USS Intrepid Air/space museum New York

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USS Intrepid Air/space museum New York

Postby BrIAN332 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:47 pm

Hey lads just thought id share some of my pics that i took while in New York recently when i visited the Aircraft carrier USS Intrepid which is now an exhibition and museum and has on board some great airplanes and helicopters.Also on board is the space shuttle Enterprise which was the prototype NASA used which paved the way for the space shuttle program.

Aircraft on board the carrier included an F 14 Tomcat, F 4 Phantom, A 12 Blackbird, Bell AH-1 Cobra, Sikorsky Sea Guardian helicopter amongst others.

Launched in 1943 the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid served in WW2 and Vietnam, surviving kamikaze attacks and also a torpedo attack.She also served as a NASA astronaut recovery vessel before being retired in 1974.

The USS Intrepid is now berthed on the Hudson River as the Intrepid Sea,Air and Space Museum.

Hope ye enjoy the pics :)

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Inside the carrier which houses the Space Shuttle Enterprise
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Some model kits etc of the shuttle on display
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Tribute to the two Shuttles Columbia and Challenger which where tragically lost
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Restoration being carried out on board of An F3 Demon

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Giant models of the USS Intrepid in her heyday inside the carrier

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Cheers, Brian :o)b

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Re: USS Intrepid Air/space museum New York

Postby Spud » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:52 am

Very nice Brian, [smilie=pdt_popc1.gif]
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Re: USS Intrepid Air/space museum New York

Postby DAVY » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:30 pm

Great photos there Brian :) Davy

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Re: USS Intrepid Air/space museum New York

Postby Vinny » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:59 pm

Really enjoyed these photos Brian, thanks for posting them. It certainly has a lot to offer and it's definitely on my places to visit list.

I didn't realise The Enterprise was inside the carrier. That must have been some sight to see. I think that would be the highlight for me. They have the Concorde on display there too don't they?

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Re: USS Intrepid Air/space museum New York

Postby Simson » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:48 am

3 wishes in one:
*seeing, walking on and in a carrier
*space shuttle
*lots of planes

very nice visit, hope to do that myself if I ever get there!

Dennis

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Re: USS Intrepid Air/space museum New York

Postby martay » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:29 pm

Wow nice pics brian thanks for posting, my faves are the choppers that mig with the cool camo and top of the list to see would be the sr71 how cool ya must have had a great day there, great to see all that in one place man cheers.
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Re: USS Intrepid Air/space museum New York

Postby BrIAN332 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:43 pm

Glad ye enjoyed the pics lads,the Intrepid is an absolutely amazing attraction and was great to be on board a carrier with so much history and the display of aircraft is just class and great variation and the Space Shuttle Enterprise was just brilliant to see up close.

Vinny wrote:

I didn't realise The Enterprise was inside the carrier. That must have been some sight to see. I think that would be the highlight for me. They have the Concorde on display there too don't they?

Thanks!
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I think the Enterprise is only there since 2012 Vinny, i didnt manage to get pics of the Concorde unfortunately as my battery was going dead :evil: , but saw her alright, and there is also a submarine docked next to the Intrepid,overall an excellent museum and exhibition and really well laid out and displayed.Highly recommended.

Cheers, Brian :o)b


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