Newark727
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Need help identifying a T-33 warbird

Mon May 08, 2017 12:52 am

On Friday the 5th this T-33 flew into Chino:
http://imgur.com/zZKLNjl
Anyone have the N-number on it? I couldn't find one in any of my photos, I can't remember the call sign it was using, and I was expecting to see it at the air show but didn't.

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Re: Need help identifying a T-33 warbird

Mon May 08, 2017 6:33 pm

Looks like it may be N993SC. Can anyone confirm?
 
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Re: Need help identifying a T-33 warbird

Mon May 08, 2017 7:01 pm

Not to hijack the thread, but how many remain operational, civilian or military use?
Per wiki:
- Bolivian Air Force 14 remain operational as of December 2015
- Boeing Commercial Airplanes (two Canadair T-33s, N109X and N416X)

And there must be a bunch of them in civilian hands, besides the two Boeing examples.
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Re: Need help identifying a T-33 warbird

Mon May 08, 2017 8:02 pm

According to the latest Combat Aircraft Monthly (June '17) Bolivia is the last military operator with four jets as of late-2016.
 
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Re: Need help identifying a T-33 warbird

Mon May 08, 2017 9:30 pm

angad84 wrote:
According to the latest Combat Aircraft Monthly (June '17) Bolivia is the last military operator with four jets as of late-2016.


Almost 60years after the last one left the factory, wow, just wow.

Image

http://defence-blog.com/news/bolivian-a ... rafts.html

So anyone know what happened to the replacement tender?
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Re: Need help identifying a T-33 warbird

Tue May 09, 2017 9:58 am

The replacement will probably be the Brazilian A-29 (Super Tucano) but there has been no actual progress yet.
 
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Re: Need help identifying a T-33 warbird

Tue May 09, 2017 2:27 pm

angad84 wrote:
The replacement will probably be the Brazilian A-29 (Super Tucano) but there has been no actual progress yet.


They only have on other jet, the K-8, would it not make more sense to get a real fighter instead. Some JAS-39 perhaps, are some second-hand examples available?
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