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Lockheed T-33 Military Trainer Aircraft

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star was designed by Clarence "Kelly" Johnson shortly after WW2 as a jet trainer aircraft, the design was based on the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star jet fighter. The T-33 Shooting Star entered service with United States Air Force in 1948 and remained in service until the 1980's. The T-33 Shooting Star proved to be a popular aircraft with it's pilots and gained the nickname "T-Bird", production ceased in 1959 at which time 6,557 aircraft had been produced. Lockheed T-33 Shooting Stars served with military forces of at least forty countries and many still do to this day.

Lockheed T-33 Military Trainer Plane

 
Although designed as a training aircraft some aircraft were armed for use as combat aircraft, notably the Cuban Air Force used them with some success during the April 1961 "Bay of Pigs Invasion", shooting down six FAL Martin B-26 Marauder bombers.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star Specifications:

  • Crew: Instructor and trainee pilot
  • Length: 37 ft 9 in (11.49 m)
  • Wingspan: 38 ft 10.5 in (11.86 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.57 m)
  • Empty weight: 8,300 lb (3,775 kg)
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 15,100 lb (6,865 kg)
  • Engine: Single 5,400 lbf (23 kN) Allison J33-A-35 centrifugal compressor turbojet
  • Maximum speed: 600 mph (970 km/h)
  • Range: 1,275 mi ferry (2,050 km)
  • Service ceiling: 48,000 ft (14,600 m)

Lockheed AT-33 Shooting Star Armament:

  • Twin 0.50 in (12.7 mm) Browning M3 machine guns
  • 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs or rocket pods carried on twin Hard-points
 

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