Specifications for the
North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
Long-Range Escort / Ground Attack / Nightfighter Aircraft
Focus Model: North American F-82G Twin Mustang
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: North American Aviation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1946
Production Total: 273
Length: 42.42 ft (12.93 m)
Width: 51.25 ft (15.62 m)
Height: 13.85ft (4.22 m)
Weight (Empty): 15,997 lb (7,256 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 25,951 lb (11,771 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Allison V-1710-143/145 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engines generating 1,600 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 461 mph (742 kmh; 401 kts)
Maximum Range: 2,239 miles (3,604 km)
Service Ceiling: 38,898 ft (11,856 m; 7.4 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 3,770 feet-per-minute (1,149 m/min)
6 x 12.7mm machine guns in center wing chord
4,000lbs of bombs
25 x 5" rockets
NA-123 - North American Aviation Design Proposal.
XP-82 - Prototype Designation; two examples produced; fitted with Packard Merlin V-1650-23 and V-1650-25 series engines.
XP-82A - Third Experimental Prototype Designation; fitted with 2 x Allison V-1710-119 series engines; fourth prototype cancelled.
P-82B - Base Production Fighter Version; based on XP-82 prototypes; underwing bomb racks; fitted with 2 x Packard V-1650 engines of 1,380 horsepower each; 20 examples produced of the 500 originally ordered.
P-82Z - 20 P-82B models set aside for testing.
P-82C - Nightfighter; center nacelle housing SCR-720 radar system; production version designated as P-82F; P-82C designation never used in production models.
P-82D - Night fighter ; based on a modified P-82B model; APS-4 series radar system; production models became the P-82G; P-82D designation never used in production models.
P-82E - Escort All-Weather Day Fighter; fitted with counter-rotating Allison V-1710-143 and V-1710-145 liquid-cooled engines; first four reserved for testing as F-82A's; 100 examples produced.
P-82F - Production Night fighter Version of the P-82C model with SCR-720 series radar system in a central located nacelle; 100 examples produced.
P-82G - Production Nightfighter Version of the P-82D modelwith APS-4 series radar system; 50 examples produced.
F-82H - Cold Weather Model; 15 conversion models.