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#1 Unread post by -Holiday » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:45 am

you can find really cool stuff on satelite view on google maps.

I remembered seeing a blackbird (plane) when i was in Manhattan last time, so it prompted me to look for this:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hl=en&q ... 3&t=k&om=1

its also pretty neat to see the big hole that used to be the world trade center:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hl=en&q ... 017381&t=k

what cool stuff can you find on google maps?

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#2 Unread post by CNF2002 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:51 am

Anyone else notice the boat under the battleship on the other side? :laughing:
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#3 Unread post by Shiv » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:40 pm

No cool pictures but those aircraft carriers are amazing. There's a drydocked one down in Corpus Christi, the USS Lexington I believe, and back when I was in scouts we stayed over night on it there and took some tours on it (official and unofficial, easy to get 'lost' :D in those things . Huge, HUGE ships. Incredible.

And the flight deck is even cooler since they still had some planes up there on display, that and the bridge = well worth it.
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#4 Unread post by jonnythan » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:13 pm

I never knew they flew SR-71s off aircraft carriers :mrgreen:
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#5 Unread post by rapidblue » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:19 pm

there's website called "Google sightseeing" or something close. It's got lots of cool pics but be careful of some of the links. Norton caught a virus from a linked forum
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#6 Unread post by Shorts » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:23 pm

Shiv wrote:No cool pictures but those aircraft carriers are amazing. There's a drydocked one down in Corpus Christi, the USS Lexington I believe, and back when I was in scouts we stayed over night on it there and took some tours on it (official and unofficial, easy to get 'lost' :D in those things . Huge, HUGE ships. Incredible.

And the flight deck is even cooler since they still had some planes up there on display, that and the bridge = well worth it.
When were you a scout? Are you from CC? Just curious, I am.

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#7 Unread post by Nibblet99 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:55 am

jonnythan wrote:I never knew they flew SR-71s off aircraft carriers :mrgreen:
I'm not sure I'd quite fancy being on a functioning aircraft carrier, with one of those leaking on deck, although the idea of launching one off a steam cat is quite entertaining

Is that a museum per chance? Seems a very mix'n'match line of planes
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#8 Unread post by flynrider » Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:53 pm

Nibblet99 wrote:Is that a museum per chance? Seems a very mix'n'match line of planes
Yes. That's the USS Intrepid Museum.
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#9 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:02 pm

Nibblet99 wrote:Is that a museum per chance? Seems a very mix'n'match line of planes
No kidding. Second plane behind the SR71 looks like a MiG-21!
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