Jump to content
COMBATSIM Forum
Home Fries

USN/USMC FJ-3 Skin Packs for the DCS F-86

Recommended Posts

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fighter Squadron 142 (the Fighting Falcons, not to be confused with the VF-142 Ghostriders that was designated in 1963) flew the FJ-3M Fury for a short time (1956-1958), including a deployment on the USS Hornet (CVA-12) as part of Carrier Air Group 14 (CVG-14) before returning to NAS Miramar and transitioning to the F8L1-1 Crusader. This skin pack features skins from the 1957 Hornet deployment (CVG-14 Tailcode A) and the return to Miramar (1958) prior to transitioning to the Crusader. The 1958 skin displays the CVG-14 Tailcode NK, which replaced A once the US Navy went to 2 letter tailcodes.

Screenshots (note the different side numbers):

Screen_150512_002048_zpsmdatgpwi.jpg

Screen_150512_002157_zpskqwhjho6.jpg

Screen_150512_002203_zpso6tsnyqp.jpg

Screen_150512_002227_zpscdqsxy08.jpg

Screen_150512_001316_zpsks6elsg8.jpg

Screen_150512_001329_zpskk9igbik.jpg

And some custom pilot details:

Screen_150512_002348_zpscovfs72m.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fighter Squadron 121 flew the FJ-3M Fury operationally in 1957 before being redesignated as a Replacement Air Group (RAG). Of note, it was VF-121's status as a F-4 Phantom RAG at NAS Miramar that helped provide the squadron's reknown as the original host unit for the US Navy Fighter Weapons School ("Top Gun"). This skin pack features skins from the 1957 deployment aboard the USS Lexington (CV-16) as part of Carrier Air Group 12 (CVG-12, Tailcode D).

Screen_150528_140449_zps5zdvvi6d.jpg

And the custom pilot:

Screen_150528_140430_zpsy5esbenz.jpg

Fighter Squadron 24 (the Corsairs which were later redesignated the VF-211 Checkmates, not to be confused with the VF-24 Renegades designated in 1959) flew the FJ-3 Fury for a short time (1956-1957) before transitioning to the F3H Demon. This skin pack features skins from the 1956-57 deployment aboard the USS Shangri-La (CVA 38) as part of Carrier Air Group 2 (CVG-2, Tailcode M).

Screen_150528_140614_zpsz07riwls.jpg

Screen_150528_140625_zpslcbjnlaa.jpg

And the CAG bird:

Screen_150528_140601_zpsc70prqez.jpg

Fighter Squadron 191 flew the FJ-3 Fury from 1956-1957 before transitioning to the F11F-1 Tiger. This skin pack features skins from the 1957 deployment aboard the USS Yorktown (CVA-10) as part of Carrier Air Group 19 (CVG-19, Tailcode B).

Screen_150528_140726_zpsg2xqm2qj.jpg

Screen_150528_140522_zpsgoffogt8.jpg

Screen_150528_140709_zpslbtdij3g.jpg

Fighter Squadron 211 (the Red Checkertails which were later redesignated the VF-24 Renegades, not to be confused with the VF-211 Checkmates designated in 1959) flew the FJ-3M Fury from 1956-1957 before transitioning to the F8U-1 Crusader. This skin pack features skins from the 1956-57 deployment aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) as part of Carrier Air Group 21 (CVG-21, Tailcode G).

Screen_150528_140635_zpsebnnw3lg.jpg

Screen_150528_140654_zpsi5nuhuu1.jpg

Screen_150528_140756_zpspfrw8dkz.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fighter Squadron 73 flew the FJ-3 Fury from 1956 until its decommissioning in 1958. Originally part of Carrier Air Group 7 (CVG-7, Tailcode L), VF-73 was transferred to CVG-4 (Tailcode AD) for its 1957 deployment on the USS Randolph (CVA-15). This skin pack features skins from CVG-7 and the 1957 Randolph deployment with CVG-4.

Screen_150629_084342_zps4piudr8v.jpg

Screen_150629_084408_zpshtv0iru6.jpg

Screen_150629_084441_zpsug4lrl1e.jpg

Screen_150629_084424_zps6c3hk55f.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×