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This page is about the American jet fighter F-80C-10. For the other version, see F-80A-5.
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The F-80C-10 Shooting Star is a rank V American jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.33.

The F-80C-10's major performance upgrade from the A-5 is that it comes with WEP. This additional power significantly increases acceleration, allowing it to match that of the British Meteor series. It also allows for a last-resort method to escape if it happens to get jumped on. However, WEP only lasts for 1:40, and once that runs out, there is no thrust increase available.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 0 m903 km/h
Turn time24 s
Max altitude12 500 m
EngineAllison J33-A-35
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight7 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 891 883 12500 24.3 25.5 18.7 17.3 850
Upgraded 915 903 23.7 24.0 32.2 25.2


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
990 380 535 505 360 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 482 < 600 < 640 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Allison J33-A-35 1 4,500 kg 262 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight (each) Type 7m fuel 20m fuel 26m fuel
814 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 4,882 kg 5,472 kg 5,775 kg 6,962 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 7m fuel 20m fuel 26m fuel MTOW
Stationary 1,980 kgf 2,396 kgf 0.49 0.44 0.41 0.34
Optimal 1,980 kgf
(0 km/h)
2,396 kgf
(0 km/h)
0.49 0.44 0.41 0.34

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural990 km/h
Gear380 km/h
  • 12.7 mm steel - behind the pilot
  • 10 mm steel - in front of the pilot
  • 38 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 760 → 5 038 Sl icon.png
RB11 760 → 15 758 Sl icon.png
SB17 000 → 22 779 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications112 800 Rp icon.png
179 600 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training110 000 Sl icon.png
Experts370 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces780 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 310 / 500 % Sl icon.png
202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
5 600 Rp icon.png
8 900 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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5 600 Rp icon.png
8 900 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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New boosters
13 000 Rp icon.png
21 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
7 100 Rp icon.png
11 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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7 100 Rp icon.png
11 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
18 000 Rp icon.png
29 000 Sl icon.png
670 Ge icon.png
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5 600 Rp icon.png
8 900 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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7 100 Rp icon.png
11 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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5 600 Rp icon.png
8 900 Sl icon.png
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FRC mk.2
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21 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
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7 100 Rp icon.png
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FLBC mk.1
18 000 Rp icon.png
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Offensive armament

Ammunition1 800 rounds
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Main article: M3 Browning (12.7 mm)

The F-80C-10 is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M3 Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 1,800 total)

Suspended armament

List of setups (2)
Setup 18 x HVAR rockets
Setup 22 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
Main articles: AN-M65A1 (1,000 lb), HVAR

The F-80C-10 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 8 x HVAR rockets
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

Like most American fighters, your best option to attack is Boom and Zoom. At the start of the match, fly out towards the edge of the map. Climb at 2-3 degrees until you have reached ~770 km/h (~420 knots) at ~910 metres (~3,000 ft), then zoom climb at 20-30 degrees. Once you have slowed down to 287 km/h (155 kt), continue to climb at a solid 10 degrees. Optimally, you should have between 3.7-4.9 km (12,000-16,000 ft) depending on how high the highest enemy is, before turning in towards the area of conflict (continue to climb or maintain altitude). Only once you have selected a target should you dive and make your pass. Always keep your energy high, whether it be speed or altitude. Because the F-80 is frequently uptiered, the best option is to dive on unsuspecting targets that are occupied engaging your teammates.

Defensive flying, rolling scissors, and to some degree, turn fighting, are options with the hydraulic boosters upgrade, as the straight wing as compared to 9.0 jets with swept wings provides better manoeuvrability at medium speeds (463-648 km/h, 250-350 knots). Any higher and the control surfaces begin to stiffen, any lower and you risk stalling out first, as jets with higher BR generally have a better thrust-to-weight ratio.

If you are given an awkward firing angle (e.g.: your target is near ground level and you are diving at a steep angle) or you fail to destroy them on your first pass, slowly pull your aircraft back up into a straight vertical climb to recover as much altitude as possible. If you persist on knocking out your target, you risk crashing into the ground from control stiffening or getting strafed by another enemy because you are losing your energy in a dogfight.

