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FSX US Navy Douglas A-4E Skyhawk

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Type
Repaint for Payware Model
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567
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
a4e_vt7.zip
File size
2.39 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 11 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone

VT-7, NAS Meridian, 1989. This repaint for the Virtavia "A-4 Skyhawk for FSX" package represents an A4E Skyhawk of Training Squadron Seven (VT-7) "Eagles" at NAS Meridian in 1989. VT-7 had the distinction of being the only squadron to use single-seat A-4E Skyhawks for training flights. Repaint by Frank Safranek.

Screenshot of US Navy Douglas A-4E Skyhawk in the air.

Screenshot of US Navy Douglas A-4E Skyhawk in the air.

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. This texture set is only intended to be used with one configuration so installing is much easier than it would be if more than one configuration was appropriate.

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" file so the aircraft will show up in Aircraft Selection. To uninstall just reverse it all.

  • Purchase and install the Virtavia "A-4 Skyhawk for FSX" package.
  • Drop the included folder into the "FSX/SimObjects/Airplanes" folder. You'll be prompted to overwrite one A-4 folder. Respond with "OK".
  • Edit the "aircraft.cfg" file in the "Virtavia A-4 Skyhawk 4-7 Wing Tanks" folder to add the following section. Change xx to the next sequential number.

[fltsim.xx]
title=A-4E VT-7, Wing Tanks
sim=Virtavia_A-4E-F_Skyhawk
model=G_clean // chosen for bent refuel pole and to remove ECM snowcones
panel=
sound=
texture=VT-7
kb_checklists=A-4_check
kb_reference=A-4_ref
atc_heavy=0
atc_parking_types=mil_combat
atc_airline=Navy
atc_flight_number=A703
atc_id=150049
ui_manufacturer=Douglas
ui_type=A-4 Skyhawk
ui_variation=A-4E VT-7, NAS Meridian, 1989
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 (144 built), 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 it's 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.

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

Images/Screenshots

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The archive a4e_vt7.zip has 23 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
Readme.txt12.29.124.16 kB
texture.VT-712.29.120 B
generic_spec_RAN.dds12.28.12256.12 kB
Ladder.dds06.28.121.00 MB
MiscAO_L.dds12.26.121.00 MB
MiscAO_R.dds12.26.121.00 MB
Pilot.dds12.28.121.00 MB
Skyhawk_1.dds12.29.124.00 MB
Skyhawk_2.dds12.28.124.00 MB
Tank_wing_L.dds12.28.12512.12 kB
Tank_wing_R.dds12.28.12512.12 kB
texture.cfg12.29.12178 B
thumbnail.jpg12.26.1210.85 kB
A4E_VT7.gif12.29.129.92 kB
A4E_VT7a.jpg12.29.1284.71 kB
A4E_VT7b.jpg12.29.1262.89 kB
A4E_VT7c.jpg12.29.1279.90 kB
A4E_VT7d.jpg12.29.1277.70 kB
A4E_VT7e.jpg12.29.1271.15 kB
A4E_VT7f.jpg12.29.12119.46 kB
File_ID.diz12.29.12371 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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