Title: Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star Nos 1 and 2

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.

We offer two titles on this iconic and historic aircraft. The first title contains two flight manuals covering most variants of the F-80 and an interesting paper by Clarence Johnson describing the development of the aircraft. The second title contains a flight manual and corresponding maintenance manual for the Lockheed F-80. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.

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Title 1 contains:

  • USAAF Flight Operating Instructions for the P-80A-1, AN 01-75FJA-1 dated 25-4-45, with approx. 44 pages.
  • Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions for the USAF F-80B, F-80C and the Navy TV-1, AN 01-75FJB-1 dated 1-10-49 revised to 30-6-52, with approx. 124 pages.
  • Lockheed report “Development of the P-80A Jet Fighter Airplane” by C.L.Johnson, dated 1951 with approx. 94 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • USAAF Pilots Handbook for the P-80A and FP-80A, AN 01-75FJA-1 dated 2-7-46, with approx. 50 pages.
  • USAF Handbook of Erection and Maintenance Instructions for the P-80A-1,-5-10 and FP-80A-5,-10, AN 01-75FJA-2 dated 16-8-46 revised to 1-8-48 with approx. 502 pages.