Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star

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Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star in the Korean War
Role Fighter jet
National origin USA
Manufacturer Lockheed.
First flight 1944
Introduction 1945
Status Out of service.
Primary user US Air Force.
Number built 1715 examples

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 1947 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.

This aircraft was the basis of the famous training aircraft T-33 T-Bird and of the F-94 Starfire's fighter jet.