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A USAF T-33 Trainer.

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Lens: AFNikkor 28~105mm D Lens. Camera: Nikon D70 Photo Location: McMinnville, Oregon Museum ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/640s Aperture: F13.5.

 

Manual Priority Mode with Multi-Segment Metering.  Plse view large.  Thnx.  TT

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Tony, that is an F-5, not a Shooting Star.



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Tony, that is an F-5, not a Shooting Star.

 

Peter, you are correct.  I am wrong on two points.  #1, it is a Northrup F5 as is indicated by the single canopy.  #2, The T-38 is very similar however it is a two seater, not one.  Thanks very much for your much valued assistance sir.  :))

 

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Y'all are indeed, correct.  Camo scheme and the Soviet style nose numbers, would seem to indicate that this was an "Aggressor" plane, flown by the instructor cadre at the USAF's version* of the Navy's "Top Gun" school.  Nellis AFB, Nevada, if I'm not mistaken?

 

(*..  I'm drawing a blank on the USAF's name for their similar school.  I'll look it up later, promise!)

 

F-5s had a bit more thrust than their T-38 cousins, too.  With the leading edge fillets from the wing to the fuselage, you can really see the genesis of the later YF-17 & subsequent F/A-18.  

 

Envy.  I'm doing well to push a Grumman Cheetah four-place single around the VFR pattern on a calm day.  lol