Aircraft Factory a division of A2A Simulations are happy to announce the release of the P-51H Mustang for Microsoft Flight simulator X:
Aircraft Factory is A2A Simulations budget line of products. So far only for FSX this line was created with one simple idea. Great simulated aircraft at a great low price. With realistic modelling they are aimed at the get up and go flyer whilst keeping the basic checklists and systems in place to keep all flyer’s happy. Ideal for your first payware for the Microsoft flight simulator series, and a great jump of point to the more systems intensive aircraft from the Wings of Silver, Wings of Power and ultimately Accu-sim aircraft.
The flight model was very carefully researched and we used the actual P-51H pilot’s training manual and technical orders to ensure procedures and performance matched the real thing as closely as possible.
The P-51H differs from the P-51D primarily in performance. The procedures are identical in many cases to the P-51D, and aircraft handling is very similar, with the “H” model having greater agility and a higher roll rate due to its substantially lighter weight and larger ailerons. The fuel capacity is lower on the “H” model because the fuselage tank was made smaller to reduce the negative impact on weight and balance from the excess weight being so far aft from the centre of gravity. However, the “H” model has a range similar to the “D” model because its airframe has slightly less drag, and the aircraft weighs considerably less than the “D” model.
The P-51H was conceived and manufactured during WWII and would have seen combat had the war not ended in September, 1945. It was developed on a time line that was roughly concurrent with that of the Focke-Wulf Ta 152, and its performance was similar to the German aircraft. However, the P-51H, with its top speed of 487 mph at 25,000 feet, was substantially faster than either the Ta 152C or H models, by at least 15 mph. In addition, the P-51H incorporated many of the automatic features common to late-war German aircraft.
It used a Simmonds control unit to maintain a constant manifold pressure relative to throttle position,
eliminating the need for the pilot to “chase” the throttle lever to maintain manifold pressure as the aircraft gained altitude. The supercharger switch from low to high speed was fully automatic, as were many of the controls related to the water injection and war emergency power.
The Aircraft Factory P-51H High Performance Mustang FEATURES
· Experience the highest performance P-51 Mustang ever produced
· Built using the Microsoft Flight Simulator SDK for maximum compatibility
· Flight model performs to the pilot’s training manuals
· Includes detailed stall and spin characteristics
· Gorgeously constructed aircraft, inside and out, down to the last rivet
· High resolution, smooth 3D gauge technology
· Droppable external fuel tanks
· Working 3d collimating gun sight (another A2A first)
· Authentically recorded and reproduced Merlin engine sounds
· Designing to take full advantage of A2A Accu-Feel