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    The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was America's answer to the Messerschmitt Me 262 and the first American combat-ready jet fighter and airplane to exceed 500 mph in level-flight. It made its inaugural flight on January 8, 1944 and entered service in 1945. It did not see combat during World War II, but saw extensive service in Korea. Read More ...

The painting above is by aviation artist Ed Markham.

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