Specifications for the
Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
Focus Model: Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Lockheed Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1945
Length: 34.42 ft (10.49 m)
Width: 38.75 ft (11.81 m)
Height: 11.25ft (3.43 m)
Weight (Empty): 8,175 lb (3,708 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 15,999 lb (7,257 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Allison J33-A-21 turbojet engine developing 4,500 lb of thrust.
Maximum Speed: 577 mph (928 kmh; 501 kts)
Maximum Range: 790 miles (1,271 km)
Service Ceiling: 45,499 ft (13,868 m; 8.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 5,000 feet-per-minute (1,524 m/min)
6 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns
2 x 1,000lb conventional bombs
8 x 2.75-inch HVAR air-to-surface rockets
XP-80 - Base Prototype; fitted with British de Havilland Harlan H-1B Goblin engine of 2,460lbs thrust; clipped wings; centralized cockpit and engine.
XP-80A - Revised prototype; 2 examples produced; fitted with General Electric I-40 powerplant; larger and heavier revision of XP-80; elliptical equitapered wings; forward-fitted cockpit with rearward-set engine; increased weight and surface areas; 6 x 12.7mm machine guns.
YP-80A - Pre-Production Evaluation Aircraft; 13 examples produced.
P-80R - High-Speed P-80A Modification; sans machine guns; revised canopy; extra fuel tank; broke world speed record at 623.8mph.
XF-14 - Single Example Photo-Reconnaissance Prototype Model for USAAF; developed from YP-80A.
F-14A - Photo-Reconnaissance Model converted from production P-80A models; redesignated to FP-80A; 222 examples.
XFP-80A - Photo-Reconnaissance Model with hinged nose assembly for easy access; sans machine guns.
P-80A - Initial production models; fitted with General Electric J33 (I-40) powerplant (J33-9 or J33-11 series) of 4,000lbs thrust; wingtip fuel tanks; deliveries in February of 1945; 524 examples produced; redesignated to F-80A.
ERF-80A - Single Example of the P-80A with a redesigned nose assembly.
EF-80 - P-80A airframe set aside for trialing prone pilot position flight.
FP-80A - Photo-Reconnaissance Models based on the P-80A; 152 examples delivered; redesignated to RF-80A.
RF-80A - USAF Designation of FP-80A.
XP-80B - "Improved" P-80A Model; improved performance from J-33 engine; single example produced.
P-80B - Improved J-33 powerplant; ejection seat; 240 examples produced; redesignated as F-80B.
P-80C - Definitive Shooting Star; J33-A-35 engines; ejection seat; wingtip fuel tanks; 797 examples produced.
RF-80C - Improved Photo-Reconnaissance Model based on the P-80C production version.
F-80 - Redesignated from Pursuit to Fighter by USAF of all USAAF P-80 models.
F-80A - Redesignation of P-80A.
F-80B - Redesignation of P-80B.
F-80C - Redesignation of P-80C.
DF-80A - Drone Director Conversion Models of F-80A.
ERF-80A - Single Example P-80A with modified nose assembly.
QF-80A - Target Drone Conversions of F-80A Models
QF-80C - Target Drone Conversions of F-80C Models
QF-80F - Target Drone Conversion
Q-80 - Proposed Redesignation of QF-80
TO-1/2 - Naval trainer variant
TP-80C - Initial Designation for TF-80C trainers
TF-80C - Prototype T-33 Designation
T-33A "Shooting Star" - TF-80 Trainer redesignated; 6,557 examples produced.
F-94 "Starfire" - All-Weather Interceptor based on the P-80/F-80 airframe.
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