Designation: TV-2

Lockheed TV-2

Lockheed TV-2 (T-33B) Shooting Star

A picture of the Lockheed TV-2 Shooting Star

In 1947, the P-80s high accident rate caused Lockheed to design a two-seat trainer version of the P-80C to combat the problem.  The T-33 is significantly longer than the P-80 and adds wingtip fuel tanks to make up for fuel storage in the fuselage lost to the second seat.  The Shooting Star was adopted by the U.S. Navy as well as the Air Force.  In Navy service they were initially designated as the TV-2, later they were redesignated as the T-33B.  They are in all ways identical to the Air Force version of the aircraft.

Wingspan 38 ft 10 in.

Wingspan

Length 37 ft 9 in.

Length

Height 11 ft 4 in.

Height

Weight 11,965 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 543 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 47,500 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 1,275 miles

Range

Engines One Allison J33-A-35 turbojet with 4,600 pounds of thrust

Engine

Crew 2

Crew


Manufacturer
Lockheed

Markings
Marine Corps Headquarters, Flight Section, Andrews AFB, Maryland, 1975

Serial Number
136810

Designation
TV-2

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