JASDF F-2 Update

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Unread post05 Feb 2008, 15:09

http://www.asagumo-news.com/news/200801 ... 13109.html

On and after 25 January 2008:
Plastic grip of F-2 control stick now fastened by seven screws to metal base of stick.
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Unread post06 Mar 2008, 14:36

http://www.asahi.com/national/update/03 ... 50011.html
http://www.nikkei.co.jp/news/shakai/200 ... 32008.html
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/crime/ ... 017-n1.htm

JASDF F-2B crash on 31 October 2007...

5 March 2008:
Within next few days, Aichi Prefectural Police decided to send documents to Nagoya District Public Prosecutor's Office, about three Mitsubishi Heavy Industries employees, on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in aviation danger acts and injury.
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Unread post26 Mar 2008, 07:28

Tuesday, 18 March 2008:
F-2.
JASDF, based at Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture.
T.F.O.A.
Dropped a part from rudder of tail fin.
Plastic panel. Length, 80 cm. Thick, 1 mm. Weight, 900 g. Width, 55 cm.

11:53, took off.
Flew west of North Alps, and north to sea near Noto Peninsula. Above Gifu, Toyama, and Ishikawa Prefectures.
13: 19, returned to base.

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20080 ... 5-mai-soci

Video:
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/ ... -soci.html
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Unread post09 Apr 2008, 17:08

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/pres ... bishi.html

"LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES TWELFTH ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR F-2 COMPONENT WORK"

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 8th, 2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a contract from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) valued at approximately $250 million to manufacture components for eight additional F-2 production aircraft. MHI is the prime contractor for the F-2, Japan’s operational support fighter.
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Unread post16 Apr 2008, 12:23

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20080 ... 25-san-pol

On or about 16 April 2008, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries paid up the 5.65 million Yen to Prefectural Nagoya AP as repair cost of the runway lights and runway surface damaged during the F-2 test flight by MHI.
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Unread post17 Apr 2008, 01:54

That's some high cost light bulbs and tarmac.

I was under the impression that the runway remained in service, am I wrong?
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Unread post17 Apr 2008, 10:58

From 9:20, single runway (2,740 m) closed. Civilian flights cancelled, delayed, or diverted to Chuubu Kokusai Kuukou (Centrair IAP), Aichi Prefecture.
From 23:49, runway re-opened.

http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/natio ... 68175.html

Thursday, 29 November 2007:
Nagoya Prefecture requests 5 million Yen from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, as compensation for Prefectural Nagoya AP repair cost.
On runway, scratches were maximum depth 10 cm, length 200 m. Asphalt replaced at seven places.
10 guidance lights (diameter 20 cm, height 20 cm) mowed and replaced.

J-Air total 28 flights cancelled, four flights diverted to Chuubu Kokusai Kuukou (Centrair IAP).
Landing income for 15 flights that could not land at Prefectural Nagoya AP, each 11,620 Yen, total 174,300 Yen.
Compensation amount excludes this landing income.
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Unread post18 Apr 2008, 01:19

Thats 332,352 Yen per item (patch or light) in US terms $3,324 per item - expensive asphalt and lights
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Unread post18 Apr 2008, 15:14

http://www.asagumo-news.com/news/200804 ... 41003.html

1 April 2008:
F-2 flight squad newly established under 8th Hikoutai, 3rd Koukuudan, JASDF, at Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture. Assigned two F-2.
All about 20 F-4 of same Hikoutai will retire by end of 2008. Replaced by about 10 F-2 in each of 2008 and 2009, for total about 20 F-2.

By 2001 March, under 3rd Koukuudan, 3rd Hikoutai was first F-2 squadron, and replaced F-1.
After training, assigned intercept missions, from 2004 March.

After next two years, same air base will be the only JASDF Koukuudan with two F-2 Hikoutai.
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Unread post26 Apr 2008, 15:04

Just saw these 1:144 model kits of JASDF aircraft, by Platz, for the first time at a local hobby shop.
The line up includes: F-2A,
http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/1114.html
http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/1050.html
F-4EJ, F-104J,
http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/1144.html
http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/687.html
UH-60J (TV anime Yomigaeru Sora -Rescue Wings- version),
http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/784.html
and JASDF weapon set.
http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/1053.html

Different product numbers of the same aircraft mean different decals.
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Unread post10 May 2008, 04:05

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20080 ... -mailo-l40

Wednesday, 7 May 2008:
F-2.
6th Hikoutai, based at Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Demonstrates regular "hit barrier training" to reporters. Emergency landing by arrester cable and tail hook.

In case of brake malfunction, and aircraft full of fuel and ordnance just after take off.
Cables at 600 m from each end of runway.

Aircraft lands at 100 km/h. Hook gets cable. Stops after 300 m.
Ground crew check aircraft and runway. Runway re-opens for take off and landing of other aircraft.
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Unread post16 May 2008, 08:00

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20080 ... -mailo-l02

13-16 May 2008:
JASDF-USAF joint exercise at Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture. Twice per year.

Two sessions per day. Up to 17 aircraft.
JASDF: F-2 and F-4 of Misawa AB. F-15 of Chitose AB, Hokkaidou.
USAF: F-16 of Misawa AB.
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Unread post09 Jun 2008, 16:20

http://nsx-ask21-kazu.cocolog-nifty.com ... _cafb.html

Reportedly, a photo of the Mitsubishi F-2 flight simulator.
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Unread post10 Jun 2008, 05:29

Gamera wrote:http://nsx-ask21-kazu.cocolog-nifty.com/blueribbon0721/2005/05/post_cafb.html

Reportedly, a photo of the Mitsubishi F-2 flight simulator.


Or it could be the 2010 Toyota plug-in Prius simulator??? :wink:

Have to respect Japanese tech and leadership.
The Super-Viper has not yet begun to concede.
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