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USS Midway Museum
« on: November 09, 2008, 02:19:35 PM »
Being a Midway Museum Volunteer I'll Start posting some of the 30 or so aircraft they have and some views of the ships spaces that have been restored and are open for public viewing .

See also:
www.midway.org
www.midwaysaircraft.org
www.cv41.org
www.midwaysailor.com
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 03:20:23 PM »
I went to The Midway Museum's Aircraft Restoration Hanger, Where skilled volunteers take aircraft in somewhat of a deplorable condition and turn it into a level 1 or level 2 displayable
condition. Here are some pics of F-4U Corsair that the Midway Museum got out of a barn in Riverside County. The aircraft was fairly well dissambled, but we got enough pieces to make a beautifully restored aircraft. There is still a lot of work to do.
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 03:24:44 PM »
Here are a few pics of the work being done in the F-4U Corsair cockpit.
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 03:30:18 PM »
Here are a few pics of the pieces not yet fittted up to the F-4U aircraft
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 03:51:37 PM »
Here are a few pics of an OV-1 Bird Dog aircraft that will be similar to the one flown aboard Midway at the end of he Vietnam War by a Vietnamese Army General with his family. The original aircraft is at The Naval Aviation Museum.
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 04:30:09 PM »
Here are 3 pics of a F-4F  Wildcat that The Midway Museum Has.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 04:38:28 PM »
The Midway Museum has this SBD Dauntlass that was in work but has been tabled for now. The Midway Museum has an SBD Dauntlass on board the ship on display that is on loan frorm a private collection.
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 05:09:39 PM »
The Midway Museum has this F-7U Cutlass also known as "The Gutless Cutlass" and "The Ensign Killer"
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 05:19:02 PM »
More F-7U Cutlass
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008, 06:42:17 PM »
Here are 3 classic propeller aircraft

1) A Navy Model SNJ-5 All Navy SNJ's were painted Yellow in case one went down, it was easily spotted from the air. The entire AT-6/SNJ production, only the -5 models were Navy aircraft. and the only aircraft with tailhooks.

2) A SNJ Dauntless, This particullar aircraft is on loan from a private collector, and is in very good condition.

3) A TBM Avenger produced by General Motors. This is a Midway Museum aircraft.
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2008, 09:10:04 PM »
Lot's of great shots 8) Looks like a lot of restoration work to do :o

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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2008, 02:56:15 PM »
Midways  Tomcat BUNO 158978. The gun assembly is from BUNO 161281.
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2008, 03:53:47 PM »
Some Phantom Pics for Damon
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2008, 07:50:06 PM »
Some other Midway Jets
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008, 10:58:52 PM »
Midways  Tomcat BUNO 158978. The gun assembly is from BUNO 161281.
Who made the see thru access panels for the gun?  Thats pretty cool.  Neat idea.
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