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 P-80 Shooting Star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first operational jet fighter used by the United States Army Air Forces.
Shooting Stars saw combat service in the Korean War, mainly the more powerful F-80C variant.
The Shooting Star began to enter service in early 1945, and 45 had been delivered before the war ended.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/P-80_Shooting_Star   (775 words)

  
 Aircraft Hangar - P-80 Shooting Star
The concept for the P-80 Shooting Star originated in 1943 when the United States requested that Lockheed design a fighter around the De Havilland turbojet engine.
The Lockheed Shooting Star was the first operational jet fighters in the US when it saw service in 1945.
By the time the equipment arrived the war in the Pacific had ended thus ending the chance for the Shooting Star to see combat in WWII.
www.hammerheadpilotgear.com /Hanger/Hanger_P80.htm   (696 words)

  
 Service History
The service history of the Shooting Star begins in 1944, when the decision was made to deploy four service test YP-80As to Europe to demonstrate their capabilities to combat crews and to help in the development of tactics to be used against Luftwaffe jet fighters.
In 1946, Shooting Stars were delivered to the 38th Squadron of the 55th Fighter Group and the 27th, 71st, and 94th of the 1st Group stationed in the USA, the 31st Group (307th, 308th, and 309th Squadrons) based in Germany, and the 18th Fighter Bomber Wing (12th, 44th, and 67th Squadron) based on Okinawa.
Shooting Stars saw action from June 26 onwards, taking off from their bases in Japan and flying as escorts for transports and as interceptors.
home.att.net /~jbaugher1/p80_12.html   (2527 words)

  
 LOCKHEED F-80 (P-80 & T-33) "SHOOTING STAR"
The F-80C shown above and on display at the USAF Museum is one of the few remaining Shooting Stars which flew combat missions during the Korean Conflict.
The Shooting Star was the first USAF aircraft to exceed 500 mph in level flight, the first American jet airplane to be manufactured in large quantities and the first USAF jet to be used in combat.
Several early P-80s were sent to Europe for demonstration, but WW II ended before the aircraft could be employed in combat.
www.aetc.randolph.af.mil /ho/upt_changes/a_f-80.htm   (493 words)

  
 F-80 Shooting Star
The F-80 Shooting Star was the first Air Force aircraft to exceed 500 mph in level flight and it was the first operational Air Force jet to be used in combat.
On July 20, 1948, 16 F-80 Shooting Stars reach Scotland from Selfridge Field, Mich., after nine hours, 20 minutes, accomplishing the first west-to-east transatlantic flight by jet planes.
In 1948 it was redesignated to F-80 when "P" for "Pursuit" was changed to "F" for "Fighter." Of the 1,731 F-80s built, 798 were F-80Cs, and this aircraft were used extensively for combat in Korea which included the first jet vs. jet combat on Nov. 8, 1950 when a MiG-15 was shot down.
www.af.mil /news/story_print.asp?storyID=123008226   (255 words)

  
 Daren's P-80 Shooting Star
This is Daren Savage's BVM P-80 Shooting Star.
Daren acquired the 'Star' from Col. Thacker who after several season's with the P-80 felt it was time to pass it on.
The stars and bars emblems are from Sig and the finishing lettering was cut using Stitka's vinyl cutter with nice results.
jmrc.tripod.com /gallery/p80.htm   (103 words)

  
 Carolinas Aviation Museum Lockheed 1944 TV-1/P-80 Shooting Star Serial # 33866
Russell Brown made history flying a P-80 Shooting Star when he destroyed a MiG-15 in the world’s first all-jet combat.
The Shooting Star was the first U.S. aircraft to exceed 500 mph in level flight and the first U.S. jet airplane to see combat.
• The Shooting Star was the first aircraft to exceed 500 mph.
www.carolinasaviation.org /collections/aircraft/tv-1-3386.html   (233 words)

  
 Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star model airplane
The P-80 Shooting Star began to enter USAAF service in early 1945, and a total of 45 had been delivered by the time World War II ended.
Even more successful was the T-33 Shooting Star, a lengthened fuselage version to accommodate a second seat in tandem, of which more than 6,000 aircraft were built.
The design of what was to become the first operational jet fighter of the US Army Air Force began in June, 1934, with the first prototype being flown on January 8, 1944.
www.worldaircorps.com /tmpages/esaf019w.htm   (257 words)

  
 P-80 Shooting Star
On Dec. 3, 1945, the P-80 Shooting Star became the U.S. Army Air Force's first jet fighter.
In 1948 it was redesignated to F-80 when "P" for "Pursuit" was changed to "F" for "Fighter." Of the 1,731 F-80s built, 798 were F-80Cs, and this aircraft were used extensively for combat in Korea which included the first jet vs. jet combat on Nov. 8, 1950 when a MiG-15 was shot down.
The guns were replaced by one or two K-14 cameras, but the gun barrels were painted to give the aircraft the appearance of having weapons.
www.af.mil /history/spotlight.asp?storyID=123009316   (272 words)

