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Guy I'll see what I can do about the audio. Till then, I found this video on the only flying North American Twin Mustang, the XP-82 at last years Oshkosh Fly-In. They're not real low passes, but some very nice low altitude flyby's.
Ahab, they arrived to late to see action as long range fighter escorts in WW2, but were used as day/night fighters, as well as recon and photo op in the Korean War. They are also credited with the first 3 kills of the Korean War. After the Korean War, the single seat P-51H, went to National Guard Units, and the XP-82 went to the scrappers. There are 4 XP-82s preserved today, out of the 272 built.Nice, Tracer! !Thanks for the vid!
Did these things ever see action?
Wonder what the whole idea was, reconnaisance or something?!
Guess I'll have to heed the helpful ColdWarrior and go look it up...
Ahab, I'm not sure about individual pilot preferences. But, I am a natural lefty so I would prefer the port side seat. I think they call it left eye dominant?Thanks, Tracer!
Wonder out of all the pilots who flew these:
- Wonder how many preferred flying from the 1) Starboard canopy, versus the 2) Port canopy?
You know?! Just curious.
Here's one they forgot. The Cessna Skymaster.Admittedly drifting here, but before rolling back on track, I found this:
- A lot more "twins" than I ever imagined, who knew?!
Good stuff, frank8003. Thanks!How about low flying without propulsion.
Glide ratio same as the space shuttle 4:1
A Cessna or a 747 is like 16:1
Make a decision.
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