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The P-80 Shooting Star. Evolution of a Jet Fighter.

Wooldridge, E. T. , Jr.

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ISBN 10: 0874749654 / ISBN 13: 9780874749656
Published by Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1979
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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111 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. From Wikipedia: The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces. [2] Designed and built by Lockheed in 1943 and delivered in just 143 days from the start of the design process, production models were flying but not ready for service by the end of World War II. Designed with straight wings, the type saw extensive combat in Korea with the United States Air Force (USAF) as the F-80. ; Bookseller Inventory # 34555

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Title: The P-80 Shooting Star. Evolution of a Jet ...

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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The P-80 Shooting Star was the first operational turbojet fighter to undergo full production and thus occupies a unique position in American aviation history. The author draws on official case histories and the personal observations of the renowned aircraft designer, "Kelly" Johnson, and famous Lockheed test pilot Tony LeVier, to tell the story of the brief but eventful career of the first prototype XP-80, nicknamed Lulu-Belle, and the development of the P-80 Shooting Star series of aircraft. The book concludes with a detailed account of the restoration of this airplane.

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