Photo Gallery

Welcome to our Photo Gallery.

We have put together this gallery to show what is involved in restoring a warbird.  This is a "before", "during" and "after" story of our progress on the restoration of this rare XP-82 prototype warbird, and will be updated regularly.

The Beginning

Left-Hand Fuselage Recovery at Walter Soplata's facility April 2008

Vintage B & W Photography
 North American Aviation's Prototype
XP-82 Twin Mustang #44-83887.

XP-82 #44-83887 Restoration Photography

Where We Are Today

Ailerons & Rudders



Engine Mounts

Horizontal Stabilizer

Left-Hand Fuselage

Our Merlins & Propellers

Oil Tanks

Right-Hand Fuselage

Scoops, Dog Houses & Radiators

Vertical Stabilizers


Wing Center Section Flap

Wing Center Section


  1. Enjoyed seeing your web site showing the restoration of the XP-82. While at Cal Poly, my senior project was building a P-82 out of two P-51D Mustangs R/C kits from House of Balsa. I tested the P-82 in a wind tunnel at Cal Poly and presented my findings at a AIAA meeting in 1983!

  2. I am sorry to ask this question , but do you plan to make the XP-82 flying again ? This restoration looks so nice that I have the feeling this aircraft could fly again . Am I wrong ?

  3. This aircraft is being restored to flying status. We already have our two Merlin engines, props and hubs and should be mounting the two fuselages to the center section by 1 September. You are definitely not wrong. She will fly again!!

  4. when you get this beautiful bird flying again, please consider bringing her to Nampa, Idaho at Warhawk Air Museum during the mustang days. I would love to get some pictures of this plane as would a lot of other war bird enthusiasts. I am pretty sure that the museum would welcome you with open arms.

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  8. hey, do you have a clue about the stencils on this beauty ? would be very helpful for me :)

  9. I have some pictures of the F82 from about 1980 when I visited Walter Soplata's collection. If you would like copies please write

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