNFMkXVII.Intruder                Intruder (Mk.XIII)
MosquitoNFMkXVII.none                    Empty

#####################################################################
# DH.98 Mosquito NF.XIII/XVII(AI.10)
#####################################################################
MosquitoNFMkXVII.default                 Default
MosquitoNFMkXVII.Droptanks               Droptanks (Mk.XIII)
MosquitoNFMkXVII.Intruder                Intruder (Mk.XIII)
MosquitoNFMkXVII.none                    Empty

#####################################################################
# DH.98 Mosquito NF.XIX(AI.8)
#####################################################################
MosquitoNFMkXIX.default                  Default
MosquitoNFMkXIX.Droptanks                Droptanks
MosquitoNFMkXIX.Intruder                 Intruder
MosquitoNFMkXIX.none                     Empty

#####################################################################
# DH.98 Mosquito NF.XIX(AI.10)
#####################################################################
MosquitoNFMkXIX.default                  Default
MosquitoNFMkXIX.Droptanks                Droptanks
MosquitoNFMkXIX.Intruder                 Intruder
MosquitoNFMkXIX.none                     Empty


And finally these lines go to your plane.properties:

Code: [Select]
MosquitoNFMkXII      Mosquito NF.XII/XIII, 1943
MosquitoNFMkXVIIAI8  Mosquito NF.XIII/XVII(AI.8), 1944
MosquitoNFMkXVII     Mosquito NF.XIII/XVII(AI.10), 1944
MosquitoNFMkXIXAI8   Mosquito NF.XIX(AI.8), 1944
MosquitoNFMkXIX      Mosquito NF.XIX(AI.10), 1944


Note: If you do not want to install all three planes for whatever reason, you can delete the MosquitoNFMkXII-XIII and/or MosquitoNFMkXVII
folders and skip their respective ini and properties entries. You CANNOT however delete MosquitoNFMkXIX, as this contains the base mod!
Anyway, it is recommended to keep all three folders, even if you decide to put only one or two aircraft in your air.ini.



CUSTOMIZATION
Warning! This is for advanced users only!

First, make sure you have all three aircraft folders of this pack in your install.

You can convert the Mk.XIII(late)/Mk.XVII and/or Mk.XIX cockpits to show a AI Mk.VIII installation.
In the two plane folders you will find files named --AImkVIII--SOMEAPLHANUMERICCRAP. First, look for the classfile with the corresponding
SOMEALPHANUMERICCRAP name in the same folder. Then deactivate this file by renaming it to -SOMEALPHANUMERICCRAP. Then, rename
--AImkVIII--SOMEAPLHANUMERICCRAP to SOMEAPLHANUMERICCRAP. Done.

You can also switch from the standard Merlin 23 FM to the NO2 boosted FM in the Mk.XIII(late)/XVII.
Workflow is as with cockpit switching, just the replacement files are named --NO2--SOMEAPLHANUMERICCRAP and --AImkVIII+NO2--SOMEAPLHANUMERICCRAP.
As you can see, this is again possible for both cockpits.

Pay close attention when renaming these files! You can end up with a big mess in no time...




DOWNLOAD v3.1 for Il-2 4.12

http://www.mediafire.com/download/z1v08ybg0d1et5g/MircowaveMossies_v3.1_NF_XII_XIII_XVII_XIX.7z



DOWNLOAD OUTDATED v3.0 for Il-2 v4.10

If you go for this, please re-read the readme:
http://www.mediafire.com/?9n17t171j4s2poq
REQUIRES DiffFM OR DBW.
Tested with DBW 1.6 and SAS Modact 3.06. Not compatible with 4.09.



DOWNLOAD OUTDATED v3.0, adapted for Il-2 v4.09 by SAS~Epervier

If you go for this, please read the readme:
http://www.mediafire.com/?2y3shuyva5h2paz
REQUIRES DiffFM_409.



Happy nightflying
sputnikshock


Very nice & detailed historical info, here: http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,23636.0.html
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Re: Mosquito NF pack - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX + cockpits + FMs
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 10:38:52 AM »

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Re: Mosquito NF pack released - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX + cockpits + FMs
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 11:03:20 AM »

Oh my god, my poor Ju88C-6 ;)

Thanks
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Re: Mosquito NF pack released - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX + cockpits + FMs
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 11:15:22 AM »

Great Work Sputnik  !!!

Now the british night-owls are complete !  ;D


BTW: Can I jave Your nose please ? She is so much more pretty then my nose  !   ;)


Cheers


Doc
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Re: Mosquito NF pack released - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX + cockpits + FMs
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 11:18:26 AM »

@doc: Thanks! Just sent you PM with details on how to migrate the new bullnose to your NF30. ;)
          Do we have the intruder FB Mk.VI with ASH/AI Mk.XV? But apart from that, the NF Mossies are indeed complete now I think.
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Re: Mosquito NF pack released - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX + cockpits + FMs
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 12:25:37 PM »

Brilliant. Thank you!
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Re: Mosquito NF pack released - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX + cockpits + FMs
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 01:29:45 PM »

Fantastic effort, Sputnik - many thanks indeed. The NO2 boosted mossie, in particular, is gratefully received.. ;)
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Re: Mosquito NF pack released - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX + cockpits + FMs
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 04:10:29 PM »

Bravo, Sputnikshock- absolutely wonderful. Have enjoyed every minute of the research and development of this truly epic mod.
Special thanks for including my personal favourite, the thimble nosed MkXII ;D ;)
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Re: Mosquito NF pack released - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX + cockpits + FMs
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 05:03:10 PM »

These are awesome beauties!! Many thanks for this!!
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Re: Mosquito NF pack released - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX + cockpits + FMs
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 07:02:10 PM »

Wow, great work!
Too bad no Luftwaffe lovin goin on... :(
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Re: Mosquito NF pack released - Mk.XII/XIII/XVII/XIX + cockpits + FMs
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 01:57:32 AM »

Thanks everyone.  :)

@Thunda & Red13: Be careful with NO2. It is a good boost in the lower altitude range, but around 15000ft, fasten your seatbelts, as it will kick...er...propellers!  ;D 

@CWMV: There will be an update to an unspecified Luftwaffe high-performance nightfighter in the not too far future I think (no question's answered relating to this) and I always said we need a Ju 88 G model. Since noone seems to be working on one, well, who knows now that I'm done with the Mossies...
Seriously, a Ju 88 G-6 is on my long-term to do list.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 02:05:59 AM »

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