Skins landing Gear Bf109G14 & Bf109K4
|Description||Update the 9 april 2020: New skins with weathering and add Bf109K4
Skin Mod landing gear Bf 109G14.
By examining the B&W photographs of the Bf109 from the autumn of 1944, the legs of the landing gear appear in a darker color.
The answer I found in the excellent book on the JG300 by Jean Yves Lorant and Richard Goyat.
Brick red train legs are mentioned to help mechanics quickly identify aircraft using C3 Synthetic petrol with an octane rating of 96/100.
This concerns Bf 109 G14, G14AS, G10, K4, equipped with DB605 engines which can use either B4 (87 octane) or C3 petrol.
The difference between the octane ratings resulting in different engine settings; there should be no error on the type of fuel when refueling the aircraft.
Especially since the type of overpower GM1 is only compatible with B4 gasoline. With this C3 gasoline, the overpower will be of the MW50 type.
The octane triangles and fuel types are on the back of the aircraft. By putting the different colored train legs, it makes it more visible more quickly when arriving in front of the plane the type of fuel that should be used.
To model this type of detail, I offer skins for the Bf109G14 in 3 versions.
1 °) Normal in RLM66 (For B4 petrol). The aluminum colored legs of the official skin are inaccurate.
2 °) Brick red (For C3 petrol). It is the most common color gradually in the fall of 1944. Red RLM 23 ??, this is what I chose, I hesitated with the RLM 26 which is more brown.
3 °) Alternatively for C3 gasoline. A skin of 2 colors RLM66 and red RLM 23 in the lower part. This last type of leg is not very common.
Since the train leg skins are in the flat folder, the skin you choose will be common to all the Bf109G14s in your game. It is not possible to mix a priori.
Installation: Unzip my archive in the MOD folder and activate with JSME the type of skin you want to use.
To follow I will make the same type of skin for the Bf109K.
Thank you for your comments for improvements, especially to see if my alpha channel is correct and the reflections are not too strong.
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|Date||Tuesday 31 March 2020 - 14:28:42|
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