Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby Draken on Sat 17 Nov 2018, 6:16 pm

Hi,
when you are around Gifu Airbase - The Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum is an absolute must.
Fantastic place with plenty of unique pieces, very photo friendly. There is also great museum shop with a lot of JASDF stuff.

Hard to select the best pieces...

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I guess I managed to catch almost all the pieces (missed 2 or 3)...
Full set:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tchrul/al ... 3607360697

Cheers,
Tom
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby wallace on Sun 18 Nov 2018, 6:42 pm

What a collection of aircraft photos and an aircraft recognition nightmare!

Any idea what the four engine amphibian is?
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby Draken on Sun 18 Nov 2018, 7:31 pm

I guess I should've added types to the pictures ;)
The amphibian is the prototype of Shin Meiwa UF-XS, transformed in development to ShinMaywa US-1A (pic 8.)
The other 4engine monster is Kawasaki C-1/QSTOL Asuka - first (and last) Japanese attempt to STOL transport plane.
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 9:13 am

Great shots, Tom! I'm now looking forward to visiting here even more when I go next week. :smile:

What focal length were the big aircraft taken at?
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby Draken on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 10:07 am

Thanks!
All taken with C7DmkII and C10-22, so it would be 16mm on short end. Getting the boat in frame was quite a challenge.
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 11:34 am

Draken wrote:Thanks!
All taken with C7DmkII and C10-22, so it would be 16mm on short end. Getting the boat in frame was quite a challenge.


Great, thanks for that, I'll make sure I pack the wide angle lens. :up:
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby ashenden92 on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 1:48 pm

Looks like they've moved things around for he better since I visited 4 years ago did you go onto the roof at all - When I visited a couple of spotters were shooting stuff from there GIFU had the new C" prototypes on flight test that day
Nice images BTW
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 2:54 pm

Crikey, what a place. Now that's how to do an aircraft museum!
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires

https://www.flickr.com/photos/151934326@N08/albums
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby Black Mike on Wed 02 Jan 2019, 7:44 pm

Typical Japanese museum, spotless. You could eat your dinner off the floor or indeed the exhibits.
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby Abbo46 on Wed 02 Jan 2019, 10:21 pm

What a place! :clap:

Another one on the list for later this year!
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby MiG_Eater on Thu 03 Jan 2019, 10:01 am

Is that helicopter a wooden mock-up?
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Re: Japan 2018 - Gifu Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Postby Draken on Thu 03 Jan 2019, 11:41 am

MiG_Eater wrote:Is that helicopter a wooden mock-up?

Yes, it's a mock-up of the prototype of observation heli XOH-1
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