The F-82 AiTwin MustangAi was conceived during WWII as a long-range fighter escort. Like the P-51, it was designed by North American's brilliant engineer, Edgar Schmued. The F-82 utilized two extended P-51 fuselages, mounted to a newly- designed center wing and tail. The plane incorporated new propeller assemblies and a unique, four-wheel landing gear. In short, while the plane would be cosmetically similar to the Mustang, in reality it was an entirely new beast. The F-82 wasnAit ready before WWII ended, but the program escaped cancellation, and planes entered operational service in 1948. The F-82 became the last piston- powered fighter ordered by the USAF. It flew as an escort for SAC B-29s, and with distinction as a night fighter in Korea. It was retired in 1953. Originally printed by the USAF and North American, this pilotAis handbook provides a glimpse inside the cockpit of this warbird. Originally classified AiRestrictedAi, the manual was de-classified and is here reprinted in book form.Throttlt: and Ptopcllct FIiCtiOn Locks ( Indicates pewter plant and fuel system controls and instruments. ... Indicates power plant and fuel. AH 01 -6OJJA-a#39;l fl ea \ buo-qmm-mwmu a#39; Anti-G Suit Valve [5. ... Gear Handle Elevator Trim Tab Comm] Rudder Trim Tab Control Landing Gear Instruction Plate Circuit Breaker Panelanbsp;...
|Title||:||F-82 Twin Mustang Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions|
|Author||:||United States Air Force, USAF|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2008-09-01|