Lockheed T-33 Thunderbird
colours and markings
Michal Ovčáčík, Karel Susa
With its roots in the successful P-80 Shooting Star jet fighter, the Lockheed T-33, popularly known as the T-Bird, became the USAF’s standard advanced trainer of the 1950s. Almost 5,700 T-33As were built for the USAF and USN, of which more than 1,000 were transferred to NATO Allies and others to a number of smaller air forces worldwide, and the aircraft were also licence-built in Canada and Japan. The type’s operational service spanned well over 40 years, thus reaching an amazing record in longevity.
The “Dozen Set” line of handbooks is aimed especially at scale modellers. Each title describes twelve particular aeroplanes, documented by period photos, and also brings useful detailed shots which can be utilised in finishing the models.
The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers’ convenience. Three variants of this title are available, one including 1/32 scale decal sheet (MKD32008; 2x 250x200 mm sheets), one 1/48 scale decals (MKD48008; 1x 250x200 mm sheet) and another with 1/72 transfers (MKD72008; 1x 200x150 mm sheet).
Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: US Air Force (2x), US Navy (1x), US Marine Corps (1x), Royal Canadian Air Force (1x), Canadian Armed Forces (1x), Japanese Ar Self Defence Force (1x), Luftwaffe (1x), Royal Netherlands Air Force (1x), Belgian Air Force (1x), French Air Force (1x) and Spanish Air Force (1x).