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Individual Mod Downloads for IL-2 1946 => Aircraft => Twins => Topic started by: mace on June 18, 2019, 05:28:43 PM

Title: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on June 18, 2019, 05:28:43 PM
In memory of Edlor whose excellent F7F-3N inspired these ‘what if’ Tigercat variants

Special thanks to ecf111 for his outstanding artwork in providing dozens of aircraft paint schemes for this project and the beta testers Geschirrspülmaschine19, kirk1965, & KingTiger503 for their time and feedback, very much appreciated.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kGmqCT15/F7F_GS06.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/s2YH3kk9/F7F_GS07.jpg)


Credits in the project guide, along with details on aircraft features/functions, installation instructions and scripts for the 21-mission player pack.
(https://i.postimg.cc/C5qLrZX1/F7F_GS05.jpg)

Optimised for IL2 4.12 ModAct5.3 with Jet Era and BAT 3.7.2 JTW.

As always, if you have any issues with installing this mod, a logfile is essential to assist in trouble shooting.

Download: (36mb)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/cm0n0r2grnlrj3z/Iron_Works_T-Cats_191212.7z/file (http://www.mediafire.com/file/cm0n0r2grnlrj3z/Iron_Works_T-Cats_191212.7z/file)

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190619 + initial release

190621 + plane F7F:
new F7F-4AJ(Multi1)/F7F-5SW(Multi1) summer skins
+ vehicles:
ASV rotating wheels & body .msh’s updated

190707 + plane F7F:
hostile aircraft, vessels & ground forces alerts (relayed from F7F-4AJ/F7F-5SW) for all player aircraft added
updated F7F-4AJ/F7F-5SW weapons.properties entries for these new alerts loadout options
+ ships:
corrected flight deck tractor lights issue for stationary carriers
+ arms:
updated Crossbow stand-off missile java code and removed redundant missile classfiles

191212 + cockpit F7F:
added gyroscopic gunsight feature with custom reticle
new gunsight reflection pane
AN/APG-30 radar rangefinder with target lamp and sliding distance indicator incorporated into gunsight
CRT mounted below gunsight acts as a LLLTV monitor
added AN/ASQ-145 LLLTV control box with animated brightness/contrast knobs and on/off switch
radio altimeter dial with 100ft scale red indicator lamp installed
new internal fuel and drop tank fuel gauges
additional front panel checklist/placards added and existing placards updated
new fuel feed selector box
cabin altitude gauge installed and reads true altitude if canopy is open (cockpit not pressurised)
new avionics fuse rack added and radio tuner updated
ejection seat rails repositioned
front & side panel toggle switches repositioned & their labels updated and a new map case on side panel
added radio compass, gyro magnetic compass, clock
arrestor hook, flap, canopy, wing position levers repositioned
ASI, AH, gear indictor and altimeter dials & needles updated
damage model now has all eight damaged instruments misreading
gunsight ground proximity line on/off key assignment changed to Toggle Gunsight
+ plane F7F
for some loadout configurations, added a rear fuse mounted LLLTV turret for RSO (which pilot can also access)
new AEW dorsal radome 3D model
tanker code and drogue/probe positions upgraded to allow a wider variety of IL2 aircraft to dock successfully
new refuelling lights on tanker drogue assembly
external cockpit updated to reflect new gunsight, CRT, instruments, etc
nose now more rounded
fuselage damage model textures updated
wing mounts for ASM-N-5 cruise missile added
increased internal fuel capacity to 520 gals
propeller blade texture updated
+ cockpit RP-54:
cockpit POV changed to give an improved viewpoint when under ballistic parachute
+ plane RP-54:
damage hitBone model criteria for target drone ballistic parachute deployment lowered
+ arms:
new ASM-N-5 ‘Gorgon’ radar guided cruise missile (wings unfold on deployment)
updated ASM-N-3 ‘Medusa’ TV targeted missile with iconoscope nose section
fixed shadow scaling issue for AN/SSQ-1 sonobuoy
+ vehicles:
changed base colour for Zeta aircraft support vehicles
+ missions:
night sortie using the new ASM-N-5 cruise missile created
.mis files altered with updated F7F-4AJ loadout options

No patch for latest version since a number of new features and major updates have been added. Recommend those who already have this mod just delete their existing ! ZOK_Common & Project_Beartrap folders and install the 191212 download. You only then need to update the weapons.properties files for the additional F7F-4AJ loadouts. All other .ini and .properties entries are unchanged.


