Canadair CT-133

The Lockheed T33 was the first jet plane destined to be a trainer of future jet fighter pilots. Known by pilots as the ‘T-Bird’ or just ‘T’, it was actually a two-seat development of the F-80 ‘Shooting Star’ (the first North American operative jet). The T33 would be one of the most famous trainers ever. Thousand of pilots received training in this aircraft and it served in tens of countries besides the USA. Canadair built a licensed copy of the Lockheed version for the CRAF, known as the CT-133.  This version is notably powered by the Rolls-Royce Nene 10 turbojet instead of the lower powered Allison J33 on the American models.

Our Target Canadair CT-133


We are currently negotiating to acquire this beautiful Canadair CT-133.  She is currently resting in Kitchner, ON.   We hope to be bringing it to flight status shortly, and then bring her back to Detroit.

Specifications (T-33A)

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two

  • Length: 37 ft 9 in (11.49 m)

  • Wingspan: 38 ft 10.5 in (11.86 m)

  • Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.57 m)

  • Empty Weight: 8,300 lb (3,775 kg)

  • Max Take-Off Weight: 15,100 lb (6,865 kg)

  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison J33-A-35 Centrifugal Compressor Turbojet, 5,400 lbf (23 kN)


  • Max Speed: 600 mph (970 km/h)

  • Range: 1,275 mi ferry (2,050 km)

  • Service Ceiling: 48,000 ft (14,600 m)

Armament (Military Configuration)

  • Guns: 2 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) Browning M3 machine guns with 350 rpg

  • Hardpoints: 2 with a capacity of 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs or rocket pods

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