• Lockheed TV-1 (P-80C-1-LO) Shooting Star
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Lockheed TV-1 (P-80C-1-LO) Shooting Star

Aircraft Info Group

Description
Manufacturer: 
Lockheed
Model: 
TV-1 (P-80C-1-LO) Shooting Star
Year: 
1948
Gallery: 
Restoration Center, Everett
On Loan From: 
National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
Location (field): 
Restoration Center, Everett
Viewable: 
Yes

Due to the slow delivery of new jet fighters and in order to train new jet pilots, the United States Navy in 1947 obtained the transfer of 49 Lockheed P-80Cs destined to the United States Air Force. Designated originally as TO-1 and changed to TV-1 after 1950, these planes served as land-based trainer aircraft for Navy squadron VF-52 and U.S. Marine Corps squadron VMF-311. With the arrival of the delayed Grumman F9F and McDonnell F2H aircraft, the TV-1s were transferred to reserve squadrons before being phased out of service.

This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida.