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NA P51D MUSTANG MEGAPACK
CFS2 / FS2004/ FS2002
- 34 texture sets
- P51 MANUAL AND SPEC.
- specular reflectivity (dinamic shine)
-detailed virtual cockpit with animations
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NEW EFFECTS
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2D panel with gauges
- 2D panel pop-ups for GPS and throttle lever
- Canopy  animation
- Multiresolution
- landing light
- Shock absorber movement
- Wheel rotation


 
 
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The P51 is the most famous of the American "big three" from WWII: those being the P47, P38, and P51. The continued domination of the European skies by the Luftwaffe was caused by two factors, the first of which was the difference in military theory between the Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force. The Allies knew that they had to drive German industry into the ground in order to win the war. The way that the Allied air forces gained air superiority was by destroying their opposition.


 
 
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With the advent of great numbers of the highly superior P-51 Mustang, the German fighters that came up to attack the bombers quickly met their match and were easily repelled by the Mustangs.


 
 
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If it hadn't been for the outstanding performance of this fighter it might have existed simply as an American export to England;


 
 
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but after test figures came through the US was compelled to start using the P51 along side the P38 and P47 designs they had already committed to.


 
 
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The P51 owes its rightful place as one of the best fighters in WWII to some innovative design and a small piece of luck.


 
 
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The design was in the low drag airframe and laminar flow wings, which allowed for some truly staggering at the time top end speed, and the luck was a British decision early on it's history to attempt to mount a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine in place of the original Allison supplied in Mustang Is.


 
 
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The resultant Mustang I/Merlin combination provided such astounding performance it basically replaced any plans to use Allison variants; instead the U.S. began supplying Packard-built Merlins in P51 frames.


 
 
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A saying came about in WWII that describes the Mustang well: "The Mustang won't do what a Spitfire does, but it does it over Berlin".


 
 
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P51s had a staggering amount of fuel capacity hidden in their sleek lines, and with the addition of disposable external fuel tanks could range upwards of 2,000 miles - full operational distance for most bombers.


 
 
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They weren't the best turning planes in the air, but by the time they were widely in use pilots understood that turning was a very limited performance characteristic in combat - what was required of newer fighters was speed.


 
 
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And the P51 had it in droves; it was faster than almost everything in the air, climbed reasonably well, and suffered much less high speed maneuverability loss than most of its opponents, due to the wing design.


 
 
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Mustangs have a bad reputation in Air Warrior, one which their nickname illustrates well - "Runstang".


 
 
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A P51 in almost all circumstances has one option his enemy does not - he can leave, because the P51 is in Air Warrior as it was in real life, the fastest plane around.


 
 
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It needs a little time to work up to that speed (it can't accelerate like a Spit for instance) but once it gets above 325kts or so its in home turf.


 
 
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The other thing that can be aggravating about pursuing a Mustang is that they hold that speed incredibly well. P51s can do level extensions at well past 300kts and maintain it.


 
 
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The first effect that the Mustangs had was in the running air battles over Europe. Before the beginning of 1944, the bombers had been alone as they approached their faraway targets.


 
 
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But the P-51 changed this, and quickly made an impression on all concerned, enemy and ally alike. For example, on January 11, 1944, the Eighth Air Force launched its first deep penetration of Germany with P-51 coverage.


 
 
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 The bombers' targets were the cities of Oschersleben and Halberstadt, where many German planes were being constructed. When they arrived, there were 49 Mustangs covering a force of around 220 bombers.


 
 
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Because of the sensitive nature of the bombers' targets, the Luftwaffe came out in force to defend their factories. During the ensuing melee, the 49 P-51's shot down 15 enemy planes without suffering a single loss.


 
 
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This increase in the number of fighters plus the change in fighter philosophy allowed the escorts to cover the bombers while simultaneously ranging far from the bomber stream and destroying all that they could find. This caused the disruption of several effective German fighter tactics.


 
 
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the P-51, once it was supplied to the Eighth Air Force in great quantities, and unleashed by Doolittle and Arnold's new fighter policies, soon took a heavy toll on German air superiority.


 
 
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This pack includes 24 liveries:

1) P-51d Geraldine II

2) 52th Fighter Group SIT

3)354th Fgh Group SHELLELAGH

4) Tuskegee_Airmen

5) Big Beautiful Doll

6) Ridge Runner

7) Mustang Korea


 
 
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8) 353rd mokey

9) Jumpin Jacques

10) raf desert scheme

11) 12 Sqd RAF Cervia Ita 1945

12) 126 Sqd RAF Bentwaters England 1945

13) 234 Sqd RAF Bentwaters England 1945


 
 
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14) 154 Sqd RAF Biggin Hill 1945

15) Dooleybird 19 Sqd RAF Lt J. Dooley England 1945

16) Dutch H-307

17) K Royal Australian Air Force

18) 31st Fighter Group Ita. 1944


 
 
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19) Checkertail Clan 325th Fighter Group

20) F-25-NA Mustang ROKAF

21) Aeronautica Militare italiana

22) Royal Canadian Air Force

23) Chinese Air Force

24 ) Isabel


 
 
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24 ) Isabel

25) RCAF CITY OF WINNIPEG

26) Mk1VA KH729 Mitchell Johnston

27) Mk1VA KM232 James Storrar

28) CITY OF VANCOUVER 442 SQDN

 
 
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29) NEW ZEALAND

30) SWEDISH J26/S26

31) KMT CHINA

32) PLAAF CHINA COMMUNIST


 
 
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33) N.21 Sqn 4th FG

34) Edmonton Special A.J. Mallandaine

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