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"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
F-80C-10 Shooting Star
General characteristics
1 personCrew
6.962 tTake-off weight
5.2 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12500 mCeiling
Allison J33-A-35Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
990 km/hStructural
380 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 12.7 mm M3 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1800 roundsAmmunition
1200 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
8 x HVAR rocketsSetup 1
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 2
99000 Rp icon.pngResearch
390000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png13050 / 17460/10030 / 13420/4220 / 5646Repair
110000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1800 Ge icon.pngAces
202 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
360 % Sl icon.png340 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the aircraft F-80C-10. For the other version, see F-80A-5.


GarageImage F-80C-10.jpg

The F-80C-10 Shooting Star is a Rank V American jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB) and 7.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.33. It is found under the F-80 bracket, immediately after the F-80A-5.

The greatest performance upgrade from the A-5 to the C-10 is that the C-10 comes with WEP. This additional power significantly increases acceleration, allowing you to match that of the British Meteor series. It also allows for a last-resort method to escape if you happen to get jumped on. With the WEP comes with fuel management. If you opt for maximum performance by selecting 9 minutes of fuel, you will run out of fuel quickly if you choose to WEP for the entire match.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Max Speed
(km/h at sea level)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
891 884 12500 24.4 25.6 18.9 17.7 850
Max Speed
(km/h at sea level)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
915 903 12500 23.7 24.0 32.2 25.2 850


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
990 380 560 ~11 ~4.5
Optimal velocities
< 482 < 600 < 640 > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 1980 kgf 2,396 kgf

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


Offensive armament

Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.

Suspended armament

Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.

Usage in battles

Like most American props and tech, your best option to attack is Boom and Zoom. At the start of the match, fly out towards the edge of the map. Make light climbs at 2.5 degrees to 300 meters (1,000 ft) and dive down to sea level to convert it into speed. Rinse and repeat until you have reached 400 km/h (350 knots), then zoom climb at 30 degrees. Once you have slowed down to 287 km/h (250 kt), continue to climb at a solid 15-20 degrees. Optimally, you should have between 3,300 - 4,500 m (11,000 - 15,000 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. Your greatest advantage is speed, as the F-80 is faster than almost every other jet at its rank.

Defensive flying and rolling scissors is an option with the hydraulic boosters upgrade, however, you risk losing too much energy, and your attacker may choose to break off and try again while you are struggling to maintain lift.

If you are given an awkward firing angle (e.g.: you are directly vertical to your enemy and must pull 10G+ to line up a shot) 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.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Compressor Airframe Offensive 12 mm
II New Boosters FRC mk.2
III Wings Repair Engine Cover New 12 mm MGs
IV G-suit FLBC mk.1

Pros and cons




Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === Encyclopedia Info ===, also if applicable).


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.

USA jet aircraft
F-4  F-4C Phantom II · F-4E Phantom II
F-80  F-80A-5 · F-80C-10
F-84  F-84B-26 · 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
F9F  F9F-2 · F9F-5 · F9F-8
FJ-4  FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232
Other  P-59A · F3D-1 · F2H-2 · F3H-2 · F11F-1 · F-100D
A-4  A-4B
B-57  B-57A · B-57B