MiG Alley

F-51 Mustang

The P-51 Mustang was apparently known as the F-51 in the Korean War. What was one of the most formidable and effective air superiority machines in WW2 was, only 5 years later relegated mainly to a ground attack role. The jet age had begun.
Anti Aircraft Artillery (AAA) makes life exciting , with luminous streams of tracers curving skyward and converging on your aircraft.
Napalm was the weapon most feared by the North. A mixture of gasoline and detergent, it covered everything, including flesh, and caused horrific injuries. Thankfully flight sims spare us the "up close and personal" perspective of weapon effects.

From the reference material included with the sim.



Now speaking of keeping an eye on things - and this is not an excuse - not really....... but check out the size of my flight leader as he manoeuvers over the rolling terrain, between strafing runs. Not easy to keep a bead on! He is just below the hill top - in line with my canopy vertical side rail.






I finally caught up with the flight and was struggling to formate.

Back home - check out the terrain textures - the village - paddy fields - forested areas - the base itself.



These screenshots were taken on a Pentium 4 3.0GHz using a ATI Radeon 9600 XT graphics card.