F-80C Shooting Star

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Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star
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F-80C.jpg
Type Fighter aircraft, Military aircraft, Historical aircraft
Configuration Low wing aircraft
Propulsion Jet aircraft, Single-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Lockheed
Author(s)
  • David Culp (FDM, 3D)
  • Massimo Taccoli
FDM JSBSim
--aircraft= F80C
Status Production
Development
 Website The website for the Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star.
Download Download the Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star aircraft package for the current stable release (2018.1).
License GPLv2+

The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first operational jet fighter used by the United States Army Air Forces, and saw extensive combat in Korea with the United States Air Force as the F-80. As one of the world's first successful turbojet-powered combat aircraft, it helped usher in the "jet age" in the USAF and other air forces worldwide. One of its claims to fame is in training a new generation of pilots, especially in its closely-related T-33 Shooting Star trainer development.

Variants

There is currently only one variant modeled in FlightGear.

  • F-80C: USAF designation of P-80; 128 F-80A modified to F-80C-11-LO with J-33-A-35 engine and ejection seat installed; fitted with 260 US gal (985 liter, 217 Imp gal) tiptanks; major P-80 production version.

Aircraft help

Takeoff

  • Half flaps.
  • Rotate at 120 kts.

Landing

  • Full flaps.
  • Touch down at 120 kts.

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