The P-80 Shooting Star was America's second jet-powered plane and the first to go operational. While some P-80As saw service in MTO, there are no records of their having been in combat. The limited range of early jet planes made them unsuited for use in PTO.
- "Shooting Star" [ HTML ] describes the development and introduction of the P-80.
- "Shooting Star" [ HTML ] includes a photo:
- Lockheed (General Electric jet-engine powered) Shooting Star. Auxiliary wing tanks are jettisonable.
[P-80A-1-LO 485004 in flight seen from 2 o'clock high][ photo ]
- The color cover photo of the November, 1945, issue of Air News with Air Tech shows P-80A-1-LO 485004 in flight seen from 2 o'clock high