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.

Report RSS A-4 Skyhawk, the Israeli Ayit

We have here today a very important Israeli aircraft, the A-4 Skyhawk. It had a long career with the Israel and several other air forces. The Skyhawk was the backbone of Israel's ground attack force during the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur Wars.

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The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy in the early 1950s. The Skyhawk was designed and produced by the Douglas Aircraft Company's famous engineer Ed Heinemann. Heinemann opted for a design that would minimize its size, weight, and complexity. The aircraft's five hardpoints support a variety of missiles, bombs and other munitions.

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Israel was the largest export customer for Skyhawks. The Skyhawk was the first U.S. warplane to be offered to the Israeli Air Force, marking the point where the U.S. took over from France as Israel's chief military supplier. Deliveries began after the Six-Day War, and A-4s soon formed the backbone of the IAF's ground-attack force. In IAF Service, the A-4 Skyhawk was named as the Ayit, Hebrew for Eagle. They cost only a quarter of what a Phantom II cost and carried almost as many bombs. Israeli Air Force Skyhawks were the primary ground attack aircraft in the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War.

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The orginal model and texture where shared with us by the EoD mod. Improvements to the model and texture are done by the PR and IDF mod teams. Our Skyhawks will have a much improved cockpit model and new HUD. Nadviga did a great job in researching and creating the Israeli Skyhawk texture for us.

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Even though the Skyhawk was a relatively light aircraft it was able to carry a wide variety of weapons and deliver them with deadly effect. The Skyhawk designer, Ed Heinemann also designed a series of streamlined droptanks and bombs, the mark 80 series of bombs that are still used today. Our Skyhawks will come with many different and deadly weapon load outs.

Our standard skyhawk will have two 20mm canons, drop tanks, six mk 82 500 lb bombs and two LAU-131 rocket pods.A4 W1

Another version will have canons, drop tank, two LAU-131 rocket pods and two LAU-130 rocket pods.

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Another version will have canons, drop tank, and four LAU-10 rocket pods with the powerful zuni rockets.

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A bomber version will have canons, drop tanks, six mk 82 500 lb bombs and two mk 80 250 lb 'fire cracker' bombs.A4 W4

Another bomber version will have canons, eight mk 82 500 lb bombs and two mk 80 250 lb 'fire cracker' bombs.

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Thats it for this update. We have alot more we are working on and are excited to share with you in the next update.

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Schuchart
Schuchart

I must admit that I haven't played BF2 in a long time and have no means to play FfI, but just reading these well-composed and written articles on new playthings is great on its own. Kudos!

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General_Bradly Author
General_Bradly

Thanks, we do like to do a lot of research for our mod. And we enjoy creating these updates for our fans.

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Fat_Nerd21
Fat_Nerd21

Its ****** to my eyes **** I cant wait to play this mod and have cool ******* dog fights <3

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General_Bradly Author
General_Bradly

We have added some really cool planes for our next release. We are saving the biggest one for last.

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Anthony817
Anthony817

Wow guys great work as always! Man, more beautiful cockpits for amazing machines for all us aircraft fans!

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General_Bradly Author
General_Bradly

Thanks, we got a few more new aircraft to show off.

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