Lockheed T-33A / RT-33A / Canadair CT-133 Silver Star


  • Role: Trainer / Multipurpose
  • Dimensions: Wingspan 11.85 m, length 11.48 m, height 3.53 m
  • Engine: 1 x  Allison J-33A-35 (4.600 lbf of thrust)
  • Armament: 2 × 0.5in BROWNING M3 machine gun, 2.000 lb of bomb payload
  • Crew: 2
  • Number in service: 154
  • Country of Manufacture: USA, Canada
  • Years in service: 1951 – 2000

The T-33 became the first jet to be used by the Hellenic Air Force in 1951. Additional items, some of which manufactured in Canada, were received in 60s and 70s. It was which as a trainer, until its replacement by the T-2E, equipping the 361, 221 and 222 Training Squadrons and the 366, 367 and 368 Training Flights. For many years the T-33 were painted in silver, until the early 70s when they were painted in “Vietnam” camouflage. The exceptions were some airplanes of 222 Squadron which were used for target towing and were painted in orange. The last T-33s were retired in 2000.