T-33A Shooting Star

By: Italeri

Type: Minis Box Set

Product Line: Model Kits - Aircraft/Helicopters (1:72) (Italeri)

MSRP $35.99

Product Info

T-33A Shooting Star
Publish Year
NKG Part #
MFG. Part #
Minis Box Set
Age Range
14 Years and Up


Skill Level 3.

The subsonic two-seater jet trainer T-33 Shooting Star played an important role in the operational training of many military pilots during the ‘50s. It was developed on the airframe of the single-seat fighter P-80, from which it differed by having a longer fuselage. The design was simple and practical with the famous "T" shape characterized by its straight and low wing. The United States Air Force used the T-33 to perform advanced pilot training tasks until the early 1960s when it was progressively replaced by the most advanced T-38 Talon. Compared to P-80, the T-33 adopted a lighter armament formed by only 2 0.50 (12.7 mm.) machine guns). Its reliability has allowed the T-33 to obtain rapid diffusion in numerous air forces that employed the plane not only for training activities but also in operational missions. The last T-33s in service flew until the 2000s.

Decals for 6 versions:

  • USAF, s/n 570590, 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Minot AFB, North Dakota, 1978
  • JB-398, Luftwaffe, Jagdgeschwader 72, 1st Staffel, Leck AB, 1960
  • AMI, MM 51-17488 (36-67), 36th Stormo, 636ma Squadriglia, Gioia del Colle AB, 1960
  • Armee De L'Air, Groupement Ecole 314, Tours AB, 1962
  • Ejercito De L'Aire, 41st Grupo De Fuerzas Aereas, Saragoza, 1975
  • Polemiki Aeroporia, 342th Mira, Tanagra AB, 1996

    Models are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required.
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