The Lockheed T-33 Silver Star is a trainer aircraft built by the United States in the late 1940s.
It is in fact a development of the Lockheed P-80/F-80 Shooting Star. More than 6,500 of them were built and the T-33 was used to train pilots in about 30 different countries. It is still in use around the world.
The Barnstormer polo presented here is based on one of the 656 examples of CT-133 produced under license in Canada in 1954 by Canadair, it takes the colors of the T-33 of the fighter pilot training squadrons based in Meknes, Morocco from 1951 and more particularly the livery of the famous cartoon character Michel Tanguy who obtained on board his first aerial victory in the book "Tanguy et Laverdure, l'école des Aigles" (Tanguy and Laverdure, the school of the eagles) published in 1959.
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