North American F-82 Twin Mustang

ICAO aircraft code F82
Country United States
New price USD .215 million (1949)

The North American F-82 Twin Mustang is the last American piston-engined fighter ordered into production by the United States Air Force.

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North American F-82 Twin Mustang Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
F82
Manufacturer
North American Aviation NAA
Manufactured
1945 - 1949
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD .215 million (1949)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
AN/APG-28 tracking radar
Engine:
2x Allison V-1710-143/145
Piston
Power:
2,250 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
412 Kts
763 Km/h
Travel range:
1,950 Nm
3,611 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
38,900 feet
Rate of Climb:
3770 feet / minute
19.15meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
11,608 Kg
25,591 lbs
Max Payload:
2,000 Kg
4,409 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
576 gallon
2,180 liter

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About the North American F-82 Twin Mustang

The North American F-82 Twin Mustang is the last American piston-engined fighter ordered into production by the United States Air Force. Based on the North American P-51 Mustang, the F-82 was originally designed as a long-range escort fighter for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress in World War II. The war ended well before the first production units were operational.

In the postwar era, Strategic Air Command used the planes as a long-range escort fighter. Radar-equipped F-82s were used extensively by the Air Defense Command as replacements for the Northrop P-61 Black Widow as all-weather day/night interceptors. During the Korean War, Japan-based F-82s were among the first USAF aircraft to operate over Korea. The first three North Korean aircraft destroyed by U.S. forces were shot down by F-82s, the first being a North-Korean Yak-11 downed over Gimpo Airfield by the USAF 68th Fighter Squadron.

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