North American P-82D Twin Mustang

Last revised October 14, 1999






The eleventh P-82B (serial number 44-65170) was also modified during construction as a night fighter, but with an APS-4 radar installation in place of the SCR-720 set of the P-82C. The APS-4 was a much smaller set than the SCR-720, and operated in the 3 cm waveband. The designation P-82D was applied. The first flight took place on March 29, 1946.

Serials of P-82D:

44-65170		North American P-82D Twin Mustang
				c/n 123-43756
				conversion of 11th P-82B to P-82D night fighter

Sources:

  1. Classic Warplanes: North American P-51 Mustang, Bill Gunston, Gallery Books, 1990.

  2. Fighters of the United States Air Force, Robert F. Dorr and David Donald, Temple Press Aerospace, 1990.

  3. The American Fighter, Enzo Angelucci and Peter Bowers, Orion, 1987.

  4. War Planes of the Second World War, Fighters, Volume 4, William Green, Doubleday 1964.

  5. American Combat Planes, Third Enlarged Edition, Ray Wagner, Doubleday, 1982.

  6. United States Military Aircraft Since 1909, Gordon Swanborough and Peter M. Bowers, Smithsonian, 1989.

  7. Fighter Combat Over Korea, Part 1: First Kills, Wings of Fame, Aerospace Publishing, 1995.