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    Icon22 Merlin2 Beaufort Mk1 revision series by UncleTgt!


    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Skins - British

    Description: Beaufort Mk1 Skinpack 1 by UncleTgt

    This is a collection of repaints for Merlin 2's Beaufort mk1 for CFS 2.

    The textures in this set are: N1011 "R" of 16 sqn SAAF Madagascar October 1942.

    DW816 "V" of 22 sqn RAF Ceylon April 1944.

    L4501 AW-A 42 sqn RAF, lost off Norway 21st June 1940.

    AW196 BX-Y Flown by 86 sqn RAF, lost 1st April 1942 with a mainly 217 Sqn crew.

    L9878 MW-R of 217 squadron, St Eval, December 1941.

    To install, unzip the download to a temporary location & move/ copy files to the matching folder names inside your chosen CFS2 install.

    Thanks to: Merlin 2 for the original aircraft.

    This is freeware and subject to the usual conditions.

    UncleTgt,

    NOV 2019

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Merlin2 Beaufort Mk1 skinpack 1 UT.zip
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    Merlin2 Beaufort Mk1 skinpack 2 UT.zip


    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Skins - British

    Description: Beaufort Mk1 skinpack 2 by UncleTgt

    This is a collection of repaints for Merlin 2's Beaufort Mk1 for CFS2.

    The textures in this set are mainly Training Units: LR906 "42" of 2 Torpedo Training Unit, Castle Kennedy Scotland, September 1943.

    N1113 "D1" of 3 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, Chivenor June 1941.

    DX135 "10" of 5 Operational Training Unit, Long Kesh Northern Ireland, June 1943.

    X8931 "L2" No 5 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, Chivenor, September 1941.

    N1006 RO-B 32 Operational Training Unit, Patricia Bay, Canada January 1942.

    To install, unzip the download to a temporary location & move/ copy files to the matching folder names inside your chosen CFS2 install.

    Thanks to: Merlin 2 for the original aircraft.

    This is freeware and subject to the usual conditions.

    UncleTgt,

    NOV 2019

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Merlin2 Beaufort Mk1 skinpack 2 UT.zip
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    Merlin 2 Beaufort Mk1 skinpack 3 UT.zip


    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Skins - British

    Description: Beaufort Mk1 Skinpack 3 by UncleTgt

    This is a collection of repaints for Merlin 2's Beaufort Mk1 for CFS2.

    The textures in this set are: L9939 AW-W "Wreck" 42 squadron Leuchars Scotland June 1941.This aircraft successfully torpedoed & damaged Lutzow off Norway on 11th June 1941.

    DW891 "Q" of 217 squadron at Vavuniya, Ceylon, April 1944.

    L9802 GX-S of 415 squadron RCAF, Thorney Island August 1941.

    LR901 Y9-P of FAA Station Flight RNAS Yeovilton, March 1945.

    To install, unzip the download to a temporary location & move/ copy files to the matching folder names inside your chosen CFS2 install.

    Thanks to: Merlin 2 for the original aircraft.

    This is freeware and subject to the usual conditions

    UncleTgt,

    NOV 2019

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Merlin 2 Beaufort Mk1 skinpack 3 UT.zip
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    Marlin2 Beaufort Mk1-des skinpack UT.zip


    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Skins - British

    Description: Beaufort Mk1-des skinpack by UncleTgt

    This is a collection of repaints for Merlin 2's Beaufort Mk1 (Desert) for CFS2.

    The textures in this set are: DE111 "V" of 39 squadron Gianaclis, Egypt November 1942.

    DE108 "F" of 47 sqn RAF Egypt circa OCT42.

    L9965 "T" 217 Squadron Luqa Malta July 1942.

    DX157 on delivery flight to India, May 1944.

    EK979 "35" of Middle East Conversion & Check Unit, Bilbeis, Egypt, July 1944.

