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    F/A-18 Super Hornet and Su-35S Flanker E

    Version 1.6 by John_Spartan and Saul



    [F/A-18 E/F over Altis, screenshots by Saul]

    INTRODUCTION
    The Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet is a twin-engine carrier-based multi-role fighter aircraft variant based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18 E single-seat and F/A-18 F tandem-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18 C and D Hornet. The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm gun and can carry air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface weapons. Additional fuel can be carried in up to five external fuel tanks and the aircraft can be configured as an airborne tanker by adding an external air refueling system.

    PROLOGUE
    For quite a while I have been working on F/A-18 add-on so it can be used in ARMA game engines. When I started to work on Franze’s F/A-18 my main goal was to make look like the vanilla in game aircraft, so they share the same ammo, look similarly textured when put next to each other and use/share same functions that ArmA offers. During last year I have found a friend and a talented 3D artist assisting me on this project - Saul, also Franze mentoring me thru the development process helped to shape this add-on to a stage where we are now with fully working ArmA 2 and ArmA 3 versions. This is the point where Saul is taking over project lead on ArmA 3 version, and I’ll focus on development of these bad boys to a next stage.

    John Spartan

    Only in the past few months have I worked with John on the F-18 and I have to say every minute of my free time was worth it. It's been rough rebuilding the aircraft from the ground up but our goal is to create the best aircraft available for the community. John is a talented scripter and modder and I look forward to working with him in the future.

    Saul


    THE ADDON
    VERSIONS
    This add-on represents real life F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.
    United States Navy - ARMA NAVY GREY [F/A 18E and F/A 18F]
    USN Pacific Fleet:
    - VFA-14 "Tophatters" [F/A 18E]
    - VFA-41 "Black Aces" [F/A 18F]
    - VFA-27 "Royal Maces" [F/A 18E]
    - VFA-154 "Black Knights" [F/A 18F]
    USN Atlantic Fleet:
    - VFA-31 "Tomcatters" [F/A 18E]
    - VFA-103 "Jolly Rogers" [F/A 18F]
    USMC:
    - ARMA USMC GREY [F/A 18E and F/A 18F]
    - VMFA-225 "Vikings" [F/A-18F]
    - VMFA-232 "Red Devils" [F/A-18E]
    - VFA-314 "Black Knights" [F/A-18E]
    Royal Australian Air Force:
    - ARMA RAAF GREY [F/A 18F]


    FEATURES
    - New model for E/F (From ARMA 2 OA v2.0)
    - HD textures
    - Full realistic set of weapons models
    - GPS targeting system
    - Afterburner
    - Foldable wings
    - Ejection sequence
    - Canopy animation
    - Flares and radar warning system
    - Fuselage vapour effects
    - Engine exhaust effect
    - Aerial refuelling from "buddy pod" of F/A-18 F
    - Fuel drop sequence
    - Working mirrors in pilot/ WSO views in both E/F
    - Master arms "SAFETY" feature
    - Collision Lights and Formation Lights
    - Night Vision HUD for night flying and taxi
    - ATFLIR laser designator for WSO
    - User interface via Service Menu allowing ordnance and paint scheme customization
    - Pilots manual user interface
    - 19 Unit textures featuring CAG and LOW from various NAVY, USMC, and RAAF units.

    What's Planned
    - New dynamic afterburner
    - Upgraded cockpit
    - Start-up animations
    - And much more


    CREDITS
    ARMA 3 game engine: Bohemia Interactive
    Project lead: Saul
    Author of original addon and concept: Franze
    Brand new model: Saul and John_Spartan
    HD textures: Saul
    Afterburner script originally by: Lethal and Gnat
    GUI dialog by: John_Spartan
    Config and scripts by: John_Spartan
    Advisers: Franze, Gnat, Vengeance1, Iceman77, Rock

    Special thanks goes to MSgt. Don Welch, USAF [Retired, alias AV8R] and TF BLACKJACK squad for help with MP/COOP testing and their advice on creating more realistic flight model and SP/ MP testing.

