Israeli Defense Force: Fight for Independence is a Total Conversion modification for the PC game Battlefield 2 (A.K.A. BF2). What we aim to achieve with this mod is to immerse the player into the historic wars involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, and Jordan, which are the 6-Day War, the War of Attrition, and the Yom Kippur War. The player will be able to play as a common soldier, crewmember, or pilot in these wars. The mod will feature historically accurate equipment such as the famous Russian AK-47, the fearsome SO-4050 bomber, the menacing IS3 and M48 tanks, and much, much more. Also, the maps will recreate actual battles that happened in these wars, to complete a historically-accurate and immersive modification. IDF:FFI is also a member of the acclaimed cooperative gaming studio Black Sand Studios.
Hello, fans of IDF:FFI! In today's update, we have two new guns to show, and a new animation to go with one of them. Zefan from the defunct BF:Korea modification has generously donated the PPSH-41 from his modification. It is superior to our old model of the gun. Thanks dude! Here's two screenshots of it:
Also, the IDF:FFI team has created a new weapon. The Port-Said submachine gun was originally designed and manufactured in 1945 by Swedes. It was originally called the Carl Gustav M/45. It was licensed and manufactured in Egypt under the names Port-Said and Akaba. It will be in the Egyptian Army Medic kit.
M.Combat from the BFSP Community has volunteered to animate many of our weapons. He has already started with the new PPSH-41, and a WIP video of the reload animation can be seen here:
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like IDF: Fight for Independence. We love games like Battlefield 2 that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
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