For all fans of airplanes and warships, the Museum sits on the Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid, which completes 75 years in 2018. USA National Historic Landmark, Intrepid was used in the Second World War, in the Cold War, and the Vietnam War.
Today anchored in Pier 86, Hudson River impresses visitors by its dimensions. Four fixed exhibitions are part of the museum; they are:
Intrepid Aircraft Carrier
-Flight Deck: More than twenty original fighter planes, helicopters, and restored and their stories. Featured is the hunting Blackbird 1967, which flew at 80,000 feet and was able to photograph the enemy area, unprecedented fact at the time. No other plane could fly at that altitude, much less, shoot down the Blackbird.
-Gallery Deck: Combat Information Center (CIC) with radar and communication equipment and Squadron Ready Room, where the military pilots received the last instructions before takeoff.
-Hangar Deck: Film on the History of Intrepid, the multimedia exhibition “Kamikaze Day of Darkness, Day of Light, “regarding the 25th of November 1944, when the Intrepid was struck by two Japanese kamikazes’ planes, killing 69 crew members and testimony of the Single survivor.