F-80 Shooting Star

A US Navy F9F Panther and not a USAF F-80 Shooting Star scored the first first jet-vs-jet kill, hence the official USAF history is wrong

A US Navy F9F Panther and not a USAF F-80 Shooting Star scored the first first jet-vs-jet kill, hence the official USAF history is wrong

F-80 pilot 1st Lt Russell J. Brown identified the plumes of burning kerosene from the falling tanks as the MiG… Read More

3 years ago

F-82 Twin Mustang navigator explains how he and his pilot scored the first air-to-air victory of the Korean War

“Our first burst hit the rear of the fuselage and knocked some pieces off. The Yak pilot racked it over… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the Soviet MiG-15 pilot who claimed to have shot down a USAF F-80 in the first-ever dogfight between jet fighters

Snr Lt Khominich opened fire and peppered one of the F-80s with a three-second burst of cannon fire, ceasing when… Read More

3 years ago

F-80 Vs Po-2 “Bedcheck Charlie:” the NKPAF Biplanes used in Nocturnal Harassment Raids against US Pilots during the Korean War

‘The Po-2 bi-wing trainers quickly became a royal pain in the arse! Nicknamed “Bedcheck Charlie”, they would arrive around midnight… Read More

4 years ago

The story of the USAF F-80 pilot who shot down a North Korean MiG-15 in the world’s first jet-versus-jet combat

`As a matter of fact, they were doing loops and barrel rolls! I thought to myself that this has got… Read More

5 years ago

The unknown story of how a U.S. Navy F9F Panther scored the first true air-to-air victory in a jet vs jet engagement

Lt. Cdr. Amen made aviation history by scoring the first air-to-air victory in an all jets dogfight when he downed… Read More

7 years ago