Rockets: 8 × 127 mm (5.00 in) HVAR unguided rockets
Bombs: 2 × 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs
The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF).
Designed and built by Lockheed in 1943 and delivered just 143 days from the start of the design process, production models were flying, and two pre-production models did see very limited service in Italy just before the end of World War II.
Designed with straight wings, the type saw extensive combat in Korea with the United States Air Force (USAF) as the F-80.
1714 production aircraft were delivered to the Air Force prior to any conversions or redesignations, with their original block numbers.
Prototype powered by a de Havilland-built Halford H.1B turbojet and first flown 8 January 1944, one built.
Production prototype variant powered by a General Electric I-40 turbojet, increased span and length but wing area reduced, two built.
12 pre-production aircraft. One aircraft, 44-83027, lent to Rolls-Royce Limited and used for development of the Nene engine.
One built from YP-80A order (44-83024), lost in midair collision with B-25 Mitchell chase plane on 6 December 1944; USAAF photo reconnaissance prototype.
344 block 1-LO aircraft; 180 block 5-LO aircraft. Block 5 and all subsequent Shooting Stars were natural metal finish.
Fitted with 225 US gal (187 imp gal; 850 l) tiptanks.
USAF designation of P-80A.
Modified to test “Prone Pilot” cockpit positions.
Unknown number of photo-reconnaissance conversions from P-80A, all redesignated FP-80A.
Modified P-80A 44–85201 with hinged nose for camera equipment.