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  1. AJS-37 Viggen USN/USMC Skin Packs

    With the release of the master templates for the Viggen, I have released skin packs for the Viggen with US Navy and Marine Corps markings. The skin packs represent A-6 squadrons from the 1980s-1990s, with A-6 BuNos (serial numbers) and MODEXes (side numbers) from historical record. The tactical paint scheme based on the MIL-STD-2161A(AS) pattern for the F-4 Phantom, which has a fuselage shape similar to the AJS-37 Viggen. The skin packs include six to eight skins, usually with one hi-color "CAG bird" as well as low color line birds. Each skin has a "normal" version and a weathered version. Weathered skins have a bleached effect as if the aircraft were heavily exposed to the sun for months on end. Normal skins include pilots with green flightsuits, while weathered skins include pilots with desert flightsuits. All links to the skins can be found here. Screenshots to follow
  2. How many of you know that the US Navy and Marine Corps used to fly the IAI Kfir (designated the F-21)? Both services used it as an adversary aircraft from 1987-1989, at which time it was replaced by the F-5. The IAI Kfir was based on the Mirage V airframe. We don't have a flyable Mirage V, but we do have a Mirage 2000! This is a USMC adversary from VMFT-401 in its original IAF Kfir colors as leased. DCS File Repository
  3. US Marine Corps light/attack helicopter squadrons (HMLA) are composite squadrons composed of Hueys and Cobras. This allows for some fun skinning and mission building within DCS, even though the Cobra is not yet flyable. I have still created UH-1 skins as well as fictional skins for both the SA342 Gazelle and the Ka-50 Black Shark. These skins are meant to be used with each other. Each of the skins packs includes variations of what appear to be the same skin in order to provide variety and realism in missions. For example, the SA342 skins have varying serial numbers on the tail, with the MODEX (side number) selected in the mission editor. Conversely, the Ka-50s have varying side numbers, with the last two serial digits selected in the mission editor. The Hueys each have unique side numbers and serial numbers. With the latest skins, all modern (i.e. compass grey) skins have both "normal" and "weathered" skins. Weathered skins have a bleached effect as if the aircraft were heavily exposed to the sun for months on end (e.g. in the desert or on a ship in low latitudes). Normal skins include pilots with green flightsuits, while weathered skins include pilots with desert flightsuits. Weathered skins are available for all skin packs except for a few historical skins in the HMLA-167 skin pack. HMLA-167 "Warriors" UH-1 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository SA342 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository Ka-50 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository Marine Light Helicopter Squadron (HML) 167 was commissioned in April 1968 in Vietnam, and flew the UH-1E in combat operations until June 1971, where it was the last Marine helicopter squadron in Vietnam. Of note, HML-167 was the first unit to drop a bomb from a helicopter, accomplished with the use of the Helicopter Trap Weapon (HTW). In June 1971, HML-167 returned stateside to MCAS New River, North Carolina, as part of the 2nd Marine Air Wing. In 1972, HML-167 received the UH-1N Twin Huey, which it would fly until 2012 when the UH-1N was replaced by the UH-1Y Venom. In 1984, HML-167 received its first AH-1T Cobras and became a composite squadron of Cobras and Hueys. HML-167 was redesignated Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 167 in April 1986, and as such designated as a permanent composite squadron of both Cobras and Hueys. HMLA-167 began upgrading to the AH-1W Super Cobra in late 1989. Today the HMLA-167 "Warriors" fly the UH-1Y Venom and the AH-1W Super Cobra. HMLA-169 "Vipers" UH-1 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository SA342 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository Ka-50 Skin Pack CombatAce LOF DCS Repository Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMA) 169 was commissioned in 1971 as part of Marine Aircraft Group 39 (Camp Pendleton, CA), and unlike most HMLA squadrons began with the Cobra (AH-1G) before becoming a composite squadron. By 1976, the AH-1G was replaced by the AH-1J Sea Cobra, which were eventually replaced by the AH-1T. In 1986, HMA-169 was redesignated Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, and replaced its AH-1Ts with the AH-1W Super Cobra. As a composite squadron, it also received its complement of UH-1N Hueys. Today HMLA-169 flies the UH-1Y Venom and the AH-1Z Viper.
  4. This is a series of US Navy and Marine Corps skin packs for the FJ-3/FJ-3M Fury, the navalized variant of the F-86 Sabre (the M version being Sidewinder capable). The idea of this series is to have a single skin for each squadron, and separate decals for each side number (Modex). The last 4 digits of the serial number (BuNo) use the USAF serial number to allow for dynamic BuNos, though the side number must be selected by choosing the skin itself. This will allow a common Modex pool and a single texture for each squadron, thereby allowing you to employ an entire squadron in a mission while keeping the hard drive and in-mission RAM footprint to a minimum. This post serves as a master links post. You can download the skin packs at the following mirrors: ED User Files: VF-24 Corsairs v1.1 VF-73 Jesters v1.1 VF-121 Pacemakers v1.1 VF-142 Fighting Falcons v1.1 VF-191 Satan's Kittens v1.1 VF-211 Red Checkertails v1.11 CombatAce: VF-24 VF-73 VF-121 VF-142 VF-191 VF-211 LOF: VF-24 VF-73 VF-121 VF-142 VF-191 VF-211
  5. Marine Light Helicopter Squadron (HML) 167 was commissioned in April 1968 in Vietnam, and flew the UH-1E in combat operations until June 1971, where it was the last Marine helicopter squadron in Vietnam. Of note, HML-167 was the first unit to drop a bomb from a helicopter, accomplished with the use of the Helicopter Trap Weapon (HTW). In June 1971, HML-167 returned stateside to MCAS New River, North Carolina, as part of the 2nd Marine Air Wing. In 1972, HML-167 received the UH-1N Twin Huey, which it would fly until 2012 when the UH-1N was replaced by the UH-1Y Venom. In 1984, HML-167 received its first AH-1T Cobras and became a composite squadron of Cobras and Hueys. HML-167 was redesignated Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 167 in April 1986, and as such designated as a permanent composite squadron of both Cobras and Hueys. HMLA-167 began upgrading to the AH-1W Super Cobra in late 1989. Today the HMLA-167 "Warriors" fly the UH-1Y Venom and the AH-1W Super Cobra. This is a collection of eleven UH-1 skins representing HMLA-167. The skins included are: TV-30 (1969 as HML-167)* TV-29 (1970 as HML-167)* "Santa 1" (1969 as HML-167) TV-30 (1982 as HML-167) TV-11 (1999) TV-03 (ca. 2003) TV-06 (ca. 2003) TV-04 (ca. 2005) TV-06 (ca. 2005) TV-05 (CO bird ca. 2008) TV-00 (UH-1Y CO bird ca. 2013) * TV-29 and 30 (1969-70) are also included in my USMC Vietnam Skin Pack version 1.21 and later. And now, the Screenshots: TV-29, also as seen in the USMC Vietnam Skin Pack "Santa 1", the Huey painted up for Christmas 1969 to go around to all of the nearby villages and spread Christmas Cheer. A UH-1 Circa 2005, with a ca. 2003 bird in the background Commanding Officer's helo, ca. 2008 and CO's helo, ca. 2013 (based on the UH-1Y paint scheme) The skin pack can be found at ED, as well as CombatAce and LOF.
  6. UH-1 Marine Corps Vietnam Skin Pack

