Lockheed T-33 / Canadair CL-30. Photo. Characteristics.
Lockheed T-33 / Canadair CL-30. Photo. Characteristics.

Lockheed T-33 / Canadair CL-30. Photo. Characteristics.

USA / Canada

A type: Single-engine training aircraft

Crew: Two pilots are arranged one behind the other

The most widely used worldwide jet training aircraft T-33 (which branched off from the Canadian aircraft CL-30) was 1950-ies built at about 6750 copies. Based on the first tactical jet fighter US Air Force - Aircraft F-80 «Shuting Star" - a prototype of the T-33 was extended plane F-80, equipped with a second seat and a long flashlight. The first copies were designated TF-80C and entered service in the US Air Force at the end of 1940-ies to replace older aircraft T-6 Texan.

Nicknamed "T-bird» after the new designation of T-33, the training aircraft soon became so successful that he collected on the number of aircraft surpassed the F-80. By the end of production in the early 1950-ies were built 1718 copies innovative fighter. Selection of aircraft T-33 as the primary jet trainer aircraft the US Air Force has led the US Navy to the conclusion that they could benefit from the use of this aircraft, and 700 aircraft "T-bird» has been modified for the Navy under the designation T0-2 (later TV-2) «Sea Star» (SeaStar).

Like Kawasaki in Japan, Canada obtained a license to produce its own aircraft, replacing the J33-A-35 TRD from Ellison to the NIN 10 engine of Rolls-Royce. For 1952-1959 years, the production of the CL-30 aircraft amounted to 656 copies, and although the last T-33 aircraft were decommissioned by the Training Aviation Command in 1974, the ST-133 aircraft (which received the surviving copies) continue to serve all Decreasing quantity, solving the tasks of electronic countermeasures, towing targets, and also as a general-purpose aircraft.

Basic data


  • Length: 11,48 m
  • Wingspan: 11,85 m
  • Height: 3,55 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 3667 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 6551 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 960 km / h
  • Range: 2165 km

Power point: J33-A-35 company "Allison" and "Ning» 10 company "Rolls Royce"

Power: 23,16 and 22,71 kN thrust respectively

Date of first flight:

  • March 22 1948 year (aircraft TF-80C)

Surviving airworthiness modifications: Dry-Z Africa T / B, RT-33A, TV-2, CL-30 Mk 3-133 and CT