Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum - Battleship New Jersey Trip

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  1. B-17engineer

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    Hi guys,

    Today my dad decided to take me down to the Wings of Freedom aviation museum in Willow Grove Pennsylvania and the Battleship New Jersey in Camden New Jersey

    Had a fantastic time and I have TONS of pictures to share with you guys.

    Start it off with the museum, My dad and I were in the helicopter sim, and i have a flak vest on.

    Here is the Sea Dart as well, 1 of 4 remaining Sea Darts out of 5 that were made.
     

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    Very cool Harrison! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Excellent shots of the Sea Dart. I saw video footage on You Tube of these craft, looks like they would have been a lot of fun. The shot of you and your dad's pretty cool to.:thumbright:
     
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    Here some of the battleship, more later. Thanks Aaron!

    Most decorated US Battleship...Served from WW2 (1942) until 1991.

    We got to go into the 16 inch turrets which was cramped but a good experience!
     

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    Next we have an F-84F Thunderstreak

    The bad pictures are due to the space I had because there was a fence behind me!
     

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    Sikorsky UH-34J
     

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    More battleship

    Pics show the commanding officers quarters amongst other things!
     

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    Great pics!

    When they last pulled them out of mothballs, it was originally planned to remove the aft 16" turret and replace it with a flight deck with Harriers. Always hated that they never did that.
     
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    Would be interesting, I have some pictures I'll post later of a helicopter on the aft deck
     
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    I don't know Harrison, a nine gun broadside is very impressive. I have been wanting to visit the Wisconsin in Norfolk. Makes me want to go even more now.:) Thanks for sharing the photos.:thumbright:
     
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    Iowa Class battleships are VERY impressive. Bigger than the Titanic, about 3 football fields long.
     
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    Great photos Harrison. I took my son to see the New jersey earlier this summer. and we had a blast.. We were on the ship for just over 4 hours. The next trip I want to do is the Olympia across the river and the Intrepid. I haven't been to the Intrepid since before the restoration.

    Have you ever gone to see the Uss Ling? It's not far from you.

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    Looks very interesting, will have to check it out!
     
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    Good pics H. Looks like an interesting tour.
     
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    Great pics H, and sounds like you guys had a good time.
     
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    We did! It was a surprise when I was woken up really early in the morning....pretty angry at first to be honest :lol:

    Still have a few hundred more photos to sift through :shock:
     
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    Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever. Epitome of ugly if you ask me :lol:
     

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    Nice photos H. Thanks for posting.

    David.
     
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    Thanks David!

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    The money shot is the first pic :lol:

    Then the brig is in there, somewhere .
     

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    nice pic Harrison
     
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