LOCKHEED SHOOTING STAR Series

SHOOTING STAR Series SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, California, USA
(Designed by Lockheed "Skunk" Works)
Models: Model 080, 140, 141, 245, 380, 480, 580, 680, 780, 880,
980, 1080
Designations: P-80; T-33; F-94; F-14, F-80, F-97, T-1, TO, TV, T2V,
CT-133 (CAF)
Names: Shooting Star; SeaStar (T2V), Starfire (F-94),
Silver Star (RCAF)
First official flight: (XP-80) 08/01/1944
(TP-80C) 22/03/1948
(YF-94) 16/04/1949
Factory production period: 1943 - 1959
Primary service period: 1945 - 1960's
Last official flight: (T-33A) 09/1987

SHOOTING STAR Series VARIANTS

P-80 Shooting Star

1944 Model 140 XP-80 1  
1944 Model 141 XP-80A 2  
1944 Model 080 YP-80A 13 Total: 0016
         
1945 Model 080 P-80A 563  
1946 Model 080 FP-80A 114 Total: 0677
         
1946 Model 080 P-80B 240 Total: 0240
         
1948 Model 080 P-80C 798 Total: 0798

Grand Total: 1731

T-33 Shooting Star

1948 Model 580 T-33A 5771  
1956 Model 1080 T2V-1 150 Grand Total: 5921
1952 Foreign built - Canada:
Model CL-30
Silver Star Mk. 3 656  
1956 Foreign built - Japan:
Kawasaki Model: ?
T-33A 210 Grand Total: 0866

F-94 Starfire

1949 Model 780 F-94A 110  
1950 Model 780 F-94B 355 Total: 0465
         
1950 Model 880 YF-97A 2  
1951 Model 880 F-94C 387 Total: 0389

Grand Total: 0854

 

GRAND TOTAL: 9372

SHOOTING STAR Series PRODUCTION

P-80 Shooting Star

XP-80
Prototype single-seater jet fighter with British
Goblin turbojet.
Produced 1943

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

44-83020 140-1001

Total: 0001

XP-80A
As XP-80, fuselage redesign, engine upgrade.
Produced 1944

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

44-83021, 44-83022 141-1001, 1002

Total: 0002

YP-80A
As XP-80A, reduced weight, service test aircraft.
Produced 1944

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

44-83023 / 44-83035 080-1002 / 1014

Total: 0013

P-80A
As YP-80A, engine upgrade, wingtip tanks, various
improvements. 38 delivered as FP-80A.
Redesignated as F-80A in 1948, many later
upgraded to F-80B standard.
Produced 1944 - 1946

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

44-84992 / 44-85491 080-1015 / 1514  
45-8301 / 45-8363 080-1515 / 1577 Total: 0563
2500 additional airframes cancelled.

FP-80A
As P-80A, photo reconn. version with
long nose. 38 also delivered from P-80A.
Original designation was F-14A.
Redesignated as RF-80A in 1948.
Produced 1946 - 1947

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

45-8364 / 45-8477 080-1578 / 1691

Total: 0114

P-80B
As P-80A, engine upgrade, minor changes.
Original designation was P-80Z.
Redesignated as F-80B in 1948.
Produced 1947 - 1948

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

45-8478 / 45-8717 080-1692 / 1931

Total: 0240

83 additional airframes cancelled.

P-80C
As P-80B, engine / armament upgrade.
Redesignated as F-80C in 1948 with last 625
delivered as such.
Produced 1948 - 1950

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

47-171 / 47-224 080-1932 / 1985  
47-525 / 47-604 080-1986 / 2065  
47-1380 / 47-1411 080-2066 / 2097  
48-376 / 48-396 080-2099 / 2119  
48-863 / 48-912 080-2120 / 2169  
49-422 / 49-878 080-2170 / 2626  
49-1800 / 49-1899 080-2627 / 2726  
49-3597 / 49-3600 080-2727 / 2730 Total: 0798
C/n: 080-2098 cancelled, no s/n assigned.

(Model 680) F-80D - 1948, proposed engine upgrade, cancelled.
F-80E - Proposed version with swept wing and tail, cancelled.
(NA-137) P-80N - 1945, proposed NAA version of the P-80A, cancelled.
Model 380 / 480
- Various proposed naval versions, cancelled.

