Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star - 2

A picture of the Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, one of two at the Pima Air and Space Museum

In 1947, the P-80’s 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 T-33 was very successful and remained in U.S. Air Force service well into the 1970s.  They have been supplied to several foreign governments and some have found their way into civilian hands as well.

Wingspan

38 ft 10 in.

Length

37 ft 9 in.

Height

11 ft 4 in.

Weight

11,965 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

543 MPH

Service Ceiling

47,500 ft

Range

1,275 miles

Engine

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

Crew

2

Manufacturer
Lockheed

Markings
363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Shaw AFB, 1974

Serial Number
53-6145

Designation
T-33A

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