Japan Tour - [MERGED]

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orion11
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Japan Tour - [MERGED]

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Hello,

My name is Marc, and this is my first post.I've been lurking for a couple of years now, looking at some fascinating pictures.Although i stopped taking pics of aircraft several years ago, I was fortunate to make a three weeks trip to Japan in November.Together with two friends, we travelled around the country and photographed a great number of aircraft.
My photo skills are not as good as those of most of the posters on this site, but I'd like to share some shots with you.
(as you may have noticed, English is not my native language, so please accept my apologies.. :biggrin: )

First the Mighty Phantom...

Hyakuri
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Nyutabaru
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Gifu
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Comments welcome.I'll try to post more pics in the coming days.

Marc

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nice pics Marc :clap:

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A fine subject for a first post too (can't go wrong with the mighty F4), some nice shots there :clap:

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Lovely selection ,arc
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A fine set of images ,welcome to the board and hope to see many one of your posts in the furture

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Fantastic, what base was this?
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ciaranchef wrote:Fantastic, what base was this?


Base at top of each post.

Welcome on board and very nice shots and subject. Any Phantom is a good one.

Regards, Ian

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IanH wrote:
ciaranchef wrote:Fantastic, what base was this?


Base at top of each post.

Welcome on board and very nice shots and subject. Any Phantom is a good one.

Regards, Ian


:wall: Cheers...great shots..looks like they were shot from on post rather than over the fence....
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Really nice set there :clap:
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Fantastic post Marc.Superb aircraft in superb schemes.Allways nice to see something different.
Nothing wrong with the quality either.More please........................
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Japan tour - part 2

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Hello again,

Many thanks for the kind words.Here is part 2, covering the F-15.We were lucky because the flying ban of the F-15 was lifted the day we came to Hyakuri !

Hyakuri
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Nyutabaru
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Tsuiki
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Gifu
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More to follow.

Cheers

Marc

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wow, great set...rare birds indeed...thanks for posting an interesting set... :clap:
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Superb set of a wonderful subject! :clap:
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Noted that all are in a clean configuration, is this something to do with the flying restrictions that were placed on the fleet?

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Did I miss Part 1 ??
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top notch, a very good thread, no a brilliant set, get rid of the dust spot on number one and it will be the perfect set :clap: :clap:

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Yep, you don't make much better an entrance than with JASDF Phantoms! Standout for me is the 3rd from Nyutabaru.

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Gundylunch wrote:Did I miss Part 1 ??


Hello,

It is here

http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=39159

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Japan tour - part 3

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Hello,

The Kawasaki T-4 is used as an advanced trainer and also as a hack on various bases, hence the different markings seen on these birds.

Iruma airshow:

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Hyakuri:

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Nyutabaru

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Tsuiki

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Gifu:

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Hamamatsu:

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Thanks for looking

Marc

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Great post, interesting to see these rare aircraft...thanks.
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ciaranchef wrote:Great post, interesting to see these rare aircraft...thanks.


Nice post indeed but honestly the T-4 is not that rare in Japan. If you go there for two weeks its almost boring to see them :sleepy:

Luckily they come in different colours and markings.
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soundbarrier wrote:
ciaranchef wrote:Great post, interesting to see these rare aircraft...thanks.


Nice post indeed but honestly the T-4 is not that rare in Japan. If you go there for two weeks its almost boring to see them :dizzy:



But not that boring outside of Japan right.... :smile:
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ciaranchef wrote:But not that boring outside of Japan right.... :smile:


Right :facepalm: My favourites are the Gifu testers (picture 6) ... with the nice long pitot tube ...

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Japan tour - part 4

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Hello,

Time now for some drab helicopters, those of the JGSDF...

Kasumigaura :

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Akeno :

Kawasaki OH-1
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Bell AH-1
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UH-1J
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OH-6
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UH-60J
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CH-47 (does anybody know the correct designation of this variant ?)
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Spotting in Japan : here no ladder, no fence, and beware of the rotorwash :yahoo:
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Cheers

Marc

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Excellent photos!

As for the Chinook, they are CH-47J/JA

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