Aircraft Photo of 44-65168 | North American F-82B Twin Mustang | USA - Air Force | #44564
Registration / Serial:44-65168
Military Code:PQ-168
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-82 Twin Mustang
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-82 Twin Mustang
Aircraft Version:North American F-82B Twin Mustang
C/n (msn):123-43754
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Betty Jo
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:17 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 44564
Photo Comment

The F-82 was the last American piston-engine fighter ordered into production by the USAF but had a rather short operational life being phased our in favour of the F-84 Thunderjet. Intended for long-range escort it arrived too late for WWII but did see action in the Korean War. In Feb. 1947 ' Betty Joe' flew nonstop from Hawaii to New York without refueling, this remains as the longest nonstop flight ever made by a propeller-driven fighter. She arrived at the National Museum of the USAF in 1957.

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