A reminder why P-51D players should turn on their Rear Warning Receiver AN/APS-13 set. During a Thursday night multiplayer match, while I was spacing out for a moment, my Rear Warning Receiver bell rang, alerting me that I was being ambushed from behind.
When the warning bell went off, I made a critical mistake. I looked back to see what was going on. I should have immediately maneuvered in such a way as to make myself a hard target and then acquired my attacker. Even with my lapse in judgment, I still had time to react. He pursues me, loses me, and pursues me again, as I play as bait, while two of my team mates and AAA ground batteries attempt to down the K4.
I include a video of the entire incident and at 2:55 I include a Tacview of the event to better show what was going on around me.
P-51D Rear Warning Receiver AN/APS-13 tip: If the AN/APS-13 detects a plane is behind you, that plane is somewhere within 800 meters of you and is located within an area to the rear that is within 45 degrees above, 45 degrees below, and/ or thirty degrees to the sides.