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Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

T-33 Shooting Star was the primary jet trainer after the Korean War.

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Aircraft Specs
  • Wingspan 38 feet, 10 inches
  • Length 37 feet
  • Height 11 feet, 8 inches
  • Empty Weight 8,300 pounds
  • Max. Weight 15,100 pounds
  • Powerplant 1 Allison J33-A-35 turbojet @ 5,400 pounds of force
  • Armament 2 .50 cal M2 Browning Machine Guns
    Up to 2,000 pounds of ordnance and underwing hardpoints
  • Crew 2
  • Max Speed 600 Mph
  • Service Ceiling 48,000 feet
  • Range 1,275 miles
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The T-33 proved itself as a durable and rugged aircraft that truly stood the test of time in an era when new jet designs were constantly being introduced and taken out of service.

One of the most well-known jet fighters and trainers in the history of the US Air Force, the T-33 and its variants enjoyed a long service history in the United States and even still act as active aircraft in many air forces of the world. A design stemming from the famed Lockheed “Skunk Works” and the work of Kelly Johnson, the T-33 proved itself as a durable and rugged aircraft that truly stood the test of time in an era when new jet designs were constantly being introduced and taken out of service.

The T-33 on the American Heritage Museum’s grounds is a static display that can be viewed during special events and by appointment.

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