    To install, unzip the download to a temporary location & move/ copy files to the matching folder names inside your chosen CFS2 install.

    Thanks to: Merlin 2 for the original aircraft.

    This is freeware and subject to the usual conditions.

    UncleTgt,

    NOV 2019

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Marlin2 Beaufort Mk1-des skinpack UT.zip
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    Merlin2 Beaufort Mk1-t revised UT.zip


    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Aircraft - British

    Description: Merlin2 Bristol Beaufort Mk1-t revised by UncleTgt

    This is a revision of the Bristol Beaufort model series made by Merlin2 for CFS 2. This pack depicts the mk1-b. I used MDLmat & DosMDLCv2 to give the model some shine, better coloured aircrew lifevests, plus improve the glass transparency & colour, prop disks etc.

    The 2D panel bitmap has been made WIN7+ safe, & the definition of the VC instruments has been improved.

    The .dp file has been given historically accurate payload options, & the damage effects, hitpoints & AI gun performance tweaked to give a better combat experience. As the airfile was developed by Jerry Beckwith, the only thing I adjusted was to lower the elevator authority somewhat, to try to make it less fighter-like when engaged. I changed the aircraft family from 4 to 5 (more a G4M2 Betty than a TBF Avenger), but this has not been tested extensively in missions.

    The sounds are aliased to the C47 Dakota.

    The textures offered are: N1016 OA-X 22 squadron St Eval April 1941. Flown by Flight Officer Kenneth Campbell VC during his attack on Gniesenau in Brest harbour, 6th April 1941.

    L4445 of the Torpedo Development Unit, Gosport, December 1939

    To use the provided .dp file that depicts more historically authentic weapons and payloads, the following weapons packs are required...

    Baldy Mk VII depth charge: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=17&id=6687

    Shessi 250lb depth charge: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...id=17&id=22592

    Hudson weapons package: https://www.virtualwings.org/downloa...apons_v099.zip

    Beaufighter weapons: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=50&id=6860 (You don't need the aircraft, just the weapons)

    FDG weapons: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=17&id=5273

    Groundcrew British weapons: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=17&id=4398

    To install, unzip the download to a temporary location & move/ copy files to the matching folder names inside your chosen CFS2 install.

    Thanks to Merlin2 for the original multi-LOD Beaufort.

    Kelticheart for his prop bitmaps & exhaust effects.

    This is freeware and subject to the usual conditions

    UncleTgt,

    NOV 2019

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Merlin2 Beaufort Mk1-t revised UT.zip
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    Merlin2 Beaufort Mk1-des revised UT.zip


    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Aircraft - British

    Description: Merlin2 Bristol Beaufort Mk1-des revised by UncleTgt

    This is a revision of the Bristol Beaufort model series made by Merlin2 for CFS 2. This pack depicts the mk1-des. I used MDLmat & DosMDLCv2 to give the model some shine, better coloured aircrew lifevests, plus improve the glass transparency & colour, prop disks etc.

    The 2D panel bitmap has been made WIN7+ safe, & the definition of the VC instruments has been improved.

    The. dp file has been given historically accurate payload options, & the damage effects, hitpoints & AI gun performance tweaked to give a better combat experience. As the airfile was developed by Jerry Beckwith, the only thing I adjusted was to lower the elevator authority somewhat, to try to make it less fighter-like when engaged. I changed the aircraft family from 4 to 5 (more a G4M2 Betty than a TBF Avenger), but this has not been tested extensively in missions.

    The sounds are aliased to the C47 Dakota.

    The texture offered is: Beaufort MkI N6519 -Y of 39 squadron Bu Amud Egypt, March 1942.

    Damaged beyond repair after a heavy landing at Bu Amud 22 March 1942.

    To use the provided .dp file that depicts more historically authentic weapons and payloads, the following weapons packs are required...

