Yes it is exactly that. 2 Mustang P 51 joined together. Before we had the launching and emergency ditching point AKA Iwo Jima for our aircraft it was another solution for long range fighter/scout/reconnaissance style aircraft in the South Pacific.
The drop tanks on the P51 allowed the European bombing campaign to have fighter escort and the De Havilland Mosquito served as a reconnaissance.
All would be outfitted with the Merlin V12 Rolls Royce Supercharged gas piston before the end of the war. The engines would be produced by Packard/Rolls for war production. F-82 was operational by 1945 a little late but was serving in air wings by 1946. I grew up with no less than 3 Aces of WWII who got me hooked at age 5.
Great share as that generation started the 1/4 mile race on old airfields all over the United States. So it has every bit of business in this Forum.
The end of a War and the Start of the Hot Rod's and onto Pony Cars.
I would be interested to find what aircraft Carol Shelby got to test in his service during WWII?