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Dreamk

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Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« on: April 05, 2012, 07:08:56 AM »

The first aircraft of "La Glorosia" Pack - The Dewoitine 372








This mod is for 4.10 and has been tested on SAS modact and DBW 1.7

This package is freeware.
This software may be freely used, copied and distributed with the following restrictions:
1) Include the present post as a "Readme"
2) DO NOT place these files anywhere that requires a fee for downloading.
3) DO NOT place any of these files in any commercial package or any CD collection without the authors consent.

Original 3d Model: Michael Feilden
3dModel re-work, Java Files, FM: Dreamk
Skins and template: Agracier
Flight Testing: Real Darko

Theses files should not cause any problems with your computer, but we accept no responsibility if you think it does.

Thanks to Oleg Maddox and Qtim for creating Il2 and opening the gates to Mod creation, to Kumpel for his matrix tool, and thanks to SAS for enabling modders to share their knowledge on Il2 modding.
               
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Dowload links

D372.rar
http://www.mediafire.com/?m4cgmucwhycyhb0
or
http://ifolder.ru/29751282

air ini:
D372      air.D372     NOINFO   i01  SUMMER
D371      air.D371     NOINFO   i01  SUMMER

plane_ru.properties:
D371    Dewoitine D.371, 1936
D372    Dewoitine D.372, 1936

weapons_ru.properties:
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# D371
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D371.2xVickers                        2 Vickers MkIII 7.7mm
D371.2xVickers+2xPV1           2 Vickers MkIII 7.7mm & 2 PV1 7.62mm
D371.2xOerlikon                       2 20mm Oerlikon
D371.none                                Empty

#####################################################################
# D372
#####################################################################
D372.2xVickers                        2 Vickers MkIII 7.7mm
D372.2xVickers+2xPV1           2 Vickers MkIII 7.7mm & 2 PV1 7.62mm
D372.2xOerlikon                       2 20mm Oerlikon
D372.none                                Empty

On the QMB viewer, these aircraft will always display 4 MGs, but in the game the armamanet will be correctly displayed as selected: 2 Vickers, 2Vickers+2PV1, 2x20mmOerlikon
The Oerlikon has an important recoil - for the fun, try to fire it when on ground and looking for outside, from above - you'll see this plane move rearwards under the effect of the recoil!

The D372 had no wheel brakes while the D372 had them. In Spain, after various incidents and in view of teh dubious efficiency of these brakes (Krusai succeeded to take off once without being aware that wheel brakes were present and "on" - on the other hand when he tried to land he made as could be expected a perfect "nose down pylon" due to these brakes being still "on")

These plane take off and fly smoothly - they are very nimble fighters as all Dewoitine creations.
For the period they were rather fast and good climbers - as a matter of fact their performances were slightly superior to the ones of the Fiat Cr32 - but employed disastroulsy with bad tactics, although their pilots were very good and therefore they didn't suffer in Spain from problems with the Gnome-Rhone K14 engine (not respecting strict procedures caused huge lubrification problems on this engine - this was the case for instance with the Loire 46, same engine but different pilots who successfully "killed" the engines)

It took me some research to understand that there were very obvious reasons behind these armament variations - It appears thatthat the the original C1 program for which this plane and the Loire 46 were developped, included the capacity for wing 20mm guns - I found a photo of such armed D371 prototype - the 20mm idea was discarded not because of its failure but because the French decided that the ideal fighter was a light, cheap, mixed construction, nimble (and therefore lightly armed fighter - they tried after that to correct that with their Hispano moteur-cannon, so secret that when he came to real war challenge, first in China then in France, it was a dramatic failure) - so much for the specialists of the GCE who said that this plane wings could not support the fire of a 20mm gun...These guns look BTW rather strange as they are mostly external to the wing.

The reason behind the Vickers/PV1 is also quite simple to understand....after discovering the internal drawing of the gun arrangements on the D371 - There were no cowling guns at any stage, at the opposite of what is often written, but emplacements for 2 MAC machine guns in each wing - the problem was that the ammo compartment was designed for either the cylinder magazine of the Hispano 20mm or for the ammunition bands of the MAC. The Spanish had problems of maintainance and supply with the MAC and asked the planes to be delievred without them so they could fit them with the ubiqutous Vickers - the problem was that the Vickers too had a cylindrical magazine and only one such magazine could fit the ammo compartment of each wing - thus 2 Vickers only - When the PV1 became available, their ammo could fit the compartment of other MAC and therefore the logical arrangement became 1 Vickers and 1 PV1 in each wing. As for bomb color paints, there is always a very practical and prosaic reason behind technical things that happen in war.

3DFix #1 6/4/12
To avoid the strange reorientation phenomenon of the fuselage mesh happenning when hit hard, just edit in the hier him (and in the hier1.him) the following line in the entries [CF_D1] and [CF_D2]:
Attaching 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
replacing it by the line:
Attaching 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
(DON'T change it in [CF_D0] only [CF_D1] and [CF_D2])

To correct the Dead pilot sinking too low in the cabin with his feet appeariing beyond the fuselage, edit in the hier him (and in the hier1.him) the following line in the entry [Pilot1_D1] :
Attaching 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 -0.3
replacing it by the line
Attaching 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.3 0

I'll upload later corrected hier.him files
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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 07:11:19 AM »

Great! Thank you very much :)
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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 07:15:20 AM »

Thank you...
Je crois que je vais avoir du travail !  ;)
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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 07:16:14 AM »


realmente un logro 'glorioso', compaƱeros !!! ;D

Thank you very much for this !!!  :)
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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 07:20:16 AM »

Je ne vois pas les 2 fichiers readme dont tu parles...
I do not see the two readme files which you speak...
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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 07:26:33 AM »

Je ne vois pas les 2 fichiers readme dont tu parles...
I do not see the two readme files which you speak...
My mistake - read instead
"1) Include the present post as a "Readme""

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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 08:03:04 AM »

nice super nice very nice
 +11111  ;D :)
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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 08:33:00 AM »

Thanks! Didn't notice this one coming!!!  ;)

Us SCW-ers never had it so good!
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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 08:43:24 AM »

Links to templates for this plane. Please feel free to update and improve this basic template

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,24706.0.html

And some skins:

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,24707.0.html
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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 09:25:38 AM »

Many thanks to all involved! The spanish skies will sonn be full! 8)
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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 11:35:09 AM »

Superb, thank you very much to all those involved in making this available. 8)





Very enjoyable to fly.

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
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Re: Dewoitine 371 & 372 Ready to DL
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 12:43:12 PM »

Enjoy the plane guys, is simply amazing how fun this plane is to fly.
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