  
 Lockheed P80 Shooting Star
The Shooting Star was possibly the best Allied jet fighter to emerge from World War II (called the P-80 until after WWII), however, like the other Allied jets it was too late to be used in combat.
Sabres were sent to Korea to protect the B-29 bombers and the Shooting Stars were relegated to the ground attack role with support from F-86s.
They excelled at this role due to their good performance at low altitudes and their ability to carry a reasonable tonnage of bombs.
home.iae.nl /users/wbergmns/info/p80.htm   (536 words)

  
 LOCKHEED XP-80R "SHOOTING STAR"
It is a high-speed variant of the standard P-80A Shooting Star, but with a smaller canopy, redesigned air intakes, and a shorter wing with an extended leading edge.
The P-80R is a descendant of the original Shooting Star, the XP-80, which, in 1943, was designed and built in only 143 days by a special team headed by Lockheed's Chief Research Engineer, Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson.
Although WW II ended before any P-80s reached combat, the Shooting Star became the first American jet to enter large-scale production.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/air_power/ap28.htm   (224 words)

  
 Information about U.S. FDC: 37¢ Advances in Aviation P-80 Shooting Star (Vienna, VA)
The Shooting Star had a top speed of 605 mph and a range of 1,200 miles, with a 4,000-pound bomb load.
America's first jet to be used in combat, the Shooting Star performed superbly during the Korean War.
In 1948, the aircraft was redesignated from P-80 ("P" for "Pursuit") to F-80 ("F" for "Fighter").
www.unicover.com /EA1CFEA4.htm   (414 words)

  
 Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star
The initial production version of the Shooting Star, the P-80A, was ordered on April 4, 1944, when a Letter Contract for two batches of 500 aircraft was issued.
The aircraft was redesignated XFP-80A, the F-14 designation originally planned for the reconnaissance version of the Shooting Star having been dropped.
Modified as F-80C-11-LO 44-85487 Lockheed FP-80A-5-LO Shooting Star c/n 080-1510 44-85488 Lockheed P-80A-5-LO Shooting Star c/n 080-1511 44-85489 Lockheed FP-80A-5-LO Shooting Star c/n 080-1512 44-85490 Lockheed P-80A-5-LO Shooting Star c/n 080-1513.
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 FIGHTERS
Many Shooting Stars were converted into FP-80 (later RF-80) reconnaissance and QF-80 drone versions.
The Shooting Star recorded a number of firsts: It was the first Air Force aircraft to exceed 500 mph in level flight, the first American jet airplane to be manufactured in large quantities, and the first Air Force jet to be used in combat.
Although it was originally conceived as a high-altitude interceptor, the F-80C was used extensively as a fighter-bomber in the Korean War, primarily for low-level rocket, bomb, and napalm attacks against ground targets.
www.afa.org /magazine/gallery/p-80.html   (338 words)

  
 Airfix 1/72 F-80C Shooting Star
By the late 1950's and at the conclusion of the Korean War the F-80 Shooting Stars were relegated to Training duties, sold to poorer South American countries and generally phased out.
Also, in 1948 the USAAF became the USAF and the P (Pursuit) prefix became F (Fighter), resulting in the redesignaion of the Shooting Star to the F-80.
The Shooting Star had the distinction of being the first jet aircraft to serve operationally with the USAAF from late 1946.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/portland/971/Reviews/usaaf/f-80c.htm   (1671 words)

  
 LOCKHEED F-80 (P-80 & T-33) "SHOOTING STAR"
The F-80C shown above and on display at the USAF Museum is one of the few remaining Shooting Stars which flew combat missions during the Korean Conflict.
The Shooting Star was the first USAF aircraft to exceed 500 mph in level flight, the first American jet airplane to be manufactured in large quantities and the first USAF jet to be used in combat.
Several early P-80s were sent to Europe for demonstration, but WW II ended before the aircraft could be employed in combat.
www.aetc.randolph.af.mil /ho/upt_changes/a_f-80.htm   (493 words)

  
 F-80
In May 1950, 365 of the 553 aircraft in FEAF operational units were F 80Cs.
The MIGs were able to fly through bomber formations before the F-80Cs (100 mph slower at 25,000 feet) could engage them.21 The F 80Cs proved excellent fighter bombers and stood up well under rough field conditions.
The F 80C's radius of action was around 100 miles.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/f-80c.htm   (470 words)

  
 Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star on Ramp 8x10 Photograph
Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star on Ramp 8x10 Photograph
Shooting Star was America’s first operational jet fighter.
This aircraft, a P-80A was later modified into an RF-80A.
www.mach1collectibles.com /lockheed_p_80_shooting_star_on_ramp_8x10_photograph.html   (34 words)

  
 Shooting star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the P-80 Shooting Star, the first U.S. jet-fighter aircraft
a Shooting Star Press, a professional-wrestling aerial technique
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shooting_star   (99 words)

