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Lockheed T-33A 'Shooting Star'

Description
Notes: FULL-CANTILEVER, low wing, flight trainer (2 CREW) .
  Manufacturer:Lockheed
  Base model:T-33
  Designation:T-33
  Version:A
  Nickname:Shooting Star
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Trainer
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Specifications
  Length: 37' 8" 11.4 m
  Height:11' 7" 3.5 m
  Wingspan: 37' 6" 11.4 m
  Gross Weight: 14,998 lb 6,802 kg
  Max Weight: 15,000 lb 6,802 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Allison J33-A
  Thrust (each): 5,400 lb 2,448 kg

Performance
  Range: 1,000 miles 1,610 km
  Cruise Speed: 455 mph 732 km/h 395 kt
  Max Speed: 525 mph 845 km/h 456 kt
  Ceiling: 45,000 ft 13,715 m

Known serial numbers
49-2757, 50-320 / 50-454, 50-1272 / 50-1276, 51-4025 / 51-4030, 51-4037 / 51-4051, 51-4058 / 51-4077 , 51-4084 / 51-4103 , 51-4110 / 51-4136 , 51-4143 / 51-4173 , 51-4180 / 51-4236 , 51-4244 / 51-4287 , 51-4295 / 51-4354 , 51-4365 / 51-4424 , 51-4435 / 51-4514 , 51-4525 / 51-4533 , 51-6497 / 51-6577 , 51-6588 / 51-6664 , 51-6675 / 51-6957 , 51-8506 / 51-8517 , 51-8542 / 51-8635 , 51-8652 / 51-8728 , 51-8750 / 51-8835 , 51-8871 / 51-8939 , 51-8954 / 51-9039 , 51-9076 / 51-9149 , 51-9168 / 51-9310 , 51-16976 / 51-16995 , 51-17388 / 51-17556 , 52-9129 / 52-9975 , 53-4886 / 53-5089 , 53-5091 / 53-5173 , 53-5175 / 53-5208 , 53-5210 / 53-5236 , 53-5240 , 53-5244 / 53-5256 , 53-5258 / 53-5272 , 53-5274 / 53-5290 , 53-5292 / 53-5307 , 53-5309 , 53-5318 / 53-5321 , 53-5323 / 53-5334 , 53-5336 / 53-5346 , 53-5348 / 53-5350 , 53-5364 / 53-5370 , 53-5372 / 53-5374 , 53-5388 / 53-5395 , 53-5397 / 53-5408 , 53-5410 / 53-5419 , 53-5421 / 53-5429 , 53-5431 / 53-5436 , 53-5461 / 53-5465 , 53-5467 / 53-5473 , 53-5475 / 53-5481 , 53-5483 / 53-5490 , 53-5492 / 53-5498 , 53-5500 / 53-5504 , 53-5535 / 53-5538 , 53-5540 / 53-5545 , 53-5547 / 53-5552 , 53-5554 / 53-5559 , 53-5561 / 53-5566 , 53-5568 / 53-5569 , 53-5604 / 53-5606 , 53-5608 / 53-5612 , 53-5614 / 53-5618 , 53-5620 / 53-5625 , 53-5627 / 53-5630 , 53-5632 / 53-5637 , 53-5639 / 53-5641 , 53-5720 , 53-5722 / 53-5726 , 53-5728 / 53-5732 , 53-5734 / 53-5738 , 53-5740 / 53-5744 , 53-5746 / 53-5750 , 53-5752 / 53-5755 , 53-5757 / 53-5762 , 53-5764 / 53-5767 , 53-5769 / 53-5772 , 53-5774 / 53-5778 , 53-5780 / 53-5784 , 53-5786 / 53-5789 , 53-5790 / 53-5794 , 53-5796 / 53-5918 , 53-5919 / 53-6152 , 54-1523 / 54-1526 , 54-1528 / 54-1531 , 54-1533 / 54-1536 , 54-1538 / 54-1539 , 54-1544 / 54-1547 , 54-1549 / 54-1552 , 54-1554 / 54-1618 , 55-2979 / 55-2983 , 55-3017 / 55-3028 , 55-3029 / 55-3049 , 55-3074 / 55-3115 , 55-3116 / 55-3117 , 55-4332 / 55-4424 , 55-4425 / 55-4456 , 55-4807 / 55-4810 , 55-4945 / 55-4962 , 55-5155 / 55-5234 , 56-1573 / 56-1646 , 56-1647 , 56-1648 / 56-1649 , 56-1650 , 56-1651 , 56-1652 / 56-1654 , 56-1655 , 56-1656 / 56-1658 , 56-1659 , 56-1660 / 56-1662 , 56-1663 , 56-1664 / 56-1666 , 56-1667 , 56-1668 / 56-1670 , 56-1671 , 56-1672 / 56-1674 , 56-1675 , 56-1676 / 56-1678 , 56-1679 , 56-1680 / 56-1682 , 56-1683 , 56-1684 / 56-1686 , 56-1687 , 56-1688 / 56-1690 , 56-1691 , 56-1692 / 56-1694 , 56-1695 , 56-1696 / 56-1698 , 56-1699 , 56-1700 / 56-1702 , 56-1703 , 56-1704 / 56-1706 , 56-1707 , 56-1708 / 56-1710 , 56-1711 , 56-1712 / 56-1714 , 56-1715 , 56-1716 / 56-1718 , 56-1719 , 56-1720 / 56-1722 , 56-1723 , 56-1724 / 56-1726 , 56-1727 , 56-1728 / 56-1730 , 56-1731 , 56-1732 / 56-1734 , 56-1735 , 56-1736 / 56-1738 , 56-1739 , 56-1740 / 56-1743 , 56-1744 , 56-1745 / 56-1747 , 56-1748 , 56-1749 / 56-1751 , 56-1752 , 56-1753 / 56-1755 , 56-1756 , 56-1757 / 56-1759 , 56-1760 , 56-1761 / 56-1763 , 56-1764 , 56-1765 / 56-1767 , 56-1768 , 56-1769 / 56-1771 , 56-1772 , 56-1773 / 56-1775 , 56-1776 , 56-1777 / 56-1779 , 56-1780 , 56-1781 / 56-1783 , 56-1784 , 56-1785 / 56-1787 , 56-1788 , 56-1789 / 56-1792 , 56-3659 / 56-3694 , 56-6848 / 56-6927 , 57-0530 / 57-0769 , 57-6308 / 57-6337 , 58-0450 / 58-0710 , 58-2094 / 58-2106

