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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:40

Version 1.8 by John_Spartan and Saul

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[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.


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
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for use in ARMA 3 version 1.24

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0CIEscCc_k
[Video created by Fragzilla]

DOWNLOAD LINKS

DIRECT DOWNLOAD v1.8

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

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DOWNLOAD FROM PlayWithSix

[thanks to Sonsalt]

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DOWNLOAD FROM Armaholic

[thank's Foxhound, much appreciated]

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DOWNLOAD FROM Steam Workshop



Change Log:
Change Log:

v1.8 - Updated 8-11-14
- new afterburner visual effects
- new HUD
- sound fix to ensure vanilla ARMA 3 1.24 compatibility
- GPS/INS tweaks
- small fixes and optimization

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

Edited by Saul, 13 August 2014 - 01:11.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:05

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[screenshots by Jezza]

After a few months of work on this mod Saul and me would like to share with the community our recent version of SU-35 S Flanker E mod. Saul has put in tremendous effort in to HD textures and updating the model. We have added nice set of features and improved the overall characteristics of the jet. It's still WIP on this one, with more time on our hands we will definitely try to update this awesome Russian aircraft mod. Features like fully Russian cockpit [markings and HUD] also refuelling and auxiliary fuel systems will be added latter on thru the development process.

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.

FEATURES
- New model [cockpit will get full Russian language markings]
- HD textures
- Full realistic set of weapons models
- 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
- Built in Service Menu for ordinance and aircraft paint scheme customization
- 4 different paint schemes
- Setup/Customization MODULE available in game editor


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.




MEDIA
http://youtu.be/WJiXD-Gbsuk
[Thanks' to Swissmaverick for this demo]



KNOWN ISSUES
- MFD screens in cockpit still not perfect as we would like it to
- Cockpit markings and animations still are WIP
- Aerial refuelling is WIP
- Sounds need some tweaking
- Some shadows might be a bit off




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, Rock

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
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for use in ARMA 3




DOWNLOAD LINKS
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SU-35 S FLANKER E version 1.4
[Thanks' Foxhound much appreciated]

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SU-35 S FLANKER E version 1.4


Thank you and have fun.
Spartan out.

Edited by John_Spartan, 03 February 2015 - 04:36.
SU35 V1.2 released

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:09

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 :)

:yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:13

Please make a two seater version :D

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:37

This is so much win, but neither of the available DL links work for me? ;__;
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:39

Check the first link ;)
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:39

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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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:44

Myke;2503815']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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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:57

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

Edited by Saul, 15 September 2013 - 08:01.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:00

Great stuff! Look forward to trying these later
Cheers
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:16

Awesome!! Was waiting for this for sooo long :D

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:31

Good release :)
My streaming Perhaps catch me working on some addons.
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:54

YAY! I don´t need AiA anymore to fly this beast over Stratis and Altis! Opfor is doomed as it´s going to rain cluster bombs over their guilties heads ;D

At first I saw the thread with a blah blah bla... I knew Saul was one of the developers of SuperHornet to A2, but it seemed like a taunt (over that discussion thread "Why A2 modders aren´t modding for A3") and then.. MAWN! Pickle surprise!

Kudos to Saul, Franze and John_Spartan! Cheers!

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:03

Download. Tested. Looks good.

How do you change the munitions? The PDF says something about a user interface, but I can't find anything.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:04

Great release with a Beautiful jet. I had to make some shots :)
Thank you Saul and John_Spartan for this awesome addon.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:08

@moerderhoschi - cool screens man, glad you like it. Give it a try in night with all formation markers and collision lights on.

@BadHabitz, UI will be included in next update, similar to one we have in A2 version. I am currently working on it. ETA next weekend.
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:10

From now, you're my God.

*pray*
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:13

@moerderhoschi - cool screens man, glad you like it. Give it a try in night with all formation markers and collision lights on.


i will do that :)

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:17

Thank you so much for the release, the one in A2 was great!

Now we have a real plane :)

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:18

@BadHabitz, UI will be included in next update, similar to one we have in A2 version. I am currently working on it. ETA next weekend.

Thanks for the reply, and the UI.