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One was fantastic, two would be ...?

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    Posted: 07-Feb-2016 at 06:01

Developed shortly after World War II, the Twin Mustang was not involved in the conflict, however, as it would have been his performance against the German fighters? The P-82 had anticipated the end of the war? What do you think? The link below provides an interesting report about these questions and an extensive collection of photographs, some rare and unreleased for me. To see the full report and the photos visit the link below:

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Some good pix there P, but unfortunately no "...full report..." that I could see.

The Twin-Mustang was designed to overcome both the pilot fatigue ( by offering duty-sharing) factor
- for very long range ops & the clear obsolescence of the P-38 twin engine fighter, offering marked performance improvements.

However, it ran into post-war budget cutting/political-technical issues..

1stly, the Air Force wanted jet fighters, & no new piston jobs, ( even if early jets had their faults).

2ndly, the mandated US GM-Allison powered aircraft showed themselves as under-performing compared to the original Packard-R-R Merlin powered prototypes/early production machines.

There were several high performance twin-engine contemporaries to the P/F-82, such as the Grumman
F7F Tigercat, & the British DH Hornet, but they were both likewise too late for WW2, & overshadowed by
the new-fangled jets, so they all had their planned production numbers cut severely.

The F-82 did its duty by standing guard against the Soviet ( B-29 analogue) bomber threat from Siberia,
& saw combat - successfully, against single-engined Russian-built prop-fighters - early  in the Korean conflict. 

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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Feb-2016 at 20:42
Which in effect...answers the question admirably...couldn't have surmised it better.

And....I'm purty gawdamn good at it.
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

S. T. Friedman

Pilger's law: 'If it's been officially denied, then it's probably true'

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