This is a retexture for Firewills F-16 Fighting Falcon mod. Within this mod you will find retextures for Thunderbirds 1-6.
Thunderbird #1 Commander/ Leader
Thunderbird #2 Left Wing
Thunderbird #3 Right Wing
Thunderbird #4 Slot position
Thunderbird #5 Lead Solo
Thunderbird #6 Opposing Solo
The Thunderbirds are the United States Air Forces premier aerial demonstration squadron. Since 1953 the Thunderbirds have shown off the power and performance of the USAFs frontline fighters. Starting with the thunderous F-84g Thunderjet the team would later transition to the F-84F Thunderstreak marking the teams first swept wing aircraft. After a year of useage the team transitioned into the F-100C SuperSabre making the team the worlds first supersonic aerial demonstration squadron. the team would go on to use the F-100C until 1964 when they switched to the F-105 Thunderchief, but after just 6 shows the team switched to the F-100D SuperSabre due to an fatal incident. The team used the F-100D until 1968 when the transitioned to the F-4E Phantom II. The team used the F-4E until 1974 when they transitioned to the T-38 Talon due to an oil crisis! It took 1 F-4E the same amount of fuel that 5 T-38s could use to put on the show. The team used the T-38 until 1982 where they switched to the mighty F-16 Fighting Falcon because of a fatal incident known as the Thunderbird Diamond Crash. They continue to fly the F-16 today.
To install Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcon you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page
for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.
Not 100% finished with texture
Future plans include improving the texture mostly the nose.
I also plan on releasing the texture for the F-16D model when I have everything worked out.
Plan on releasing script with aerobatic smoke code.
Credits & Thanks:
Firewill for his F-16 Fighting Falcon mod and template which aided in creating these textures
by Planelover390(Steam: Ovi-Wan Kenovi)
~Basic texture updates namely making the refuel door white.
~Added new Thunderbird Warbird texture
-In 1988 the Thunderbirds were tasked by General Robert Russ to convert one of their aircraft into combat configuration and they had 72 hours to do so. The team was able to complete the task on time besides the paint job still being in Thunderbird colors. They took the aircraft to a gun range where it dropped bombs and fired missiles and its gun. Later on a team member wrote the word "Warbird" in the gun soot which resulted in the aircrafts nickname. The aircraft was an F-16A however the mod only has the F-16C so this is a sort of semi-historical scheme.
Fixed minor alignment issues on tail
Fixed United States Air Force on body
Minor adjustments made to nose (still working on it)
- F-16 Fighting Falcon
- FIR AWS(AirWeaponSystem)
- Armaholic forums