Hyakuri, Japan - 14th February 2018.

Hyakuri, Japan - 14th February 2018.

Postby Lossie15 on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 6:03 pm

Evening all, haven't posted here in a very long time simply because of the lack of military aircraft kicking around Scotland these days but heyho - means I've had to travel a bit for this lot. :cool:

Managed to squeeze a little bit of time out in Japan earlier on in the year and I obviously couldn't miss going to the Phantom base, Hyakuri. I cannot begin to tell you how incredible this place really is. Huge amount of flying, fantastic spotting locations, friendly locals and when I was there at least, sensational weather. All in all spent two days at the base and here's a pretty large batch of images from the first day. Will get round to posting the second at some point but I did as expected, take a huge amount of shots. Anyway, word on the street when I was visiting Iruma and Atsugi earlier on in the week, was that the aggressor F15s were based out of Hyakuri till the Thursday of that week. Bonus! Chuffed to bits with this news along with the hope of catching Phantoms, here's what Wednesday had to bring. Enjoy!


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 87-8404. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


2. Really impressed with the wee T4's. Lovely machines!
ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, Kawasaki T-4, 16-5670. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15DJ Eagle, 92-8098. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 57-6912. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15J Eagle, 32-8827. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15J Eagle, 92-8096. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 57-6907. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 57-8367. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, Kawasaki T-4, 46-5718. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 67-8390. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 17-8440. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 67-8390. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 57-6907. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 77-6392. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15DJ Eagle, 52-8088. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15DJ Eagle, 32-8083.. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15DJ Eagle, 32-8081. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 97-8426. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15DJ Eagle, 72-8090. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, Kawasaki T-4, 66-5744. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, Raytheon U-125A, 02-3015. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Ground Self Defence Force, Bell UH-1H Huey, JG-1916. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15J Eagle, 72-8882. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


24. Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this!
ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15DJ Eagle, 72-8090. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15J Eagle, 22-8813. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-15J Eagle, 62-8868. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 57-6907.Japan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 57-6907. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


28. As the light moved round during the day, I headed over the other side to see what it was like.
ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 97-8421. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, Kawasaki T-4, 16-5670. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 97-8426. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 97-8417. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 97-8421. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 97-8427. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 07-8428. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 77-6392. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 57-6907. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 07-8428. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, Raytheon U-125A, 02-3015. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 97-8427. by Mark Leith, on Flickr


And yes, before you ask - this was all in one day of flying. I'd simply never seen anything like it before, non stop action from sunrise till after sunset. Hope you don't mind the amount of shots, but it's a pretty incredible place.

Here's one from the Thursday as a wee flavour of what's to come..

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ImageJapan Air Self Defence Force, McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom II, 47-6905. by Mark Leith, on Flickr

That's all for now. I'll be posting part 2 at some point but keep a look out for my Iruma and Atsugi images also.

Cheers,

Mark.
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Re: Hyakuri, Japan - 14th February 2018.

Postby MUSTANG on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 6:35 pm

What a great set, always nice to see Japanese Phantom's :clap: :clap:

Peter
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Re: Hyakuri, Japan - 14th February 2018.

Postby Draken on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 7:21 pm

Oh my... what a set!
I'm planning a visit there in October, can't wait! :)
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Re: Hyakuri, Japan - 14th February 2018.

Postby boff180 on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 7:42 pm

Superb set.

I find it fascinating how many different dogfight missiles are in service with the JASDF, in this one set I've counted Aim-9L/M, AAM-3 and AAM-5
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Re: Hyakuri, Japan - 14th February 2018.

Postby Red Dragon on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 11:36 pm

You can never go wrong with photos of Phantoms!

Hurry up with the next set :smile: :snack:

I'd love to visit there Japan/ Hyakuri sometime!
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Re: Hyakuri, Japan - 14th February 2018.

Postby BigClick67 on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 11:36 am

:dizzy: Hyakuri really looks like the enthusiast's place to be. No question - I have to get there as long as the Phantoms are operational!
Thanks for sharing and yes, hurry up with the next set, please!! :tongue:
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Re: Hyakuri, Japan - 14th February 2018.

Postby Leeflyer on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 6:28 pm

WOW what a fantastic set.
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Re: Hyakuri, Japan - 14th February 2018.

Postby CJS on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 9:41 am

Wonderful to see, some of those F-15s just look great don't they? :cool:

And of course the Phantoms. Super stuff :win:
"Forewarned is forearmed"
How do you know I didn't?
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Re: Hyakuri, Japan - 14th February 2018.

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 1:43 pm

Lovely stuff :love:

Hoping to get over there this year as well, so it's nice to see what's still available! :smile:
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