Pros and cons


  • Good acceleration and climb rate
  • Effective weapons
  • Can outturn MiG-15s when the need arises


  • Relatively slow dive speed
  • Average level flight speed
  • Poor turn rate at 400-500 km/h
  • Overall useless in a uptier, it is just too slow
  • Just 100 seconds of WEP in RB, it is only there for emergencies


Archive of the in-game description

An all-metal, single-seat fighter-bomber with one turbojet engine. The aircraft was created by a group of Lockheed engineers (headed by Clarence "Kelly" Johnson) in only 143 days.

The first flight of the XP-80 prototype was performed in January 1944. The first production version, designated the P-80A Shooting Star, entered service in 1946. The P-80 became the first combat-capable jet aircraft to enter service with the USAAF.

1947 saw the appearance of the next production version of the aircraft, the P-80B. The ninth production P-80A-1 was converted to a new prototype, designated the XP-80B. It had an Allison J33-A-17 turbojet engine producing 1,816 kg of thrust, equipped with a methanol-water injection system. The airfoil was thinner, but the skin's thickness was increased. To install a water mixture tank, the plane's fuel quantity had to be sacrificed by reducing it from 1,781 to 1,610 liters The aircraft also received a Lockheed-designed ejection seat and a cockpit air-conditioning system.

The plane's armament consisted of six 12.7 mm Colt-Browning M3 machine guns with 300 rounds each in the forward fuselage. One 1,000 lb (454 kg) bomb or ten 5-inch (127 mm) unguided HVAR missiles could be suspended under each wing panel.

A total of 240 P-80B fighter-bombers were built from March 1947 to March 1948, including P-80B-1s and 31 P-80B-5s. The B-5 variant was intended to be operated in Arctic conditions; its heated canopy prevented icing. In addition, special types of oil and special rubber were used to operate the aircraft in low temperature conditions.

At least five P-80Bs were equipped with a guidance system for Bell GAM-63 RASCAL air-to-surface missiles. Externally, these aircraft differed in the shape of the forward fuselage and the wing-mounted tanks. Also, they were fitted with extra spoilers on the upper and lower wing surfaces.

In June 1948, when the US military aircraft designation system was changed, the P-80B was renamed to the F-80B.

When the Korean War started, F-80Bs were stationed in the USA and in Europe, being used by the USAAF mainly for training purposes. Later, 117 F-80Bs were brought up to the F-80C's standards and re-designated "F-80C-12". The remaining F-80Bs were withdrawn from service by the end of 1951.

Notable pilots

When United States ace pilot Robin Olds, showed up for a staff position and was told "to go find something to do", he opted to performed his own flight check (and first flight in a jet) in a P-80 without prior authorization.



See also

Related development

External links

Lockheed Corporation
Fighters  XP-38G · P-38E · P-38G-1 · P-38J-15 · Bong's P-38J-15 · P-38K · P-38L-5-LO · YP-38
Bombers  B-34 · PV-2D
Jet Fighters  F-80A-5 · F-80C-10
  F-104A · F-104C
Export / License  A-29 · ▄Hudson Mk V
  ␗F-104A · ▀F-104G · ␗F-104G · ▅F-104J · ▄F-104S
See Also  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries · Fiat Aviation

USA jet aircraft
F-4  F-4C Phantom II · F-4E Phantom II · F-4J Phantom II
F-5  F-5A · F-5C · F-5E
F-8  F8U-2 · F-8E
F-80  F-80A-5 · F-80C-10
F-84  F-84B-26 · F-84F · F-84G-21-RE
F-86  F-86A-5 · F-86F-25 · F-86F-2 · F-86F-35
F-89  F-89B · F-89D
F-104  F-104A · F-104C
F-16  F-16A · F-16A ADF
F9F  F9F-2 · F9F-5 · F9F-8
FJ-4  FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232
Other  P-59A · F2H-2 · F3D-1 · F3H-2 · F4D-1 · F11F-1 · F-100D · F-14A Early
A-4  A-4B · A-4E Early
A-6  A-6E TRAM
A-7  A-7D · A-7E
AV-8  AV-8A · AV-8C
A-10  A-10A · A-10A Late
B-57  B-57A · B-57B
F-105  F-105D