  
 Model Power - P-80 Shooting Star 'Hat in Ring USA'
Although only 45 were used by the United States during World War II, the P-80 Shooting Star's production total would eventually near 2,000 aircraft by the end of the Korean War.
The P-80 was the first jet fighter produced by Lockheed.
Clocked at 594 mph (one of the fastest aircraft of its day) and armed with six 12.7 mm machine guns, two 454 kg bombs and eight rockets, many of these single-seat fighter bombers ended their days as unmanned target drones.
www.hobbytimeny.com /IBS/SimpleCat/product/ASP/hierarchy/0500080001/product-id/793671.html   (128 words)

  
 Leading Edge Gliders: Manufacturer of High Performance EPP Power Slope Scale Gliders
The P-80 Shooting Star was one of the first U.S. fighter jets.
P-80 with Pre-Shaped Fuselage and Bolt-On Removable Wing
Leading Edge Gliders' 60" wingspan version of the aircraft features fiberglass-like performance combined with the durability of EPP foam.
leadingedgegliders.com /index.php?pid=2605   (87 words)

  
 Aviation Stamps Take Flight at World's Largest Air Show
P-80 Shooting Star The laminar-flow wing of the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star streamlined airflow and contributed to the speed and overall performance of the first operational U.S. jet fighter.
Military aircraft scheduled to be on display during the ceremony include the: B-24 Liberator, B-29 Superfortress, F6F Hellcat and the P80 Shooting Star.
Prints are available for the 35 Bonanza, B-24 Liberator, F6F Hellcat, P45 Thunderbolt, PBY Catalina and the P80 Shooting Star.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/06-24-2005/0003938007&EDATE=   (2256 words)

  
 Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star
Originally designated the P-80, the Shooting Star first flew on 8 January 1944 and reached operational units in early 1945 but did not see action in World War II.
The T-33 trainer and F-94 interceptor were developed from the Shooting Star.
The first jet fighter produced for the U.S.A.F. in quantity (1,700 built), the Shooting Star saw action in the Korean conflict.
www.shanaberger.com /F-80.htm   (96 words)

  
 Model Power 5392 - Diecast Model P-80 Shooting Star Hat in Ring: The Flying Mule
Although only 45 were ever used by the United States during World War II, the P-80 Shooting Star's production total would eventually near 2,000 aircrafts by the end of the Korean War.
Designed as the first operational jet fighter for the USAAF, the P80 was first flown on January 8th, 1944 as the XP-80 prototype.
Clocked at 594 mph (one of the fastest aircrafts in its day) and armed with six 12.7 mm machine guns, two 454 kg bombs and eight rockets, many of the single-seat fighter bombers ended their days as unmanned target drones.
www.flyingmule.com /products/MP-5392   (170 words)

  
 Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star - en
Few airplanes in the history of aeronautics have been as successful as the Lockheed Shooting Star.
The Army Air Force planned to build the Shooting Star in large numbers.
On November 10, 1950, Lieutenant Russell Brown, flying a Shooting Star, made history when he destroyed a Russian MiG-15 fighter in the world's first decisive all-jet combat.
www.military.cz /usa/air/post_war/p80/p80_en.htm   (595 words)

  
 T-33 / F-80 / P-80 Shooting Star Model Airplanes and model kits.
The P-80 / T-33 Shooting Star was built in two versions where the P-80 was a single seat fighter jet and the T-33 was used as a trainer.
Many museums, like Bloomington, Illinois, Prairie Aviation Museum, has a T-33 where the P-80 Shooting Star is much more rarely seen in aircraft museums it is also many times referred to as the F-80 Shooting Star fighter jet.
T-33 / F-80 / P-80 Shooting Star Model Airplanes and model kits.
www.yellowairplane.com /Models_Fighters/airplane_models_T33_P80_Shooting_Star.html   (441 words)

  
 P-80 Shooting Star by Bernhard Schrock (Monogram 1/48)
The P-80 Shooting Star from Monogram might be old but it is still a very fine kit.
Here is the P-80A Shooting Star in 1/48 scale from Monogram.
P-80 Shooting Star by Bernhard Schrock (Monogram 1/48)
www.kitparade.com /gallery01/p80bs_1.htm   (111 words)

  
 Wooldridge (1979) The P-80 shooting star: Evolution of a jet fighter
Wooldridge (1979) The P-80 shooting star: Evolution of a jet fighter
The P-80 shooting star: Evolution of a jet fighter
National Air and Space Museum; Shooting Star (Jet fighter plane); Jet planes, Military; Exhibitions; United States
www.getcited.org /pub/101969151   (52 words)

  
 My P-80 Shooting star project begins...I need help! - RC Groups
The plane i've decided to build is the P-80 shooting star I chose it because it looks fairly simple and the ducting is easier than the F9F (my other candidate)
My P-80 Shooting star project begins...I need help!
You don't want volume changes for best performance, but at this low power level and intake size you're going to have cheater holes probably and the model isn't going to be going 80 mph so ducting design isn't super critical.
www.rcgroups.com /forums/showthread.php?t=227859   (1228 words)

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