T-33

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star was designed by Clarence Kelly Johnson and manufactured by Lockheed as an American subsonic trainer aircraft during the late 1940s. Based on the Lockheed P-80/F-80 jet fighter, the T-33 Shooting Star first flew in March 1948 and was retired in July 2017. It was produced from 1948 to 1959 with a total number of 6,557 aircraft built.

This Aircraft N133CN T-33. Is actually a Canadian copy of the Lockheed T-33 shooting Star called a Canadair CT-133 Silver Star but using the Rolls Royce Nene 10 engine. This aircraft was acquired from the Jet Aviation Museum (JAM) in London, Ontario Canada where it was restored to flying condition and then ferried to Mobile, Alabama where it is based today. The paint scheme is representative of the 75-anniversary airshow scheme that flew in the early 1990s. This scheme was picked as 2020 is the 100thAnniversary of the Canadian Airforce although sadly it will not fly in any Canadian Airshows due to the Covid-19 Pandemic causing all its appearances to be cancelled. An interesting fact is that the Nene 10 engine that powers the CT-133 was copied by the Soviets and is the same engine used in the MiG-15, MiG-17 and several other first generation soviet jets. The copy is so close that some parts are interchangeable between each other

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 37 ft 9 in (11.51 m)
  • Wingspan: 38 ft 10.5 in (11.849 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.56 m)
  • Wing area: 234.8 sq ft (21.81 m2)
  • Airfoil: NACA 65-213[35]
  • Empty weight: 8,365 lb (3,794 kg)
  • Gross weight: 12,071 lb (5,475 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 15,061 lb (6,832 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison J33-A-35 centrifugal flow turbojet engine, 5,400 lbf (24 kN) thrust for take-off with water injection 4,600 lbf (20,461.82 N) maximum continuous, dry

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 600 mph (970 km/h, 520 kn) at sea level
  • Cruise speed: 455 mph (732 km/h, 395 kn)
  • Range: 1,275 mi (2,052 km, 1,108 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 48,000 ft (15,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 4,870 ft/min (24.7 m/s)

Armament

  • Hardpoints: 2 with a capacity of 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs or rockets (AT-33),
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