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Video 6a showing Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star of the German Air Force taking off during the Open Day 6Jun59.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star:

The most widely used advanced trainer in the world, the Lockheed T-33 first flew in 1948 and was developed from the F-80C Shooting Star airframe.   It is estimated that some 90 per cent of the West's military jet pilots, and also friendly foreign pilots from other nations, trained on the T-33 during the 1950s and 1960s.   T-33 production totaled 5,691 in the United States alone; many others were built under licence in Canada and Japan.   A version adapted to carry underwing offensive stores was offered to small air arms in the counterinsurgency role.

T-33 Crew 2; Powerplant: one 2,449 Kg (5,400lb)thrust Allison 133-A-35 turbojet engine; Performance: Max speed 879 kph (546 mph); Endurance 3 hrs 7 mins; Service ceiling 14,630m (48,000ft).   Dimensions: wingspan 11.85m (38ft 10in), length 11.51m (37ft 10ins), height 3.56m (11ft 8in).   Weight: 6,551kg (14,442lb) loaded.   Armament: Two 12.7mm (0.50 in) machine guns.
(Thanks to "The Encyclopedia of Aircraft" by Robert Jackson).

There is no sound with this clip.   This clip runs for 7 secs.

(Thanks to Wilf Zucht for original film.)
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