    And of course all the community members for being so kind and posting valuable information/tutorials and solutions about how to mod this game.


    END USER LICENCE AGREEMENT
    DISCLAIMER
    You are permitted to install and use this software for personal entertainment purposes only. This add-on is meant for ARMA 3 game platform by Bohemia Interactive only. Any commercial or military use is strictly forbidden without permission from the author.

    This addon is released under:
    Creative Commons Licence
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs

    for use in ARMA 3 version 1.04


    [F/A-18 E fly by, screenshot by Saul]


    [Video created by Fragzilla]

    DOWNLOAD LINKS

    DIRECT DOWNLOAD v1.6
    AIRCRAFT MANUAL


    Link Unavailable at this time
    [thank's to GoodKill for hosting this mod]


    DOWNLOAD FROM PlayWithSix
    [thanks to Sonsalt]


    DOWNLOAD FROM Armaholic
    [thank's Foxhound, much appreciated]


    Change Log:
    Change Log:
    v1.6 - Updated 3-17-14
    - full pilots manual added
    - GPS targeting system implemented
    - fixed the possibility of “backwards flying”
    - MFD’s should not flicker on some graphics cards as reported earlier
    - tweaked missile box [Air-to-Air weapons can lock on air targets only]
    - tweaked pilots FOV
    - Track IR support added [thanks to Feint]
    - whole “service menu” is optimized to A3 standard
    - thermal imaging textures added on E and F versions
    - pilots hand animations added
    - some small RVMAT fixes
    - HUD slightly adjusted, should be more accurate
    - fixed pilots uniform issue
    - afterburner tweaked [less effective on ground, for more realistic take off]
    - fixed tail hook animation error landing on USS Nimitz [by Jdog and TeTeT]

    v1.5 - Updated 10-11-13
    - Ejection function added/tweaked
    - Aerial refueling scripts tweaked
    - some small code optimization

    Also some of the features like ejection script is still WIP so please post feedback and we will update the functions and make them more realistic and in game style like.

    v1.49 - Updated 27-10-13
    - texture's and rvmats updated
    - fuel drop sequence added
    - aerial refuelling possibility added [from F/A-18 F equipped with "buddy pod"]
    - IGUI with custom icons and info
    - Ejection function placeholder added [will be fully updated with next release]
    - compatibility with JDog's & TeTeT Nimitz mod for ArmA 3 added
    - small bug fixes/code optimization
    - some small weapons config tweeks
    - custom pilot added with more realistic gear [Fighter Pilot under NATO/Man]
    - HUD crosshair alignment fixed [now spot on for dogfighting]
    - Small tweaks on pilots and gunners animations

    v1.2 - Updated 9-29-13
    - new weapons added to built in missilebox
    - UI for arming menu added
    - UI for custom skin selection added
    - 19 custom HD skins added [in separate PBO, not mandatory to use mod]
    - small bug fixes/code optimization
    - action menu entries tweekde to make sure pilot/WSO have the right ones
    - clasname for F version changed [new one is JS_JC_FA18F]
    - WSO camera tweeked
    - Other small optimizations

    v1.0 - Initial Release
    Last edited by Saul; Apr 10 2014 at 11:23.

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    SUKHOI SU-35S FLANKER E BETA RELEASE


    End of the year, and as promised Santa have brought some new toys we would like to share. Hope everyone had nice Christmas and is looking forward to New 2014.

    Su-35S is a OPFOR multirole fighter we decided to add since there still is massive demand for an adversary to F/A-18's. So what does this addon contains and what we are looking to implement in future. I'll briefly due to lack of time today.

    Our release ended up delayed and not at the stage as we expected, but lack of time and change of concept made impact. In beginning we had an idea of collaborating with someone and upgrade an existing model, but Saul and me realized that old A1 and A2 models are no longer matching the quality requirement's so decision was made to create a brand new model. So we took our time to build a new model which is still about 75% complete, and will be updated. Saul has outdone himself this time with and awesome HD set of textures and there is more of the beauty and detail to be added latter on.

