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
Serials of P-82D:
44-65170 North American P-82D Twin Mustang
conversion of 11th P-82B to P-82D night fighter
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