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Description Criteria: Twin Mustang
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
44-65160 ... 44-65168
North American P-82B Twin Mustang
MSN 123-43746/43754
65162 (MSN 123-43748)on display on pylon at Lackland AFB up until 1966.
Donated to Confederate Air Force May 1966 and restored
to flying status in 1969.  Suffered crash landing at
Harlingen, TX Oct 10, 1987.  Currently undergoing
restoration.  Noted as N12102 at Gillespie Field, CA Jan 2002.  Latest
issue of *Aircraft Illustrated* reports aicraft back with CAF at Midland,
TX but only restored to static display condition.  CAF wants to exchange
the plane for something else, but the NMUSAF claim that they own the
aircraft and it must be returned to them.   Reported in Apr 2008
issue of Aircraft Illustrated to be returning to USAF Museum.  A legal ruling
was issued that the museum is the owner, not the CAF.  In 2011 was back in USAF Museum
painted black
65168 (MSN 123-43754) assigned to NACA Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory, Lewis Field, 
Cleveland, OH Sep 1950 to 1957.  Code EFQ-168.  Used as a test bed for ramjet engines
Suffered wing damage in June 1957.
The plane (named "Betty Joe") set a record by flying 5000 miles from Hawaii nonstop
on Feb 27, 1947, covering 5051 miles in 14 hrs 33 min at an average
speed of 334 mph.  Named Betty Jo after the wife of one of the pilots,
but painted Betty Joe but later corrected.  Preserved and on display at
National Museum of the United States Air Force.
44-65169 ... 44-65169
North American P-82C Twin Mustang
MSN 123-43755
Conversion of 10th P-82B to P-82C night fighter
44-65170 ... 44-65170
North American P-82D Twin Mustang
MSN 123-43756
Conversion of 11th P-82B to P-82D night fighter
44-65171 ... 44-65179
North American P-82B Twin Mustang
MSN 123-43757/43765
44-65180 ... 44-65659
North American P-82B Twin Mustang
contract cancelled.
44-83886 ... 44-83887
North American XP-82 Twin Mustang
MSN 120-43742/43743
83886 Assigned to Wright Field, OH.  Assigned to NACA Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, later 
as NACA Langley Research Center, Langley Field, VA Jun 6, 1948 to Oct 5, 1955.
Registered as NACA 114.  Salvage, Langley AFB, VA
83887 Accepted by the USAAF Sep 11, 1945.  Returned to North American Aviation for testing.
Delivered to USAAF Mar 18, 1946 for performance tests
Assigned to NACA Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory, Lewis Field, Cleveland, OH Oct 1947.
Code PQ-887, also FQ-887.
Used for high altitude test work.  Later used to test Marquardt ram jet engines.
On 25 February 1950 the aircraft received substantial damage as it slid off an icy runway.
Sold to Walter Soplata after accident mid-1950.  Now with the Walter 
Soplata collection, Newbury, OH.  Reported in June 2008 issue
of "Aircraft Illustrated" to be under restoration to fly at
Kissimmee, FL.
44-83888 ... 44-83889
North American XP-82A Twin Mustang
MSN 120-43744/43745
83889 was cancelled.
46-255 ... 46-354
North American P-82E Twin Mustang 
MSN 144-38141/38240.  Redesignated F-82E in 1948.
255 scrapped at Robins AFB Apr 1951.
256 (MSN 144-38142) to NACA Jan 1950 as 133, redesignated EF-82E.  Sold March 1954 to Walter 
Soplata.  Noted in Jun 1971 in Walter Soplata collection.  Registered Apr 7, 1997 to 
Wizzard Investments Ltd as G-BXEI; believed never arrived in UK as reregistered N142AM May 1998
Both 46-255 and 46-265 have been quoted, but it appears that only 46-256 is correct.
To Amjet/Polar Aviation Museum, Anoka County, MN May 11, 1998-2000.
To Chris and Patrick Harker Aviation Services 2000-2002 to be restored to
airworthy conditon.
259 to reclamation at Robbins AFB Apr 24, 1951
261 to reclamation at Robbins AFB Apr 24, 1951
262 at USAF History and Traditions Museum, Lackland AFB, TX.
263 to reclamation at Robbins AFB Apr 24, 1951
264 to reclamation at Robbins AFB Apr 24, 1951
267 to reclamation at Robbins AFB Mar 1, 1951.
268, 271, 275, 276, 278, 285, 286, 288, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296/300, 305, 307, 
310, 313/315, 317/326, 329/332, 337/339, 342/345, 347, 349/352 to reclamation Robbins 
AFB  24 Apr 1951
348 to reclamation Ladd AFB, AK 15 Apr 1951
46-355 ... 46-383
North American P-82G Twin Mustang 
MSN 150-38241/38269
Redesignated F-82G in 1948.
357 (6160th ABW, 68th FIS) MIA May 28, 1951 20 mi N of 38th parallel.
364 (6160th ABW, 68th FIS) destroyed on ground at Suwon, Korea 
Jun 29, 1950 by enemy aircraft.
373 (6160th ABW, 68th FIS) crashed 5 my NW of Brady AB, Japan Feb 12, 1951.
375 (6160th ABW, 67th FIS) crashed Dec 16, 1950.
377 was last operational F-82 and was officially retired Nov 12, 1953
at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
378 (6160th ABW, 68th FIS) shot down by AAA Jul 3, 1951.
383 make first air-to-air kill of the Korean War on Jun 27, 1950 as part of the 68th FAWS.  Piloted by
1st Lt William A. Hudson and 1st Lt Carl S. Fraser.
46-384 ... 46-388
North American P-82H Twin Mustang 
MSN 150-38270/38274
Redesignated F-82H in 1948.
386 with 449th AWS at Ladd Field in 1953
387 with 449th AWS at Ladd Field in 1953
46-389 ... 46-404
North American P-82G Twin Mustang 
MSN 150-38275/38290
Redesignated F-82G in 1948.
390 with 449th AWS at Ladd Field in 1953
391 (51st FIG, 4th FS) in midair collision with F-80C 49-704 between
Fukuoka and Ashiya AB, Japan Sep 29, 1950.
394 (6160th ABW, 68th FIS) MIA Mar 14, 1951.
399 (6160th ABW, 68th FIS) MIA Jan 27, 1951.
400 (6160th ABW, 68th FIS) crashed near K-14 Dec 7, 1950.
402 (51st FIG, 68th FIS) MIA Jul 6, 1950.
403 named "Miss Carriage" with 4th FS.
46-405 ... 46-495
North American P-82F Twin Mustang 
MSN 149-38291/38381
Redesignated F-82F in 1948.
407 to reclamation at McChord AFB Apr 4, 1951
441 to reclamation at McChord aFB Apr 4, 1951
451 with 449th AWS at Ladd Field in 1953
454 crashed Knoxville, Tennessee May 9, 1950.  Pilot killed.
468 flying out of Mitchel Field on May 4, 1949  crashed into residential neighborhood of 
Hempstead, New York.   The plane burst into flames but pilot and radar observer survived.
46-496 ... 46-504
North American P-82H Twin Mustang 
MSN 150-38382/38390
Redesignated F-82H in 1948.
501 with 449th AWS at Ladd Field in 1953.

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