View Full Version : Early US insignia

06-11-2005, 11:00 AM
The early war US insignia, plain dark blue circle with white star and no white bars, is not correct and very sloppy. If you look closely the tips of the stars stick out past the blue circle. The color should be darker, Navy Blue, vice a lighter royal blue color that the game provides. These are the only insignia done so poorly. If I knew where these could be found I would edit them, but haven't a clue as to where to look for them in the PF folder or what to edit them with. Any help on finding and editing this insignia would be appreciated. A good example of what they should look like is on a F4U-1 skin done by Zargo.

06-11-2005, 11:30 AM
Yeah, the US stars that the Il-2 engine adds are amazingly bad, not remotely close. You'll notice that actual US planes have the stars included on the skin for that reason.


06-11-2005, 12:39 PM
Any American aircraft has the markings painted on the skin. Its only when you're using non-American aircraft do you get the crappy markings.

You should feel good. To date, only 2 RAF aircraft (and none of the Spitfires) have painted on markings. Instead we get RAF roundels that are even less accurate than the US generic stars are...and thats on British RAF aircraft. I've said by bit with Oleg about it...its not being fixed so I highly doubt that the US generic stars would be either.

06-11-2005, 01:16 PM
Makes one wonder if it was intentional, inattentiveness or just plain not giving a darn how it looked. They don't need to be perfect, but at least they should be decent.

An aside or affront, depending on how you look at it, is the way in which the F4U-1 (bird cage) has been handled in the game. The F4U-1 isn't available itself. It can only be flown by downloading a skin (Zargo makes a good one) into the Corsair MK-1 folder:

The F4U-1 (bird cage) was the first variant to enter combat, February 11, 1943 at GuadalCanal Area with the USMC. It was used throughout the war. The British FAA were the only country to fly the Corsair MK-I (F4U-1) and these 95 planes never saw combat. The Corsair Mk-II (F4U-1A with clipped wing tips) the "anglicised" version was first into combat in 1944 concurrently in Ceylon in the Indian Ocean and flew escort with the British Home Fleet against the "Tirpitz" in Norway. The Corsair MKIV (F4U-1D) was the last variant the FAA used.