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

Canopies

Elevator

Engine Mounts

Horizontal Stabilizer

Left-Hand Fuselage

Our Merlins & Propellers

Oil Tanks

Right-Hand Fuselage

Scoops, Dog Houses & Radiators

Vertical Stabilizers

Wheels

Wing Center Section Flap

Wing Center Section

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