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A-12 ARTICLE 122 - SN: 60-6925

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum - New York, NY

Article 122 while operational in the 1960's

Article 122 on Intrepid

Article 122 on Intrepid

ARTICLE #122


JUNE 2008 UPDATE FROM THE USS INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

Eric Boehm reports that sanding has commenced on A-12 Article 122 in preparation for a new paint job. He advised that he would be contacting the Roadrunners if he had any doubts as to location of decals and markings. He also advised that the plane has been strategically placed for excellent viewing on the ship's web cams. http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/pages/webcams The Intrepid is still on schedule to return to New York, NY on October 2nd, 2008 and for the grand re-opening on November 8th, 2008.


6/1/2007

When the ship was moved in to the dry-dock slip last month the aircraft was moved amidships, adjacent to the island superstructure. This was necessary to balance the ship while the water was pumped out and the ship settled onto the blocks in the dry dock slip. The plane is hidden from the Intrepid web-cam which is mounted on the highest point of the ships antennae masts on the island. The camera alternates from two different views, one dead astern and one straight forward. This leaves the entire central 1/3rd of the flight deck obstructed from view. Article 122 is parked there for two reasons. It's the largest and heaviest aircraft on the deck, so the center is the best place for her. Secondly, she is partially shielded from the wind by the island superstructure. Intrepid was re-floated just 2 days ago after getting her hull completely cleaned , repaired, and repainted. Her propellers were removed in order to avoid any future handling problems. The props caused us to be stuck in the mud in Manhattan which set our timetable back a complete month while we waited to be dug out. The ship was pulled from the dry-dock repair slip the last week of May and has been moved alongside the slip in Bayonne until she is ready to moved to her next temporary home on Staten Island. This will happen next Wednesday, June 6th. While there, the exhibits on the hangar deck will be reworked, more original ships spaces will be refurbished, and several of the aircraft will be repaired and repainted. Article 122, which was repainted under USAF guidance in October 2005, will also be sporting fresh paint when we reopen to the public in November of 2008.
Eric Boehm, Intrepid Museum

Maintenance of the plane on deck of the USS Intrepid

Article 122 on Intrepid Article 122 on Intrepid
Article 122 on Intrepid Article 122 on Intrepid

 




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