    Baldy Mk VII depth charge: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=17&id=6687

    Shessi 250lb depth charge: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...id=17&id=22592

    Hudson weapons package: https://www.virtualwings.org/downloa...apons_v099.zip

    Beaufighter weapons: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=50&id=6860 (You don't need the aircraft, just the weapons)

    FDG weapons: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=17&id=5273

    Groundcrew British weapons: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=17&id=4398

    To install, unzip the download to a temporary location & move/ copy files to the matching folder names inside your chosen CFS2 install.

    Thanks to: Merlin2 for the original multi-LOD Beaufort.

    Kelticheart for his prop bitmaps & exhaust effects.

    This is freeware and subject to the usual conditions.

    UncleTgt,

    NOV 2019

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Merlin2 Beaufort Mk1-des revised UT.zip
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    Merlin2 Beaufort Mk1-b revised UT.zip


    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Aircraft - British

    Description: Merlin2 Bristol Beaufort Mk1-b revised by UncleTgt

    This is a revision of the Bristol Beaufort model series made by Merlin2 for CFS 2. This pack depicts the mk1-b. I used MDLmat & DosMDLCv2 to give the model some shine, better coloured aircrew lifevests, plus improve the glass transparency & colour, prop disks etc.

    The 2D panel bitmap has been made WIN7+ safe, & the definition of the VC instruments has been improved.

    The .dp file has been given historically accurate payload options, & the damage effects, hitpoints & AI gun performance tweaked to give a better combat experience. As the airfile was developed by Jerry Beckwith, the only thing I adjusted was to lower the elevator authority somewhat, to try to make it less fighter-like when engaged. I changed the aircraft family from 4 to 5 (more a G4M2 Betty than a TBF Avenger), but this has not been tested extensively in missions.

    The sounds are aliased to the C47 Dakota.

    The texture offered is: L4450 OA - F of 22 squadron RAF, circa May 1940. This aircraft lost 25/26th May 1940.

    To use the provided .dp file that depicts more historically authentic weapons and payloads, the following weapons packs are required...

    Baldy Mk VII depth charge: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=17&id=6687

    Shessi 250lb depth charge: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...id=17&id=22592

    Hudson weapons package: https://www.virtualwings.org/downloa...apons_v099.zip

    Beaufighter weapons: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=50&id=6860 (You don't need the aircraft, just the weapons)

    FDG weapons: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=17&id=5273

    Groundcrew British weapons: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=17&id=4398

    To install, unzip the download to a temporary location & move/ copy files to the matching folder names inside your chosen CFS2 install.

    Thanks to: Merlin2 for the original multi-LOD Beaufort.

    Kelticheart for his prop bitmaps & exhaust effects.

    This is freeware and subject to the usual conditions.

    UncleTgt,

    NOV 2019

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit Merlin2 Beaufort Mk1-b revised UT.zip
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    UncleTgt,
    Outstanding work on this series of aircraft revisions, thanks for for your dedication and attention to detail!

    Btw....here is a Bristol Taurus sound pack for those who want it: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...atid=48&id=551
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

    My campaign site: http://www.box.net/shared/0k1e1rz29h
    My missions site: http://www.box.net/shared/ueh4kazk3v
    My scenery site: http://www.box.net/shared/knb1l0ztobhs2esb14rb

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    This is some amazing work! Thank you sir for all your hard work.
    "De Oppresso Liber"

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    What a lovely bunch. Thanks John!

    I've always had a soft spot for these models but your reworking of their textures has really lifted them to another level altogether.

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    UncleTgt,
    Your work on the Beaufort series is outstanding




    Thank you sir for this amazing work and for all your hard work

    Beepee

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    Thank you UncleTgt, these Beauforts are great. The revised models look great and are a lot of fun to fly. I would also like to thank Merlin2 for the origianl model.

    msfossey

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    Just beautiful in every way. Thank you UncleTgt!
    Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media far more, for they will destroy your honour.

