North American F-82B 'Twin Mustang'

  Manufacturer:North American
  Base model:F-82
  Nickname:Twin Mustang
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
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  Length: 38' 1" 11.6 m
  Height:13' 8" 4.1 m
  Wingspan: 51' 3" 15.6 m
  Gross Weight: 24,799 lb 11,247 kg
  Max Weight: 24,800 lb 11,247 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Rolls-Royce (Packard) Merlin V-1650
  Horsepower (each): 1380

  Range: 2,200 miles 3,542 km
  Cruise Speed: 280 mph 450 km/h 243 kt
  Max Speed: 482 mph 776 km/h 419 kt
  Ceiling: 39,000 ft 11,887 m

Examples of this type may be found at
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

F-82B on display

United States Air Force Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 alan balazi
 , TN
i have photos of thr last flight of betty jo, with photos of the r4d chase plane
05/07/2014 @ 11:09 [ref: 68469]
 alan balazi
 centerville, TN
andrew d. balazi co-pilot on the last flight of betty jo, passed away on 08-08-12 in margate,fl. he was 98. joe algranti was the pilot on that flight. ihave an in flight photo of the last flight, and the aircraft being accepted at wright-patterson.betty jo served as a test bed at naca lewis research center in cleveland.
06/02/2013 @ 16:49 [ref: 67860]
 sam algranti
 The Woodlands, TX
My father Joe Algranti delivered the F-82 Betty Jo to the Air Force Museum. He was a NACA pilot in Cleveland at the time. This note is in reference to Alan Balazi's comment ref # 10887. He mentions his father flew as co pilot on the flight and has a picture of the delivery. Sure would appreciate getting a copy of the photo.
02/11/2013 @ 11:47 [ref: 67574]
 Roger Jones
 Williamsburg, VA
My father "Captain H. W. "Rocky" Jones, Jr." was the pilot of the FQ-390 "Mid Night Sinner" which was one of the 4th F(AW)S (black paint) night fighters in Korea...his R.O. was named Talmage Allred. There are a few model kits of his plane even though they credit the outside art to being another pilot...dad's name is actually found inside on the instruction sheets. I believe there was a picture of it flying with Ron Sherman's dad's plane "Miss Carriage" at my recently passed mom's house. Dad died in 1990 during an air race accident, where an "illegally participating" active NASA shuttle pilot "Hoot" Gibson clipped his wing and spun him into a cornfield in New Braunsfels TX. Dad was also a "hump" pilot, but I don't know what he flew and now that mom's gone I have no one to ask...they were happily married for 47 years!
08/03/2012 @ 05:37 [ref: 64759]
 Don Lowe
 Saint George, UT
The F-82 is a very distinctive yet intriguing aircraft, as I found out when I talked with Bill Cusick of the CAF several years ago. He told me about the restoration of the aircraft at Gillespie field that had a belly landing. To look at it, they did a pretty good patch job, and you almost can't see any damage. However, there is the problem of the right prop that was damaged, and cannot be obtained. Is it possible to make one from scratch?? I heard the originals were formed steel props, but can't that one be duplicated?? Since there are no active flying F-82s I have also considered a scale (75-80%) aircraft project using tiger or falconer v-12s for power. There are several other options for power, but you want to maintain the V-12 sound with this particular aircraft. The logistics of the wing is another area needing considerable design work. But I think this would be a doable project, mainly because very few people have ever heard of them let alone seen one. The excitement of just seeing one fly would be overwhelming. To let this aircraft slip into obscurity would be a tragedy, so even a scale flying aircraft would be spectacular, especially with the sound of the "baby" merlins. Thanks again Don Lowe
05/04/2008 @ 07:07 [ref: 20790]
 Athens, OTH
I am restoring a P-82b, but in 1/48 scale :-)

I am looking for detailed photos of this impressive machine, and specially of the engine/mounts compartment.

If any one could help me I would truly appreciate.

02/26/2008 @ 13:01 [ref: 19786]
 , IN
I woud like to cntact Sandy ref 15135 who wrote that she could put me in contact with Russ Russel who flew f82 twin mustang in Korea
02/21/2007 @ 19:28 [ref: 15611]
 Austin, TX
I had lunch today with an 80 yr. old gentleman, Russ Russell. He flew the F82 in the Korean War and had many
interesting stories to tell. He flew the night missions in
a black F82. If someone is recording history of this era,
I'd be glad to put them in touch with Mr. Russell (he lives
here in Austin) and retired with 26 yrs with the FAA

01/08/2007 @ 11:02 [ref: 15135]
 alan d. balazi
 west palm beach, fl., FL
the betty jo on display at the air force museum, was delivered to the museum in 1957, from the n.a.c.a. lewis research center, cleveland ohio. my father has a pictue of the aircraft being accepted by the museum. my dad andrew d. balazi flew as co-pilot on that flight. the pilot was either eb goff or joe alagranti on that flight.
07/29/2005 @ 23:49 [ref: 10887]
 Greg Kellams
 Ferndale, MI
Anyone know where I can get a good cockpit view of the F/P-82 Twin Mustang specifically of the throttle quadrant. How about you P-82 restorers out there..can you take a good shot of the throttle quadrant for me? Thanks loads!! Greg
06/01/2005 @ 13:41 [ref: 10366]


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