Grand Total: 1731

T-33 Shooting Star

T-33A
Tandem 2-seater training version of the F-80C.
Prototype flew as TP-80C (48-356), redesignated
as TF-80C with first 155 delivered as such.
Redesignated as T-33A in 1949. 3929 as T-33A,
85 as RT-33A, 699 to USN as TV-2, 1058 to MAP.
Produced 1947 - 1959

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

48-356 / 48-375 580-5001 / 5020  
48-913 / 48-920 580-5021 / 5028  
49-879 / 49-1006 580-5029 / 5156  
49-2757 / 49-2772 580-5157 / 5172  
50-320 / 50-454 mixed 580-5173 to 5307  
50-1272 / 50-1276
- All to foreign users under MAP.
580-5308 / 5312  
51-4019 / 51-4533 mixed 580-5313 to 5828  
51-6497 / 51-6957
- Some to foreign users under MAP.
580-5829 / 6289  
51-8506 / 51-9310
- Some to foreign users under MAP.
580-6290 / 7094  
51-16976 / 51-16995
- All or some to foreign users under MAP.
580-7095 / 7114  
51-17388 / 51-17556
- All or some to foreign users under MAP.
mixed 580-7115 to 7701  
52-9129 / 52-9975
- All or some to foreign users under MAP.
mixed 580-7183 to 8206  
53-2687 / 53-2780 mixed 580-7897 to 8224  
53-4886 / 53-6152 mixed 580-8225 to 9773  
54-1522 / 54-1618
- All or some to foreign users under MAP.
mixed 580-9139 to 9354  
54-2689 / 54-2728 mixed 580-9193 to 9290  
54-2950 / 54-2955
- All or some to foreign users under MAP.
580-9450 / 9455  
54-4035, 54-4036
- Both to foreign users under MAP.
580-9686, 9687  
55-2979 / 55-3117
- Some to foreign users under MAP.
mixed 580-9476 to 9775  
55-4332 / 55-4456
- All or some to foreign users under MAP.
580-9776 / 9900  
55-4807 / 55-4810
- All or some to foreign users under MAP.
580-9901 / 9904  
55-4945 / 55-4962
- All or some to foreign users under MAP.
580-9905 / 9922  
56-1573 / 56-1649 580-9923 / 9999  
56-1650 / 56-1792 580-1000 / 1142  
56-3659 / 56-3694 580-1143 / 1178  
56-6848 / 56-6927
- 80 to Japan with new
c/n: KAC-1081 / KAC-1160.
580-1179 / 1258  
57-530 / 57-769 580-1259 / 1498  
58-0450 / 58-0710 580-1499 / 1759  
58-2094 / 58-2106 580-1760 / 1772 Total: 5771
C/n: 580-5285 cancelled, no s/n assigned.
110 additional airframes cancelled.


Nicknamed the "T-Bird", 5771 T-33A Shooting Star trainers were built.
Seen here is T-33A-1-LO, s/n: 53-5744, which was one of 105 T-33A's
that served with the Turkish Air Force from 1951 to 2000.
66 ex. RCAF Silver Stars also served designated as T-33A-N's.
Turkish Air Force Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

T2V-1 SeaStar
As L-245, production version for US Navy.
Redesignated as T-1A in 1962.
Produced 1955 - 1956

Lockheed Burbank, California (V)

BuNo.142261 / 142268 1080-1001 / 1008  
BuNo.142397 / 142399 1080-1009 / 1011  
BuNo.142533 / 142541 1080-1012 / 1020  
BuNo.144117 / 144216 1080-1021 / 1120  
BuNo.144735 / 144764 1080-1121 / 1150 Total: 0150
240 additional airframes cancelled.

 

Grand Total: 5921

Foreign built - Canada:
Silver Star Mk. 3

Canadair built version of the T-33A.
Redesignated as CT-133 in 1968 with
new CAF s/n: 133001 / 133656.
Produced 1952 - 1959

Canadair Ltd., Cartierville,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

(RCAF) 21001 / 21656 T33-1 / T33-656

Total: 0656

Foreign built - Japan:
T-33A

Kawasaki built version of the T-33A.
Produced 1956 - 1959

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Gifu, Japan

(JASDF) 61-5201 / 61-5230 ?  
(JASDF) 71-5231 / 71-5326 ?  
(JASDF) 81-5327 / 81-5397 ?  
(JASDF) 91-5398 / 91-5410 ? Total: 0210

 

Grand Total: 0866

F-94 Starfire

YF-94 Model 780, 1949, T-33A (48-356, 48-357), prototype 2-seater
jet fighter, engine upgrade, nose radar. Officially designated
as ETF-80C then ET-33A in 1949. New c/n: 780-5001, 5002.

F-94A
As YF-94, minor changes.
Produced 1949 - 1950

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

49-2479 / 49-2588 780-7001 / 7110

Total: 0110

F-94B
As YF-94B, minor changes.
Produced 1950 - 1952

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

50-805 / 50-876 780-7111 / 7182  
50-878 / 50-954 780-7184 / 7260  
51-5307 / 51-5512 780-7370 / 7575 Total: 0355

YF-97A
As F-94B, prototypes with engine upgrade,
redesigned wing, tail, rocket-pods. 50-955
first built as the co. owned L-188 demonstrator,
N94C (civil reg.). Redesignated as YF-94C in 1950.
Produced 1949 - 1950

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

50-877 780-7183  
50-955 780-7261
(new c/n: 880-8000)
Total: 0002

F-94C
As YF-94C, lengthened nose, RATO packs.
Original designation was F-97A.
Produced 1951 - 1954

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

50-956 / 50-1063 780-7262 / 7369
(new c/n: 880-8001 / 8108)
 
51-5513 / 51-5698 780-7576 / 7761
(new c/n: 880-8109 / 8294)
 
51-13511 / 51-13603 780-7762 / 7854
(new c/n: 880-8295 / 8387)
Total: 0387

(Model 980) YF-94D - 1951, ground attack version, prototype under
                                       construction, (51-13604), cancelled before completion.
                                       112 production F-94D aircraft cancelled.

