Leading Edge 32.26: 1/32 CT-133, Grey Scheme

Units: Various




Scott Van Aken

Note: Also Available in  1/72 and 1/48scale

One of the longest operators of the T-33 Shooting Star was the Canadian Air Force. Built by Canadair as the CT-133, most of these aircraft had a more powerful engine that can be identified by an additional small exhaust on the upper rear fuselage. in the last decade or so of service, the Canadian T-33 fleet was painted in an overall semi-gloss grey scheme of FS 26173, a rather dark shade. Those areas where glare might be a problem were in the matte of the same shade. This is not the same as the earlier two grey scheme, which faded quite a bit.

This particular sheet is designed for the new Czech Model 1/32 Shooting Star kit and provides markings to do any one aircraft from 414, 417, 434 or 439 squadron. The set includes full stencils as well as wing walk areas and the protective grey tape for the leading edge of the flight surfaces. What isn't shown is a canopy mask that is also part of the set.

Like all Leading Edge sheets, the instructions are first rate  and the decals themselves superbly printed in Canada.

It makes for an excellent option to the kit decals and is one that no 1/32 Canadian AF fan should be without.

January 2011

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