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                        Changelog of SWS F-4B/N v1.52 || September 13, 2019
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F-4B/N Phantom II

  • Fixed bug that wouldn't allow jettisoning the external wing tanks without pushing the EMERGENCY JETTISON button

Carriers Extended! v2.0 & CV-43 USS Coral Sea 1965

  • Fixed broken hook and launch bar presets for VRS Superbug
  • Added preset for Dino Cattaneo's TA-4J Skyhawk
  • Fixed Access Denied pop-up when exiting the simulator

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                        Changelog of SWS F-4B/N v1.51 || June 14, 2019
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Carriers Extended! v2.0 & CV-43 USS Coral Sea 1965

  • Added correct presets for VRS Superbug, Dino Cattaneo's aircraft
  • Fixed Access Denied error reported by certain users when exiting the simulator

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                        Changelog of SWS F-4B/N v1.50 || May 24, 2019
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General changes

  • Included vLSO 1.0.7.3 with permission from Serge Luzin

F-4B/N Phantom II

  • Replaced XMLTools with proprietary system
  • Fixed bugs in aircraft systems
  • Rebuilt AFCS from scratch
    • Better attitude hold behaviour
    • Better altitude hold behaviour
    • Autopilot will go out-of-trim in non-normal flight conditions, according to the manual
  • Autoland capability added
    • New F-4N Cockpit with fully integrated Datalink controls in front and rear cockpit
    • New navigation modes for late F-4B and F-4N Phantom II
    • Added Approach Power Compensator System (APCS)
    • Added Coupler, to be used with CEX-enabled carriers
  • Instrument Carrier Landing System added
    • ICLS functionality added to F-4N aircraft
    • ICLS panel added to F-4N pilot's right console
  • Minor model fixes

Carriers Extended! v2.0 & CV-43 USS Coral Sea 1965

  • Upgraded DLLs to CEXv2.0
  • Added CV-43's physical properties for activation of moving deck
  • Improved station keeping AI
  • Added properties for NAVAIDs and Autoland systems
  • Upgraded configuration file to CEX v2.0 standards
  • Prepar3Dv4 only: VLA is now attached to the ship vs part of it
  • Added support for Dino Cattaneo's E-2/C-2 package
  • Added Shift+Space command to control elevator when on it with parking brakes set
  • Added Shift+Space+1/2/3/4 command to remotely control the respective elevator
  • Added Shift+Ctrl+. command to tie aircraft down when parking brakes are set
  • Added support for Dino Cattaneo's E-2/C-2 package

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                        Changelog of SWS F-4B/N v1.32 || February 17, 2018
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General changes

  • Included vLSO 1.0.1 with permission from Serge Luzin
  • Full integration with vLSO 1.0.0 and newer

F-4B/N Phantom II

  • Added TacPack compatibility for P3Dv4
  • Added Carrier ILS functionality

Carriers Extended!

  • Improved keyboard response in all CEX menus
  • Added support for new CEX TACAN and Carrier ILS
  • Added NAVAIDS menu entry, showing frequencies for currently loaded ships/facilities
  • Modified carrier launch sequence. The shooter now signals you to run up until you hit the launch key. Then the shooter indicates launch and the plane is shot.
  • Increased visibility limits of OLS datum lights
  • Improved deck tractor driving physics
  • Added Fleet placer utility
    • Removed CEX statics support from carriers placed as scenery, or spawned with other placement apps (i.e. AI Carriers) in order to support more advanced features
    • Option to save parking spaces
    • Spawn ship formations and direct them
    • Warp to deck: select any aircraft or helicopter capable ship and warp to a parking position on their deck
    • Saved flights on AI Carrier: any carrier spawned with Fleet Placer is saved with your flight, so you can start on it the next time you enter the sim
    • Improved station keeping AI
    • Shortcuts for Fleet Placer menus
      • Open Fleet Placer menu: Shift+Ctrl+S
      • Show position of ships: Shift+Ctrl+P
    • Aircraft Configuration App
      • Added CEX support for the Payware F-35 from IndiaFoxtEcho and the MilViz F-4S Advanced
      • The following presets are auto-applied upon running
        • SimWorks Studios F-4B/N
        • MilViz F-4J/S (standard & advanced*)
        • RAZBAM A-7 TacPack edition, A-7 Vol.1,2,3, A-6 Intruder
        • Virtavia A-4, E-2, AJ-2, F11F, F4D, F3H, A-6E, EA-6B
        • Alphasim RA-5C, A-3B*
        • Aerosoft F-14A & B*
        • Dino’s F-14, S-3,F-35 (freeware & payware), T-45
        • FSX Blue Angels F/A-18C
        • FSXA F/A-18C
        • SOH S-2 Tracker
        • VRS Superbug

*May not work 100% accurately due to limitations

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                        Changelog of SWS F-4B/N v1.30 || November 15, 2017
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F-4B/N Phantom II

  • Fixed some untextured parts in the aircraft
  • Fixed Refuel Ready light timer

Carriers Extended! & Coral Sea 1965

  • Fixed conflict causing VRS Superbug initialization failure
  • Fixed inoperative arresting gear with certain aircraft
  • Converted files to new SDK-compliant format
  • Improved cable tracking accuracy
  • Left only one working elevator in FSX, to make it landable
  • Added custom catapult feature
  • Improvements to statics system
  • Aircraft Configuration App
    • SimWorks Studios F-4B/N
    • MilViz F-4J/S
    • RAZBAM A-7 TacPack edition, A-7 Vol.1,2,3, A-6 Intruder
    • Virtavia A-4, E-2, AJ-2, F11F, F4D, F3H, A-6E, EA-6B
    • Alphasim RA-5C, A-3B*
    • Aerosoft F-14A & B*
    • Dino’s F-14, S-3,F-35, T-45
    • FSX Blue Angels F/A-18C
    • FSXA F/A-18C
    • SOH S-2 Tracker
    • VRS Superbug

*May not work 100% due to aircraft-side limitations

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                        Changelog of SWS F-4B/N v1. 26 || September 22, 2017
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F-4B/N Phantom II

  • P3Dv4 compatibility
    • Implemented P3Dv4's lighting system
      • Backlighting texture quality improved
      • Dynamic floodlights (dynamic lights must be checked in options)
    • Changed all materials to P3Dv4 native
    • Added dynamic landing light (dynamic lights must be checked in options)
  • General fixes & updates
  • Tweaked canopy glass for P3Dv3 and P3Dv4
  • Fixed bugs in F-4N cockpits
  • Fixed broken TACAN functionality to locate TacPack tankers and carriers (<100nm)
  • Changed tailhook animation to allow synchronisation of hook & wires
  • Added custom TACAN functionality for Midway & Coral Sea. Midway can be found at channel 60, Coral Sea at 61. Both Coral Sea versions share the same channel
  • Fixed jittering ailerons and rudder while on the ground
  • Improved ground turning behaviour

Coral Sea 1965

  • Added missing lightmaps for hangar statics
  • Added spotlights on island (dynamic lights must be checked in options)
  • Made deck lighting brighter
  • Improved meatball scaling

Carriers Extended!

  • Added CEX 2.0 support
  • Deformable arrestor cables
  • Custom landing physics
  • Drivable tow tractor
  • LSO
  • Improved consistency of entire system
  • Configuration tools
    • Aircraft configuration app: allows setting up and activating advanced features on any aircraft
    • Aircraft calibration: in-sim calibration tool for the precise setup of the tailhook-wire animations

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                        Changelog of SWS F-4B/N v1. 00 || April 16, 2017
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Original release version



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