Lockheed TV-2 Shooting Star

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Lockheed
Markings
Marine Corps Headquarters, Flight Section, Andrews AFB, Maryland, 1975
Designation
TV-2
Serial Number
136810

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 Arizona Aerospace Foundation 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 U.S. Navy as well as the Air Force adopted the Shooting Star. In Navy service they were initially designated as the TV-2, later they were re-designated as the T-33B. They are in all ways identical to the Air Force version of the aircraft.

Specifications
Wingspan 38 ft 10 in
Length 37 ft 9 in
Height 11 ft 8 in
Weight 12,071 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 600 mph
Service Ceiling 48,000 ft
Range 275 miles
Engines 1 Allison J33-A-35 turbojet 5,400 lbs thrust
Crew 2