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Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (N161AZ)
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Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (N161AZ)



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Tom Glass
Wow, great air to air!
ken kemper
Pic of the Week Junglejett in my opinion

Well Done
Rich Pelkowski
During the mid to late 1960s, the USAF utilized the T-33 to evaluate Air Traffic Control services as well as navigation aids to flight. The T-33 aircraft utilized for evaluation purposes were distinguished by their orange tip tanks.
Keith Brown
Back in the mid-80s I was stationed at Clark AB, Philippines and there was a squadron of these (still) operating as "aggressors" for DCAT during Cope Thunder exercises I believe... Derivative of the P-80, USA's first real operational jet fighter, so it was gratifying to see them still being used. Now, the C-130 (which I crewed) and the B-52, are another story, LOL.
Elwood Strand
Great airplane
jesse kyzer
great Pic!
Anyone know what happened to Fowler (Big Dog) Cary's T33 NX556RH? He passed away in 2019 and was a favorite at airshows.
Paul Nichols
My first jet training flight as an NFO (Naval Flight Officer) 1962!
Ted Johansen
I was stationed at Davis Monthan in 1971. I was an aircraft electrician. It became an A-7D training base after the F-4s were moved out. The A-7s had an engine bearing issue that grounded all of them. They pulled some of the T-33s out of the boneyard and got them flying to give the A-7 pilots some stick time. This could be one of the units pulled from the boneyard.
JunglejettPhoto Uploader
This is a T-33 Mk. 3, a Canadian variant of the T-Bird. Note the small exhaust port above and to the left of the stars and bars on the fuselage. That is one indication of its Canadian heritage. It is the exhaust for a fan on the Rolls Royce Nene-10 engine. More powerful than the original J-33. Also of note is the single piece windscreen. This is indicative of the T-33 having gone through AUP (Avionics Upgrade Program). Twenty-Seven tails were upgraded in the mid-90's with "new" avionics, new ejection seats, a single piece windscreen and basically, completely overhauled from tip to tail. This airplane, besides being a Canadian variant, faithfully replicates a T-33 from the Arizona Air National Guard's 197th Fighter Squadron of the 1950's. It supplemented the units F-86A's, F-86L's and then finally, the F-104. It was taken out of AZANG service in the early 1960's. The Arizona Aviation Historical Group currently operates the airplane. Look them up on Facebook and Insta!
Steven Felton
Gotta love the Cobra
ANV no BRAZIL Conhecida como T-33 estava no esquadrão da Base Aérea do RECIFE - PERNAMBUCO - BRAZIL em meados das Decadas de 1960 e 1970.
John Giambone
Killer Shot!


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