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Arizona ANG - 161st ARG, PhoenixPhoenixArizona
California ANG - 144th FW, FresnoFresnoCalifornia
Canon AFBCanon AFBNew Mexico
Castle Air MuseumAtwaterCalifornia
Dyess Linear Air ParkDyess AFBTexas
Edward F. Beale MuseumBeale AFBCalifornia
Florida ANG - 125th FG, Homestead AFBHomesteadFlorida
Florida Military Aviation MuseumClearwaterFlorida
Fred E. Weisbrod Museum / International B-24 MuseumPuebloColorado
Glenn L. Martin Aviation MuseumMiddle RiverMaryland
Grissom Air Park - Heritage Museum FoundationGrissom AFBIndiana
Heritage In Flight MuseumLincolnIllinois
Hill Aerospace MuseumHill AFBUtah
International Sport Aviation MuseumLakelandFlorida
Iowa ANG - 185th FG, Sioux CitySioux CityIowa
K.I. Sawyer AFBK.I. Sawyer AFBMichigan
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Kelly Field Heritage MuseumKelly AFBTexas
Laughlin AFBLaughlin AFBTexas
Luke AFB Air ParkPhoenixArizona
Malmstrom AFB Museum and Air ParkMalmstrom AFBMontana
March Field Air MuseumRiversideCalifornia
Massachusetts ANG - 102nd FW, Otis ANGBFalmouthMassachusetts
McChord Air MuseumMcChord AFBWashington
McClellan Aviation MuseumMcClellan AFBCalifornia
Minnesota Air Guard MuseumMinneapolisMinnesota
Minot AFBMinot AFBNorth Dakota
Montana ANG - 120th FG, Great FallsGreat FallsMontana
Moody AFBMoody AFBGeorgia
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida
Nebraska ANG - 155th ARG, LincolnLincolnNebraska
Ohio ANG - 121st ARW, Rickenbacker ANGBColumbusOhio
Oregon ANG - 142nd FG, PortlandPortlandOregon
Peterson Air & Space MuseumPeterson AFBColorado
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
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Reese AFBReese AFBTexas
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The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"ChinoCalifornia
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T-33 A on display


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Recent comments by our visitors
 Jim Price
 kilmarnock, VA
53-5979 is reported to be at Prairie Aviation Museum in Bloomington, Il.
12/06/2014 @ 04:09 [ref: 68810]
 Joseph Sanders
 Shalimar, FL
I was crew chief on 53-5979 based at Yokota AB, Japan 1962-1964. This T-33 was configured to carry chaff dispensers. Often wonder where it ended up, unable to locate on this site.
12/05/2014 @ 16:27 [ref: 68808]
 Joseph Sanders
 Shalimar, FL
I was crew chief on 53-5979 based at Yokota AB, Japan 1962-1964. This T-33 was configured to carry chaff dispensers. Often wonder where it ended up, unable to locate on this site.
12/05/2014 @ 16:26 [ref: 68807]
 Aad Neeven
 , MI
I was a crew chief on the T-33 in the Royal Dutch Air Force, however, I have never been able to find out who and why the name T-Bird was given to the plane. Does anybody know? Has anybody a picture of a aircraft data plate? regards, from Holland
02/12/2014 @ 04:10 [ref: 68343]
 Steve Weiss
 North Las Vegas, NV
Does anyone know what happened to the T-33 previously mounted on a concrete pylon at Calumet Air Force Station, Michigan? Other websites confuse the serial number (51-4263) with the same example that had been mounted on display at K.I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan. Not exactly sure where the one from Calumet went after site closure in 1988. Can anyone help?
11/26/2013 @ 09:58 [ref: 68186]
 Donald L. Hicks, Sr
 Bartlett, TN
Flew the T-33A at Laughlin AFB, TX from Jan 1956 thru Dec 1956.
In September 1956 Had an engine explosion due to turbine shaft bearing failure...dead stick landing on RWY 21 wheels up...no fire and thank God, no scratches!!
10/08/2013 @ 15:59 [ref: 68095]
 Rex P D`ozier
 mobile, AL
i was a crew chief on two t-birds tail # 281 & 689 in france in the 60tys
02/05/2013 @ 05:02 [ref: 67550]
 Jim Price
 Kilmarnock, VA
As I recall, the T-33 had NI-CAD batteries
12/04/2012 @ 08:51 [ref: 67381]
 Robert Booth
 Navarre, FL
There is also a T-33 on display at Defuniak Springs, Fl.
10/19/2012 @ 01:01 [ref: 67322]
 Peter D. Visel
 Paso Robles, CA
See
USAF s/n 53-5850
c/n 601-1708
on display at Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles.
Picture uploaded with this note

http://www.ewarbirds.org/t33.html
01/15/2012 @ 13:10 [ref: 52135]

 

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