North American P-51 Fighter Leader Download

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North American P-51 Mustang 'Fighter Leader'- DOWNLOAD
P-51B-5NA, P-51B-10NA, P-51B-15NA (Malcom Hood), P-51C-10-NT, North American Mustang III (Malcom Hood).

This Special Edition is the download version of FIGHTER LEADER with the complete set of all of the colour schemes for the 8 aircraft included.

MANUALS: RESTRICTED. ARMY AIR FORCE Pilots Operating Instructions.


Mustang P-51 'B'
P-51B Mustang 'Factory Delivered'
P-51B Mustang "Ding Hao!"
P-51B Mustang 'Shangri-La'
P-51B Mustang 'Old Crow'

Mustang P-51 'C'
P-51C Mustang "Princess Elizabeth"
P-51C Mustang 'Ina the Macon Belle'

Mustang P-51 'III'
Mustang Mk.III '112 Squadron FB-309'
Mustang Mk.III '133 Wing FB-382'


North American P-51B-5-NA Mustang
Factory fresh from Inglewood, California, 1943. This aircraft was unfortunately lost in combat in China, while serving with the 23rd Fighter Group.

North American P-51B-5-NA Mustang
As flown by Maj. James Howard, 356th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force.

North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang
This version is owned and operated by Dan Friedkin, Comanche Warbirds, Texas. In the colors of Bill Whisner's P-51B-10-NA, who served with the 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group.

North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang
Owned and operated by Kermit Weeks, Fantasy of Flight, Florida. In the colours of Lt. Lee Archer's personal aircraft, who served with the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group.

North American P-51B-5-NA Mustang
Flown by Capt. Don Gentile, 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force.

North American Mustang Mk.III, FB-309
As flown by Flt. Lt. Raymond V. Hearn, RAF 112 Squadron.

North American Mustang Mk.III, FB-382
As flown by Lt. Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, RAF 315 Squadron (Polish). Like the majority of the RAF's Mk.III Mustangs late in the war, FB-382 is fitted with a Malcolm Hood Canopy.

North American P-51B-15-NA Mustang
Flown by Col. Clarence. E. 'Bud' Anderson, 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group. This aircraft was Bud's second and most famous "Old Crow", and is fitted with the Malcolm Hood canopy.


An Authentic and Accurate Sound Pack of the Unique Packard Merlin Engine.
Hours of recordings of the sounds of the real Packard Merlin have been mixed from two separate sources. Carefully recorded to gain the accuracy of the exhaust sound of the unique Merlin V1650 Engine with its characteristic growl. What you hear is what you will fly and then some...

At high throttle the engine attains peak torque. At full power the familiar 'growl' of the Merlin can be heard as different phases of engine power increase. Perfect for those with 5:1 surround systems; the sound of the engines peak torque tone curves can clearly be heard above its clean characteristic sound as it flies by on high speed passes during displays that you will be happy to give to pleased spectators.

Authentic Engine Firing sounds

Accurate start and shut down

Sounds from outside taken using carefully positioned microphones in flight.

Sounds inside the cockpit have been recorded both on the ground, during and up to take off and in flight with many sound characteristics also recorded as they were heard including buffetting, wind noises, creaks and the clank of metal against ground.

MM- Accurate wing profile.
Wing Aerofoil - unique-shaped laminar-flow wing characteristic
Glazed Canopies; Bird Cage and Malcom Hood - with reflections
Wing Tip Speed Vortices FX.
Grass and Hard Landing FX.
Sparks on hard touch downs.
Retracting gear pulls up in phased delay to exact timing.
Drop down gear doors - a feature seen during display; used to save wear on door hydraulics.
Leading edge gun holes and rim mounts.
Accurate Flap Drop.
Characteristic Radiator scoop Shaping.
Intercooler mounting.
Characteristic Hamilton Standard Prop.
4 M2/AN Browning Guns with accurately sited 350 and 280 rpg sizing.
Ordnance rack grabs for drop tanks on or off (empty).
Different former numbers per aircraft shown.
Mozit Metal Exhausts.
Static Ground Wire at tail.
Battery Vent Tube.
Push Rod on Radiator Door.
N-3B (on/of optioned) optical gunsight with A1 head assembly.
85 Gal self-sealing fuel tank (behind pilot seat and in wing).

A Complete Flight suite of the Mustangs gauges have been meticulously modeled with numerous custom gauges also added to enhance this fine cockpit:

Electrics and start switches
Cockpit Flourecant Lighting
Crash pad
Suction Gauge
Manifold Pressure Gauge
Remote Contacter
Directional Gyro
Flight Indicator
Oxygen Flow Blinker
Mixture Control
Prop Control
Boost Control
Landing Gear Indicators
Bank and Turn Indicators
Airpseed Indictor
Bank and Turn Indicator
Rate of Climb Indicator
Collant Temperature Indicator
Oit Temp and Fuel Gauges
Oxygen Regulator
Enclosure Release handle with slide back and correct opening animations
Engine Limitations Plate
Control Stick Grip
Gun and Bomb Control Panel
Parking Brake Handle
Parking Brake Instructions Plate
Engine Primer
Oxygen Pressure Gauge
Oxygen System Warning Lamp
Bomb Control Handle
Landing Gear COntrol
Booster Pump Switches
Supercharger Control
Supercharger Warning Light
Starter Switch
Oil Dilution Switch
Ignition Switch
Compass Light Control
Gun Site Light Control
LH Flourescant Light Control
Fuel Valve Control
Hydraulic Pressure Gauge
Emergency Fairing Door Control
Hydraulic Hand Pump
Airplane Restriction Palte
Cockpit Enc Handle
Gen Dic. Switch
Pitot Heater Switch
Landing Light Switch
Wing Pos. Light Switch.
Tail Pos. Light Switch.
RH Flourescant Light Control
Circuit Breaker Buttons
SCR-522 Radio Control Box
Cockpit Light
SCR-535 Radio Control Box
Map Case
Detonator Switch
Right Fuel Tank Gauge
Hot Air Control
Pilot's Relief Tube
Sliding Window Lock Handle
Microphone Press-to-Talk Switch
Signal Pistol Holder
Collant Radiator Scoop Control
Oil Rad Scoop Control
Qudarant Friction Control
Flap Control handle
Carb Air Control
Rudder Trim Control
Aileron Trim Control
Elevator Trim Control
Bomb Control Anti Salvo Guard
Left Tank Fuel Gauge
Defroster Control
Spring Loaded locks and pins
Head Glass
Glazed Canopies, Bird Cage and Malcom Hood with interior reflections
Ring and Bead Sights on top of engine cowling formers (where included)
N-3B (on/of optioned) optical gunsight with A1 head assembly

FLIGHT MODEL - WARNING - PROFESSIONALS NOTE:  Highly sensitive flight model. (Stall it on a tight turn and you will spin like the B or C or III manual warns).

For those using Force FX Hardware. The buffet due to applying too much back-pressure on the control column will be felt throughout the different speed ranges.


DROP TANKS. Set up and ARM and DROP the drop tanks on bombing runs.
ANIMATED OPENING COCKPITS determine at height if airman wears oxy mask or not.
CLAM SHELL DOOR RELEASE - a feature seen following shut down is the slow drop of the clam-shell doors; used to save wear on door hydraulics and actuated via the hyd release in the 3d cockpit.
N-3B (on/off optioned) optical gunsight with A1 head assembly operable from the 3d cockpit.