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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lockheed T-33A

A.K.A. T-Bird

— Serial number: 56-1669 —

 
 
Lockheed T-33A Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
1. Lockheed T-33A Marker
Inscription.  This two-seat T-33 jet was designed from the P-80 for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft and is one of the world's best-known aircraft, having served with the air forces of more than 20 different nations over several decades. The earlier Korean War Fighter version was known as the F-80 Shooting Star.

Maximum speed: 525 mph
Cruising speed: 455 mph
Range: 1,000 miles
Ceiling: 45,000 ft.
Span: 37 ft. 6 in.
Length: 37 ft. 8 in.
Height: 11 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 15,000 lbs. max

The T-33A on display was manufactured by Lockheed and delivered to the USAF in 1957 and displays markings it carried from June 1964 to November 1969 when it flew for the 4780th Air Defense Wing (Air Defense Command) at Perrin Air Force Base Texas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Korean. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1964.
 
Location. 38° 40.346′ N, 87° 32.278′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from South 6th Street west of Willow Street (Business
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U.S. 41). Marker is on the grounds of Indiana Military Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 S 6th St, Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2S1 Gvozdika (a few steps from this marker); PZL TS-11 Iskra (a few steps from this marker); McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas A4D Skyhawk (within shouting distance of this marker); Sexton Mark II (within shouting distance of this marker); M-114 (within shouting distance of this marker); M3 Halftrack (within shouting distance of this marker); M-8 Armored Car (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Lockheed T-33A Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
2. Lockheed T-33A Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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