** The skin preview has already been integrated in DCS.
After one hour investigation, I made this tiny mod to make 3D skin and payload preview in mission editor.
It's quite easy to use that all camera operation is same to the 3D viewer in Encyclopedia.
The ONLY difference is that you can change and view different skins and payloads.
This mod is JSGME ready (DCS 2.5 only)
** special thanks to NRG-Vampire for his test
v2.0: update for 2.5 only
v1.2: update for 2.1, remove support of 1.5
v1.1: update for 1.5.4 (release and ob)
A. use JSGME
B. (1) unzip the downloaded file,
(2) copy and paste the 'MissionEditor' & "Scripts" folders to DCS 2.5 installation folder and replace all 3 files
note: if any CTD, or incorrect payload display, please report