T-33A T-Bird

T-33A T-Bird (HM1YMR)

Location: Hampton, VA 23666
Country: United States of America

N 37° 2.61', W 76° 22.019'

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No.51-9086 · USAF · Trainer

—Air Power Park Tour —

Beginning in June 1943, after development of the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, the need for a high-performance trainer aircraft with seen. The resulting T-33 T-Bird was basically an F-80 as shown here with an extended fuselage to allow for a second seat. In addition to its role as a trainer, some airframes were modified for reconnaissance missions.

This T-33 trainer built by Lockheed Aircraft was accepted by the Air Force on April 28, 1953. Its career existed of only two Air Training Command units - one at Wichita AFB in Kansas and the other at Perrin AFB in Texas. It was sent to the NASA/Langley Research Center in November 1961 and was retired from service in January 1963.
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HM NumberHM1YMR
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Placed ByAir Power Park
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Date Added Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 378437 N 4100571
Decimal Degrees37.04350000, -76.36698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.61', W 76° 22.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 36.6" N, 76° 22' 1.14" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-451 US-258, Hampton VA 23666, US
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