"Hurry Home Honey" would not have been possible if it weren't for the brilliant creative efforts of;
John "Chompy" Masters for creating the original HiRes P-51D model....
Jeff"Salty"Salter for the great textures which make up the base skin and the MEX file....
Mr Johnson's for creating this Early version of the P51D....
JWC for the wide view armour idea....
Peregrine for the Adjusted Reticules K-14 gunsight....
Migge for the cockpit and guage textures....
Working Flaps were created by Ray'Rotton'Otton....
This early 'D' Mustang has a rotating propeller boss
and a Spitfire type canopy mounted rear-view mirror.
I've reworked the following;
1)main wing and tail section detailing
2)added interior canopy detailing
3)readable cockpit instruments..... Excerpt from the 'Readme'
History of "Hurry Home Honey" and it's pilot Capt.Richard Peterson:
P51D-15-NA "C5-T" of the 357th.Fighter Group, 364th.Fighter Squadron
stationed at Leiston AAF Station 373, England (Circa:October 1944)
This "Hurry Home Honey" was the second of three Mustangs flown by Capt.Richard Peterson.
Each of Capt.Peterson's aircraft carried the same name which was inspired by
the way his wife concluded her letters to him while he was overseas.
This Mustang was one of the earlier versions of the P51D which did not have the dorsel fillet
applied in front of the vertical stablizer.
Typical of all natural metal Mustangs recieved by the 357th. Fighter Group at this time
Capt.Peterson's P51D was field painted Olive Drab Green applied to the upper portion of the fuselage
which continued to the vertical and horizontal tail sections.
While the rest of the aircraft remained natural metal.
At this time "Hurry Home Honey" shows fourteen of the total 15.5 victories Capt.Peterson
achieved by the end of WW2. This score made him the fourth highest Ace of the 357th.Fighter Group.
As a member of the 364th. he participated in the following historic missions.
'Operation Overlord' as top cover for the D-Day invasion of Normany
'Operation Frantic' stuttle missions to the USSR in the summer of 1944
and providing top cover support of the ill-conceived 'Operation Market Garden'
in the Netherlands in the fall of that same year 1944.
Skin has been forwarded to Mike for Host'n & Post'n