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Painted in a special colour scheme to celebrate achieving 10,000 flying hours since the 1950s, Canadair CT-133 Silver Star of the 1st Canadian Air Group is pictured on static display at the RAF Finningley Air Show 1983. The CT-133 is a Canadian license-built version of the Lockheed T-33A jet trainer but is 50 mph faster and has a longer range than the American original due to its more efficient Rolls-Royce Nene engine.

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canadair, ct 133, silver star 3, 133345, t 33a n, 1 cag, 1st canadian air group, caf, canadian armed forces, jet, trainer, communications, aircraft, aeroplane, airplane, classic, vintage, special paint scheme, static, parked, chocked, raf finningley

My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is http://www.oscarpix.co.uk

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  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 1 year ago

    Amazing looking aircraft, love the tail art. Great image the addition of the flying display team just adds to it, The Red Arrows perhaps?

  • Yep! They’re the Reds all right! The Canadians claimed that this aircraft was the world’s only flying Kiwi!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Great Image Colin. Like the ‘Reds’ in the background. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted! Yep, I think the “Dead Sparrows” made the shot.

    – Colin Smedley

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