ecf111 has apply his artistic talents to create over 100+ superb 2048px paint schemes for F7F-4AJ’s & F7F-5SW’s. Liveries for Argentinean, Australian, Brazilian, Canadian, Dutch, French, Indian, Moroccan, Peruvian, Taiwanese, United Kingdom, United States & South Vietnamese aircraft are available to download.
(https://i.postimg.cc/RF4tMBN2/ecf111.jpg)

International paint schemes
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61999.0.html (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61999.0.html)
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,62970.0.html (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,62970.0.html)

United States Navy and Marines paint schemes
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61848.0.html (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61848.0.html)
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,62970.0.html (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,62970.0.html)

Vietnam era paint schemes
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,62944.0.html (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,62944.0/topicseen.html)


cheers mace
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on June 18, 2019, 05:39:32 PM
Very cool. Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Hubberranz on June 18, 2019, 07:10:13 PM
This is totally  hughes!
Amazing work ! Many thanks to all modders involve.  8)
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: xxxautoxxx on June 18, 2019, 07:49:07 PM
Fan-damn-tastic work !!!!!!

xAx
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: ecf111 on June 18, 2019, 11:11:55 PM
Thanks a bunch mace for all of this work, it really is amazing!!

2048 skins with improved template on the way. Thanks for letting me be part of your awesome project!

(https://i.postimg.cc/SKgXQJgN/2019-06-18-04-26-03.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gw6cNk9f)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ydWDDsGh/2019-06-19-05-10-43.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDcyMcpd)
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Dreamk on June 18, 2019, 11:48:02 PM
Excellent !
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Hubberranz on June 19, 2019, 12:10:22 AM
This adds alpha channels ( with damage ) from F7F to the defaults skins:
  http://www.mediafire.com/file/r9kyw4rui1dw1ri/F7F_.IronWorks_defauls.7z/file 
update:  ...alpha with no damage been added with patch 190621 and also the full mod...

...allows selection of skins...
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on June 19, 2019, 12:20:47 AM
Outstanding!!! Installed flawlessly into my CUP took the small liberty of adding Grumman to the plane.ru entries  ;D
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: KingTiger503 on June 19, 2019, 01:03:34 AM
Well done Mace Well Done.


Best Regards KT503
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: sparky on June 19, 2019, 02:11:13 AM
Amazing work mace and the rest of the team, thanks very much for this

regards

sparky
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Type83Fighter on June 19, 2019, 04:34:32 AM
Thank you for all your hard work. These are some beauties.
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Gaston on June 19, 2019, 05:41:42 AM
Nice ! They look beautiful !

But personnally, as many files have to be modified (even for some existing entries in catapults.ini, for example), I prefer to wait for their inclusion in BAT...
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Hubberranz on June 19, 2019, 06:28:25 AM
Just destroyed two friendly fires !  :o      ::(  ::(     ;D
Later that day:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/83cc/y3n2y1f2d3tza7g7g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?y3n2y1f2d3tza7g)
FUN, FUN, FUN.  Success in 412.2 SAS 5.3 heavily modded.  :D
 
I had ship_RUNWAY_Project_85 before. No problem; very same things, just more added and new different paths.
Ex,: In ships.ini, path 3do/Ships/ZOK-TargetBarge/Hier.him replaces 3do/Ships/P85-TargetBarge/Hier.him, or not.
EZ to sort out. Also kept names such as [TargetBarge]  means should be no conflict in/with already existing missions.
Good job guys! Truly amazing work.

Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: duffys tavern on June 19, 2019, 01:55:38 PM
What a swell job! Very labor intensive but very much appreciated. I'm really enjoying this a/c. Thank for sharing with the rest of us.
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: dona on June 20, 2019, 04:59:37 PM
Absolutely superb!!!!
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on June 20, 2019, 05:10:38 PM
SAS~Bombsaway, Hubberranz, xxxautoxxx, ecf111, Dreamk, PO_MAK_249RIP, KingTiger503, sparky, Type83Fighter, Gaston, duffys tavern, & dona thank you for your kind words and feedback, very much appreciated.

