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asheshouse

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USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« on: November 12, 2012, 03:13:59 AM »

USS Yorktown CV5 - 1942
Yorktown Class Aircraft Carrier

Sister ship of the USS Enterprise CV6 and USS Hornet CV8

The most important US carriers in the Pacific at the start of the war were undoubtably the three Yorktown Class carriers. These were at that time the most modern carrier units in the US fleet and along with the Lexington and Saratogo bore the brunt of the action until the new Essex class carriers began to join the fleet in 1943. Yorktown was the first of the class to be commisioned and the first to be lost when she was sunk at the Battle of Midway. The model represents the ship as it was armed after its refit in December 1941 when the 20mm AA was added.


Yorktown at the Battle of Midway - by Marii Chernev


USS Yorktown in IL-2 - image created by ton414

Commissioned:         30 September 1937
Sunk:                  5 June 1942 at Battle of Midway

General characteristics:
Displacement:     25,500 long tons
Length:              251.38m
Beam:                33.38m
Draught:             7.91m

Speed:            32.5 knots

Armament After December 1941 Refit:

8 × single 5in/38cal guns (8x1)
16 × 28mm quad guns AA   (4x4)
17 × 7.62mm AA  (17x1)
19 × 20mm Oerlikon AA (19x1)

Aircraft carried:

May 1942  VF-42(20 F4F), VFN-5(19 SBD), VT-5 (13 TBD), VS-5 (19 SBD), total 71 aircraft.
June 1942 VF-3(25 F4F), VB-3(18 SBD), VT-3 (13 TBD), VS-5 (19 SBD), total 75 aircraft.
VF-Fighters, VB-Bombers, VT-Torpedoes, VS-Scouts


Service History (after December 1941 refit):

January 1942 - Covering Force for troop convoy to American Samoa
Jan -Feb 1942 - Marshalls Gilberts Islands raids,
Feb - March 1942 - Operations around New Guinea
May 1942 - Battle of Coral Sea
June 1942 - Battle of Midway

New Slots and Skins for Yortktown, Enterprise and Hornet - Skins by Plowshare 
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?ocpmby7wq63ht7m  (rename to *.rar after download)
Alternative: http://www.4shared.com/archive/4H7JNTvN/Yorktown_Class_CVs.html
This includes five versions and all class files, v4.10/v4.11 compatible.

Notes and screenshots here:
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,30299.msg344243.html#msg344243



Original Mod - Yorktown only
- superseded by Plowshares download - as above. 
Download:  http://www.mediafire.com/?56o07kb9cj64693  v1.0



Alternative class files for v4.09 compatibility. Includes slots for all carriers in latest skin pack.
No Beacon functions with v4.09
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?4kv9f26049hflpm
New skins can be copied from the Plowshare pack above.

Installation Instructions:

Checked with HSFX v6.0.17 (compatible with v4.10 or v4.11 modded installations)

Extract the contents of the download to a temporary folder on Desktop.
Detailed instructions are included in the folder.
Paste the ShipAshe folder into your Mods folder.
If you have a SAS MODAct v4.10 install then class files for USS Lexington 42 will be overwritten with new files if you had that previously installed.

Folder structure should be: game root\Mods\ShipAshe\3do\Ships\USSYorktownCV5_42\
Edits are required to ship.ini, chief.ini, stationary.ini and technics_ru.properties. Refer to the detailed instructions.
Additional optional edits may be added to the ship.ini file (located in root\Mods\STD\i18n (do not confuse with ships.ini)



Obsolete Notes - Retained just in case  :)
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Instructions to clone Yorktown as Hornet or Enterprise:

1. Replace the existing class files with the alternative available above.

2. Copy the model folder and rename as USSEnterpriseCV6_42 or USSHornetCV8_42

[IMG]http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff113/Asheshouse/temp-7.jpg[/img]

3. Copy the text entries for Yorktown in ships.ini and paste a new copy at the bottom of ships.ini, before //EOF.  Replace all of the USSYorktownCV5_42 entries in the new part by USSEnterpriseCV6_42 or USSHornetCV8_42

4. Check the game still starts ok -- cloned ships not yet available.

5. In chief.ini find the two parts with entries for Yorktown and duplicate the text lines. Then replace the USSYorktownCV5_42 entries with USSEnterpriseCV6_42 or USSHornetCV8_42

6. Check the game starts ok -- cloned ships should now appear in the menus.

7. Duplicate stationary.ini and technics_ru.properties entries and replace text as before to complete the installation.

Texture modifications are being done by others. This is intended as a temporary fix to provide Hornet and Enterprise as named options in the menus. More authentic 3D models for each of those may come in the future but are not yet available.


References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Yorktown_%28CV-5%29
http://www.delsjourney.com/uss_neosho/coral_sea/battle_of_coral_sea/summary.htm
http://www.history.navy.mil/docs/wwii/mid7.htm


Credits:
Asheshouse - Model and class files
1C - Parts of existing textures, and guns particularly USS Lexington used extensively.


Back up your files before doing any editing.

Ashe

PS  I expect that there will be some bugs remaining. Post any bug notifications here and I will try to attend to them.

To replace the flight deck with blue camo style, texture mod by Gumpy
2048x2048 (for Hi-Res textures mod) and 1024x1024 versions
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,30299.msg325089.html#msg325089


Credits:
Asheshouse - Model and class files
1C - Parts of existing textures, and guns particularly USS Lexington used extensively.
Plowshare - New skins for Yorktown, hornet and Enterprise
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panzerkeil

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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 03:52:08 AM »

Yaahoe!!!   :D :D :D
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 04:56:48 AM »

Awesome! DL-ing now.  8)

Thank you.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 05:25:32 AM »

 8) 8) 8) :P :P
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 06:11:19 AM »

thanks,great Ship
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 06:23:29 AM »

Minor flashing and transparency here and there, still to check the DM and landing on her (tell me that didn't sound dirty lol). She will be put to work immediately in DBS, here are some beauty shots from our Coral Sea and Midway MDS maps (built by AG-51 Hoss):

Next to Lexington'42:










On Midway, with her two sisters:














Is it just me or does this ship simply looks stunning? :)
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 06:34:26 AM »

Stunning indeed! Master shipbuilder, we are in eternal debt!!!! 8)
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2012, 06:48:49 AM »

Nice to see her afloat and operational Asheshouse!

Thanks for your work and dedication.

A fitting release date too.

Kopfdorfer
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2012, 07:15:53 AM »

Stunning indeed! Dl-ing now! many thanks, ashes!
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2012, 08:12:56 AM »

Absolutely beautifull. Thank you so much. :)
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2012, 10:23:18 AM »

Absolutely AWESOME Asheshouse!! Thank you so much for all of your projects but particularly for this one.  :)
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 1942
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2012, 11:05:24 AM »

Great job Asheshouse.

Thanks!!
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