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AJS-37 Viggen USN/USMC Skin Packs

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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

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The first release is the VA-75 Sunday Punchers.  Here are some screenshots:

VA-75 CAG bird 
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CO's bird with nose art

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CO's bird airborne
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Birds on the line
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Weathered CO bird
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Weathered CAG bird
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Weathered Line bird
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Next up are the VMA(AW)-533 Hawks.

A couple of shots of the CO's bird:
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And some line birds:
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And weathered...
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The CO bird
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Finally, the pilots are in woodland or desert flightsuits with the camo helmet covers popular with Marine aviators.
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VA-196 Main Battery skins are out.  The first VA-196 skin pack represents the squadron ca. 1990 embarked on the USS Independence.  The second VA-196 skins are ca. 1995 embarked on the USS Carl Vinson.

Also note that I am working on re-texturing the weapons and pods to match the USN/USMC paint schemes.  All skin packs will be updated once this is complete.

VA-196 ca 1990:

Here's the CAG bird:
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and a line bird:
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a weathered line bird:
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Note the custom fuel tank with the spade on the sides.
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Also custom VA-196 helmets, along with Grafton/Cole on the side of Devil 505 (optional)
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VA-196 ca. 1995

CAG Bird
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Line Birds
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The VA-52 Knightriders skin packs (1987 and 1994) are available for download.  

The 1987 skin pack includes six line birds.

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VA-52 ca. 1994:

CAG Bird
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Line Birds
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The last three skin packs (for now) have been uploaded.  They are the VA-34 Blue Blasters, VA-85 Black Falcons, and the VMA(AW)-332 Moonlighters.

VA-34 Blue Blasters
CAG Bird
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Line Birds
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Note the custom fuel tank
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and a custom helmet
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VA-85 Black Falcons
CAG Bird
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Line Birds
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And another custom fuel tank
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VMA(AW)-332 Moonlighters
CO Bird
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Line Birds
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VA-52 (94) and VA-196 (95) have also been updated to 1.01 to fix an issue with the outer pylon.

Once the lighting in 2.1 is stabilized and there is consistency between the 1.5 and 2.1 builds, I will release a global fix that updates the specular files for the new lighting engine and re-colors most of the weapons and weapon pylons to USN colors.

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Great attention to detail there Home Fries. :thumbsup:

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Marine Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMFP-3) is up.  VMFP-3 flew the RF-4B Phantom, so this was a natural fit for the Viggen when used in the electronic surveillance mission.  This is a collection of six skins and their weathered counterparts.

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The Viggen is now a joint service aircraft!  On request, I created some skins for USAF Wild Weasel squadrons (in this case, the 52d Tactical Fighter Wing out of Spangdahlem AB, Germany.  The package includes a boss bird and six line birds (three for the 81st TFS, and three for the 23d TFS). The pattern is based on the 3-tone Hill Grey pattern (the 2-tone doesn't work with the Viggen).

Boss Bird:
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23d Tactical Fighter Squadron
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81st TFS
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Additionally, I skinned some Tactical Reconnaissance squadrons that flew the RF-4C in the first Gulf War: the 106th TRS "Recce Rebels" of the Alabama ANG and the 192d TRS "High Rollers" of the Nevada ANG.  This is a skin pack of four birds, including a CO bird for the 106th TRS.  Like the VMFP-3 skins, these are ideally used with the Viggen's electronic surveillance mission.

106th TRS
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192d TRS
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