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This page is about the aircraft 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 7.3 (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 N/A
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 1980 kgf 2,396 kgf

Survivability and armour

  • 12.7 mm steel - behind the pilot
  • 10 mm steel - in front of the pilot
  • 38 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen


Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M3 (12.7 mm)

The F-80C-10 is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

Main articles: AN-M65A1 (1,000 lb), HVAR

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

  • 2 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
  • 8 х 127 mm HVAR rockets

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
Not 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


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


  • Relatively slow dive speed.
  • Average level flight speed.
  • Poor turn rate at 4-500 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.


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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 В-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."


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See also

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AV-8  AV-8A · AV-8C
F-4  F-4C Phantom II · F-4E Phantom II
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
F9F  F9F-2 · F9F-5 · F9F-8
FJ-4  FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232
Other  P-59A · F2H-2 · F3D-1 · F3H-2 · F8U-2 · F11F-1 · F-100D
A-4  A-4B · A-4E Early
A-7  A-7D
B-57  B-57A · B-57B