T-33A Shooting Star
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.
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
Location. 39° 7.111′ N, 75° 27.333′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Heritage Drive. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Commemoration Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Hangar 1301 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Byfield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of John Dickinson (approx. one mile away); The St. Jones River: Why the Mansion Faces South (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Jones Neck (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kitts Hummock (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
Categories. • Air & Space • War, Cold •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 31 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.