|Commander Kelly aboard the USS Intrepid, NYC|
Even in liberal New York City you can find evidence of the overwhelmingly benign influence of America's Military Industrial Complex (MIC). In Hell's kitchen you will find the USS Intrepid moored off of Manhattan (http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/). The USS Intrepid is an Essex class Aircraft carrier that was launched in 1943 during World War II and served until 1974. It is now a floating museum based in Manhattan.
|Ship's Bell, USS Intrepid, NYC|
|WW II Battle Record of the "Fighting I"|
|A-4 Cold War era jet, USS Intrepid, NYC|
|Commander K. and the SR-71, USS Intrepid, NYC|
|USMC Harrier Jump Jet, USS Intrepid, NYC|
|Coast Guard Chopper|
You will even find a Polish Mig!
|Polish Mig, USS Intrepid, NYC|
You will also find the only diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public--the USS Growler.
|USS Growler, NYC|
|Commander K. on board "The Fighting I"|
Special thanks to my terrific brother-in-law, Vincent Driano!