Patch (2mb) for those who had the initial release of the project (patch link also on the first post of this thread)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/yr1j27aqn01591w/Iron_Works_T-Cats_Patch_190621.7z/file (http://www.mediafire.com/file/yr1j27aqn01591w/Iron_Works_T-Cats_Patch_190621.7z/file)
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Cafs on June 22, 2019, 03:48:02 PM
Wonderful work mace, wonderful.

Top 10 planes, cars and submarine, they run very well on my 4.12.2 CUP.

Thank you, very much.

Cheers,
Carlos.
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mexchiwa on June 23, 2019, 10:45:31 AM
Been waiting for this for a long time!!!

I did some Tigercat firebomber skins here:  http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=2223

Don’t know how well they fit this model, but if anyone wants to use/modify them feel free
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: MADMICK71 on June 28, 2019, 06:39:56 PM

Thank you for this much appreciated. Just an Idea, the AEW version when selected as an  AI aircraft does not provide radar target information to other Aircraft. May be the file from the E3 may be used. I Tried a mission with the Anti Submarine version and had a couple of Mig 19s 60km out with an E3 over the carrier group and I received good threat Information with no conflict or drop in FPS, Just an Idea for any future update.

Thank you very much for this mod.

Regards.
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: ecf111 on July 01, 2019, 09:27:22 PM
new 2048 skins with rebuilt and improved template here:
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61848.msg680554.html#new

thanks again mace!!
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: denko9001 on July 01, 2019, 10:43:48 PM
I can't get the radar dish to appear on the awacs tigercat. I added all the texts to the different ini files   :(
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: whistler on July 02, 2019, 04:31:26 AM
Hi mace,

This is a fantastic mod! Thank you very much for your work. Your ideas take IL-2 to whole new levels! 8)

Let me ask you about the Missile.class (dated 2015) you include in the download. It is night and day compared to the Missile.class that comes with the current version of EngineMod. Can I safely delete your Missile classes (16538F18B6A41E40 | 1C8CA74ED09F70F4 | 26AB556A169AE702 | 8A7D32CCADFC28DC | FBF92726A3A9E5F8) and use EngineMod's instead?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Mission_bug on July 02, 2019, 03:13:21 PM
This really is a superb compilation, thank you very much, really appreciated. 8)


Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on July 02, 2019, 09:39:08 PM
Cafs, mexchiwa, MADMICK71, whistler, denko9001 and Mission_bug thank you for the all positive comments and responses.

*MADMICK71 excellent suggestion and I have added a few lines of code to the existing class files, so now any player aircraft can get information about the nearest airborne, maritime or land-based threat from the searching radars of F7F-5SW’s and F7F-4AJ’s in their sector. I'll post this update in a patch (next week).

(https://i.postimg.cc/SK1ZwmSx/F7F-GS10.jpg)

*denko9001 I'll PM you so we can resolve your dilemma

*whistler thank you for your query. An error on my part to include the 5 older missile.classes (from the ! 00_WeaponsPack), should have been RocketFlare.class and RocketFlare$SPAWN.class (needed by the Sparrow II for those without ! 00_WeaponsPack). However today in checking the corrective patch, found that the Crossbow stand-off missile (based on the Jet Era's KS-1) causes a CTD when launched (using the latest SAS_Engine_Mod files).  So I will update the older Crossbow code, test and then post this patch (next week) which will not have the inappropriate older missile.classes, instead relying on the latest SAS_Engine_Mod files.

*Big thanks again to ecf111 for his outstanding set of 2048 skins for the T-Cats, they look great!
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61848.msg680554.html#new (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61848.msg680554.html#new)

cheers mace
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Gaston on July 03, 2019, 06:09:39 AM
As I said before, there are quite some entries already existing in BAT, but with different values.

As an example, in catapults.ini :

-in BAT/JTW :

Code: [Select]
[RwyCatTrap]
dCatapultOffsetX   1.6
dCatapultOffsetY   -20.0
catapultPower   19
catapultPowerJets   25
bSteamCatapult   1

[TrainingCV]
dCatapultOffsetX   17
dCatapultOffsetY   -35.0
dCatapultOffsetX2   5.2
dCatapultOffsetY2   -35.0
catapultPower   19
catapultPowerJets   25
bSteamCatapult   1

[OspreyCV]
dCatapultOffsetX   17
dCatapultOffsetY   -35.0
dCatapultOffsetX2   5.2
dCatapultOffsetY2   -35.0
catapultPower   19
catapultPowerJets   25
bSteamCatapult   1

and in your pack :

