Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby leonardm on Thu 06 Jan 2011, 1:30 pm

Hello All

In 2010 I was lucky to attend a few Japan Airshow/Open house events which up to now I haven't had the chance to post. I will try to post some over the next few weeks.

First up Tateyama Helicopter festival was held in October. Tateyama is a Navy helicopter base and it is what it says on the tin :- helicopters !

The weather was dreadful with rain and drizzle almost all of the day with the sun only appearing towards the end of the day however I was still pleased with some of the results. Due to the relative lack of crowds and small venue it was possible to stand in a hangar and watch the action under cover.

Some members might be interested to see this recent addition to the JMSDF fleet. The second Ch-101 to be delivered. Unfortunately it didn’t fly....

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Illustration of the terrible conditions during most of the day.

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Rescue UH-60J. I think someone has wet feet !

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Highight for me was this Iwakuni based MH-53. Quite a beast ! Love the way the serial has been cleaned and the rest is filthy. Taxying out in the rain.

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Opening flypast

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A visit to the wash rack.

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Returning from the flypast. Check out the flooded main ramp !

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Finally the rain stops and the sun came out.

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Local SH-60K with a pair of UH-60J in the background.

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Visitors depart.

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Atsugi based SH-60J:-

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This one is from Komatsushima airbase which makes it relatively "rare"

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Unfortunately like the CH-101 the MH-53 didn’t leave in the great evening sunlight but was packed up and towed into a hangar.

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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby chrisward123 on Thu 06 Jan 2011, 2:13 pm

Very Interesting thread,

I love the look at that filthy MH-53, really is a beast.
The CH-101 also looks good but I prefer the look of the RAF ones.
Favourite shot is the taxiing MH-53 with the flooded ramp :smile:

Thanks for Posting.

Christian
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby TonyO on Thu 06 Jan 2011, 3:22 pm

Lovely to see a proper helicopter event over there, a great set in very testing conditions!
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby JohnF on Thu 06 Jan 2011, 8:20 pm

Great colour schemes. Love the UH and SH-60 photos. Would be great to see some Japanese aircraft visiting shows in the UK. Another super set from Japan. :clap:
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby DeanW on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 6:32 pm

Nice, very nice. That MH-53 is an absolute beast! Are those mirrors that stick out infront of, and below, the cockpit?
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby SPLAT on Sat 05 Feb 2011, 8:57 pm

The mirrors are for viewing the mine sledge at the back of the Helo,you can just see it poking out at the back .
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby nigelblake on Sat 05 Feb 2011, 11:13 pm

Thats a fine set of images, Japanese stuff always looks great with paint schemes are a modellers dream!
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby Arno 01 on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 12:21 pm

Great set again, shame it was such a wet day, but still some great shots, thanks for posting
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby Epic Formacion on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 3:14 pm

These get my vote. Great shots.
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby chally2 on Fri 11 Feb 2011, 3:58 pm

What an excellent set, especially considering the conditions, and schemes that are for me not oft seen :clap:

Rainy Seahawk trio (No.2) and the paddling CH-53 for me, and the Merlin looks good however it is dressed :biggrin:
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby colper on Sat 12 Feb 2011, 4:57 pm

Excellent set,certainly a couple of mean looking machines there.
Always nice to see pictures from other parts of the world

Colin
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby shaggie on Tue 15 Feb 2011, 6:36 pm

lovely to see these ,have such a soft spot for the 53's
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Re: Tateyama Helicopter Festival Oct 2010.

Postby swingy on Tue 15 Feb 2011, 8:32 pm

Very interesting thanks for posting :clap:
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