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.