F80C Shooting Star Lindberg Models 1/48 Scale Kit


F80C Shooting Star Lindberg Models 1/48

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F80C Shooting Star Lindberg Models 1:48 Scale Kit

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 but not ready for service by 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. America’s first successful turbojet-powered combat aircraft, it helped
usher in the “jet age” in the USAF, but was outclassed with the appearance of the
swept-wing transonic MiG-15 and was quickly replaced in the air superiority role by
the transonic F-86 Sabre. The F-94 Starfire, an all-weather interceptor on the same
airframe, also saw Korean war service. The closely related T-33 Shooting Star trainer
would remain in service with the U.S. Air Force and Navy well into the 1980s, with the
last NT-33 variant not retired until April 1997. Many still serve in a military role in foreign
air arms or are in private hands.

General characteristics:

Crew: One
Length: 34 ft 5 in (10.49 m)
Wingspan: 38 ft 9 in (11.81 m)
Height: 11 ft 3 in (3.43 m)
Wing area: 237.6 ft² (22.07 m²)
Aspect ratio: 6.37
Empty weight: 8,420 lb (3,819 kg)
Loaded weight: 12,650 lb (5,738 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 16,856 lb (7,646 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Allison J33-A-35 centrifugal compressor turbojet, 4600 lbf (20.46 kN) / 5400 lbf (24.02 kN) with water injection[55]
Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0134
Drag area: 3.2 ft² (0.30 m²)
Maximum speed: 600 mph, Mach .76 (P-80A 558 mph at sea level and 492 mph at 40,000 ft)[8] (965 km/h)
Cruise speed: 410 mph (660 km/h)
Range: 1,200 mi (1,930 km)
Service ceiling: 46,000 ft (14,000 m)
Rate of climb: 4,580 ft/min (23.3 m/s) 5.5 min to 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
Wing loading: 53 lb/ft² (260 kg/m²)
Thrust/weight: 0.364 (0.427 with water injection)
Lift-to-drag ratio: 17.7
Guns: 6 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M3 Browning machine guns (300 rpg)
Rockets: 8 × 127mm unguided rockets
Bombs: 2 × 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs

Additional information

Weight1 kg