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Not so OT: Images from San Diego - 8/2/2012 4:17:11 PM   
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I'll be heading to San Diego tomorrow morning for a week. Any WiTP:AE die hards out there that would be interested in getting together? Would be great to meet up if possible. Drop me a PM if you can.

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RE: OT: A meet in San Diego? - 8/2/2012 4:48:38 PM   
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So close.......we could hold him down and force coffee down his throat.

Then he would know CAFFINATION.

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RE: OT: A meet in San Diego? - 8/2/2012 8:21:37 PM   
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You couldnt wait for a few months, dumb@ss?

Now youre going to Omaha or else.

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RE: OT: A meet in San Diego? - 8/2/2012 8:48:50 PM   
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You couldnt wait for a few months, dumb@ss?

Now youre going to Omaha or else.



Sounds like you are really serious! I LIKE that! Torstein had been talking about coming out here , but backed off when I said I was planning an east coast trip when he was here.

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RE: OT: A meet in San Diego? - 8/2/2012 9:51:57 PM   
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Well, if Google Maps is to be believed the road from Chicago leads right through Omaha. But I may make a detour to Minnesota to beat Andre's @ss if he neglects to show up.

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RE: OT: A meet in San Diego? - 8/2/2012 10:03:05 PM   
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Well, if Google Maps is to be believed the road from Chicago leads right through Omaha. But I may make a detour to Minnesota to beat Andre's @ss if he neglects to show up.


Are you taking interstate 80? That leads through Omaha. I'm 7-9 miles south in Bellevue. Are you planning a drive by , or taking a little time? There is a nearby museum or two , depending on your interest. Including the Strategic Air and space museum. (and if you are train buff (like Mike, there are a bunch of train museums).

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RE: OT: A meet in San Diego? - 8/3/2012 12:18:12 AM   
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Well, if Google Maps is to be believed the road from Chicago leads right through Omaha. But I may make a detour to Minnesota to beat Andre's @ss if he neglects to show up.


Are you taking interstate 80? That leads through Omaha. I'm 7-9 miles south in Bellevue. Are you planning a drive by , or taking a little time? There is a nearby museum or two , depending on your interest. Including the Strategic Air and space museum. (and if you are train buff (like Mike, there are a bunch of train museums).


Didnt notice the name of the road but it seems to have been the big one I can only assume there is one such in Omaha.

Probably not a lengthy stay. But I would like to stop by long enough to buy you and the missus a refreshing beverage.

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RE: OT: A meet in San Diego? - 8/3/2012 12:42:56 AM   
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Just letting you know I live in San Diego. Don't have a phone # for you to call me though. Gonna be without one for a month or so, trying to get my kid through college. *sigh*

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OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:47:10 AM   
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Lovely tour of the USS Midway and her excellent museum. Very enjoyable evening while there. A teaser though: a genuine plastic construction model of her built in 1943. You think Lego Yamato was tough-try putting 18 'anatomically correct' decks on her!






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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:54:25 AM   
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Midway model side and rear...

Remember that plastic was uncommon as a construction material in the 1940s...




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:55:25 AM   
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Will post other nice naval shots from the Midway and company tomorrow...

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 5:00:35 AM   
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See if the smart readers of this forum can tell me who she is...




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 5:41:21 AM   
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Yeah, can't answer that one. Was in San Diego not too long ago, and kept trying to figure out what was up with that carrier. That picture makes things a lot clearer though.

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 8:12:39 AM   
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wow, Chickenboy - those pics of plastic-model Midway are great!

obv, James Doohan was in their base, giving away Starfleet's 'transparent aluminum' secrets two decades earlier than the movies would have us beleive!

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 2:27:25 PM   
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Went to google earth to check out the location. Two carriers tied up across the bay from the Midway I could make out 76 on one and it looked like 80 on the other but I don't think we have built her yet. The fun part is when I zoomed in to see her number better, she disappeared! The pic was replaced with one showing the piers empty.

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 3:46:50 PM   
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A guess from back here in MN, I would say it is the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70.

Is the USS Nimitz still there? It should have pulled in on the Aug 9th.

KHawk

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 3:51:05 PM   
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It's the Carl Vinson.

Here's another visitor to the yards-she came in one night mid-week when I wasn't looking.




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 3:52:04 PM   
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A guess from back here in MN, I would say it is the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70.

Is the USS Nimitz still there? It should have pulled in on the Aug 9th.

KHawk


Heh...cross posts! Good call, KHawk, on both counts...


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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 3:59:43 PM   
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Spent 5 years at NASNI back in the '80s.

Just for the heck of it I still like to know "Where are the carriers".

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:18:53 PM   
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Here's some comparative models of CV-1 vs. the to-be-built Gerald Ford. Note the magnetic catapult cutaways on the Ford. Also, the nose and rear view of F-35 variants on the right hand side of the Ford flight deck.




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:21:34 PM   
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Another view. ETA: Just noticed the drones on this view...




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:25:30 PM   
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Placard by models...

It's a bit blurry on the side by side comparatives, but you can make out most of it...




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:36:50 PM   
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On the deck of the Midway...the thing underneath the seagulls...

Any guesses?




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:48:25 PM   
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On the deck of the Midway...the thing underneath the seagulls...

Any guesses?





A skyraider (I'll guess a A-1 variant) and a RF-9 Photo Cougar.


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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:52:51 PM   
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My favorite jet aircraft. She wasn't the fastest, the best dogfighter or even very practical with non-folding wings, but she's got some nice lines...a real beaut.






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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:55:32 PM   
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See if the smart readers of this forum can tell me who she is...






I'll guess it's the Nimitz (cvn-68). Also based there are Regan (cvn-76) and Vinson (cvn-70).

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:57:46 PM   
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A little present for Alfa. In what?




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 4:59:00 PM   
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A skyraider (I'll guess a A-1 variant) and a RF-9 Photo Cougar.


Yup. The wing on the left of the image is to the former, the camera-equipped aircraft is the latter.

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 5:00:00 PM   
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An S-3B ? Maybe an S-2?

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/12/2012 5:01:20 PM   
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I'll guess it's the Nimitz (cvn-68). Also based there are Regan (cvn-76) and Vinson (cvn-70).


Hey Steve-o. Check out post 17. Pretty sure the one with the superstructure scaffolding is the Carl Vinson (CVN-70).

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