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Lone Wolf

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Spruce Goose
« on: December 21, 2019, 08:51:07 PM »

The Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the Spruce Goose; registration NX37602) is a prototype strategic airlift flying boat designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company. Intended as a transatlantic flight transport for use during World War II, it was not completed in time to be used in the war. The aircraft made only one brief flight on November 2, 1947, and the project never advanced beyond the single example produced.

Built from wood because of wartime restrictions on the use of aluminum and concerns about weight, the aircraft was nicknamed the Spruce Goose by critics, although it was made almost entirely of birch. The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built, and it had the largest wingspan of any aircraft that had ever flown until the Scaled Composites Stratolaunch first flew on April 13, 2019. The aircraft remains in good condition. After having been displayed to the public in Long Beach, California, from 1980 to 1991, it is now on display at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, United States.


http://www.mediafire.com/file/ibhpr4hieszl0z5/Spruce_Goose.rar/file

This is the FS 2004 Spruce Goose by Dennis Simanaitis. I take no credit for this model. I merely imported it into IL-2 1946 and tested it in B.A.T. 3.7.2. This is based on the Short Sunderland and uses the cockpit from it as well.

I've included one skin in 1024 and 2048 to start things off.

Enjoy Lone Wolf
P.s. I tried putting the H-4's spec's into the FM but it would only stall on every flight. ;)

Readme and Credits

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[Air.ini]


Hughes_H4                                 air.H_4                   1         usa01 SUMMER


   [Plane]

Hughes_H4       Hughes H-4 Hercules, 1947

   [Skin folder]

Hughes_H4

FS 2004 model by Dennis Simanaitis

Importing into IL-2 1946 by Lone Wolf

Skin by Lone Wolf

Sunderland and it's cokpit by:

Jens B Kristensen
original model parts used for the conversion from the beautiful 3D model of the sunderland Hythe for FS2004
a massive thank you for permission to use these parts

Barnesy12

NEW
, turrets, housings,weapons, MG'S, depth charges , bomb racks, etc
spinners ,props D0,D1 ROT1,textures
changes to the ,engines, cowlings, intakes,engine caps , damage meshes etc added, new porcupine exhaust stacks ,
pilots live and dead from the Redux range of pilots with eye animation in standard RAF gear for the period scratch built meshes and textures
new detailed interior meshes cockpit, galley ward room ,bomb room etc,
astro dome, and other ancillary parts YAGG aerials, stickel back aerials
damage meshes ,Caps ,etc for all parts
Re mapping, Re texturing,
new skin template
SKINS 1024x1024 & 2048x2048
new damage skins
alpha cut outs etc
addition of null meshes collision boxes hooks clips lods etc
new cockpit internal and bomb aim stations
heir edits etc
export and import of all files maraz files etc
assembly
concept. testing .research
rework of meshes etc conversions new parts
addition of nav light & landing light light, bomb bay cut outs etc
New Turret internal meshes etc
and the other million things required to do to bring the sunderland from FS2004 to il21946


CWATSON
CLASS FILES
slot
cockpit
bomb aim
weapons
turrets

and all other works involved with the java work required to get the Sunderland into game
a huge thanks to CW who works tirelessly to achieve outstanding results every time

TON 414
support and code suggestions

GUMPY
SKINS EXTRA PACK 2048X2048
big thanks gump

FreeModding For Hosting and support for these projects a big thanks

2.0 Additional Files

SAS~STOREBROR:
Java updates, new Turret code and Flight Model

SAS~Epervier:
hier.him edit, crew assignment, code suggestions, new "rescue" loadout

** A BIG thanks for the considerable effort from Storebror & Epervier which has completed the Sunderland
And made a Huge difference in changing, flight characteristics , opening up the gunner stations ,
adding a new rescue load out and also making the Sunderland flyable in any install type with out changing anything a major addition




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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2019, 12:05:12 AM »

sPrUcE gOoSe?


Jokes aside, neat, thanks Ed!
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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2019, 12:05:52 AM »

Cool stuff, thanks a lot Lone Wolf!

]cheers[
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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2019, 12:11:12 AM »

The way of the future...

This is one impressive model. Thanks for the hard work!
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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2019, 01:15:02 AM »

Awesome, Lone Wolf, many thanks!

But I think the FM and water line needs some tuning? It bobbs deep into the water and seems impossible to take off as the torque makes it spins clockwise on engine startup.

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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2019, 04:31:09 AM »

Wow! You'r on a roll ! MASS production.  ;D
... this is hughes ...

Thank you!
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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2019, 06:50:39 AM »

Beautiful flying boat, a great Christmas present. Thank you, Lone Wolf 8).

Best regards,
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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2019, 06:53:04 AM »

AAAhhhhh, Goose, It can Fly forever.

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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2020, 08:27:46 AM »

The original D/L is dead, does anyone still have this file by any chance?
I must have lost mine...

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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2020, 09:13:25 AM »

I have it and posted a new link in the first post. :)
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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2020, 09:18:27 AM »

Thanx Bombs.  Didn't know it had been released.  Prost.
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Re: Spruce Goose
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2020, 09:20:17 AM »

You're welcome.  ]cheers[
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