Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star ‘54439’

  • Description

    c/n 580-9883. Built 1956, retired 1978. On display at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museums (NELSAM), Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, UK. 11th September 2017. The following history for ‘146’ is from the very informative NELSAM website:- “T-33A 55-4439 was delivered to France in 1956 with the Section de Laison et Vol Sans Visibilite, (Communications and Instrument Rating Flight) of 13 Escarde de Chasse (EC) at Lahr in Germany. EC.13 was at that time receiving F-86K Sabres, but returned to France to Colmar in April 1957. At an unknown date (probably 1962), '4439 was transferred to the SLVSV of EC.7 at Metz, where it was coded '7-DE'. During the late Sixties it was with the SLVSV of EC.2 coded '2-HE', based at Dijon and from there on to the instrument rating school, 338 Centre d'Entrainment en Vols Sans Visibilitie at Nancy coded '338-HB'. By late 1972 it had moved to the Strategic Bomber OCU, 328 Centre d'Instruction des Forces Ariennes Strategiques, flying with that units third squadron, Escadron de Transformation ed d'Instruction 3/328 with the code 'WI'. During this time, it was used for training at the 328 CIFAS base at Bordeaux, but also detached from time to time to various Mirage bomber squadrons for use as a 'Hack'. '4439 was eventually retired from active service and flown to Sculthorpe, England on 25th January 1978 for disposal. On 5th June 1979 it was dismantled and transported to Sunderland for NEAM.”
  • Owner

    Hawkeye UK
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/65001151@N03/24844550957/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 7 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2017-09-11T16:09:57
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