    Here are some screenshots from my skinpack that pays tribute to the Marine squadrons that flew the Huey in Vietnam. Since this is a DCS module of a more modern UH-1 variant (the UH-1H), I have opted to put the flight crew in contemporary uniforms. Note the MARPAT body armor on the door gunners. In chronological order, here is: VMO-2 Angry Two (1966) VMO-6 Tomcats (1967) VMO-3 Scarface (1967) In April 1968, VMO-3 was redesignated as HML-367, and changed their paint jobs accordingly. Another shot of HML-367 with the door gunner getting into the picture. And finally, HML-367 when they returned to Vietnam in 1975 for Operation: Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon. The skin pack requires DCS World (and the UH-1H model to fly), and is available on Combat Ace, LOF, and the DCS File Repository.
  7. This mod allows your logbook pilot to fly for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps in addition to the default United States Air Force. The USN and USMC "countries" have their own sets of insignia and share a set of medals. Additionally, the option is there to update the USAF medals from the default medals (three of which are incorrect) to the actual USAF medals that can be earned in air combat. Regardless of whether you choose to update the USAF medals, the existing default medals will now include the "Combat V" as applicable. In addition to adding the proper USAF medals, the USN/USMC/USAF mod also removes the Navy and Marine Corps squadrons from the USAF entry (those patches were my mod to begin with, so I'll do with them whatever I please ). The entire USA squadron list is left intact for the USN/USMC mod. Note: the default alliance matrix keeps the USN and USMC as "neutrals", so that you still only need to make a "USA" unit in the mission editor. This just keeps things simple, at least until the DCS F/A-18C is released. USN Logbook and USN/USMC medals: USAF Logbook with updated medals (optional): The mod works with DCS World 1.2.6 and can be found at the following links: DCS File Repository LOF Combat Ace
  8. Marine UH-1s from the Vietnam War

    Here are some screenshots from my just released skinpack that pays tribute to the Marine squadrons that flew the Huey in Vietnam. Since this is a DCS module of a more modern UH-1 variant (the UH-1H), I have opted to put the flight crew in contemporary uniforms. Note the MARPAT body armor on the door gunners. In chronological order, here is: VMO-2 Cherry Deuce (1966) VMO-6 Tomcats (1967) VMO-3 Scarface (1967) In April 1968, VMO-3 was redesignated as HML-367, and changed their paint jobs accordingly. Another shot of HML-367 with the door gunner getting into the picture. And finally, HML-367 when they returned to Vietnam in 1975 for Operation: Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon. The skin pack requires DCS World (and the UH-1H model to fly), and is available on Combat Ace and (pending approval) the DCS File Repository.
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