Aircraft | Lockheed T-33

 

Lockheed T-33A/N (42161) 'Silver Star' at Duxford - Click for Full Image

Airworthy Lockheed T-33A/N ('42161') 'Silver Star' at the Duxford September Air Show in 2002. This aircraft was built under licence by Canadair as a CL-30 and uses the Rolls-Royce Nene engine. Serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force with serial no 21261, and later 133261, this aircraft was originally brought to Duxford in 1973 by the late Ormond Haydon-Baillie. Flying as G-OAHB it wore a black and white livery with a large knight's helmet on it's forward fuselage. It was later sold and registered as G-JETT, spending time back in the USA it arrived back in the UK in the 1990's. Following and extensive restoration programme in the late 1990's it flew again in 2001. It is owned by the Golden Apple Trust, who also own North American F-86A Sabre (48-178), and is similarly operated by the Aircraft Restoration Company.

(Picture September 2002)


 

Lockheed T-33A (51-4286) at Duxford - Click for Full Image

Until recently in the American Air Museum at Duxford, is Lockheed T-33A (51-4286). It is now inside Hanger 4. This particular aircraft was accepted by the USAF in March 1952 and was soon operating with the Armee de l'Air in Europe. After 26 years operational service it was transferred to RAF Sculthorpe prior to being given to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford on permanent loan in 1978. Stored for many years, it was subject  to a restoration programme in the early 1990's and now is displayed in typical USAF markings.

(Picture March 2003)


 

Lockheed T-33A (51-449) displayed at Midland Air Museum - Click for Full Image

Lockheed T-33A (51-449), ex-French Air Force, displayed at Midland Air Museum in colours of USAF 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron based at Keflavik, Iceland.

(Picture March 2003)


  

Lockheed T-33A (17473), ex-French Air Force, displayed at Midland Air Museum - Click for Full Image

 

Lockheed T-33A (17473), ex-French Air Force, displayed at Midland Air Museum. It is being repainted in November 2002 to represent a Canadian aerobatic aircraft.

 

 (Picture November 2002)


 

Lockheed T-33A at Newark Air Museum - Click for Full Image

Lockheed T-33A (19036) at the Newark Air Museum was supplied to the French Air Force under the Military Aid Development Plan by the US Government in the 1950's. It arrived at RAF Sculthorpe for disposal in 1978 and was allocated on permanent loan to the Museum that same year.

(Picture September 2002)


 
Lockheed T-33A (16718) at Norwich - Click for Full Image

Lockheed T-33A (16718) at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum. This aircraft served with the French Air Force from the 1950's and was later registered to be supplied to Turkey but after failing to start at RAF Sculthorpe, was offered to the Museum. It is in superb condition and is a credit to the Museum.

(Picture August 2002)


 
Lockheed T-33A (55-4433) at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum - Click for Full Image

Lockheed T-33A (55-4433) at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum was supplied to the French Air Force under the Mutual Defence Aid Programme and served at Nancy and Bordeaux from 1956 to 1978. It had previously served in the USAF with the 20th FBG and 803rd ABG. It arrived from RAF Sculthorpe in 1978.

(Picture August 2002)


 

Lockheed CT-133A at Yorkshire Air Museum - Click for Full Image

Lockheed CT-133A (21417) at Yorkshire Air Museum is a Canadian built T-33 for the Royal Canadian Air Force. It was actually used for instrument training by Canadian forces in Germany. It was later a Gate Guard at Baden Soellingen, West Germany before arriving at Elvington in 1993.

(Picture February 2003)

   
 

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