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T-33A/RT-33A Shooting Star

T-33A/RT-33A Shooting Star Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review April 2021 Title T-33A/RT-33A Shooting Star
Author Federico Anselmino Publisher Aviation Collectables
Published 2014 ISBN 9788890523151
Format 68 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $24.95


The West’s most important post-WWII jet trainer gets full-on “Italian Aviation Series” treatment in this installment of the colorful range.

Available North America from Casemate, T-33A/RT-33A Shooting Star totals 68 pages – including covers. And sandwiched therein, author Federico Anselmino recaps Italy’s use of the landmark F-80 derivative in both Italian and English.

The compact, picture-packed chronicle also sports color and B&W photos, detail shots, color artwork, tech-manual excerpts, and even period advertising. The profiles alone provide plenty of potent project potential.

Seeking colorful T-Bird schemes? Seek here!

Extended, explanatory captions accompany images. And technical data, acknowledgements, and references conclude contents. But the model build of Heller’s classic 1:72-scale kit is a bit dated.


With thanks to Casemate Publishing for the review copy!