About This File
FSX P-51D "Cripes A' Mighty" (N151BW). This is a repaint for the Warbirdsim P-51 D "Mustang Tales" and replacement textures for the "Cripes A' Mighty: Then and Now" payware addons. This repaint depicts the restored P-51D-30-NA 44-74813, registered as N151BW, owned by Thomas Ungurean of Zanesville, OH. Built too late to see action in WWII, the aircraft served in Canada as RCAF 9261 in the 1950's. Sold surplus in 1958 and passing through numerous civilian owners, the aircraft was eventually acquired by Ken Wagnon in 1996 and sent to Midwest Aero Restorations for ground-up restoration to complete WWII stock configuration. This benchmark-setting restoration was completed in 2002, winning Oshkosh WWII Grand Champion and later the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trophy two separate years. The aircraft is finished in the authentic markings of Maj. George Preddy's P-51D "Cripes A' Mighty" (IV) while he was the commander of the 328th FS, 352nd FG, 8th AF in December 1944. The highest scoring Mustang ace of WWII, Preddy was killed in action due to friendly fire on Christmas Day, 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. This is part 1 of an 8 part series of Midwest Aero Mustangs. By John Terrell.