The Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star has the distinction of being the first USAF jet fighter used operationally. It was developed toward the end of World War II but did not become operational before the war ended. It did serve in the Korean War. It was the first operational jet aircraft to have its engine in the fuselage.
The diecast model F-80 is 4.25 in. long with a wingspan of 5.0 in.