"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." - P-51D Pilot Training Manual, 1945.
Specifically developed from the ground up for Flight Simulator X, Aeroplane Heaven has made no compromises with the modeling 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!
There are multiple high fidelity paint schemes including: Marinell, Janie, Big Beautiful Doll, Old Crow, Jersey Jerk,Ferocious Frankie, RNZAF, Cripes 'a' Mighty, LouIV and more.
And if your favourite Mustang isn't included then the pro-standard paint-kit included for creating your own schemes will let you create your own (and no doubt ensure a plentiful supply to download soon).
Whatever paint scheme you choose to fly, all models carry bump-mapping, specular shine and light-bloom effects.
SOUNDS, FX & SPECIAL FEATURES
LATEST VERSION 1.2 OF THE P51-D MUSTANG NOW AVAILABLE
Following feedback and requests from customers, we're pleased to offer v1.2 of the P51-D Mustang which incorporates the following improvements:
We hope you enjoy flying the new and improved P-51D Mustang!
Note: If you previously purchased the earlier version, you should uninstall your current version, then download this new version. Use the Reinstall option to install.
The E-Commerce enabled download executable is about 136 MB in size. The purchase screen will appear when you run the executable. This is version 1.2 of the product.
Click here to download the P-51D Mustang! (136MB)
We're honoured that PC Pilot Magazine has made the P-51D it's 'cover girl' for its March/April 2010 edition, featuring 'Big Beautiful Doll'. The issue carries a detailed review of the product, concluding with a massive 90% rating and a coveted 'Classic Product' award.
The publishers of PC Pilot have kindly allowed us to let you see the full review - click on the links below to open up the PDF files and see what they say for yourself...
PC Pilot Cover
PC Pilot Review
PC Pilot is published bi-monthly and available worldwide through newsagents and magazine stores or direct from http://www.pcpilot.net.
MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR X
Windows - Windows XP or Vista
Processor - 2.8 GHz
Memory - 2 Gb RAM
Hard Drive - 433MB
Video Card - 256MB