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Eglin AFB in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

T-33 T-Bird

 
 
T-33 T-Bird Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
1. T-33 T-Bird Marker
Inscription.
The two-place T-33 jet was designed for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft. It was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening the fuselage slightly more than three feet to accommodate a second cockpit.

Originally designed the TF-80C, the T-33 made its first flight in March 1948. Production continued until August 1959 with 5.691 T-33s built. In addition to its use as a trainer, the T-33 has been used for such tasks as drone director and target towing, and in some countries even as a combat aircraft. The RT-33A version, reconnaissance aircraft produced primarily for use by foreign countries, had a camera installed in the nose and additional equipment in the rear cockpit.

The T-33 is one of the world's best known aircraft, having served with the air forces of more than 20 different countries for almost 40 years. Many are still in use throughout the world.

This T-33A aircraft S/N 53-5947 on display was last flown by the 325th Fighter Weapons Wing at Tyndall AFB, FL.

Specifications
Manufacturer Lockheed Aircraft
Thrust One — Allison J33-A-35 Turbojet engine rated at 5,400 lbs of thrust
Length 37 ft 9 in
Height 11 ft 8 in
Wingspan 38 ft 11 in
Weight 8,084 lbs Empty / 15,000 lbs Max
Speed
T-33 T-Bird & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
2. T-33 T-Bird & Marker
543 mph Max / 455 mph Cruise
Range 1343 Miles
Ceiling 47,500 ft
Armament None
This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
 
Location. 30° 27.984′ N, 86° 33.635′ W. Marker is in Eglin AFB, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pinchot Road (State Road 189) and Museum Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Air Force Armament Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Museum Drive, Eglin AFB FL 32542, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. CGM-13 Mace Missile (a few steps from this marker); AGM-109 MRASM Missile (within shouting distance of this marker); UH-1 Iroquois (within shouting distance of this marker); F-89 Scorpion (within shouting distance of this marker); F-84 Thunderstreak (within shouting distance of this marker); IM-99 BOMARC Launch Platform (within shouting distance of this marker); F-100 Supersabre (within shouting distance of this marker); Mac Baker (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eglin AFB.
 
Also see . . .
1. Air Force Armament Museum. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
T-33 T-Bird image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
3. T-33 T-Bird

2. Lockheed T-33 on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 123 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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