USS Midway Aircraft Carrier e Aviões

USS Midway Museum

Na Califórnia, esta máquina de guerra de metal aguarda sua visita. Aeronaves de todos os tempos em seu deck superior e inferior.

Explore a City at Sea on this San Diego Navy Ship

Prepare yourself for a lifetime memory aboard the USS Midway Museum. You’ll explore a floating city at sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Admission includes a self-guided audio tour to 60 exhibits throughout the historic aircraft carrier and 25 restored aircraft.

Exhibits range from the crew’s sleeping quarters to a massive galley, engine room, the ship’s jail, officer’s country, post office, machine shops, and pilots’ ready rooms, as well as primary flight control and the bridge high in the island over the flight deck. Especially popular are the museum docents you’ll meet throughout the ship. Each is eager to share a personal story, an anecdote, or amazing statistic, adding to your amazement throughout your adventure. (Most visitors spend 3-4 hours aboard Midway!)

Family-oriented activities for all ages abound: three types of flight simulators, music videos, short films, climb-aboard aircraft and cockpits, interactive exhibits, “Ejection Seat Theater,” and much more.

The Midway Aircraft Museum Collection Spans WWII and Desert Storm

Meticulously restored aircraft – from World War II to Operation Desert Storm – are on display for all visitors aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. We are constantly restoring aircraft and adding them to those on display. A sample of our inventory:

  • World War II aircraft including the SBD Dauntless dive bomber and TBM Avenger
  • Korean War aircraft such as the F9F-8P Cougar and AD Skyraider
  • Vietnam aircraft including the F-4 Phantom and Huey gunship
  • Desert Storm aircraft such as the A-6 Intruder and F/A-18 Hornet
A-3 Skywarrior, nicknamed "The Whale"
EKA-3 Skywarrior
One of the most versatile jets in the Navy, this light attack jet of the Vietnam era enjoyed lengthy service as a trainer.
A-4 Skyhawk
Driven by a piston engine in the nose, the Seabat originally tracked and attacked submarines.
H-34 Seabat
The twin-rotor Sea Knight was stable and powerful, delivering cargo at sea.
H-46 Sea Knight
The Buckeye was the primary jet trainer in the Navy for more than 30 years.  Ours features a climb-aboard cockpit for all ages.
T-2 Buckeye
The Panther was the first Navy jet to see combat, serving throughout the Korean War on attack and fighter missions.
F9F Panther
The SBD Dauntless was a divebomber that played a key role in the victory at Battle of Midway in 1942
SBD Dauntless
The swept wing of the Panther was innovative in the late 1950s. This Cougar flew photo reconnaissance missions.
F9F-8P Cougar
The multi-purpose Hornet is the standard fighter and attack jet of the Navy. This one is painted as a TOPGUN "enemy" aircraft.
F/A-18 Hornet
The Crusader was the Navy's first supersonic fighter and was especially effective against enemy MiGs in Vietnam.
F-8 Crusader
This cargo aircraft is an actual USS Midway Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) plane restored to original markings.
C-1 Trader
The Hawkeye was a flying radar control center.
E-2 Hawkeye

Storm aircraft such as the A-6 Intruder and F/A-18 Hornet

The Texan flew in WWII and thereafter was an advanced pilot trainer.
SNJ Texan
The Intruder was a versatile medium-attack jet and was the backbone of the Navy from Vietnam into the 1990s.
A-6 Intruder
Too late to see action in WWII, the Skyraider served with distinction in the Korean War and throughout the Vietnam War.
A-1 Skyraider
A powerful, light-attack jet, the Corsair II flew from the Vietnam era up to Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
A-7 Corsair II
The Viking was the Navy's first carrier-based anti-submarine jet, using detection equipment and dropping torpedoes.
S-3 Viking
The Seasprite was one of the first turbine-powered Navy helicopters, conducting rescue and anti-submarine missions.
SH-2 Seasprite
The Seaking introduced all-weather helicopter flying capability and was favored for Apollo astronaut recovery.
SH-3 Seaking
This Phantom features markings designating the first and last MiG shootdowns of the Vietnam War--by jets flying off Midway.
F-4 Phantom II
Famous for the TOPGUN movie, the Tomcat was equally capable of engaging distant targets as well as dogfight combat.
F-14 Tomcat
A high-altitude, high-speed performer, the Vigilante was the Navy's foremost photo-taking aircraft for nearly 30 years.
RA-5 Vigilante
U.S. Navy Huey gunships operated in the Mekong River delta, supporting riverine forces in the Vietnam War.
Huey Gunship
The TBM Avenger flew a variety of missions in WWII, including torpedo, bombing, and anti-submarine warfare.
TBM Avenger

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