Lockheed P-80 (F-80) Shooting Star

Fighter

Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star United States Air Force (USAF) 45-8612, 17 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star is a single-engine single-seat jet fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Corporation. P-80 in US Air Force service were redesignated F-80 in 1948.
The P-80 Shooting Star was the first operational jet fighter aircraft of the United States.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelAllison J33-A-35
Engine Power24,0 kN5400 lbf
Speed967 km/h522 kts
  601 mph
Service Ceiling14.265 m46.800 ft
Range1.328 km717 NM
825 mi.
Empty Weight3.819 kg8.419 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight7.646 kg16.857 lbs
Wing Span11,81 m38 ft 9 in
Wing Area22,0 m²237 ft²
Length10,49 m34 ft 5 in
Height3,43 m11 ft 3 in
First Flight08.01.1944
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1715
Data for (Version)Lockheed P-80C (F-80C)
VariantsP-80A / F-80A, F-14A / FP-80A / RF-80A, P-80B / F-80B, P-80C / F-80C, RF-80C, TO-1 / TV-1 (F-80C)

[Photo-ID: 5399] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star, United States Air Force (USAF), 49-0696, c/n 080-2444,© Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
F-80C Shooting Star
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 49-0696
c/n: 080-2444
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 13247] © Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star, United States Air Force (USAF), 45-8490, c/n 080-1704,© Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
P-80B Shooting Star
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 45-8490
c/n: 080-1704
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11094] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star, United States Air Force (USAF), 45-8612, c/n 080-1826,© Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
P-80B Shooting Star
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 45-8612
c/n: 080-1826
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11095] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star, United States Air Force (USAF), 45-8612, c/n 080-1826,© Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
P-80B Shooting Star
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 45-8612
c/n: 080-1826
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6124] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star, United States Air Force (USAF), 44-85488, c/n 080-1511,© Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
P-80A Shooting Star
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-85488
c/n: 080-1511
 
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10158] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Lockheed XP-80 Shooting Star, United States Air Force (USAF), 44-83020, c/n 140-1001,© Karsten Palt, 2014Lockheed
XP-80 Shooting Star
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-83020
c/n: 140-1001
 
Lulu Belle, first prototype of the P-80 Shooting Star
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]