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Old 29th January 2011, 20:08
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Is it a P80 "shooting star" or a T33 ?

Hi,

i just today found that great metal modell dated from year 1980. It is a local factory unfinished prototype for a possible serie modell.

i could itentify it as a probable T33 "shooting star", but what would be teh difference with a possible P80?

i have noticed on internet pictures that the wing tanks are "under" the wing ends for the P80, and are in the axis of the wing for the T33;

Is it a reality or could I dee my "bronze modell as a possible P80?

Do someone know where in the ETO did the rare (4 planes) P80 flow in year 1945. Over Germany? Or ?

I have red that only 4 planes flow over Europe in war time, but that there were no encounter with enemy for those plane.

thanks for any help.

mathias
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Old 29th January 2011, 21:42
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Re: Is it a P80 "shooting star" or a T33 ?

The long canopy is for a two seater, which could be a T-33 or a TF-80. These tip tanks are from very late in production, the under the wing ones were only used on early F-80s. So, most likely a T-33.
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Old 30th January 2011, 06:15
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Re: Is it a P80 "shooting star" or a T33 ?

Mathias,
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_fighters/p80.html
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Old 30th January 2011, 15:45
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Re: Is it a P80 "shooting star" or a T33 ?

Thanks Kutscha,

very interesting site; it seems that saddly the "never happened encounter" between a P80 and a Me262 will never be possible now; it would have been a very interesting experience...

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