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Dreamk

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Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« on: April 12, 2012, 02:11:16 AM »

After French and British aircraft, time has come for last plane (but not the least one) of this batch of "La Gloriosa" aircraft to join "La Gloriosa", straight from Czechoslovakia, the Letov S-231







The first batch of eight Letov S.231s arrived in Spain at the end of March 1937, and after assembly, were transferred to the Bilbao sector. Two of these aircraft were almost immediately damaged during test flights - This had nothing to do with lacking of the right blue prints or incorrect assembling of these aircraft, a myth that still can be found in a lot of publications).
The aircraft were mainly in some fighter, but mostly reconnaissance, coastal support and ground attack missions. The last surviving aircraft was captured by the Nationalists in October 1937
The next batch of nine S.231s arrived at Barcelona in May and June 1938. They were assembled and formed into the 2a Escuadrilla of Grupo 71, assigned to coastal patrol and city defense duties. They operated mainly from the airfield of BaƱolas. Two of these aircarft survived the Civil War and were pressed into service with the Ejercito del Aire with Grupo (type code) 3W, together with the S.321 that was captured in the Zone North. One of them was still flying on the 1st of March 1940.

The QMB viewer will always show the plane with a 4 guns configuration, but the plane will appear in the game with the selected correct configurations - 2 Vickers MkIII, or 4 ZB vz. 30 or 2 wing Vickers MkIII and 1 additional synchronized Vickers MkIII mounted on the left side of the cowling - a remembrance of the old Breguet 14 froward machine gun and synchronization mechanism (what it was possibly and even probably).

At the difference of previous planes in this pack, the Letov has a more historically plausible, if not correct, cockpit.
Concerning the compass - it works, but get stuck in high speed turns or brutal changes of direction - probably as in real life as it was a single axe compass.


download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/?xzraqtqsu1fmpi7
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http://ifolder.ru/29849693

additions to air ini:
Letov_S231 air.Letov_S231  NOINFO i01 SUMMER

Additions to Plane_ru.properties
Letov_S231   Letov S231, 1934

Additions to Weapons_ru.properties

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# Letov_S231
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Letov_S231.2xVickers                        2 Vickers MkIII 7.7mm
Letov_S231.4xVz30                           4 ZB vz. 30 7.92mm
Letov_S231.3xVickers                       3 Vickers MkIII 7.7mm
Letov_S231.none                                Empty

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) the present post must be included as a "Readme" text file.
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: Martin Dolejsi
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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Re: Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 02:27:30 AM »

I think very good idea is to implement this cockpit to Dewotine 510 or Spanish Fury series.
Looks much more "historical" than the present ones.
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Dreamk

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Re: Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 02:55:52 AM »

This was my first trial at building a cockpit - i took for basis the new PZL P11 cockpit and built a new panel with new instruments gauges (including translating in Czech the inscriptions... ) and modified the coloration of the bitmaps, then added a tube gunsight.
For the D510 and other French planes, i have got the plans (and often good photos) of the real cockpits of these planes, and have finished to create a collection of suitable historical gauges bitmaps. I'll give a hand at that - but this will be slower and done in parallel to theextension of the pack to new flying aircraft. As I already wrote, all help with cockpits will be thoroughly wellcome
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Re: Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 03:00:25 AM »

Yes, SCW was fun before, but after this big release it's going to be GREAT!!!

Again: many, many thanks for a simply breathtaking effort!
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Re: Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 06:02:53 AM »

Merci Dreamk, pour une fois ce n'est pas un repaint du repaint de truc ou bidule!
Bravo pour ton initiative.

Thanks Dreamk for this issue, this changes from a repaint of the repaint of this or this!
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Re: Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 06:09:24 AM »

I know very little about this plane. I know a bit more about it's famous cousin the '328', which I like. Thanks again!

cheers

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Re: Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 06:11:50 AM »

Yes. I guess one or two people might be working on SCW campaigns.  ;)
By the way, I enjoyed your recent Dewotine campaign in China.

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Re: Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 06:13:14 AM »

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Re: Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 11:29:06 AM »

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Re: Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 01:48:35 PM »

Flies beautifully!
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Re: Letov S-231 Ready to DL
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2012, 01:54:33 PM »

Hi!
I found this little bug:

When the plane suffered damages the fuselage turned 90 degrees.
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