Code: [Select]
[RwyCatTrap]
dCatapultOffsetX 1.6
dCatapultOffsetY -20.0
catapultPower 10
catapultPowerJets 20
bSteamCatapult 1

[TrainingCV]
dCatapultOffsetX 17
dCatapultOffsetY -35.0
dCatapultOffsetX2 5.2
dCatapultOffsetY2 -35.0
catapultPower 10
catapultPowerJets 20
bSteamCatapult 1

[OspreyCV]
dCatapultOffsetX 17
dCatapultOffsetY -35.0
dCatapultOffsetX2 5.2
dCatapultOffsetY2 -35.0
catapultPower 10
catapultPowerJets 20
bSteamCatapult 1

the difference is in the "catapultPower" and the "catapultPowerJets" lines.

Also find some existing objects from the ships.ini file too, in which I found [RwyTrap], [RwyCatTrap], [TargetRange], [Windsock], [TargetBarge], [TargetSub], [TrainingCV] and [OspreyCV] but I did not check for differences, and probably (but did not watch for now) I will find existing things in chief.ini, stationnary.ini and technics.ini too.

So... what to do (it is an evidence that I will backup the existing files before any modification) ? Overwrite existing parts with your new ones ?
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on July 03, 2019, 07:06:02 AM
Gaston, thank you for taking the time to provide all the detail, very helpful indeed.

[RwyCatTrap], [TrainingCV] and [OspreyCV] originated in Project 85 a few years ago and recent experience with the F7F led to the de-rating of catapult power. Original BAT/JTW values are still OK but give an unrealistic catapult launch for the F7F's.

The new catapult settings in the T-Cats pack also work fine with other era appropriate aircraft such as the F9F's, FJ-3's, etc.

[RwyTrap], [[TargetRange], [Windsock], [TargetBarge] and [TargetSub] also originated in Project 85 and have been rolled into a larger suite of mission objects.

Great to see you always back up your .ini's and .properties files prior to editing.

Recommend you then overwrite your existing entries with the new ones listed in the 'Add_to_.ini_.properties_files' folder in the Project_Beartrap directory.

cheers mace
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Gaston on July 03, 2019, 10:15:56 AM
Thanks, mace. So, I will check every individual entry in the files, and delete the old ones I find to put the new ones.


EDIT


Has made as above mentioned (adding lines where necessary, modified entries in case of already existing ones, etc). Of course, made a backup of inis and properties files... installed, tested (a bit) and approved !

Now, I just hope these birds and complements will find their way in the next BAT updater !
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on July 06, 2019, 04:17:23 AM
Gaston good to hear all up and running now.

As per MADMICK71''s suggestion, hostile aircraft, vessels & ground forces alerts (relayed from F7F-4AJ/F7F-5SW) for all IL2 player aircraft now added to this project.

Download: (35mb)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/zdq4mz5dvzsoeqd/Iron_Works_T-Cats_190707.7z/file (http://www.mediafire.com/file/zdq4mz5dvzsoeqd/Iron_Works_T-Cats_190707.7z/file)

Patch for those who had 190621 release of the project. Please follow the install steps in the Patch README: (4mb)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/p9nuov4c4jkex7i/Iron_Works_T-Cats_Patch_190707.7z/file (http://www.mediafire.com/file/p9nuov4c4jkex7i/Iron_Works_T-Cats_Patch_190707.7z/file)

As always, if you have any issues with installing this mod, a logfile is essential to assist in trouble shooting.

cheers mace
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Cafs on July 06, 2019, 08:24:46 AM
Excellent mace, thank you.  :D  :D
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: MADMICK71 on July 06, 2019, 11:32:54 PM


