North American P-82/F-82 Twin Mustang

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  1. pampa14

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    The F-82 was the last propeller-driven fighter acquired in quantity by the USAF. It appears to be two Mustang fuselages on one wing, but in reality it was a totally new design. Its purpose was to provide a fighter carrying a pilot and co-pilot/navigator to reduce fatigue on long-range bomber escort missions. A lot of photos this aircraft can be found in the link:

    Aviação em Floripa: North American P-82/F-82 Twin Mustang
     
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    Some good pictures on that website. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Nice post.THX for sharing.
     
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    How effective would these have been had they saw long and regular wartime service?
     
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    Good shots there! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Good shots there indeed!
     
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    My question is this...Who flew the plane? Which pilot?

    Also how did the plane fly compared to the P51? Was it similar in flight or completely different?
     
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    Coincidentally, this month's AEROPLANE magazine has an 18 page database section on the twin mustang.

    And from what I gather, in the night fighter version at least, it was flown from the left fuselage.
     
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