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F-80 Shooting Star

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f-80!

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The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Designed and built by Lockheed in 1943 and delivered just 143 days from the start of the design process, production models were flying, and two pre-production models did see very limited service in Italy just before the end of World War II. Designed with straight wings, the type saw extensive combat in Korea with the United States Air Force (USAF) as the F-80.

P-80A
Role
Jet fighter
National origin
United States
Manufacturer
Lockheed Corporation
Designer
Clarence "Kelly" Johnson
First flight
8 January 1944
Introduction
1945
Retired
1959 (United States)
1974 (Chile)
Primary users
United States Air Force
United States Navy
Produced
1945-1950
Number built
1,715
Variants
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
Developed into
Lockheed F-94 Starfire
America's first successful turbojet-powered combat aircraft, it helped usher in the "jet age" in the USAF, but was outclassed with the appearance of the swept-wing transonic MiG-15 and was quickly replaced in the air superiority role by the transonic F-86 Sabre. The F-94 Starfire, an all-weather interceptor on the same airframe, also saw Korean War service. The closely related T-33 Shooting Star trainer would remain in service with the U.S. Air Force and Navy well into the 1980s, with the last NT-33 variant not retired until April 1997. Many T-33s still serve in a military role in foreign air arms or are in private hands, although the F-80 itself has long been retired from active service.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 4 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 39.2ft (11.9m)
  • Length 35.6ft (10.8m)
  • Height 14.1ft (4.3m)
  • Empty Weight 12,006lbs (5,446kg)
  • Loaded Weight 13,742lbs (6,233kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.817
  • Wing Loading 41.8lbs/ft2 (204.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 328.5ft2 (30.5m2)
  • Drag Points 3184

Parts

  • Number of Parts 632
  • Control Surfaces 5
  • Performance Cost 2,183