About This File
FSX P-51D "Frenesi" (N357FG). This is a repaint for the Warbirdsim P-51D "Mustang Tales" and "Restored Part 2" payware addons. This repaint depicts the restored F-6K-15-NT 44-12852, registered as N357FG, owned by Comanche Fighters, based at Eagle Pass, TX. This aircraft served State-side with the USAAF and was sold surplus soon after the end of WWII. The aircraft was entered in the 1946 Cleveland Air Races as Race #80 "Full House", but was involved in a belly landing during time trials. The aircraft was later repaired and was acquired by the Dominican Air Force in 1954, becoming FAD 1900. The aircraft was sold and imported back into the US in 1984 and began flying again in 1990. Acquired by Jim Beasley, through the 1990's the aircraft was finished in the markings of "Frenesi", a P-51D flown by Lt. Col. Tommy Hayes, of the 364th FS, 357th FG, 8th AF. In the early 2000's, Beasley decided to ground the aircraft and perform a ground-up restoration. The project was sold to Dan Friedkin/Comanche Fighters in 2009 and was sent to Midwest Aero Restorations to complete the project to full WWII stock configuration. With a lot of work having to be redone or done new, the aircraft was finally completed in 2017, to the same bench-mark setting standards of their most WWII-authentic work, and finished once more in the, now more accurately recreated, markings of "Frenesi". This is part 8 of an 8 part series of Midwest Aero Mustangs.