FSX Lockheed P-38J 'Texas Ranger'

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Type
Repaint for Payware Model
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182
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
texasranger.zip
File size
8.57 MB
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Scanned 13 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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Everyone

This is a repaint of the Flight Simulations Design (FSD) Lockheed P-38 Lightning to represent P-38J-10-LO 42-67825 'Texas Ranger IV' flown by 55th FG CO Col. Jack Jenkins. On April 10th 1944 Col. Jenkins was shot down in this aircraft on the Group's first 'Droop-Snoot' bombing raid on Coulmniers airfield in Northen France. Having dived from 20,000 feet for a low-level strafing run, a fogged-up windscreen spoilt his aim. Alerted AAA gunners brought him down on his second pass. He survived as a POW. By Dave Quincey.

Screenshot of  Lockheed P-38J 'Texas Ranger' in flight.

Screenshot of Lockheed P-38J 'Texas Ranger' in flight.

Unzip the 'Texas Ranger' folder to a temporary location. Go to the Simmobjects/Airplanes folder in your main FSX and copy and paste the folder 'texture.ranger'into the 'FlightSim Developers P38J' folder. Open the folder'texture.p38dds', and copy the contents into your new 'texture.ranger' folder but DO NOT overwrite when prompted. Finally add the following lines to your P-38J aircraft.cfg file:-

[fltsim.xx]
title=P-38J 'Texas Ranger'
sim=P-38J
model=p38m
panel=
texture=ranger
kb_checklists=P38_check
kb_reference=P38_ref
ui_manufacturer=Lockheed
ui_type="P-38J"
ui_typerole="Twin Engine Prop"
ui_createdby=FlightSim Developers
ui_variation=P-38J 'Texas Ranger'
atc_flight_number=005
atc_id=67825
description=Lockheed P-38J-10-LO 42-67825 'Texas Ranger IV' flown by 55th FG CO Col. Jack Jenkins. On April 10th 1944 Col. Jenkins was shot down in this aircraft on the Group's first 'Droop-Snoot' bombing raid on Coulmniers airfield in Northen France. Having dived from 20,000 ft. for a low-level strafing run, a fogged-up windscreen spoilt his aim. Alerted AAA gunners brought him down on his second pass. He survived as a POW.

Change the [flightsim.xx] to the next available number and enjoy!

This repaint is based upon the excellent paint kit supplied by FSD and was researched from Peter Randall's invaluable 'Little Friends'website. Some artwork was taken with permission from Mark Styling's Aircraft Illustration website.

You may modify the repaint files as you wish for your own use and it may only be distributed as freeware.

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The archive texasranger.zip has 8 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Read Me Texas Ranger.txt10.23.092.25 kB
Texas Ranger 1.jpg10.21.09376.65 kB
texture.ranger10.22.090 B
body01.dds10.22.0916.00 MB
body02.dds10.20.0916.00 MB
cockpit04.dds10.12.091.00 MB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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Chris SmithMon, 08 Oct 2018 23:52:24 GMT

Jack was a distant relative of mine. The version you have here appears to be the original Texas Ranger and not the one he went down in over France. Check out the air museum link here: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/8959. It is possible that he maintained the holster nose art from the first version, but the picture shown in the link is from the opposite side and shows only "Texas Ranger IV". Your depiction of Texas Ranger, however, is gorgeous. Well done bringing this aircraft and Jack back to life.

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