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XP-82 Twin Mustang Serial # 44-83887

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Please note: Due to small quantities, rivet PlaneTags are limited to 1 each per person. The rivet PlaneTags you receive will randomly include one or more rivet holes. No requests accepted.

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The North American Aviation P/F-82 Twin Mustang was a long-range, high-altitude escort fighter, produced for the USAAF. The unlikely-looking aircraft, consisting of two mated P-51H fuselages, was built to escort bombers on long-range missions during World War II. However, the war ended before the Twin Mustang could begin to prove itself. It became the last piston-engined fighter ordered into production. The P/F-82 adapted to many different roles, including long-range fighter/escort, attack bomber, and long-range reconnaissance support. They were relied heavily on during the Cold and Korean Wars, but even so, only 272 were manufactured. 



Today, there are only five Twin Mustangs of any variant remaining, one of which is #44-83887. It was produced in spring 1945 and was the second of only two XP-82 prototypes. It took its first flight in June 1945 and served as NAA’s official aircraft for performance tests for the USAAF. In 1947, ‘887 was transferred to NACA, the predecessor to NASA, and used as a testbed for ramjet engines. In December 1949, ‘887 was damaged beyond repair after it slid off an icy runway. It was later acquired around 1965 by Walter Soplata and it remained on his property until 2008 when famed warbird restorer Tom Reilly purchased it. 

OUR PLANE'S STORY

It took 10 and half years, but Reilly restored the ultra-rare XP-82 Twin Mustang to airworthy flying condition. MotoArt had the privilege of obtaining the original aircraft skin that was removed during the restoration project. We are excited to offer North American Aviation XP-82 Twin Mustang PlaneTags for your collection. Read more about this incredible aircraft here on our blog.

The XP-82 Twin Mustang PlaneTags are numbered to 1,700. They are made from the original skin pulled during the restoration of #44-83887. Don’t miss the opportunity to add a Twin Mustang PlaneTag to your collection. This is a very limited edition of a truly special aircraft.


XP-82 Twin Mustang - # 44-83887

   

Characteristics:

  • Manufacturer: North American Aviation
  • SERIAL #: 44-83887
  • Crew: 2
  • Empty weight: 15,997 lb
  • Wing Span: 51 ft 3 in
  • Length: 39 ft 0 in
  • Height: 13 ft 8 in

Performance:

  • Max Takeoff: 25,591 lb
  • Range: 1,950 nmi
  • Max Speed: 400 kts
  • Ceiling: 38,900 ft
  • Rate of Climb: 3,770 ft / min
  • Engine: 2X Merlin V-1650-23/-25 Contra-Rotating

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DISCLAIMER

North American® and XP-82 Twin Mustang® are registered trademarks of others. MotoArt is not affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by The North American Company.


Perfect Aviation Gift

PlaneTags are: 

  • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
  • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
  • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
  • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    WT
    11/04/2021
    William T.
    United States United States

    Amazing as always

    This tag has a nice, smooth finish and the etching is really well-done. I'm happy to own a part of this unique and rare machine.

    RC
    11/04/2021
    Roy C.
    Canada Canada

    XP-82 - Brilliant Aviation Innovation!

    Like the XP-82, MotoArt twins up an amazing piece of aviation history with beautiful workmanship and artistry to achieve a fabulous product! Thank you!

    KC
    11/04/2021
    Kevin C.
    Belgium Belgium

    Amazing piece of history

    Beautifully crafted tag of a unique aircraft!

    SW
    11/03/2021
    Scott W.
    United States United States

    Nice Rare Aircraft Tag

    The XP-82 Twin Mustang plane tag arrived quickly properly packaged. Nice memento of Korean War era military aviation.

    YG
    11/02/2021
    YING G.
    Singapore Singapore

    XP-82

    As usual, Planetags this tag did not disappoint with this tag. Rare and unique piece to me. Thank you.

    TW
    11/02/2021
    Theodore W.
    United States United States

    Twin Mustang

    A great Plane Tag. A unique and rare opportunity to have tag for such a interesting part of aviation history!

    TK
    11/01/2021
    Takashi K.
    Japan Japan

    Historical and wonderful one

    Very first day that MA sold this, I got normal exterior, other tag already sold out. XP-82 is my favorite one when I saw the picture, maybe 40 years ago. A few weeks ago, MA resale rivet tag and I got interior rivet. Only one hole but I still love it. Thx MA I will be in touch

    RM
    11/01/2021
    Ray M.
    United States United States

    Xp-82

    Love the tag, love all of the tags. Thanks for all you do, has to be hard to keep all customers happy.

    JS
    09/09/2021
    Justin S.
    United States United States

    Awesome Tag!

    I got lucky enough to score an exterior rivets tag. The tag is nicely cut, the etching is crisp and the finish on the tag feels like touching history....which you are. Awesome tag I intend to keep for years!

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