Anyone want a used T-33?

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  1. evangilder

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    One of those would make a nice plane to fly in, if it was flyable. They were pretty rugged old birds with a big coffee grinder engine.
     
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    The Canadian built T-birds had Rolls-Royce Nene 10 engines, instead of Allison J33's.

    If only I had $57,000 and a way to transport it, not to mention a place to put it. :lol:
     
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    How is the fuel consumption? And how much the road tax?
    Does it matches a KLM or Delta coach? I need an alternative for the Linate-Hartsfield route...
     
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    Yep, but the Nene 10 engine is also a big coffee grinder engine (centrifugal compressor).
     
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    To bring them into the US you'll have to got through the BATF, prove they have no military equipment and pay the sales tax depending what state you're in (between 6-7%). Canadian T-33s are great birds and well maintained. Your looking at about 100 gallons an hour between start up climb and flight. I got about 3 hours in them and they're great ships, expensive to own and operate but they're solid....
     
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    Oh, I know. I was just being a smartass. I do that from time to time. :lol:


    (Tee-hee. :toothy5: )
     
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    I want a MiG-15.
     
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    Its a shame those T-33s wont fly unless somebody does something to restore them. I have only seen one T-33 (The Red Knight) in action. It was awesome watching him dive in then pulling up pulling of a series of victory rolls.
     
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    No there are several around. A guy by the name of Chuck Thornton has several and even does restoration. My father in law leased several from him when he ran the B-1 flight test program, these privately owned T-38s were used as chase planes until they got F-106s.

    Thornton Aircraft Company
     
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    I gotta find the site, but someone alerted me to F4 II Phantoms being sold at one time. I love the bird, so I was looking at the site. Problem though, I don't have the money to buy and opperate one. So....Donations for the poor and needy will be accepted (i.e. ME!) :lol:
     
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    I former employer had 4 of them we used for flight test work, those were leased from the USAF. I got to fly in them once in a while...
     
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    I don't know if it was bravado or not but most preferred the tb 1 rd with the nene engine
     
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    At least one might be able to afford the fuel for a T-38!
     
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    For fuel economy, you could buy this "warbird". ;)
     

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    :lol: Now that's a real fighter!!!
     
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    I have been meaning to post a pic of that plane for a while. Flyboyj and I saw that at Camarillo last year and got a laugh out of it. Even funnier because he noticed it as we taxied by in another 150!
     
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    Ha! Tactical grey with a shark mouth. Classic. :lol:
     
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