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Lockheed XP-80 prototype good quality 3-view needed

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Greetings!

I'm working on an article on mid-WWII USAAF jet proposals and projects and need the above.

Can anyone help?

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It's not a spectacular three-view, but I have one of the YP-80 from a January 1945 illustrated "how to maintain every last little bit of your Shooting Star" manual.

Let me know if you want the full rez of the page.

FYI: the full report was from the 2018-06 rewards from this:
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What I need is the original XP-80 - shorter, different intakes, squared-off wing tips, etc.

Are we talking about the same thing??

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The Smithsonian's Famous Aircraft of the NASM, Vol. 3, has a 3-view of the XP-80 in first configuration on its endpapers. Do you have that one?
 

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Can offer this, but I'm otherwise no help.


I feel like I had a book with the 3-view (along with L-133 info), but I can't find it. Possibly I am mistaken or it is in a box in the attic.

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Lockheed Skunk Works by Jay Miller has this drawing by Charles Fleming... probably the one you are thinking of _Del_. Not a Lockheed original but probably more accurate than the one in the Smithsonian book
 

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Here it is.
This is my artwork of the original XP-80 "Lulu Belle" on its first flight realized for the late Steve Pace's book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Book-X-Bombers-X-Fighters-ebook/dp/B01C0BJDGS

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Thank you to everyone for your help!

Great stuff and exactly what the Doctor ordered.

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ACResearcher said:
Thank you to everyone for your help!

Great stuff and exactly what the Doctor ordered.

AlanG
You're welcomed Alan.

Ciao
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This might have more than the sideview I'm posting; https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Rare-Original-Lockheed-XP-80-Actual-Weight-Balance-report/301999504736

This may have a good 3-view; https://www.ebay.com/itm/1945-AAF-LOCKHEED-XP-80-DEVELOPMENT-PROCUREMENT-PERFORMANCE-ACCEPTANCE-REPORT-CD/253057480165
 

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sienar said:
This might have more than the sideview I'm posting; https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Rare-Original-Lockheed-XP-80-Actual-Weight-Balance-report/301999504736
The drawing in this document is not the same one in the Smithsonian volume, though it's a similar general arrangement drawing. See scan of front/side view:
 

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Very good!

Once again, many thanks to all.

I contacted the seller on eBay regarding if his document had more than just the side view but got no response - and bought the other one!

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Its not the XP-80, its XP-80A, but it is a Lockheed original. Lockheed Horizons, Fall 1980.

 

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