Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star by Buckwhite

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The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star is an American-built jet trainer aircraft. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948, piloted by Tony LeVier. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. It was used by the U.S. Navy initially as TO-2 then TV-2, and after 1962, T-33B. Despite its vintage, the venerable T-33 still remains in service worldwide.


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  • Phil Woodman
    Phil Woodmanover 2 years ago

    Nice shot, were these the planes used in the William Holden movie, the bridges of Toko Ri or something…many many years ago when I was in High School.

  • Thanks Phil. I have not seen this movie (at least I do not remember seeing it), but you are right it is “The Bidges at Toko-Ri” with William Holden.

    – Buckwhite

  • Sorry – pressed reply too soon….
    Thanks Phil. I have not seen this movie (at least I do not remember seeing it), but you are right it is “The Bidges at Toko-Ri” with William Holden – he played LT Henry Brubaker.The movie was shot using USS Oriskany (CV-34), a 27,100-ton Essex-class aircraft carrier, standing in as the fictional USS Savo Island. The aircraft that Brubaker and his squadron fly is the F9F-2 Panther
    The squadron represented in the film is Fighter Squadron 192, VF-192, “The Golden Dragons.” The squadron still exists today as Strike Fighter Squadron 192, VFA-192, an F/A-18 Hornet squadron now known, due to its part in the film, as the “World Famous Golden Dragons”.

    The jets in this movie were Grumman F9F Panther.
    The Grumman F9F Panther was the manufacturer’s first jet fighter and one of the U.S. Navy’s first successful carrier-based jet fighters. The Panther was the most widely used U.S. Navy jet fighter of the Korean War, flying 78,000 sorties and scoring the first air-to-air kill by the US Navy in the war, the downing of a North Korean Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter. Total F9F production was 1,382, with several variants being exported to Argentina. The Panther was the first jet aircraft used by the Blue Angels flight team, being used by them from 1949 through to late 1954.

    – Buckwhite

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Nicely taken. – Ted

  • Thanks much Ted.

    – Buckwhite

  • hanforddennis
    hanforddennisover 2 years ago

    I hadn’t seen this one. That jet was really impressive. Great shot of it in action.

  • Thanks Dennis.

    – Buckwhite

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