Lockheed F-94 Starfire

ICAO aircraft code F94
Country United States
New price USD 0.5 million (1952)

The Lockheed F-94 Starfire was a first-generation jet powered all-weather, day/night interceptor of the United States Air Force.


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Lockheed F-94 Starfire Specifications

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ICAO aircraft code
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
1949 - 1954
United States
New purchase price
USD 0.5 million (1952)

Aircraft performance

AN/APG-40 radar
1x Pratt & Whitney J48-P-5
8,750 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
560 Kts
1,037 Km/h
Travel range:
1,108 Nm
2,052 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
51,400 feet
Rate of Climb:
7980 feet / minute
40.54meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
10,970 Kg
24,184 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
8,300 Kg
18,298 lbs
Max Payload:
800 Kg
1,764 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
1,526 gallon
5,777 liter

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About the Lockheed F-94 Starfire

The Lockheed F-94 Starfire was a first-generation jet powered all-weather, day/night interceptor of the United States Air Force. A twin-seat craft, it was developed from the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star trainer in the late 1940s. It reached operational service in May 1950 with Air Defense Command, replacing the piston-engined North American F-82 Twin Mustang in the all-weather interceptor role.

The F-94 was the first operational USAF fighter equipped with an afterburner, and first jet-powered all-weather fighter to enter combat during the Korean War in January 1953. It had a relatively brief operational life, being replaced in the mid-1950s by the Northrop F-89 Scorpion and North American F-86D Sabre. The last aircraft left active-duty service in 1958 and Air National Guard service in 1959.

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