This isn’t the first and surely won’t be the last, since it seems to be such a popular aircraft to model for FS. Flight1’s model is built by Aeroplane Heaven and they write “….. With extensive research and help from a P51D owner-pilot, this is probably the most realistic development yet of the iconic WWII fighter
for Flight Simulator X.
“Like the Indian braves of the old southwest whose favourite in battle was the small speedy Mustang, young fighter pilots today, with their newly won wings, almost without exception want to the fly the namesake of that sleek and powerful warhorse. And no wonder. For the P51 is truly a pilot’s airplane. It ranks with any fighter in the world.”Â P-51D Pilot Training Manual, 1945….”.
“…… Specifically developed from the ground up for Flight Simulator X, Aeroplane Heaven has made no compromises with the modelling of this wonderful warbird, which represents the actual aircraft ‘factory-fresh’ as in 1945.
Real-life pilots have been involved from the start of the development to ensure accuracy inside and out. WWII-era flight manuals have been followed to ensure that everything works as it should, from start-up to shut down.
Once in the air the help of restorer and experienced P51D owner-pilot Maurice Hammond has ensured this P51 flies just as good as she looks. Choose to fly Maurice’s own aircraft — ‘Marinell’ and ‘Janie’ — and you’ll even get to see Maurice in his distinctive helmet at the controls. Don’t forget to give him a wave when he taxis past!….”.
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