FSX RNZAF A-4G Skyhawk

Preview No. 75 Squadron. This repaint for the Virtavia "A-4 Skyhawk for FSX" package represents an A4G Skyhawk (NZ6217) of No. 75 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) at Ohakea AFB in 1985. Repaint by Frank Safranek.

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Repaint for Payware Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
a4g_rnzaf.zip
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2.66 MB
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No. 75 Squadron. This repaint for the Virtavia "A-4 Skyhawk for FSX" package represents an A4G Skyhawk (NZ6217) of No. 75 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) at Ohakea AFB in 1985. Repaint by Frank Safranek.

Screenshot of RNZAF A-4G Skyhawk in flight.

Screenshot of RNZAF A-4G Skyhawk in flight.

These textures are intended for use with the Virtavia "A-4 Skyhawk for FSX" payware aircraft package.

Since Virtavia included flight models for each of the 22 different weapons configurations included in the package it is a quite complex folder arrangement. I have found the following the easiest way to make the textures available to as many weapons loads as you like but only have to install the textures once. As a demonstration this texture set includes the folders/files necessary to add a version with wing tanks and a version with a belly tank.

By studying these files and folders you can easily add additional loadouts as you like. I have included a practice AIM-9 texture with blue "inert" bands. If you prefer the yellow active bands just delete or rename my file.

Installation:

This zip file contains only the textures that are unique to this scheme. You will also need the original "A-4 Skyhawk for FSX" files. The intended method for installation is as an optional set of markings. None of the original textures or folders are effected. You will have to manually edit the aircraft.cfg files so the aircraft will show up in Aircraft Selection. To uninstall just reverse it all.

A) Purchase and install the Virtavia "A-4 Skyhawk for FSX" package.

B) Drop the three included folders into the "FSX/SimObjects/Airplanes" folder. You'll be prompted to overwrite some A-4 folders. Respond with "OK".

C) Add the following section to the "aircraft.cfg" file in the "Virtavia A-4 Skyhawk 12 BT,LAU-3A,AIM9" folder. Change xx to the next sequential number.

[fltsim.xx]
title= A-4G RNZAF, 75 Sqn., BellyTank, LAU-3A Rocket Pod, AIM-9's
sim= Virtavia_A-4E-F_Skyhawk
model= G_2
panel=
sound=
texture= G_RZNAF
kb_checklists= A-4_check
kb_reference= A-4_ref
atc_heavy= 0
atc_parking_types= mil_combat
atc_airline= Air Force
atc_flight_number= 217
atc_id= NZ6217
ui_manufacturer= Douglas
ui_type= A-4 Skyhawk
ui_variation= A-4G RNZAF, 75 Sqn., BellyTank, LAU-3A Rocket Pod, AIM-9's
ui_typerole= Military Jet
ui_createdby= Virtavia
visual_damage= 1
Description= The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was designed to replace the piston-engined AD Skyraider in the close air support and interdiction role. It was capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear weapons.The prototype flew on 22 June, 1954.The first production model, the A-4A (165 built), entered service in 1956. The A-4B (542 built) entered service in 1957. The A-4C (638 built), entered service in 1960, and introduced a new radar unit which provided limited night and bad weather capability. The A-4E (498 built), was equipped with a more powerful engine and other improvements and entered service in late 1962. The A-4F was a modified version of the "E" model and included an upgraded engine, nose wheel steering, wing spoilers, a zero-zero ejection seat, and an upper avionics pod which gave the aircraft its characteristic "humpback"shape. The A-4G entered service with the Royal Australian Navy in 1967. It was armed with Sidewinder missiles and flew from the carrier Melbourne.

D) Add the following section to the "aircraft.cfg" file in the "Virtavia A-4 Skyhawk 4-7 Wing Tanks" folder. Change xx to the next sequential number.

[fltsim.xx]
title=A-4G RNZAF, 75 Sqn., Wing Tanks
sim=Virtavia_A-4E-F_Skyhawk
model=G_camoclean
panel=
sound=
texture=G_RZNAF
kb_checklists=A-4_check
kb_reference=A-4_ref
atc_heavy= 0
atc_parking_types= mil_combat
atc_airline = Navy
atc_flight_number= 217
atc_id= NZ6217
ui_manufacturer= Douglas
ui_type= A-4 Skyhawk
ui_variation= A-4G RNZAF, 75 Sqn., Wing Tanks
ui_typerole=Military Jet
ui_createdby=Virtavia
visual_damage=1
editable= 0
Description=The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was designed to replace the piston-engined AD Skyraider in the close air support and interdiction role. It was capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear weapons.The prototype flew on 22 June, 1954.The first production model, the A-4A (165 built), entered service in 1956. The A-4B (542 built) entered service in 1957. The A-4C (638 built), entered service in 1960, and introduced a new radar unit which provided limited night and bad weather capability. The A-4E (498 built), was equipped with a more powerful engine and other improvements and entered service in late 1962. The A-4F was a modified version of the "E" model and included an upgraded engine, nose wheel steering, wing spoilers, a zero-zero ejection seat, and an upper avionics pod which gave the aircraft its characteristic "humpback"shape. The A-4G entered service with the Royal Australian Navy in 1967. It was armed with Sidewinder missiles and flew from the carrier Melbourne.

E) That's it. You will now have two new A-4 Skyhawk aircraft available when you go to Select Aircraft.

Images & Screenshots

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The archive a4g_rnzaf.zip has 31 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
RNZAF_1f.jpg11.26.1289.85 kB
texture.G_RZNAF11.26.120 B
generic_spec_RAN.dds11.26.12256.12 kB
Ladder.dds06.28.121.00 MB
Maingear3.dds06.15.121.00 MB
MiscAO_L.dds06.20.121.00 MB
Nosegear1.dds06.15.12256.12 kB
Pilot.dds11.24.121.00 MB
Skyhawk_1.dds11.26.124.00 MB
Skyhawk_2.dds11.26.124.00 MB
Spdbrks.dds06.15.121.00 MB
Tank_ctr.dds11.26.1264.12 kB
Tank_wing_L.dds11.22.12512.12 kB
Tank_wing_R.dds11.22.12512.12 kB
texture.cfg10.21.1272 B
texture.G_RZNAF11.26.120 B
texture.cfg11.26.12243 B
thumbnail.jpg11.22.1210.44 kB
texture.G_RZNAF11.26.120 B
texture.cfg11.26.12243 B
thumbnail.jpg11.25.1210.24 kB
File_ID.diz11.26.12276 B
Readme.txt11.26.126.20 kB
RNZAF_1a.gif11.26.1210.09 kB
RNZAF_1a.jpg11.25.1252.03 kB
RNZAF_1b.jpg11.25.1255.24 kB
RNZAF_1c.jpg11.25.1260.59 kB
RNZAF_1d.jpg11.25.1249.79 kB
RNZAF_1e.jpg11.26.1294.91 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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