29 Nov 2018, 00:47

Posted this 6 years back on CDF.

Potential F-35A airbases for aggressor to suppress in the Okinawa island chain

Airport Runway details Coordinates Deployment Distance to Taiwan

Kadena 2 runway 3,688m long, 61m/91m wide, 44m high 26021'06"N , 127046'10"E Multiple 625 km to Keelung

Naha 1 runway 3,000m long, 3m high, class II 26011'45"N , 127038'45"E Multiple 617 km to Keelung

Futenma 1 runway 2,740m long, 45m wide, 75m high 26016'15"N , 127044'53"E Multiple 625 km to Keelung

Add the below for F-35B airbases.

Table: runways sorted by distance to Taiwan

Airport Runway details Coordinates Apron size Deployment Distance to Taiwan

Yonaguni 1 runway 2,000m long, 45m wide, class C 24028'03"N, 122058'47"E 10,200 m2 sqn size 150km to Keelung

Hateruma 1 runway 1,500m long, 45m wide, class H 24003'30"N , 123048'14"E 22,038 m2 sqn size 242km to Keelung

Ishigaki 1 runway 1,500m long, 45m wide, class D 24020'41"N , 124011'13"E 22,038 m2 sqn size 267km to Keelung

Tarama 1 runway 1,500m long, 45m wide, class D 24038'13.7"N, 124040'31.6"E 7,700 m2 sqn size 313km to Keelung

Shimojishima 1 runway 3,000m long, 30m wide, class A 24049'36"N, 125008'41"E 129,200 m2 Multiple sqn 350km to Keelung

Hirara 1 runway 2,000m long, 45m wide, 149 ft high, class C 24046'58"N , 127017'42"E 27,500 m2 sqn size 367km to Keelung

Kumejima 1 runway 2,000m long, 45m wide, class C 26021'49"N, 126042'50"E 19,800 m2 sqn size 533km to Keelung

Kerama 1 runway 800m long, 25m wide, class H 26010'06"N , 127017'36"E 3,000 m2 1/2 sqn size 579km to Keelung

Aguni 1 runway 800m long, 25m wide, class H 26035'34"N , 127014'25"E 2,000 m2 1/2 sqn size 583km to Keelung

Iejima 1 runway 1,500m long, 45m wide, class D 26043'21"N , 127047'13"E 7,700 m2 sqn size 642km to Keelung

Yoron 1 runway 1,200m long, 14m high 27002'38"N , 128024'06"E ~8,500 m2 sqn size 717km to Keelung

Okinoerabu 1 runway 1,350m long, 27m high 27025'54"N , 128042'20"E ~12,000 m2 sqn size 754km to Keelung

Tokunoshima 1 runway 2,000m long, 2m high 27050'11"N , 128052'53"E ~10,800 m2 sqn size 792km to Keelung

Not counting AM-2 (or similar) runways besides DDHs...

Clearly Japan is buying into F-35B distributed ops.