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

T-33A Shooting Star

 
 
T-33A Shooting Star Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
1. T-33A Shooting Star Marker
Inscription.  The two-seater T-33 was developed as a variant of Lockheed's P-80 fighter which had a high accident rate until more training with an onboard instructor reversed that trend. In service for over 50 years, the T-33, known as the Shooting Star of T-Bird, was used by the U.S. Air Force to train pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft and as an advanced trainer.

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:
Type: Tandem two-seat primary jet trainer
Powerplant: One Allison J33-A-35 turbojet
Thrust: 5,400 lbs
Cruising Speed: 454 mph at optimum altitude
Range: 1,025 miles on internal fuel; ferry range 1,270 miles with tip tanks
Service ceiling: 48,000 ft.
Weight: Max takeoff 15,030 lbs
Dimensions: Wing Span - 38 ft 10 in, Length - 37 ft 9 in, Height - 11 ft 8 in
 
Topics. This historical marker

T-33A Shooting Star image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
2. T-33A Shooting Star
At entrace to the Air Mobility Command Museum. The museum's historic Hanger 1301 which houses aircraft and exhibits is in the rear.
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Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 7.111′ N, 75° 27.333′ W. Marker was in Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker was on Heritage Drive. Located off Rt. 9 within the Dover Air Force Base. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1301 Heritage Drive, 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 location. Commemoration Park (within shouting distance of this marker); T-33A (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (within shouting distance of this marker); Women in the Military Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); POW-MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Ferrying Group (within shouting distance of this marker); P-51 Mustang (within shouting distance of this marker); Berlin Airlift Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover Air Force Base.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
 
T-33A Shooting Star image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
3. T-33A Shooting Star
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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