Raptors at Kadena

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Unread post25 Aug 2012, 08:32

http://defense-update.com/20120730_f-22 ... inawa.html

The dozen deployed raptors are from the 27th FS at Langley.
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Unread post27 Aug 2012, 18:47

If Kadena can survive the onslaught it would be the ideal base for counter air operations. Perfect distance from Taiwan and Shanghai to send a reminder to the Chinese in a single operational radius. And, with plenty of 'safe' flank air tanker infl and exfl routes can be quickly established in order to continually park said reminder over a particular place and continuously influence the war as we see fit, even with a handful of assets. Of course, that depends on the big IF with which this entire statement started.
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Unread post12 Sep 2012, 11:06

12 September 2012:
Two F-22A.
"AK".
USAF, based at Alaska, USA.
14:15, emergency landed at MCAS Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
After landing, escorted by rescue vehicles, to hangars.
At same time, six F-22 are confirmed at Kadena AB, Okinawa Prefecture.

http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/ ... 31376.html
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/ ... 6-fnn-soci

(If the video news show the actual aircraft, then after landing, the engine nozzles look asymetric.)
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Unread post12 Sep 2012, 14:00

The one engine has it's nozzle's flared because the engine is actually shut off. I'm not sure if the pilot landed with only one engine running, or shut down immediately after landing, though. Anyone happen to catch the tail #? I can't seem to make it out.
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Unread post12 Sep 2012, 15:15

Some Japanese bloggers joke it's battle damage after an encounter with Chicom fighters, or one of the pair is Starscream.
Seriously, MCAS Iwakuni may have its share of regular spotters.
I'll take a quick look at some Japanese blogs.
http://joi1.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1228.html
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Unread post13 Sep 2012, 04:41

Gamera wrote:12 September 2012:
14:15, emergency landed at MCAS Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
After landing, escorted by rescue vehicles, to hangars.
At same time, six F-22 are confirmed at Kadena AB, Okinawa Prefecture.


The Osprey community must be in disbelief right now.
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Unread post13 Sep 2012, 04:50

] http://joi1.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1228.html

Actually, the above blogger updated his article, and posted more photos.
One F-22 is "AK 3rd OG".

The other is "AK 146"...
Can't read the two blurry smaller numbers before "146", but probably "07-146".
http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F ... file/6045/
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Unread post14 Sep 2012, 01:04

06-113 carried 3rd OG at red flag in 2010 and when it was seen in 2011. The Raptor that carried 3rd WG changed jets earlier this year but I haven't heard that 06-113 isn't still the 3rd OG jet.
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Unread post16 Sep 2012, 14:34

(Passing through.)

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120914004363.htm

F-22s land at Iwakuni base over defect fears

2012/09/14

The fighter jets made the landings at about 2 p.m. Wednesday due to a possible hydraulic system defect involving one of them, according to the U.S. Air Force.

The fighter jets were scheduled to fly to Guam via Okinawa Prefecture, after arriving from the Elmendorf-Richardson base in Alaska.

F-22 fighters flying from the United States usually use Kadena Air Base in Okinawa as a stopover point.
Landing at Iwakuni is unusual.
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Unread post18 Sep 2012, 01:21

Ten other F-22s from Elmo arrived at Kadena last Wednesday. Based on spotters at the base, most of the jets were from the 90th FS including the new 90th flagship 10-190. The new 3rd wing flagship 10-193 was also there. I'm sure they headed to Guam a day or two after they arrived considering that Kadena was affected by a Typhoon over the weekend.
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Unread post18 Sep 2012, 01:40

Gamera wrote:http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/kotaken8022/archive/2011/01/25

F-22 "AK 3rd OG" was 06-4113.
Now in 2012, is "AK 3rd OG" still #113?

http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F ... file/5615/



This photo of 06-113 was taken a couple of months ago. :wink:

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7443595&nseq=0
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Unread post18 Sep 2012, 12:08

] This photo of 06-113 was taken a couple of months ago.

"The truth is out there."

The serial number is at the bases of the tail fins, and in that Japanese blogger's photos, "AK 3rd OG" is "AF 06113".
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Unread post04 Nov 2012, 00:30

While TDY at Kadena , Langley Raptors 08-155 and 08-165 visited Yokota during the Yokota Friendship Festival.

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7456745&nseq=0
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Unread post22 Dec 2013, 09:32

http://www.1999.co.jp/10255055

1/72 model kit of JASDF F-22 by Hasegawa comes out in 2014 January.
Some modellers comment Hasegawa is evil because it has only new decals.

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