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Author Topic: P-40F/L (Packard Merlin V-1650-1) & P-40N V3 FINAL + HOTFIX  (Read 58908 times)

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Karaya

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P-40F/L (Packard Merlin V-1650-1) & P-40N V3 FINAL + HOTFIX
« on: December 08, 2009, 03:57:41 AM »



Hello guys,

So here they are, as promised, the P-40F and L models made by Anto and me. They feature an all new flight model, altered external visual model as well as new loadouts.

Anto was as nice as to remove the upper nose air scoop that was missing on these Merlin powered variants and differentiated them from the other Allison powered P-40s.

V3 final is based upon Beowolff/Checkyersix/Birdman's work and incorporates all present 3D fixes available into one pack - they cannot be found in this form as a standalone mod anywhere. As such it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY that you disable/remove any previous version of the "New wings" mod and such before installation of these new aircraft. Do not worry, all present fixes have been incorporated into this release!

It is advised to download the latest SAS buttons file which has just recently been updated with the new flight models:

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,97.0.html

About the aircraft:
It features a licence built Merlin XX engine (single stage, two speed, built by Packard as V-1650-1) giving it superior performance to the E above 5500m with an absolute topspeed of 585km/h at 6100m. However it is slightly heavier and thus less maneuvrable, it is also slightly slower from 0 - all the way up to 5500m, climbrate is comparable.

v3 Improvements:

- Improved Flight Models for all 3 types

- Minor loadout changes

- Seperate 3D slots for the F & L models including removed outer gun barrels on the L (thanks Birdman!)

- Some LOD improvements (values based on Beowolff/Checkyersix/Birdman's work)

Download:

MediaFire

Game Front

HOTFIX:

Fixes the non-availability of the 2x250lbs bombs loadout on the P-40N

MediaFire

Game Front

Just unpack and place the P-40FLN folder in the same place, overwrite files when asked to!

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Installation instructions for the new slot P-40F, L & N

1) Put the P-40FLN folder into your MODS folder


2) Add to your air.ini:


P-40F             air.P_40F 1                           NOINFO  usa01 DESERT
P-40L             air.P_40L 1                           NOINFO  usa01 DESERT
P-40N             air.P_40N 1                           NOINFO  usa01 DESERT


3) Add to your plane_ru.properties:


P-40F                P-40F, 1942
P-40L                P-40L, 1942
P-40N                P-40N, 1943


4) Add to your weapons_ru.properties:


#####################################################################
# P-40F
#####################################################################
P-40F.default                           Default
P-40F.2x250lb                           2x250lb. Bombs
P-40F.500lb                             1x500lb. Bomb
P-40F.1000lb                            1x1000lb. Bomb
P-40F.droptank                          1x75 gal. Droptank
P-40F.none                              Empty

#####################################################################
# P-40L
#####################################################################
P-40L.default                           Default
P-40L.2x250lb                           2x250lb. Bombs
P-40L.500lb                             1x500lb. Bomb
P-40L.1000lb                            1x1000lb. Bomb
P-40L.droptank                          1x75 gal. Droptank
P-40L.none                              Empty

#####################################################################
# P-40N
#####################################################################
P-40N.default                           Default
P-40N.2x250lb                           2x250lb. Bombs
P-40N.500lb                             1x500lb. Bomb
P-40N.1000lb                            1x1000lb. Bomb
P-40N.droptank                          1x75 gal. Droptank
P-40N.light            Lightened (4x.50Cal)
P-40N.light-2x250lb         2x250lb. Bombs (4x.50Cal)
P-40N.light-500lb         1x500lb. Bomb (4x.50Cal)
P-40N.light-1000lb         1x1000lb. Bomb (4x.50Cal)
P-40N.light-droptank         1x75 gal. Droptank (4x.50Cal)
P-40N.none                              Empty

Credits:

Anto for kindly providing me with the correct nose shape for both the F and L version (without the upper nose air scoop)
Beowolff & Checkyersix for their awesome New Wings mod that really improves the wonky stock models
Birdman for his work on further improving the 3D models of the P-40 series as well as his advice
Hades for providing tutorials for all the Java editing related stuff
Cirx and the fellow members at SAS for helping me out when I ran into problems
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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 04:06:06 AM »

Good stuff! Thanx for this.  :)

Giving her a spin tonight
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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 04:32:59 AM »

Thanks!

I just wanted to clarify that, under the picture it is the early variants of subtype.
That is in line plane_ru.properties should be the following:
P-40F                   P-40F-1, Aug 1942
P-40L                   P-40L-5, 1943

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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 05:06:58 AM »

are fine, just the wing and the fuselage is a big hole
I think Sani fixed this in the Kittihawk.

Thanks Karaya, a missing planes
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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 05:51:04 AM »

Thank You Karaya.
Never enough of beauty P 40's!
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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 07:37:34 AM »

Great stuff man, good to see them finally alive!
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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 09:23:21 AM »

Thank you Karaya! I've been waiting long for the P-40 F!
Seems like the desert war is in a revoltion. New Italians with the 4.09, new P-38s and now new P-40s!
Awesome!
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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2009, 09:30:27 AM »

I wanted to ask work with the latest version of SAS Button true?
Here if so, I had a Crasch to 60%, and use the latest version of SAS button.
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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009, 10:13:52 AM »

I would like to also add my thanks to you for bringing this AC to us.
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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2009, 10:16:34 AM »

Got it
Thank you very much!
 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2009, 02:21:20 PM »

Wow, the second SASprise this week, first the beautiful overhauled Ki-84's and now two new P-40's. I'm sure that the 'bugs' will be ironed out. So far nobody has bettered Bee's corrected visual P-40 model and I - and I thinks many of us - would like to see the whole P-40 serie re-done. Specialy when one sees the great results here on this site. Mr. Bormann should be grateful instead of complaining.
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Re: P-40F & L with licence built Packard Merlin V-1650-1
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2009, 03:49:29 PM »

Outstanding! Big fan of the desert conflict and P40F was a major player in North Africa. Looking forward to flying this tonight.
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