    FEATURES
    - New model [cockpit still needs some work and detail]
    - HD textures [two additional paint schemes will be added latter]
    - Full realistic set of weapons models [WITH NEXT UPDATES]
    - Afterburner
    - Canopy animation
    - Flares and radar warning system
    - Fuselage vapour effects
    - Engine exhaust effect
    - Working mirrors in pilot view
    - Master arms "SAFETY" feature
    - Fuel drop sequence and auxiliary fuel support [WITH NEXT UPDATES]
    - Aerial refuelling from SU-35S with “buddy pod” [WITH NEXT UPDATES]
    - Ejection sequence simulation
    - Collision Lights and Formation Lights
    - Fully animated HD cockpit [WITH NEXT UPDATES]
    - Built in Service Menu for ordinance and aircraft paint scheme customization [WITH NEXT UPDATES]
    - 3 different paint schemes [WITH NEXT UPDATES]



    [Su-35S over Altis, screenshot by Don Welch]

    There are things that still need some work and are mostly delayed because of lack of RL references and resources on this airframe. So please be patient and it will be fixed with next updates.

    KNOWN ISSUES
    - MFD screens in cockpit still are WIP
    - Cockpit markings and animations still are WIP
    - HUD needs some tweaking
    - Weapons like LGB's and AS missiles need to be added
    - GUI "service menu" is still WIP, only rearming feature is fully functional
    - Aerial refuelling is WIP
    - Sounds need some tweaking
    - Some shadows might be a bit off

    If there is anything else you notice that should be fixed please send us your feedback. Also Screenshots would be appreciated for usage in upcoming manual.

    CREDITS
    ARMA 3 game engine: Bohemia Interactive
    Project lead: Saul
    Brand new model: Saul and John_Spartan
    HD textures: Saul
    GUI dialog by: John_Spartan
    Config and scripts by: John_Spartan
    Advisers: Gnat

    And of course all the community members for being so kind and posting valuable information/tutorials and solutions about how to mod this game.


    END USER LICENCE AGREEMENT
    DISCLAIMER
    You are permitted to install and use this software for personal entertainment purposes only. This add-on is meant for ARMA 3 game platform by Bohemia Interactive only. Any commercial or military use is strictly forbidden without permission from the author.

    This addon is released under:
    Creative Commons Licence
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs

    for use in ARMA 3

    DOWNLOAD LINKS


    DOWNLOAD FROM ARMAHOLIC
    [thank's Foxhound, much apriciated]

    And thank's to James we have a small demo video up.

    Thank you and Happy New Year to all of you!
    Spartan out.
    Last edited by John_Spartan; Dec 31 2013 at 13:32. Reason: SU35 released

    F/A-18 E/F ADDON ARMA 2 V2.0 and ARMA 3 V1.6
    SU-35S FLANKER E for ARMA 3 V0.98

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    Can't wait!!!!

    G R E A T !!

    I remember it was a great add on in Arma2: no doubt it will rock in arma3


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    Please make a two seater version

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    Sergeant Major Kristian's Avatar
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    This is so much win, but neither of the available DL links work for me? ;__;
    ︽ Corproal in the Finnish Defence Forces

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    Check the first link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristian View Post
    This is so much win, but neither of the available DL links work for me? ;__;
    Downloadlinks are coming soon...as the text says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [FRL]Myke View Post
    Downloadlinks are coming soon...as the text says.
    Dear Myke, when I posted my comment they both said "DOWNLOAD FROM *hostname*", only after I posted did they show up as "Coming soon" :c
    Now downloading from the very first link, thanks

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    Proper direct download link now in place. Rapid share is throttling and we don't like that.

    @Eymerich: It is

    @BusterBlader: There is, look under NATO/ Air/ FA18F
    Last edited by Saul; Sep 15 2013 at 08:01.

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    Great stuff! Look forward to trying these later
    Cheers
    petek

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