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    Hi UncleTgt
    As usual, your work is outstanding.
    Thanks for these.
    Thanks to Merlin 2 for the original and thanks Rami for the sound file link.
    Cheers
    Stuart

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    Beaufort was not really the most famous plane of WW2 but you did a lot to put it among the first in CFS2!!


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    Thanks for the nice comments, but the real credit is for Merlin2. It's hard to believe, but this series of models were originally created way back in 2004!

    I thought they scrubbed up pretty good... Just shows what a slap of paint & some TLC can achieve ...

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    UT,

    I add my belated thanks! Wonderful work as always.

    Got a question. Am I right in thinking that all of the AC have a total 4 texture files?

    Cheers and Thanks!
    MR
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    Yep MR, just the 4 external texture sheets. Everything else is coloured materials (prop disks, blades, crew etc.), hence me tweaking with Martin Wright's MDLmat

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    Mainly in the Med

    Hi Uncle Tgt,
    The torpedo Beaufort behaves beautifully when sent in against axis tankers and looks great from a distance as well as up close. Could you post the plain (roundels only) textures/ templates to help with hand edited missions?
    I'm sure Merlin2 would be pleased to see what you have done with his Beauforts.

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    Just a few screenies...

    Thanks UT and Merlin2!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenna View Post
    Hi Uncle Tgt,
    The torpedo Beaufort behaves beautifully when sent in against axis tankers and looks great from a distance as well as up close. Could you post the plain (roundels only) textures/ templates to help with hand edited missions?
    I'm sure Merlin2 would be pleased to see what you have done with his Beauforts.
    Mike,

    Mail me & let me know which varieties you would like. The PSPS files are very large though...

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    Yes I know this probably seems a tad anal, but I though it was worth pointing out.

    As far as I can make out, included in UT's latest releases are around 42 permutations of the Bristol Beaufort!

    Not too shabby, eh?

    Here is a list of all the AC I ended up with (showing the folder names I gave them). It is alphabetical as far as the make and mod are concerned. Beyond that it is a tad less well sorted

    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-I-B L4441 Factory-Fresh
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-I-B L4491 Coast-Cmd
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-I-B L4491 Night Coast-Cmd
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-I Torpedo L4458 RAF May1940
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-I-B RAF May1940
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-T 86RAF_FEB42
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-T 217RAF_FEB42
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-B 86RAF MAR42
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-B 86RAF_MAY42
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-T 42RAF_MAY42
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-Des 86RAF_JUL42
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-Des 39RAF_NOV42
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-B 39RAF APR43
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-Des SEP43_EDSG
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-Des SEP43_MidStone
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-A 132OTU DEC43
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-A 1OADU_MAR44
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-B 16SAAF JAN45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-II-A 762FAA JAN45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 1OTU_MAY42
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-T 100RAAF_MAR43
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-T 100RAAF_MAY43
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 100RAAF_OCT42
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 100RAAF_JAN42
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 100RAAF_SEP43
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-T 8RAAF_OCT43
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 6RAAF_NOV43
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-T 8RAAF_JAN44
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 1OTU_APR44
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 15RAAF_MAR45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 15RAAF_MAY45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 8RAAF_JUL45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 100RAAF_JUL45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 100RAAF_JAN45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 100RAAF_FEB45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-VIII-B 100RAAF_AUG45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-IX DAP_SEP44
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-IX SpecDuties_OCT44
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-IX 10LASU_MAR45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-IX 10LASU_AUG45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-IX 9LASU_SEP45
    UT-M2 Beaufort Mk-IX 1APU_OCT45

    BTW, I occasionally get a pop-up message regarding a missing weapon: wep_mine_airdrop

    Thanks again UT!

    Cheers,
    MR
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    Here they are being built at Mascot (Sydney Airport) and flown at RAAF Richmond.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdUNFkWrGVk

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdriver View Post
    Here they are being built at Mascot (Sydney Airport) and flown at RAAF Richmond.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdUNFkWrGVk
    Thanks Kevin! Great stuff!

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