Aircraft Photo of 46-262 / 6262 | North American F-82E Twin Mustang | USA - Air Force | #4014
Registration / Serial:46-262
Alternate Serial:6262
Military Code:FQ-262
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-82 Twin Mustang
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-82 Twin Mustang
Aircraft Version:North American F-82E Twin Mustang
C/n (msn):144-38148
Operator Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Area:San Antonio / Lackland AFB [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Collection:USAF History and Traditions Museum
Photo Date:9 October 1979
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 4014
Photo Comment

The extraordinary Twin Mustang was designed as a very long range escort fighter but was too late for WWII service and was rendered obsolete by the advent of the F-84 Thunderjet, although it did play a part in the initial stages of the Korean War. Early versions could be flown from either side but late models from the left only, with radar operator in the right. One of only five known survivors of the 270 built, preserved at the USAF History and Traditions Museum at Lackland AFB

This photo is copyright © Richard Vandervord, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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