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1/48 T-33A “Shooting Star” from Great Wall Hobby

Early Version T-33A

Great Wall Hobby – Nr. L4819 – 1:48

Great wall hobby is bringing one of the favorites among the jet lovers, the Lockheed T-33A trainer jet. A Little history cortesy of Wiki:

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is an American jet trainer aircraft. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948 piloted by Tony LeVier. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. It was used by the U.S. Navy initially as TO-2 then TV-2, and after 1962, T-33B. Originally designated the TF-80C, the T-33 made its first flight on 22 March 1948 with U.S. production taking place from 1948 to 1959. A total of 6,557 Shooting Stars were produced, 5,691 by Lockheed, 210 by Kawasaki and 656 by Canadair. As of 2015, Canadian-built examples were still in-service with the Bolivian Air Force.

About the kit:

The kit consist of :

112 parts in medium grey plastic; seven parts in clear plastic; one decal sheet. Surface textures are truly state-of-the-art. The panel lines are very detailed and very fine. These are supplemented by rows of rivets and other relevant surface features.


Decal Selection are:

1. T-33A s/n 53-4892, 78th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Hamilton AB, California, 1957
2. T-33A s/n 51-17481, JA-395, 2 Staffel, JG 71 “Richthofen”, Alhorn, West Germany, 1961
3. T-33A s/n MM55-3076, CR-20, Reparto Radiomisure Aeronautica Militare Italiano, Pratica di Mari, Rome, 1964


Pedro Negron
Pedro Negron

Started with modeling kits at age of 7 with the Monogram Missouri, continue at age of 12 with the Testor F-14 and many other kits until University, work and marriage put at stop at it. Now I’m back working with kits since 2010, and dealing with every type from Tanks to Scifi, and experimenting a lot with the paintings and weathering looking to achieve life-like models.