VX-9, VX-23, VX-30, and VX-31 Liveries for the F/A-18C!
This pack contains four unique and historically accurate Air Test and Evaluation squadron liveries spanning 1997 through 2009.
Included are liveries representing Hornets from VX-23 Salty Dogs during the 2009 CVN-77 flight deck certification tests, VX-30 Bloodhounds sporting an aggressor camo paint job from 2005, VX-31 Dust Devils while performing weapons tests at NAWCWD in 1999, and VX-9 Vampires stationed at Point Mugu in 1997. Each one has been photo referenced to ensure they are as authentic as possible, and includes a number of pieces of vector drawn squadron art and other details. Every aircraft livery also includes historically accurate BuNo's (including inside the cockpit). However, some of the aircraft represented are A, not C model Hornets, so this pack should be considered semi-historical.
Also provided for some of the skins is an alternate fuel tank design that features the tracking symbols. Simply go into the livery's folder and swap the [ALTERNATE] in the filename from one fuel tank texture file to the other.
In the download you will also find a fix to get rid of the ugly dirt/shadows on the bottom of the wings when flying without pylons, as was common with many of these aircraft. This fix can be applied to all Hornet skins, or on a per-skin basis depending on how you choose to install it. In depth instructions can be found in the download. An alternate download is available that comes with this fix pre-installed for all liveries in the pack, however it is too large to host on the User Files. Please follow the link below to this pack’s forum thread for that download.
Updated on 7/15/19: Fixed missing roughmet for the VX-30 skin.
INSTALLATION: Copy the four different livery folders included in the download into [YOUR DCS INSTALL]/CoreMods/aircraft/FA-18C/Liveries/FA-18C_hornet
These skins are available for the US faction in game, the VX-30 skin can also be used by the US Aggressors.
You can find the forum thread for this pack here: http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=237872
Please let me know if you find any errors with the skin or have any comments/questions. Enjoy!