Ct-133 Silver Star
CT-133 Silver Star
The Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (company model number CL-30) was the Canadian license-built version of the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star jet trainer aircraft, in service from the 1950s to 2005. The Canadian version was powered by the Rolls-Royce Nene 10 turbojet, whereas the Lockheed production used the Allison J33.
1998 marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the T-33 Silver Star. RCAF 417 Combat Support Squadron in Cold Lake, AB commemorated this date by painting one of its Silver Stars in a special anniversary paint scheme. This aircraft was purchased by the CH2A in 2000 and was delivered without engines. Despite being "only" a static display, it is one of the most popular aircraft in our hangar, especially with the kids.