USS Midway Museum

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  1. syscom3

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    I took a trip to see this ship, down at San Diego. Here's the first five pics. A lot more to come.
     

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    Nice pics!
     
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    Nice pictures Sys. :thumbright:


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    Look forward to more!!:D
     
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    Nice pics sys!

    Keep 'em coming!

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    I love the Dauntless they have there... I could stare at it for hours. Something about it parked in a hanger deck waiting to fly.... wow
     
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    #9 syscom3, Nov 7, 2009
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    Heres the next set.

    If anyone has comments or questions, please ask. Especially if you were a bluejacket and can add to my comments.

    Picture 1: Hanger deck looking aft.

    Picture 2: Lots and lots of life jacket lockers all throught the hanger deck. Below these ones, is the "liguid gas" plant.

    Picture 3: Liguid nitrogen is produced for the tires, liquid oxygen for the aircraft.

    Picture 4: They had a nice big model of a R2800 radial engine, that was cutaway to show the inner workings

    Picture 5: And the neat part about it, was it was "moving" so that you can see how all the gears "spin around" for the power transmission tot he prop, the ignition and camshaft timing, the supercharger.
     

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    WHOA!!!! I love it!!!!! Thank you Syscom for the thread, this is great!:thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    Great posts. Thanks for sharing your pics.
     
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    #13 syscom3, Nov 7, 2009
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    Heres the next set:

    Pic 6: One of the many passageways. The Midway class carriers were the first types designed with direct experience from battle damage on existing carriers. As such, lots of compartmentalization.

    Pic 7: Above the chain locker. Since this compartment remained empty for obvious reasons, it was used as an exercise area. Lots of "notices" were still attached to the bulkheads and saying if you want to reserve the room for that purpose, contact the Lt on duty"

    Pic 8: Porthole, dead center on the hurricane bow. The carrier in the back is the USS Ronald Reagan. A warning plaque above it said it should never be opened without permission of the boats bosuns.

    Pic 9: Plaque

    Pic 10, 11: Dont like our cable management? Were the navy and we do our own method of cable management. Everywhere you looked, there was cables for all purposes; signaling, datacomm and power.
     

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    Great pics Sys....:D
     
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    Great pics mate and keep em coming.
     
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    Wow. Havent seen a wire-bundle like that in years! Thank the Lord for cable tags to tell us where each one goes!
     
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    It's just mind-boggling to me what goes into the design and construction of these graet ships! :shock:

    Keep them pics coming sys.

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    Great pics Sys, just great! Too bad that they couldn't save the Coral Sea as well! :( I see that Midway have 8 Mig kills, I think that the "Ageless Warrior" had 7....
     
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    Cool... where's the Dauntless?
     
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