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Dover Air Force Base in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

T-33A

Shooting Star

 

S/N 52-9497

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
1. T-33A Marker
Inscription.  The two-seater T-33 was developed as a variant of Lockheed's P-80 fighter. The fuselage was lengthened by a little over three feet and a second seat for an instructor was added. In service for over 50 years, the T-33, known as the Shooting Star or T-Bird, was used by the U.S. Air Force as an advanced trainer and to train pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft.

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
Manufacturer: Lockheed
Type: Tandem two-seat primary jet trainer
Powerplant: One 4,600-lb-thrust Allison J33-A-35 turbojet engine
Maximum Speed: 600 mph
Range: 1,270 mi. with tip tanks
Max Takeoff Weight: 15,030 lb
Dimensions:
Wing Span - 38 ft 10 in
Length - 37 ft 9 in
Height
T-33A Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
2. T-33A Marker
- 11 ft 8 in

 
Location. 39° 7.109′ N, 75° 27.361′ W. Marker is in Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Heritage Road 0.7 miles west of Bayside Drive (Delaware Route 9), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 Heritage Road, Dover AFB DE 19902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. POW-MIA (a few steps from this marker); 148th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (a few steps from this marker); Women in the Military Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Ferrying Group (a few steps from this marker); Commemoration Park (a few steps from this marker); P-51 Mustang (within shouting distance of this marker); Berlin Airlift Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Asian American and Pacific Islander U.S. Air Force Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover Air Force Base.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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