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T-33 T-1A Shooting Star

First Flight

21 November 1947


Main Display Hangar

Dimensions & Capacity

Crew: 2 (Pilot, Instructor)
Length: 37 ft 9 in (11.51 m)
Wingspan: 38 ft 10.5 in (11.849 m)
Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.56 m)
Empty Weight: 8,365 lb (3,794 kg)
Max Take Off Weight: 15,061 lb (6,832 kg)


Speed: Maximum 600 mph (970 km/h, 520 kn) at sea level
Service Ceiling: 48,000 ft (15,000 m)
Range: 1,275 mi (2,052 km, 1,108 nmi)


Static Aircraft


Hardpoints: 2 with a capacity of 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs or rockets (AT-33),2 with a capacity of 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs or rockets (AT-33)

Loan Status

This aircraft on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum on behalf of the Navy History and Heritage Command

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is a subsonic American jet trainer. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. It was used by the U.S. Navy initially as TO-2, then TV-2, and after 1962, T-33B. The last operator of the T-33, the Bolivian Air Force, retired the type in July 2017, after 44 years of service.

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