Shooting Star

Lockheed Shooting Star – Chantilly, Virginia

One of my favorites of the early military jet age, the Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star at the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center is an immaculate and utterly gleaming exhibit example. I like the softer lines of it… they remind me of other 1950s industrial design icons – like those from Raymond Loewy, the industrial designer for the famous Greyhound Scenicruiser bus, the Pennsylvania Railroad S1 steam locomotive, the current Air Force One livery, and many others. Truly, the aircraft just glows in the space where they have placed it.

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Photo info:
Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
National Air and Space Museum
Chantilly, Virginia
November 2018
Kodak T-Max 100 film
Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH lens
Leica M3 35mm film camera

2 thoughts on “Shooting Star

  1. The first jet fighter plane after WWII, but were no match for the MIG-15 and 17 in Korea. That gave rise to the F-86 by North American Rockwell. The T-33 was used a lot around here in the 60s into the early 70s, mostly to train Air Guard pilots. They eventually got sent to the boneyard.

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