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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1948.
 
Location. 34° 54.761′ N, 117° 55.227′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Rosamond
T-33A “Shooting Star” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
2. T-33A “Shooting Star” Marker
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Boulevard near Lancaster Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Located next to the AFFTC Museum. Edwards Air Force Base is not open to the public. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Rosamond Blvd, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this 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); Lockheed SR-71A “Blackbird” (within shouting distance of this marker); CT-39A - "Sabreliner" (within shouting distance of this marker); F-111A "Aardvark" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
T-33A “Shooting Star” image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
3. T-33A “Shooting Star”
T-33A “Shooting Star” image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
4. T-33A “Shooting Star”
T-33A “Shooting Star” image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
5. T-33A “Shooting Star”
T-33A “Shooting Star” image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
6. T-33A “Shooting Star”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 20, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 31, 2023