T-33A Shooting Star

T-33A Shooting Star (HMY67)

Location: Dover, DE 19902 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 7.111', W 75° 27.333'

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The two-seater T-33 was developed as a variant of Lockheed's P-80 fighter which had a high accident rate until more training with an onboard instructor reversed that trend. In service for over 50 years, the T-33, known as the Shooting Star of T-Bird, was used by the U.S. Air Force to train pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft and as an advanced trainer.

In the early 1960s, the T-33 was replaced by the T-37 and T-38 Talon in the USAF's undergraduate pilot training program; however, the aircraft continued to be used as a utility aircraft and proficiency trainer into the 1980s.

The T-33 was used by many air forces as a trainer and by some countries as a light attack aircraft.

Specifications:
Type: Tandem two-seat primary jet trainer
Powerplant: One Allison J33-A-35 turbojet
Thrust: 5,400 lbs
Cruising Speed: 454 mph at optimum altitude
Range: 1,025 miles on internal fuel; ferry range 1,270 miles with tip tanks
Service ceiling: 48,000 ft.
Weight: Max takeoff 15,030 lbs
Dimensions: Wing Span - 38 ft 10 in, Length - 37 ft 9 in, Height - 11 ft 8 in

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HM NumberHMY67
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 460618 N 4330027
Decimal Degrees39.11851667, -75.45555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.111', W 75° 27.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 6.66" N, 75° 27' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover DE 19902, US
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