T-33 “Shooting Star”
Greg Colyer - Ace Maker Airshows


The T-33 made it’s first flight in 1948 and production continued until 1959. It designed to train pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft.

The T-33 was also used as a drone director and target towing. Both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy operated this aircraft. It was officially retired from the U.S. Miliary in 1997.

Plane Specs

Armament: Two .50-cal. machine guns in nose
Maximum speed: 525 mph
Cruising speed: 455 mph
Range: 1,000 miles
Ceiling: 45,000 ft.
Span: 37 ft. 6 in.
Length: 37 ft. 8 in.
Height: 11 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 15,000 lbs. maximum


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