Title: Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star

The F-80 was the first jet fighter used operationally by the USAF, and one of the first aircraft developed by the Lockheed Skunk works under the legendary Clarence Johnson. The prototype was designed around the British Halford jet engine and first flew in January 1944. However development problems meant the aircraft was too late to see action during WW2.

The aircraft saw extensive action during the Korean war and helped usher in the jet age at the USAF. Over 1700 examples were eventually built, and it formed the basis of the T-33 two-seat trainer and the F-94 all-weather fighter.

This title contains three flight manuals covering the Lockheed F-80. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • USAAF Flight Operating Instructions for the P-80A-1, AN 01-75FJA-1 dated 25-4-45, with approx 44 pages.
  • USAAF Pilots Handbook for the P-80A and FP-80A, AN 01-75FJA-1 dated 2-7-46, with approx 50 pages.
  • Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions for the USAF F-80B, F-80C and the Navy TO-1, AN 01-75FJB-1 dated 1-10-49 revised to 28-11-50, with approx 98 pages.