JASDF TAC meet 2013 - Photos Back

JASDF TAC meet 2013 - Photos Back

Postby leonardm on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 6:33 am

Edit: thanks for all the comments so far. Sorry photobucket pulled the plug on me (bandwidth exceeded) Photos are now back courtesy of a brand new flickr account....

This year the F-4 and the F-15 components of the 2013 TAC meet were held at Hyakuri (the F-2 component was held at Misawa) This exercise is treating seriously with ground crew and squadron staff coming out to cheer on departing fighters for combat and aircraft, drop tanks and missiles all getting special markings applied. Having seen some of the this years special markings on the web and (and at the rainy and dull Hyakuri airshow) I made the decision to visit on the last day of the F-4 exercises and the arrivals day of the F-15s. The weather was great and the action didn't disappoint.

First up at 7:40am was 2 aggressor F-15s vs 2 Phantoms from resident 302sq.

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DSC_1163 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr


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DSC_1180 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

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DSC_1192 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

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DSC_1192 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

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DSC_1220 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

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DSC_1244 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

Next were another 2 agressor Eagles vs 2 Phantoms from 301sq. The agressors wernt that colourful but the Phantoms !!!

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DSC_1363 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

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DSC_1376 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

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DSC_1388 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

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DSC_1393 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

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DSC_1436 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

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DSC_1493 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

In order to free up space for all the visitors the resident f-15s from 305 sq (those not taking part in the excercise) were relocating to and from Nyutabaru.

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DSC_1526 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

After that the F-15s from every JASDF squadron started to arrive in 3's (2 for the exercise plus a spare) with some of the cleanest F-15s I have ever seen, some with special markings.

304 applied "Defending Okinawa" on one side and a Samurai on the other. Unfortunately didn't catch the Samurai side....

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DSC_1552 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

Hokkaido based 203 sq had applied Bear themed markings, eath one slightly differenet. Can you spot the difference ?

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DSC_2096 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr
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DSC_2129 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr
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DSC_2153 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr


201 sq also had special markings.

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DSC_2005 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr
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DSC_2066 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

At the end of the day the ramp was packed with just some shuttle flights from based T-4s.

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DSC_2180 by mikeleonard262, on Flickr

thanks all.
Last edited by leonardm on Sat 26 Oct 2013, 3:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: JASDF TAC meet 2013

Postby elderforest on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 9:56 am

Some stunning schemes there Mike.

Very nicely captured too :cool:
Ian.
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Re: JASDF TAC meet 2013

Postby Jeff Hunt on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 10:53 am

Just about spilled my morning coffee. Outstanding coverage....thanks a bunch.

Cheers,

Jeff
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Re: JASDF TAC meet 2013

Postby Skyflash on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 12:16 pm

Positively sick with envy... :sick:

These are magnificent - well done! :clap:
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: JASDF TAC meet 2013

Postby shaggie on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 12:21 pm

stunning
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Re: JASDF TAC meet 2013

Postby bigcrow on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 1:23 pm

Wow!!! What a set, some wonderful schemes & very well shot...
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Re: JASDF TAC meet 2013

Postby st24 on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 3:03 pm

My oh my , does military aviation get any better????.... :drool: Superb post.
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Re: JASDF TAC meet 2013

Postby soundbarrier on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 4:00 pm

:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

Need I say more?
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Re: JASDF TAC meet 2013

Postby tankbuster81 on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 9:02 pm

Lovely aircraft ,and those colour schemes!!!! Jealous?? me. Hell yeah!!!!!!
Don't bother running, you'll only die tired!!
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