Project Description

Canadair T-33 Silver Star LN-DPS 133599 | Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron

  • STATUS: Airworthy
  • LOCATION: Rygge Air Force Base, Norway
  • OWNER: Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
  • ROLE: Jet Trainer
  • BUILT: 
  • LENGTH:  11.48 m/37 ft 8 in
  • WINGSPAN: 12.93 m/42 ft 5 in
  • ENGINE: Rolls-Royce Nene 10 turbojet, 22 kN (5000 lb)
  • MAXIMUM SPEED:  570 mph
  • RANGE: 1,275 miles/2,050 km
  • ARMAMENT:2 Hardpoints with a capacity of 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs or rockets

Canadair T-33 Silver Star LN-DPS 133599 is a CANADAIR license built CT-133 purchased from the USA in 2012 which arrived in Norway after a ferry flight over the Atlantic the same year. The aircraft was transferred to the Norwegian civil aircraft register and given the registration LN-DPS.

The Canadair T-33 Silver Star was the Canadian license-built version of the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star jet trainer aircraft (T-bird), in service from the 1950s to 2005. The Canadair CT-133 is the result of a 1951 contract to build T-33 Shooting Star Trainers for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The powerplant would be a Rolls-Royce Nene 10 turbojet instead of the Allison J33 used by Lockheed in the production of the original T-33. A project designation of CL-30 was given by Canadair and the name was changed to Silver Star. The appearance of the CT-133 is very distinctive due to the large fuel tanks usually carried on each wingtip. A total of 656 CT-133 aircraft were built by Canadair.

This is the only airworthy T-33 in Europe and is owned by the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron.

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