Short Straw, Korean War Book Review


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Memoirs of Korea
by Captain Bernard W. Peterson

Memoirs of Korea Page 16

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The F-80C Shooting Star was made by Lockheed.   The shooting star was 34' 5" long, 11' 3" high and had a wingspan of 38' 9".  The F-80 Shooting Star used one Allison J33-A-35 jet engine producing 5,400 lbs of thrust.  It had a cruise speed of 439 mph and a maximum speed of 594 mph with a maximum climb rate of 6,870 ft/min.
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F-80 Shooting Star,  Lockheed TV-2 Shooting Star jet trainer.  It had been identified as the TO-1 when assigned to North Island based VF-52 back in 1948.  It is now called the T-33 most commonly.   I had my first jet indoctrination in the T-33 at El Toro MCAS in 1951


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