T-33A Shooting Star
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
The Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star was the trainer version of the F-80 fighter. The fuselage of the F-80 was lengthend 38 inches and a second seat added under the lengthend canopy to become the T-33A trainer. It was America's first jet trainer and first entered service in 1948.
Production continued until August 1959 after 5,691 T-33s had been delivered from factories in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The T-33A Trainer have taught many Air Force pilots basic fighter maneuvering skills; air combat tactics and low level flight skills.
In addition to its use as a trainer, the T-33 has been used for such tasks as reconnaissance and drone controller, and in some countries even as a combat aircraft. The T-33 is one of the world's best known aircraft, having served with the air forces of more than 20 different countries for almost 40 years. Some planes are still in use throughout the world.
- Fully engraved panel lines & rivet details.
- Highly detailed cockpit interior & landing gear bay.
- Authentic decals included.