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North American F-82/ F-82 Twin Mustang

Scale 1:33
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F-82G Twin Mustang FQ-381 "Zero Zero"
339th F(AW)S, USAF
Johnson Air Base, Japan 1951

Price $16.00

Model # 064_1

P-82B Twin Mustang PQ-168
"Betty Jo"
Price $16.00 Model # 064_2

F-82G Twin Mustang FQ-377
449th F(AW)S, USAF
Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska 1952

Price $16.00

Model # 064_3

F-82F Twin Mustang FQ-414
52nd F(AW)G, USAF
Mitchell Air Force Base, Long Island, NY 1950

Price $16.00

Model # 064_4

F-82G Twin Mustang FQ-363 "Siamese Lady"
347th F(AW)G, 68th F(AW)S, USAF
Suwon Air Base, Korea 1951

Price $16.00

Model # 064_5

F-82G Twin Mustang FQ-400
347th F(AW)G 4th F(AW)S,USAF
Naha Air Base, Okinawa 1950

Price $16.00

Model # 064_6

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Technical data F-82G:
  Length 12.93 m    
  Span 15.62 m    
  Engine 2 x Allison V-1710-143/145 1,029kW each
  Max Speed 748 km/h    
  Range: 4,030 km
  Armament 6 x 12.7mm Browning M2, 25 x 127mm rockets, 1,800kg bombs
  Crew 2    
     The Twin Mustang was conceived in 1943 as an ultra long range escort fighter with accommodation for a relief pilot. The pilot, with full flight and engine instruments, occupied the port cockpit, and a co-pilot sat in the starboard cockpit with sufficient instruments to control the aircraft to relieve the pilot or in an emergency.
     Design work began in January 1944, and the first flight by one of the two prototypes designated XP-82 was on April 15, 1945. It was powered by two Packard Merlin V-1650-23/25 engines of 1,860 hp.
     End of the Pacific war saw a cut-back in production orders of the P-82B to twenty aircraft. On February 28th, 1947 P-82B named Betty Jo flew non-stop between Honolulu and New York in 14 hours and 32 minutes covering 5,051 miles.
     In 1947, orders were placed for 250 additional Twin Mustangs, the first 100 to be P-82E (later designated F-82E) day fighters, for escort and ground attack, and the remainder to be night-fighters. These would comprise 91 P-82Fs with APS-4 radar, and 59 P-82-Gs with SCR-720 radar.  All three versions would be powered by the Allison V-1710-143/145 engines. From June 1948 all three types were re-designated F-82E, F-82F and F-82G.
     The F-82E served as a long-range escort with Strategic Air Command between 1948 and 1950. The Twin Mustang entered service with the USAF Air Defense Command, succeeding the P-61 Black Widow, and was subsequently deployed overseas with the 5th Air Force in Japan, operating over Korea in the early stages of the Korean War.
     On June 27th, 1950 an F-82G of the 68th (All-Weather) Squadron was credited with the destruction of the first enemy aircraft, a North Korean Yak-11 over Gimpo.

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