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Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

The Shooting Star was the first U.S. Air Force aircraft to exceed 500 mph in level flight, the first American jet airplane to be manufactured in large quantities, and the first USAF jet to be used in combat.

A major variant of the F-80 was the T-33 Shooting Star, a two-seat trainer version. It remained in production until 1959, after a total of 6,557 were built.

T-33 Shooting Star Photos

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star S/N 0-80221 at the HAMM in Tyler, Texas
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star S/N 0-80221
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star S/N 0-80221
T-33A Shooting Star, S/N 53-5199, Buzz Number TR-199,
Robins Air Force Base, Warner-Robins, Georgia
-33A Shooting Star, S/N 53-5199, Buzz Number TR-199
T-33 Shooting Star S/N 80615 at Barksdale AFB in Bossier City, Louisiana
T-33 Shooting Star S/N 80615
T-33 Shooting Star, S/N 70590, of the 1st Air Force ... Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, South Dakota
T-33 Shooting Star, S/N 70590, of the 1st Air Force
Cockpit view of T-33 Shooting Star, S/N 70590 ... Captain Paul Carstens
Cockpit view of T-33 Shooting Star, S/N 70590 ... Captain Paul Carstens
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, Serial Number 16656, Buzz Number TR-656, at the entrance to
Rusk County Airport, Henderson, Texas
T-33 on static display Rusk County Airport, Henderson, Texas


Photos by Our Friends and Supporters

T-33A Shooting Star S/N 80532 at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane, Washington
(photo by Michael Hoschouer)
T-33A Shooting Star on display at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane, Washington
T-33A S/N 51-6653, Buzz Number TR-653, on display at Baker City, Oregon
(photo by Michael Hoschouer)
T-33A S/N 51-6653, Buzz Number TR-653, on display at Baker City, Oregon
T-33A on display at Great Falls, Montana
(photo by Michael Hoschouer)
T-33A on display at Great Falls, Montana
T-33A, S/N 58-0503, at Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico
(photo by Andrew Hersey)
F-84E Thunderjet, S/N 51-1027, on display at Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico


Historic Image of the T-33 Shooting Star

T-33 Shooting Star Jet Trainer, S/N 0-35398, shown in this historic postcard at McGuire Air Force Base
T-33 Shooting Star Jet Trainer, S/N 0-35398, shown in this historic postcard at McGuire Air Force Base