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Offline greglloyd

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Intrepid Museum
« on: July 02, 2019, 06:23:21 PM »
Not sure if anyone has been to the Intrepid Air Museum in New York, but I can highly recommend it. Went last summer to see the SR-71 they have. A dream of mine has been to see that bird for real. The museum is on a Vietnam era aircraft carrier. They also have Concorde to walk about, F-14, A4 Skyhawk, Huey Cobra, and various other interesting aircraft. Also a Shuttle Orbiter too which was larger than I ever imagined it to be.

If anyone is interested in seeing photos, I got a bunch. Just not sure how to show them on here.

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Re: Intrepid Museum
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 07:13:48 PM »
Actually it is not an SR-71,it`s a Lockheed A-12 Oxcart, a very common mistake.

The main difference`s being the SR-71 is longer and has a more prominent nose and body chines.The SR-71 had a two-seat cockpit, and carried additional optical and radar imagery systems.

I was there in 2002,it`s a great place to visit.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 07:34:34 PM by Angry Turnip »

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Re: Intrepid Museum
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2019, 01:21:25 PM »
Interesting info about the A-12. Yeah, I totally forgot that the SR was always a two seater! Still from the same heritage though so impressive all the same!

Yep, itís a great place to visit!

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Re: Intrepid Museum
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2019, 01:22:45 PM »
If you ever get over to Duxford, there is a SR-71 there.

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Re: Intrepid Museum
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2019, 04:20:30 PM »
The Intrepid is a great visit-i've been lucky to be there twice! Next to the Museum of Flight in Seattle (got to see an M-21) it's the best aviation museum I have visited.

Good page here for the differences between the SR-71 and the A-12

https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2015-featured-story-archive/oxcart-vs-blackbird.html