Thanks!
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: KingTiger503 on July 07, 2019, 03:21:33 AM
Nice one Mace Nice one,
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Hubberranz on July 07, 2019, 09:07:53 PM
Been waiting for this for a long time!!!
I did some Tigercat firebomber skins here:  http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=2223
Don’t know how well they fit this model, but if anyone wants to use/modify them feel free
They don't. I had these skins for quite sometimes. Love them!                                WIP
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0a5f/ib3cuv35xlr2jk77g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ib3cuv35xlr2jk7)
          (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0cfe/09bfaq5z97bcji77g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?09bfaq5z97bcji7)
                    (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1c08/q8914awtyd1a4927g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?q8914awtyd1a492)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2791/g23l1zler91v3fl7g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?g23l1zler91v3fl)
          (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2866/kpjoz6qnxpb9c297g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?kpjoz6qnxpb9c29)
                    (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2788/5xn0hwcsd13f3va7g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?5xn0hwcsd13f3va)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f38e/ixjhh4lbj92nx9r7g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ixjhh4lbj92nx9r)
          (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4439/z0zp17hpgpztd8f7g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?z0zp17hpgpztd8f)
                    (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f527/eei5ltgtnuh84ko7g.jpg) (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?eei5ltgtnuh84ko)
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on July 30, 2019, 05:23:34 PM
mexchiwa excellent firebomber skins!

Hubberranz thanks for posting those great screenshots

cheers mace
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on July 30, 2019, 05:28:53 PM
ecf11 has worked his artistic magic once again and created an outstanding set of Cold War Sub Hunter 2048px paint schemes for the ASW/AEW T-Cats.

These 26 new skins for 8 national navies can be found here: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61999.0.html (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61999.0.html)

cheers mace
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: ecf111 on November 20, 2019, 09:44:25 PM
working on some attack -4AJ version skins, will consider requests if any. Early Vietnam plausible fictional versions are WIP:

(https://i.postimg.cc/5NtDqmXt/2019-11-21-04-27-59.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/s1tn379F)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y0TNFk4Y/2019-11-11-21-30-55.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CnHfy3sx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/TPhrtprg/2019-11-11-17-50-39.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jW0w5q3S)

(https://i.postimg.cc/XND6PhS5/2019-11-20-18-38-08.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kD8H6T5M)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YqmZsCxc/2019-11-18-17-56-40.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zV8xL5Mp)
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on November 21, 2019, 01:52:50 AM
Very cool paint schemes ecf111  8)
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on December 12, 2019, 09:23:01 PM
A number of new features and major updates have been added to the F7F-5WS' & F7F-4AJ's.

See first post of this thread for the latest download.

cheers mace

(https://i.postimg.cc/N0QB8GGz/1.4a.jpg) 
(https://i.postimg.cc/JzNRBH8X/1.4b.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/Z5tTRFGZ/1.4c.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/NMHpjdS3/1-4d.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/PqcSHg3b/1-4e.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/C5pJBjVz/1-4f.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: MADMICK71 on December 13, 2019, 12:32:55 AM

Great update.

Thank you.

Regards

Mick.
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: whistler on December 13, 2019, 01:08:23 PM
mace,

I regard your mods as some of the best all-round releases. Your attention to detail is astonishing. Your mods are full of creative ideas and innovations. Presentation is often overlooked by modders and you excel at it. Congratulations, and thank you very much for sharing yet another great piece of work with us.
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: ecf111 on December 13, 2019, 02:51:46 PM
I echo Whistler's sentiments completely, and thank you for your work!!

New Vietnam era skins posted here, mid/late 50's skins on the way.
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,62944.0.html
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: RealDarko on December 14, 2019, 01:11:39 AM
Great update!!
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on December 14, 2019, 01:42:00 AM
Mick, whistler, ecf111 & RealDarko thank you for your kind words.

cheers mace
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: epicgamer2010 on June 07, 2020, 11:05:43 AM
Hello Mace question about the LSO feature. Is it possible to add it to other aircraft so other aircraft the player uses has the LSO feature just like the F7F? If so what file do i find at and how would i go about putting it in other planes like the TBM avenger or F-14 Tomcat? However if not possible could it be made into it's own mod like something similar to the Command & Control mod?

Thank you for your time and effort to making the aircraft it one of my favorite nightfighters and ASW and ground attack aircraft for twin engine aircraft.
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on June 09, 2020, 09:52:03 PM
epicgamer2010, thank you for the kind comments and questions, very much appreciated.

