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.

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

Serial Number
136810

Designation
TV-2

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