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SAS~CirX

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Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« on: October 10, 2009, 08:17:20 AM »



Ar-234B Nachtjaeger, 1944 by Slow

I only found out today that this is one of Slow's girls. I originaly got it from C6 pack, but never looked at the credits then. I was debugging it a bit while beta-testing the HSFX4 pack, and so fixed the LOD issue with the pod, and started just fiddling here and there. Added also a new default skin by Graf.

This is a very fun mod to have and play with, so enjoy it!

DOWNLOAD AN ARADO NACHTJAGER v2

Fixed AI behaviour in v2, now behaves like fighter.

Credits to:

3d Edits and Original Mod by Slow
Importing help by Magot
New ClassEdits, Texture Colors, LOD Fix, Cockpit Hier & POV Edit by CirX.
Default Skin by Graf

Use "switch crew position" button to look through forward gunsight.

air.ini:

Ar-234B-2NJ       air.AR_234B2NJ 2                      NOINFO    g01 SUMMER


plane_ru.properties:

Ar-234B-2NJ          Ar-234B Nachtjaeger, 1944


weapons_ru.properties:

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# Ar-234B-2NJ
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Ar-234B-2NJ.default Default
Ar-234B-2NJ.2xtyped 2xType D Droptank
Ar-234B-2NJ.none Empty

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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 07:21:36 AM »

For anyone interested, Arado were planning a night fighter version, the 'P' series. All had two or three crew and most were intended to have four engines. The P-3 is the nearest match with two Hirth turbojets.

plane_ru.properties:

Ar-234B-2NJ          Ar-234P-3, 1944
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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009, 07:28:09 AM »

 :o :o :o
Thanks CirX! :)
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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 08:08:07 AM »

Caldrail , this plane is a historical representation of improvised night fighters based on the Ar 234 B-2.
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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 08:24:12 AM »

couple more bugs here:
Where the gun is. You can still see the part where the centerline bomb was. If this was real they would have covered it up.
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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 12:48:49 AM »

couple more bugs here:
Where the gun is. You can still see the part where the centerline bomb was. If this was real they would have covered it up.

Would they? All were hastily-made conversions, don't forget that.
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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 02:57:30 AM »

Caldrail , this plane is a historical representation of improvised night fighters based on the Ar 234 B-2.

Quite. I've just improvised a P-3 :D

It is an interesting point though. The Germans had a tendency to use bomber airframes since there were so few suitable airframes available for night-fighting. The reason essentially is that early radar sets were horrible devices that required a dedicated operator. In your conception, the pilot has to fly a demanding twin engined jet and still find time to operate a radar scope. In reality, this wasn't going to happen, which is why multi-seat aircraft were adopted for this role (and the failure of the He219 to see wider service is down to internal politics and strategic decisions, bearing in mind that bomber airframes were available and falling into disuse).

The night fighter versions planned by Arado all had at least one extra crewman. It had already been noted that the airframe could handle more power than originally designed, hence the prototypes with four engines. Such was the advantage that all but one of the projected 'P' types had four.
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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 02:13:28 AM »

Hope I can help out with a little information.......

Specifically, the aircraft was designated "Ar 234 B-2/N". The first airframe converted was W. Nr. 140145, by Deutsche Lufthansa. The 'special electronics' systems fitted were....... FuG 350..... FuGBl 2...... FuG 120... and Siemens FuG 218 Neptune radar. The fuselage gun pack was fitted with two 20mm MG 151/20 cannons.

This aircraft was the first of three to be built. This aircraft flew from the Oranienburg Airfield (piloted by Hptm. Josef Bisping) from December 30, 1944 to February 13, 1945 when it crashed during takeoff, killing both crewmen. "Several" night fighter missions were flown with this aircraft. The second crewman position was just aft of the wing, seated facing 'aft' in the fuselage.

As far as I know the other two aircraft intended for this three plane night fighter Kommando were never completed.This is 'single source' information and may not be complete.

Dennis
 
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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 04:00:46 PM »

Would they? All were hastily-made conversions, don't forget that.

yes they were hastily made. but the Germans were (forgive the stereotypeing) very efficient and would have covered it up with atleast some type of cloth. although at speeds above 20km/h it wouldn't matter it still would have been covered.
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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010, 08:13:56 AM »

How do get to the gunsite on this baby?
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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 09:42:57 AM »

Shift-F1 if memory serves me correctly.
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Re: Ar-234B Nachtjaeger
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2010, 09:17:27 AM »

Darn, just tried it out and you're right crazyflak, I need some new memory modules :P
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