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F-94 Starfire

The two-place F-94 Starfire jet was developed from the twin-seat T-33 trainer, which in turn was based on the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening the fuselage slightly more than three feet to accommodate a second cockpit. Originally designated the TF-80C, the T-33 made its first flight in March 1948. Production continued until August 1959 with 5,691 T-33s built.

Specifications

Manufacturer: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Span: 37 ft .6 in.
Length: 37 ft. 8 in.
Height: 11 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 15,000 lbs. max
Armament: Two .50-cal. machine guns in nose
Engines: Allison J-33 of 5,400 lbs. thrust
Crew: Two
Crew:Two
Cost:$123,000
Maximum speed: 525 mph.
Cruising speed: 455 mph.
Range: 1,000 miles
Service Ceiling: 45,000 ft.

T-33

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