XP-82 Twin Mustang

Tom Reilly working his magic on the English wheel. (photo via Tom Reilly)

XP-82 Twin Mustang – December 2016 – Restoration Update

WarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia. Here’s what they’ve been up to this past month! Fuselages The team has spent a lot of time final-fitting the rotating carburetor air temperature mechanisms, along with the air intake lips and the four side panels. As mentioned last month, all[Read More…]

The XP-82 sitting out in the sunshine during her move to the new hangar. (photo via Tom Reilly)

XP-82 Twin Mustang – November 2016 – Restoration Update

WarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia. Here’s what they’ve been up to this past month! First of all, the project is fully moved into their new hangar. A lot of progress has been taking place with the finishing touches on the aircraft too! Firewall Forwards The last left-hand engine upper,[Read More…]

Photo by Louisa Barendse

XP-82 Gains Her Outer Wings and Cranks Her Merlins!

Following the momentous news over last weekend concerning the XP-82 Twin Mustang’s first engine runs in Douglas, Georgia, we wanted to know a few more details. A lot of major developments have been occurring with this incredible project in recent weeks, what with the move to a new, much larger hangar, attaching the outer wing panels for the first time, and of course the engine runs. We contacted Tom Reilly[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 15 comments Warbird Restorations, XP-82 Twin Mustang
A view of the left hand gun bay. Ammo trays are filled with 413 rounds per tray.(photo via Tom Reilly)

XP-82 Twin Mustang – August 2016 – Restoration Update

As Tom Reilly just said, “Another month flew by. That light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter each day!” WarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia. Here’s what they’ve been up to this month! Firewall Forwards Much effort has gone into the forming and fitting[Read More…]

A color shot of the XP-82 back during its test flying days. (photo via Tom Reilly)

XP-82 Twin Mustang – July 2016 – Restoration Update

The staff at WarbirdsNews has just returned from an adventurous week at Oshkosh, and hope you understand the quiet of the last few days as we recover from what was a spectacular, if exhausting event. While we recoup our senses, we have just received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia and thought we[Read More…]