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Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

T-33A “Shooting Star”

Lockheed

 
 
T-33A “Shooting Star” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
1. T-33A “Shooting Star” Marker
Inscription. The two-seat T-33 was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening the fuselage slightly more than three feet to accommodate a second cockpit. It was originally designated TF-80C and made its first flight in March 1948. It quickly became the centerpiece of USAF flight training. Over 5000 “T-Birds” were manufactured by Lockheed with more than 1000 eventually transferred to foreign countries. It was also built under license in Canada and Japan. T-33s were flight tested here and later served both in a support role and with the USAF Test Pilot School.

The T-33 on display started its Air Force career at Vance AFB, OK in June 1959. It was flight-delivered to the AFFTC Museum from Castle AFB, Ca in July 1986.

On load from the USAF Museum.
 
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.
 
Location. 34° 54.761′ N, 117° 55.227′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from South Rosamond Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located next to the AFFTC Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Rosamond Boulevard, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
T-33A “Shooting Star” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
2. T-33A “Shooting Star” Marker
. T-28B - "Trojan" (a few steps from this marker); N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” (a few steps from this marker); UC-45J - "Expeditor" (a few steps from this marker); F-84F - "Thunderstreak" (within shouting distance of this marker); YA-7D - "Corsair II" (within shouting distance of this marker); A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (within shouting distance of this marker); CT-39A - "Sabreliner" (within shouting distance of this marker); F-111A - "Aardvark" (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
T-33A “Shooting Star” image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
3. T-33A “Shooting Star”
T-33A “Shooting Star” image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
4. T-33A “Shooting Star”
T-33A “Shooting Star” image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
5. T-33A “Shooting Star”
T-33A “Shooting Star” image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
6. T-33A “Shooting Star”
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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