Monday, September 24, 2007

Midway - the city at sea

The Midway Museum offers an extensive audio tour (included w/admission - the complete tour takes about 3.5 hours), but with 2 small kids we decided to skip it and go straight to the flight deck. The plane in the photo is the A-7 Corsair II. Here's some amazing facts about the ship from the map/brochure: $90M to build in 1945; 212,000 horsepower; 69,000 tons total weight; 20-ton anchors; 2,000 feet of anchor chain; 1,500 telephones; 258 feet wide; 18 decks; 4.02-acre flight deck.

3 Comments:

Blogger zentmrs said...

We just love the Midway - I think they have done an amazing job rstoring her. Looking forward to some more photos!

Mon Sep 24, 08:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jay said...

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Tue Sep 25, 12:56:00 AM PDT  
Blogger lv2scpbk said...

I really like how you captured the plane with the buildings and things behind it. Nice one.

Wed Sep 26, 05:44:00 AM PDT  

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