Designation: T-1A

Lockheed T-1A

Lockheed T-1A (T2V-1) Seastar

A picture of the Lockheed T-1A Seastar

The T-1A began as a Lockheed funded modification to the T-33.  Changes included a more powerful engine and raising the instructor’s seat by six inches to improve visibility.  Once the U.S. Navy showed interest in the design further changes were made to strengthen the plane for use on aircraft carriers.  The first test flights were carried out in 1953, but it did not enter service until 1957.  The Seastar had a relatively short career in squadron service and most were quickly relegated to support roles.  Of the 150 Seastars built only two are known to survive.

Wingspan 42 ft 10 in.

Wingspan

Length 38 ft 6 in.

Length

Height 13 ft 4 in.

Height

Weight 15,500 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 580 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 40,000 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 970 miles

Range

Engines One Allison J33-A-16A turbojet with 5,400 pounds of thrust

Engine

Crew 2

Crew


Manufacturer
Lockheed

Markings
Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, 1970

Serial Number
144200

Designation
T-1A

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