Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star

fighter aircraft family by Lockheed

The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star is an American fighter jet. It made a few flyovers of Germany in the last weeks of the World War II. After this war it was used in Korean War. From 1948 its designation was changed to F-80 Shooting Star. The United States Air Force was the main operator, but they were also used by Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay.

P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star
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P-80A
Role Jet fighter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Lockheed Corporation
Designer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson
First flight 8 January 1944
Introduction 1945
Status Retired
Primary users United States Air Force
United States Navy
Number built 1,715
Unit cost
US$110,000 in 1945
Variants Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
Developed into Lockheed F-94 Starfire

This aircraft was the basis of the famous training aircraft T-33 T-Bird and of the F-94 Starfire fighter jet.