The T-33 Thunderbird was the training variant of the U.S. Air Force's first production jet fighter, the F/P-80 Shooting Star. Originally designed by "Kelly" Johnson during WWII, the P-80 went from drawing board to airborne in a record 150 days! One of the most successful aircraft in history, the T-33 has flown in the air forces of over 30 nations. Over 6500 were produced between 1949-59.
Originally printed by Lockheed and the U.S.A.F., this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified 'Restricted', the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.
82 pages, 8.5x11, b&w interior, color cover, softbound.