The North American XP-82 Twin Mustang was an American long-range fighter aircraft built to a United States Army Air Forces requirement issued in April 1944. The XP-82 was a twin-engined development of the P-51 Mustang, designed to provide improved high-altitude performance and range. It was the last piston-engined fighter ordered into production by the USAAF.
The XP-82 was powered by two Packard V-1650-23 liquid-cooled Merlin engines, each producing 1,695hp (1,267kW). It was equipped with an armament of six .50 caliber machine guns. The aircraft had an estimated top speed of 466mph (750km/h), and a range of 1,940 miles (3,120km).
The XP-82 was developed in parallel with the P-82B, which was a single-engine variant of the same aircraft. The P-82B was ordered into production in 1945. The XP-82 prototype was completed in August 1945, but further development was cancelled following the end of World War II. The aircraft never entered production or saw service.
- Total Time: 25
- Engines / Mods / Prop
- Packard -1650-23 (Right Hand Turning) 25 hrs SMOH by Vintage V-12's
- Packard V-1650-25 (Left Hand Turning) 25 hrs SMOH by Vintage V-12's
- Custom MT 4 blade propellers 25 hrs Since New
- 1x Garmin GTN 650 Navcom GPS
- 1x Garmin GMA340 Audio Panel
- 1x Garmin GTX 345 ADS-B Transponder
- 1x Garmin GI-106A Nav Indicator
- Mid Continent MD-41 Annunciation Control Panel
- Additional Classifications:
- Experimental / Homebuilt
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