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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 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.

Like most American props and tech P-80A, 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 1000ft and dive down to sea level to convert it into speed. Rinse and repeat until you have reached 350kt, the zoom climb at 30 degrees. Once you have slowed down to 250kt, continue to climb at a solid 15-20 degrees. Optimally, you should have between 11000-15000ft 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.

If you are given an awkward firing angle (eg: you are directly vertical to your enemy and must pull 10G+ to line up a shot) or you fail to kill 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 killing your target, you risk crashing into the ground from control stiffening or getting killed by another enemy because you are losing your energy in a dogfight.

General info

Flight Performance

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  ??? ~11 ~4.5
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 2,086 kgf 2,450 kgf

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage


Offensive armament

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Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

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

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USA jet aircraft
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