P-80C Shooting Star
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch and resin parts.
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
The Lockheed-built Shooting Star was the first American production aircraft to exceed 500 mph in level flight, the first fully operational American jet airplane manufactured in quantity and the first USAF jet used in combat. An F-80C is officially credited with the first jet vs. jet aerial victory and the type lead the US Air Force into the jet age. Limited-run kit featuring injection-molded airframe with fine engraved panel lines, 2-piece canopy and detailed cockpit. Also includes resin details (including wheels and ejection seat), photo-etch parts (including color instrument panel).
Contains decals for 3 USAF aircraft:
- F-80C-10-LO 49-650 SAGGIN DRAGON, 16th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, Suwon, Korea, March 1951
- F-80C-10-LO 49-423, 8th Fighter Bomber Group, Wing Commander's aircraft, Lt Col Levi Chase, Suwon, Korea, March 1952
- F-80C-10-LO 49-765, LI'L DOTTIE, 80th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group, Lt Roy Marsh, Taegu, Korea, December 1950