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F-82G Twin Mustang ,4th[AW] squadron, Okinawa.1950,Nose art group build.

This is Revells 1994 boxing of Monograms 1/72 N A F-82G. The G was an all weather model used with some success in the early days of the Korean war. The first aerial victories are attributed to the F-82, it also was used for ground attack missions. Pretty good kit for its age, some fit problems with the canopies, although that was probably my goof. I used MM rattle can flat black with a coating of gloss.
Decals is from Print scale sheet 72-067,when applying the sometimes curled, but were strong enough to be handled. I used the fuselage buzz number from the kit as print scaled one seemed oversized. I include a photo of a P-51 with the F-82 for comparison.

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20 responses to F-82G Twin Mustang ,4th[AW] squadron, Okinawa.1950,Nose art group build.

  1. Good lookin build Robert.

  2. Cool Double Stang!

  3. Having just written a book on the topic, the F-82 was used on one ground attack mission, which was more noticeably unsuccessful than most of the unsuccessful ground attack sorties being flown in the first weeks of the war outside the efforts of the Dallas Squadron, the first unit of F-51s in-country. That said, this is a really nice model of the F-82 as it would have looked at that mission. Another reason why they didn’t get used in ground attack is there were only three 12-plane squadrons in FEAF.

  4. Lovely Twin Mustang, Robert!

  5. Nice build, Robert….well done, sir.

  6. Great addition to the group build.

  7. Nice build of an odd looking aircraft, can anyone explain how this came about , the idea of cobbleing together two obsolete airframes to make a twin engine aircraft seems odd ,after all the crew would have to talk via radio and were isolated from each other physically also the pilot was way off the central line which I imagine would have taken some getting used to , there must have been plenty of twin engine, two seat aircraft sitting around so why go to the bother ?
    Like I said though ,great job Rob.

  8. Nicely done Robert, she turned out very well.

  9. Great Twin Mustang!

  10. A real stunning Twin Mustang!!! Had a 1/48 kit once. Was a real bad kit and also settled for the more detailed 1/72 Monogram version. You did an amazing job on this one. Well done!!!!

  11. Nice work on a very unusual bird. You get extra marks for Nose AND tail art?
    I really like the head on photo (pic 3) – looks really mean. This must have been weird/fun to build, very counter-intuitive making the two fuselages and you can imaging the original designer thinking, “well, the P-38 worked…”

  12. It originally designed as a long range escort for B-29’s. The end of the war shortened the production run.

  13. Nice one Robert, a rarity in any scale

  14. Very nice Twin Pony! I’ve finished one in NMF scheme, but have another to mirror what you’ve done. I may have to pick up the same decals.

  15. Looks great Robert !!!! This is another kit you don’t see built up too often.

    I have the 1/48 scale Model Craft version in the stash, and I think it has the same Nose Art for “Midnight Sinner” shown on the box top if I recall correctly. I just need to build up enough courage to give it a go……….. The reviews about the fit, finish and details on the bigger 1/48 scale brother have held me at bay. But if the reviews are wrong it wouldn’t be the first time.

    I remember seeing one of these at the Air Force Museum / Wright Patterson many years ago……… It’s a neat looking twin Pony, even though the majority of parts don’t swap on the real planes from a P-51. I’m fairly certain the engines are different to, besides one being in opposite rotation.

    I remember reading an article about 10 years ago where they found parts in Mexico City for the one undergoing restoration that Tom B mentioned.

    A rare bird indeed, and another beauty……………. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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