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.

  5. S. M. International is engaged in the manufacture and export of automotive rubber component like Engine Mounting, suspension bushes for Japenese Vehicles. We are a self contained Company with all in-house manufacturing facilities that facelitate cheap car parts at the highest quality control possible.

  6. Brightway Exports - Leading Manufacturer & Exporters: Rotavator | Rotavator Gear Box Single Speed | Rotavator Gear Box Multi Speed | Gear Box Manufacturer | Tractor Rotavator | Gear Box. Contact: + 91 9878546522 - Dhuri, Sangrur, Punjab, India, UP , MP.

    Brightway Exports | Tractor Rotavator

  7. Hey, This is a nice blog. I learn more by your blog. I want share information of my business. Brightway is number 1 export company in India. Brightway company export best quality Rotavator, Rotavator Gear Box Single Speed, Rotavator Gear Box Multi Speed, Gear Box, Agriculture spare parts, Tractor Rotavator in India. Visit the Gear Box | rotavator gear box manufacturers Contact: + 91 9878546522, Phone Number. 0161-4510015.

  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

  10. This comment has been removed by the author.

  11. Appreciate your sharing, great article post. Really looking forward to reading more from this blog. Keep sharing!

    Valvetrain Components

  12. This comment has been removed by the author.

  13. This comment has been removed by the author.

  14. This comment has been removed by the author.

  15. Well somehow I got to read lots of articles on your blog. It’s amazing how interesting it is for me to visit you very often.
    Scrap Car
    All Cars Removal

  16. Was this the one that was from the collector in Ohio? If so, I remember seeing it years ago and knew he had something special.

  17. We are a professional Scrap Car Recyclers & vechicle removal company offering “scrap car removal ipswich” in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, beautiful Ipswich & West Moreton, picturesque Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Bayside, Redcliffe/Bribie/Caboolture, Brisbane City & North, Redlands City, Inner South, Southside, Logan, Brisbane .
    Contact US: 0424668110

  18. This comment has been removed by the author.

  19. I am not sure where you're getting your info, but great topic. I need to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent information I was looking for this info for my mission.
    car recycling brisbane
    Scrap cars Brisbane
    cheap spare parts for cars
    Cheap Car Parts Brisbane
    car wreckers brisbane
    cash for cars brisbane
    Mazda wreckers brisbane
    cash for car brisbane
    cash for car
    Cash for Cars
    cash for cars brisbane

  20. Prologics, India offers HDR image blending, real estate photo editing and image editing services, image clipping, background removal, photo clipping path service, photo editing, color correction, photo retouching & restoration, clipping path, cropping, resizing services, 3d floor design, 2d floor plan services & many more.

  21. You have done a brilliant job making sure that people understand where you are coming from. And let me tell you, I get it. Please post more updates to cure.
    Cash For Junk Vehicles Brisbane

  22. This comment has been removed by the author.

  23. Thanks for magnificent information I was looking for this info for my mission. CD Car Dismantlers

  24. This is nice post which I was awaiting for such an article and I have gained some useful information.
    Unwanted Car removal brisbane

  25. Best car wreckers and car removal in Melbourne. C-D wreckers offer cash for car up to $8000. Here you can sell your used cars. Car Buying Service.