F80 Shooting Star

The F80 Shooting Star jet fighter was developed during the Second World but never saw combat.  The plane fist saw combat during the Korean War.  It had a cruise speed of 660 kilometres an hour and top speed of 960 kilometres and hour.  On November 1950 an F80 pilot claimed the first air to air combat victory against an enemy jet plane nut Soviet records showed that the Mig survived the action.  Due to it s straight wing design the F80 was inferior to the Mig 15 jet.  The F80 was replaced by the F86 Sabre jet in air to air combat roles.  Afterwards the F80 was used in ground attack roles.

F80 Shooting Star
F80 Shooting Star
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