USS Midway  6            7-2014

Now that's a lockup system!!
 

 

 

Captain's bunk.
 

 

 

There were 3,339 sorties launched from the Midway during Operation Desert Storm. The ship was decommissioned shortly after Desert Storm.
 

 

 

The ship carried 1.2 million gallons of JP-5 aviation fuel.
 

 

 

 

 

 

The ships mast is 220 feet tall.
 

 

 

There are over four thousand pad eyes (tie down or anchor points) throughout the flight deck and hanger deck.
 

 

 

This mannequin on the flight deck is called "the shooter. He, along with other catapult and plane handlers, coordinated the aircraft for take off. I must have seen 10 different people get their picture taken, bending down in the same position next to this guy.
 

 

 

Those lights running along that wire come on at night which looks awesome.
 

 

 

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