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F-80C "Shooting Star"

F-80C "Shooting Star" flown from 1953 - 1957

F-80C "Shooting Star" flown from 1953 - 1957

Dates assigned: 1953 - 1957

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, 5,400 lbf (24.0 kN)

Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0134

Drag area: 3.2 ft² (0.30 m²)

Maximum speed: 600 mph (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: 0.43

Lift-to-drag ratio: 17.7

Cost: $108,000

Armament:

Guns: 6 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns (300 rpg)

Rockets: 8 × unguided rockets

Bombs: 2 × 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs