View Full Version : One was fantastic, two would be ...?

02-07-2016, 05:41 AM
Developed shortly after World War II, the Twin Mustang was not involved in the conflict, however, as it would have been his performance against the German fighters? The P-82 had anticipated the end of the war? What do you think? The link below provides an interesting report about these questions and an extensive collection of photographs, some rare and unreleased for me. To see the full report and the photos visit the link below:


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02-07-2016, 06:20 AM
Planes can be easier to replace and quicker to build than it is to replace and train battle experienced pilots.

Two pilots in one fighter would have to be justified by the plane performing a lot better than twice as well as a single seater, with well below half the casualty rate of single seaters.

02-07-2016, 11:53 PM
If the military found some mission, or need to fill,and thought using up surplus aircraft, and parts was the easiest, and cheapest way to accomplish it is about the only reason to Frankenstein that airframe. It might make a good trainer for multi engined crew served aircraft. Or maybe for recon, one guy flies it, the other operates whatever is in it. Just some thoughts.

02-08-2016, 09:38 AM
I recall reading about this fighter, IIRC it was sort of to replace the P-38H Lightning for long range, over the ocean, patrols as twin engine aircraft tended to bring their pilots back with the redundancy if there was an engine failure. The aircraft was of course obsolete by the jet age. Not sure though...

02-09-2016, 12:10 PM
Come to think of it, two pilots would be good on long duration flights, alternating the flying duties to get some rest, and switch off the observer job too. But, it is an odd way to go about it.