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$228,000
fighter
two
2- V 1,600 hp ea.
16,000 lbs.
25,600 lbs.
6 x .50 cal.
25 x 5 in.
4,000 lbs.
38 ft. 11 in.
42 ft. 9 in.
51 ft. 3 in.
280 mph
460 mph
3,700 fpm
38,900 feet
2,200 miles
7/6/45
1946






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North American F-82 Twin Mustang
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The North American F-82 Twin Mustang was the last USAF propeller driven fighter.


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North American F-82 Twin Mustang


The idea of the North American F-82 Twin Mustang originated during World War II. It was to be a fighter aircraft with long range and 2 pilots. It was reasoned that a pair of pilots alternating flying the aircraft would reduce pilot fatigue on long bomber escort missions.

In the pictures above and below is a North American F-82 Twin Mustang. Wingspan is 70 1/2 in. and it is 48 in. long. Weight is about 9 1/2 lbs. It comes in two color schemes. It was designed for .32 - .40 two cycle or .40 four cycle engines, but can also be converted from engine to electric power.



North American F-82 Twin Mustang

In an effort to product the new aircraft quickly, North American employed the existing engines and fuselages from the original Mustang. However, the wing of the F-82 was completely new. The design of the aircraft meant that the pilots would be carried in separate cockpits.


North American F-82 Twin Mustang

That's pilot Lyn Bowerman and the North American F-82 Twin Mustang. It was converted to electric power by its builder, Greg Covey.

The North American F-82 Twin Mustang, flying from air fields in Japan, was one of the first U.S. fighter aircraft flying missions in Korea. The all-weather interceptor version of the aircraft scored the original U.S. flying victories of the Korean War on June 27, 1950 by downing 3 enemy planes.



North American F-82 Twin Mustang

The RCWarbirds North American F-82 Twin Mustang is an EPP foamy that has a 41 in. wingspan. Recommended power comes from two GWS 2208/18T outrunner motors swinging GWS 3 blade 9 x 7 props.

Over 1,860 missions were flown by North American F-82 Twin Mustang aircraft over Korea. They were retired from combat in February of 1952. A total of 270 of the aircraft were produced.



North American F-82 Twin Mustang

The North American F-82 Twin Mustang by Giant Scale Twins has a 130 in. wingspan and is 92 in. long. It needs 3.7 c.i.d. engines to power it. Weight is around 51 lbs.

World Models has a North American F-82 Twin Mustang. Wingspan is 73 in., weight is around 10 lbs. and the fuselage is 45 in. long. The fuselage is made from plywood and balsa. Wings are sheeted foamy. Engines can be from .25 to .50 2C.

The AMA has North American F-82 Twin Mustang plans. It is a profile model with a wingspan of 49.5 in. Plan no. 00594.

On eBay and other sites we have seen a Dynaflite North American F-82 Twin Mustang. Wingspan is 62 in. with engine from .35 - .45 2C. Weight is around 6 1/2 lbs.

Yongkang Fly Models has a North American F-82 Twin Mustang. It is 48 in. long with a 70 1/2 in. wingspan and weight of about 9 1/2 lbs. You will need .40 two cycle engines for power.

Xiang Yung has a North American F-82 Twin Mustang that is 56 in. long and has a 90 1/2 in. wingspan. Recommended engines are .61 four strokes.

Foshan Jun Feng Model Shop is advertising a gas power North American F-82 Twin Mustang. The only information given is that is is made from fiberglass. No wingspan, length, type of power, or weight is shown on their page.

Lyoyang has a North American F-82 Twin Mustang that is of all wood construction and has a 70 1/2 in. wingspan.

Senye also has a 70 1/2 in. wingspan North American F-82 Twin Mustang.

We found yet another North American F-82 Twin Mustang with a 70.5 in. wingspan at Hobbyhut in Thailand.

Jim Logan built a North American F-82 Twin Mustang with a 115 in. wingspan. It uses G38 power.

At RCGroups spinetti posted a video of his North American F-82 Twin Mustang.

The Ghost at RCGroups was looking for North American F-82 Twin Mustang plans.

At RCGroups Mad Duk mentions the North American F-82 Twin Mustang in a posting.

Dog Fly of RCGroups started a build thread for a North American F-82 Twin Mustang.

At RCGroups softlanding had a North American F-82 Twin Mustang kit.

Bill Diedrich of RCUniverse was looking for North American F-82 Twin Mustang plans.

Ram-bro of RCUniverse posted about a North American F-82 Twin Mustang.

At RCUniverse memisis4u posted pictures of his North American F-82 Twin Mustang.

At RCUniverse tonystro talks about engines for his North American F-82 Twin Mustang.

At RCUniverse 64stang was looking for North American F-82 Twin Mustang plans.

Urbangorilla of Watt Flyer was asking where there may be North American F-82 Twin Mustang plans.

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