About This File
FSX TF-51D Mustang "Contrary Mary" G-TFSI. This is a repaint for use with either the payware Warbirdsim "Restored Part 2" or "Mustang Tales" products. This repaint depicts TF-51D (P-51D-25-NT) 44-84847 "Contrary Mary", as it appears today, registered as G-TFSI, owned by Anglia Aircraft Restorations and operated by Ultimate Warbird Flights, based at Sywell and Duxford, England. This particular aircraft started off life in the late 1990's as a new-build airframe based on the identity of a Korean War-vet F-51D. The aircraft was originally completed in 2007 by Fighter Rebuilders for Stephen Grey (The Fighter Collection), painted as "Miss Velma" and based at Duxford, and then was sold to Anglia Aircraft Restorations in 2016. It was involved in an off-field forced landing at the 2017 Flying Legends Airshow, sustaining substantial damage, but was sent to the US for repairs and was back in the UK flying again within a year. The aircraft is now painted as P-51D-10-NA 44-14251 "Contrary Mary", as assigned to Col. Roy Caviness, Commanding Officer of the 78th Fighter Group in the summer of 1945, based at Duxford, England. The markings are that of a promotional/public relations paint scheme applied in the summer of 1945 (post VE-Day). Included is a version with invasion stripes, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, as the restored aircraft had temporarily applied during some airshow events in September and October 2019. Custom interior textures and high quality normal maps also included. By John Terrell.