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I want an F-82.

quorneng

Elite member
#7
The P82 was changed to F82 in 1948 to bring it into line with the aircraft type letters used by the USAF which had been formed in 1947.
Although the F82 was considered obsolete by then the appearance of the Russian TU4 (B29 copy) in 1948 reactivated the Twin Mustang as it was the only plane available with the range sufficient to intercept the TU4 well before it got anywhere near its target. An important consideration with the advent of nuclear weapons.