KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 11705 posts, RR: 52 Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5253 times:
I know Boeing has two T-33As they still use as chase airplanes. There are several T-33s/CT-133s around the world in private hands that are also still flyable. The only Air Force I can think of that still might operate the T/AT-33 is the Bolivian Air Force (FAB). According to wiki (I know, I know) they still operate 17 of them as attack trainers. These aircraft were bought from the RCAF and are actually AT-33 Mk. IIIs.
yeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 526 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3339 times:
Took a quick look at Google maps and saw what appears to be 3 and a half T-33's at El Alto Int. airport in LaPaz. They're at the north side of the airport just south of Av alfonso Ugarte and Av Juan Pablo II. Don't know how old the picture is or if in fact they are indeed T-33's.
The white airplane is not a T-33/CT-133, it is a light twin of about the same size, perhaps a C-401/-402. But the other 2.5s do look like T-33s. The half airplane may be having an engine change, as to change the engine on a T-33 the aft fuselarge and tail is actually removed for the aircraft. The seems to be a lot of abandoned/parked military and civilian airplanes pushed off ramps and taxiways onto dirt/grass.
yeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 526 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3201 times:
The other T-33 I was referencing is the one southwest of the other 2.5, in front of a different hangar. The weirdest thing I spotted was directly east of my linked pict. It looks like some sort of autocross course.
ptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3766 posts, RR: 20 Reply 11, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3173 times:
Fascinating place. For a moment I thought the half aircraft was a propeller trainer, facing west and lacking its tailplane. But I guess it's a half T-33 alright. I'd say it's a wreck though and not undergoing an engine change.
Between the two T-33s and the third one on the roadside is a preserved aircraft, nose-up on a pole. I guess it's a T-33 as well, it certainly has tip tanks.
[Edited 2012-06-05 16:49:02]
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