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Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (33-0824) - I know its not a T-33 but flightaware didnt recognize P-80 for some reason.
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Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (33-0824)


I know its not a T-33 but flightaware didn't recognize P-80 for some reason.


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Steve Emery
My money says this is a Lockheed F-80 rather than the T-33. The cockpit canopy is too short to be a T-bird as is the distance from the leading edge of the wing to the leading edge of the air intake for the engine. Otherwise the two airplanes look pretty much alike. Lockheed put an 18 inch long plugh in the fuselage and extended the canopy to create the T-bird from the F-80. The photo isn't clear enough to see the nomenclature on the side of the fuselage which would give all the pertinent info needed for a proper I.D. That is IF the restorer put the correct info on after repainting the fuselage.
Steve, you are correct. This P-80C originally had a U.S. Air Force serial number, then transferred to the U.S. Navy as a TV-1...


"First is the Lockheed TV-1. The TV-1 BuNo 33824 was one of the U. S. Navy’s first jet aircrafts. The TV-1 was a P-80C Shooting Star. DVHAA has restored the TV-1 in USAF FT-824 colours as the Saggin’ Dragon."
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