Inspired by your excellent idea, I have created a mission object that will hopefully fit your brief.
(https://i.postimg.cc/XJnfLxPW/FMM02.jpg)

I have also been working on a number of new and updated mission objects. Intended to include these with turboprop versions of the T-Cats, the A-8A 'Counter Cat' & SE-1 'Searcher' but happy to release these (including the Landing Assistance mod) earlier (probably late July). For example, some new features for the angled-deck and axial-deck carriers:

(https://i.postimg.cc/02SJsyRh/FMM07.jpg)

I will release pics/details of a couple of new mission objects over the next few weeks in this thread.

cheers mace
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: sparky on June 10, 2020, 07:41:08 AM
Looks like a great addition mace. Would it be possible at all to have the LSO as a separate object also, not attached to a carrier? Thinking of a kind of blind landing aid.

Regards

Sparky
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on June 13, 2020, 12:45:39 AM
sparky thank you for the positive feedback.

A work around that will hopefully realise your great suggestion of a blind landing aid would be to put a runway arrestor trap on the airfield runway you want to make the approach to. Aircraft does not need to 'trap' but the mod will give the player's aircraft centreline alignment, distance and glide slope information to the aerodrome runway (which the arrestor trap is sitting on).

(https://i.postimg.cc/jjvKY1Zh/MOB02.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1zyPTSct/MOB03.jpg)

cheers mace

Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: sparky on June 13, 2020, 01:25:50 AM
Sounds perfect Mace, would be great if you implement it, thank you.

P.s that is one black night above  ;)

Regards sparky
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on June 16, 2020, 07:55:06 PM
An object that may be of interest to mission makers.
(https://i.postimg.cc/MpHrQxG6/FMM03.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: KingTiger503 on June 16, 2020, 09:23:28 PM
Nice one mace, this Mine can Detect and Disarm those Minefield, Like IED (Improvise Explosive Device) it can Detect in off-road,


Best Regards KT503
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Piotrek1 on June 18, 2020, 02:43:16 PM
An object that may be of interest to mission makers.
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Hello Mace, I must say that it looks really great to me, the possibility of minesweeping or using them in any other way is something I have been waiting for a long time, unfortunately so far we do not have any airplanes in Sturmovik that can perform this function.

Maybe it is too early to ask , but apart from the BV-138 which you have adapted for this function, will other airplanes also be able to minesweeping?
Sorry for my English,

Best regards,
Piotrek
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Griffon_301 on June 18, 2020, 03:17:18 PM
AFAIK only the Ju-52 received a degaussing ring as the one shown on the BV-138...
On the Allied side, Wellington bombers were used for the purpose of I removed correctly...

That LSO feature looks great-will this work on WW2 Carriers too? Or put differently..will it only work with jetwar or can it be integrated into WAW for example too?
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Piotrek1 on June 18, 2020, 03:42:15 PM
There were several types of minesweeping airplanes ...
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,46203.0.html
it would be nice to have any of them in the game :P, except for BV-138 we already have.

Best regards,
Piotrek
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: mace on June 18, 2020, 07:30:04 PM
KingTiger503, Piotrek1 and Griffon_301, thank you for the kind words and questions, very much appreciated.

Piotrek1 the Influence Mine (sea or land) will work with any aircraft in IL2. Mine detonation is based on any IL2 aircraft being lower than 25m (80ft) above the sea or land and within 100m (330ft) of the explosive device. I used the excellent BV-138 because it had a visible EM coil.

Griffon_301 the Landing Assistance mod will work with any IL2 aircraft carrier, including WW2 carriers. Jetwar mod not needed, so this LSO mod can be integrated into WAW.

cheers mace
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Griffon_301 on June 19, 2020, 01:01:01 AM
@Mace - woww, thats amazing! a working LSO thingie was one of the only things missing for carrier ops in IL2; the other missing thingie is also solved, but not for 4.12.2 sadly (night lighting of the decks and/or a light beacon to spot the carrier, all on request via radio)
@Piotrek1 - great stuff - I did not know about the LeO being equipped with this kind of degaussing equipment too; the Ju-52s equipped a unit called Minensuchgruppe Mausi and were very active in that guise....
Title: Re: Iron Works T-Cats (ASW-Firebomber-ECM-AEW-Tanker-Attack-Recon-Director-Tug) + RP-54E Drone
Post by: Piotrek1 on June 19, 2020, 06:57:13 AM
@mace
Sounds very good 8), I can't wait to try it out.

@Griffon_301

Yes, it was this unit that served on almost all the European waters,
btw, one Staffel had a very interesting emblem: a bird holding a mine in its claws, and on another emblem from another Staffel was the devil on a mine :P.

Best regards,
Piotrek