JASDF F-2 Update

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Unread post20 Aug 2017, 17:21

http://flyteam.jp/aircraft/fuji/ah-1s-f ... icle/82794

Article in Japanese, dated 2017/08/08.
A table that lists the types and numbers of aircraft that JGSDF, JMSDF, and JASDF had, as at 31 March, in 2017 to 2013.

For example, as at 31 March 2017, JASDF had 92 F-2A/B, same as in previous fiscal years.
OTOH, as at 31 March 2017, JASDF had four F-35A.

Personally, I'm more interested in the numbers for F-4EJ, F-4EJ Kai, and RF-4E/EJ.
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Unread post27 Aug 2017, 17:06

Sunday, 27 August 2017:
JASDF, based at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture.

First Matsushima AB air show that opened to public after 2011 earthquake and tidal wave destroyed air base.

2010 air show had 65,000 visitors.

2016 "Reconstruction appreciation event" limited to 10,000 visitors.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2017 ... 7-jij-soci
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Unread post05 Jan 2018, 09:59

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2017 ... -khks-soci

Saturday, 16 December 2017:
Takaginomori Sports Park, Ooshio, Higashi Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture.

2011/03/11, at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture, tsunami damaged 28 F-2 and other aircraft and hangars.
Matsushima AB used giant tents as temporary hangars.

After Matsushima AB hangars repaired, Higashi Matsushima City received and moved two giant tents to Takaginomori Sports Park, in fiscal year 2014.
2017 July to November, tent interiors renovated with anti-ball nets, black earth ground, LED lighting, pitcher mounts.

General public can use tents as all-weather, indoor baseball and soccer training.
Height 11 m, length 85 m, width 24.5 m.

2017/12/16, renovation memorial baseball class, with 120 students from local primary and secondary schools, and 20 teachers from baseball team of Nippon Paper Industries, Ishinomaki factory.

http://hmasa.sub.jp/taikyo/?facilities= ... c%e5%9c%92

Takaginomori Sports Park.

http://www.nipponpapergroup.com/basebal ... index.html

Nippon Paper Industries, baseball team.

http://www.nipponpapergroup.com/about/b ... shinomaki/

Nippon Paper Group, Nippon Paper Industries, Ishinomaki factory.
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Unread post26 May 2018, 03:43

Tuesday, 22 May 2018:
F-2.
JASDF, based at Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture.

19:25 to 19:30, at Tsuiki AB, after landed, left and right landing gear tires punctured, and stopped on runway for one hour.

Pilot not wounded.

One of flight of seven.
Four diverted to Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture.
One diverted to Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture.
One diverted to Iwakuni AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2018 ... 8-yom-soci
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/kitakyushu/ ... 00506.html
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Unread post08 Sep 2018, 15:19

Sunday, 9 September 2018:
JASDF, based at Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture.

After earthquake in Hokkaidou, at 3:08 on 2018/09/06 Thursday, all air display flights cancelled at Misawa AB air show on 2018/09/09.
Some ground displays of aircraft from squadrons not based at Misawa AB, are cancelled too.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2018 ... press-life
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Unread post02 Nov 2018, 15:32

Friday, 2 November 2018:
Two F-2A.
JASDF, based at Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Collided, above sea, west from Kyuushuu Island.
Returned to base, and emergency landed.

Two pilots not wounded.

14:55, took off.
Air combat training, 200 km west from air base.

15:55, after training, collided, during mutual appearance inspecting each other for abnormal.

16:30, emergency landed.

#1 damaged vertical tail.
#2 damaged fuel tank and missile launcher below left wing.

Debris fell into ocean.

Did not carry missile, and did not leak fuel.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2018 ... 4-tncv-l40
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2018 ... 0-jij-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2018 ... 7-yom-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 67-ann-pol
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 4-jnn-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 69-nnn-pol
http://www.news24.jp/articles/2018/11/0 ... cquisition
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Unread post03 Nov 2018, 06:34

] Friday, 2 November 2018:

https://www.asahi.com/articles/photo/AS ... 05130.html

Leader looks like #509. 03-8509.

https://www.asahi.com/articles/photo/AS ... 05132.html

Wingman looks like #53x.
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Unread post08 Nov 2018, 10:11

] Friday, 2 November 2018:

https://flyteam.jp/registration/03-8509

F-2A.
#509. 03-8509. C/N M1009.

https://flyteam.jp/registration/43-8530

F-2A.
#530. 43-8530. C/N M1030.
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Unread post18 Nov 2018, 00:29

Gamera,

Thank you for the (always excellent) updates.
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