Grand Total: 0854

SHOOTING STAR Series CONVERSIONS

P-80 Shooting Star

USAAF / USAF

XFP-80A 1 P-80A(44-85201), prototype reconn. conversion with lengthened nose
for camera installations, armament deleted.
XP-80B 1 P-80A(44-85200), 1946, prototype with engine / armament upgrade.
(XP-80R) 1 XP-80B, 1946, high-speed prototype with streamlining, engine upgrade.
DF-80A 1+ F-80A, conversions as drone directors.
QF-80A / C 105 F-80A / C, 1950, radio-controlled drone conversions.
(JQF-80A) 1 QF-80A, conversion for test duties.
(QF-80F) 1+ QF-80A / C, conversions for collecting radioactive cloud samples.
ERF-80A 1 F-80A, conversion to test camera mounted in nose section.
NF-80C 1 F-80C, permanent conversion with magnesium construction.
RF-80C 70 F-80A, 1951, photo reconn. conversions with "C" upgrades.
F-80C-11 137 F-80A, conversions to F-80C standard for training.
RF-80A's also converted as RF-80C-11.
RF-80C-12 117 F-80B, conversions to F-80C standard for training.
XF-14 1 YP-80A(44-83024), 1944, factory conversion reconn. prototype.
Later redesignated as XFP-80.

US Navy

TO-1 50 P-80C, 1948, factory delivered from USAF s/n as advanced trainers.
Assigned BuNo. 33821 / 33870.
3 P-80A also transferred as BuNo. 29667, 29668, 29689.
1 P-80B also transferred as BuNo. 29690.
(TV-1) 50 1950, redesignation of TO-1.

T-33 Shooting Star

USAF

AT-33A 1+ T-33A, close air support conversions for foreign air forces.
DT-33A 1+ T-33A, conversions as drone directors.
NT-33A 1+ T-33A, permanent conversions for special tests.
QT-33A 252 T-33A, 1968, conversions as US Navy drone aircraft.
Assigned BuNo. 155918 / 156169.
RT-33A 85 T-33A, factory delivered as single seater reconn. aircraft.


The RT-33A was a single seater reconnaissance version of the standard
T-33A jet trainer. The nose section was slightly modified as can be
seen in this photo of RT-33A-1-LO, s/n: 54-1543, in order to house the
camera mounted behind the glass panel just in front of the number "8".
24 RT-33A reconn. aircraft served with Turkey from 1952 to 1995.
Turkish Air Force Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

US Navy

TV-2 699 T-33A, 1949, factory delivered from USAF s/n as advanced trainers.
Original designation was TO-2, first 26 delivered as such.
Assigned BuNo. 124570 / 124585, 124930 / 124939, 126583 / 126626,
128661 / 128722, 131725 / 131888, 136793 / 136886, 137934 / 138097,
138977 / 139016, 141490 / 141558, 143014 / 143049.
(T-33B) 699 1962, redesignation of TV-2.
(TV-2D) 1+ TV-2, 1951, conversions as drone directors.
(DT-33B) 1+ 1962, redesignation of TV-2D.
(TV-2KD) 1+ TV-2, 1956, radio-controlled target drone conversions.
(DT-33C) 1+ 1962, redesignation of TV-2KD.
L-245 1 Model 245, Lockheed Trainer
T-33A(52-9255), 1953, company owned prototype with fuselage and
engine upgrade for USN carrier use. Became the T2V-1 SeaStar.
Assigned civil reg.: N125D.

Foreign Conversions

T-33A 47 T-33A, ex. USAF aircraft for Japan. Assigned JASDF s/n: 51-5601 / 51-5647.
Converted by Lockheed Aircraft Service Inc. (LAS), California.
T-33A-N 1+ ex. RCAF aircraft converted for NATO air arms.
Silver Star Mk. 1 20 T-33A, version for RCAF. Assigned RCAF s/n: 14675 / 14694.
Silver Star Mk. 2 1 T-33A, 1951, prototype to the Mk. 3. Assigned RCAF s/n: 14695.

F-94 Starfire

USAF

YF-94B 1 F-94A(49-2497), 1950, prototype factory conversion, various improvements.
DF-94C 1+ F-94C, conversion as guided missile testbed.
EF-94C 1 F-94C, conversion for "E"xperiemental testbed for cameras.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - F-80 / T-33 aircraft in service with a high number of air forces worldwide,
   including those in Latin American, Asian and European countries.
 - Skyfox, 1983, civilian T-33A conversion to serve as an affordable military
   trainer for poorer countries. Prototype was N221SF (civil reg.), no potential
   buyers were found.

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