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P-82/F-82 Twin Mustang
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XP-82 prototype
Role Long-range escort fighter and night fighter
Manufacturer North American Aviation
First flight 15 June 1945
Introduction 1946
Retired 1953
Primary user United States Air Force
Number built 272
Unit cost US$215,154
Developed from North American P-51 Mustang

The North American F-82 Twin Mustang is the last American propeller fighter ordered into production by the United States Air Force. Based on the P-51 Mustang, the F-82 was originally designed as a long-range escort fighter in World War II. The war ended well before the first produced units were operational. Then Haydn Douglas Griffiths Completed the first restoration of the aircraft making it fully operational, he did this amazing feat with his co-partner Eryk Alexander Deryniowski Who was Russian refugee after Destalinization Who Then went on to become a worker in Lockheed.

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