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Mil Av And The Japanese Quake  
User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2980 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7361 times:

Just thought I'd start a topic on the Mil/Av responses and issues to the "big one" in Japan.

To start out:

"The Sendai airport authority in Miyagi Prefecture said the airport's runways were submerged by tidal waves. The Air Self-Defense Force's Matsushima Air Base in Miyagi was inundated with seawater, damaging 18 F-2 fighters and a number of other aircraft possibly permanently, the Defense Ministry said."

pic here http://alert5.com/wp-content/uploads...03/2G20110312TTT0700230G300000.jpg


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User currently offlineLimaNiner From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

With the recent problems in the two nuclear power plants, what are the chances that the WC-135 will be deployed?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WC-135_Constant_Phoenix


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7281 times:

Quoting Spacepope (Thread starter):
damaging 18 F-2 fighters and a number of other aircraft possibly permanently

Third picture in this link shows a rather helpless, hapless F-2.....

http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/tsu...s-trail-of-destruction-496999.html

Although with the level of widespread destruction, I doubt the JASDF advanced fighter tender would get top priority for funds.



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7246 times:

Bigger picture of the same jet and the third aerial photo at the thread's start.....

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http://thebaseleg.smugmug.com/photos/1213601038_wuVPv-O.jpg

The fighters look like seaplanes viewed from the tower in the first photo on Alert's site.



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User currently offlineN901WA From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7014 times:

I forgot about Matsushima Air Base. I think they are on the shore not that far from Sendai. I think they are the home for the Blue Impulse team. The pictures are so scary and sad.

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2980 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6790 times:

Looks like USN is helping with SH-60s off of the Regan, and USMC is flying in CH-46 and CH-53s in from the bases in the south. JSDF are using UH/SH-60s, Bell 412s, and a dauphin-looking helicopter for rescues.


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2980 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6587 times:

JSDF using AW101s and CH-47s now, for ferrying supplies around. No word yet on fixed wing assets.


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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6240 times:

F-2s in flight.....

http://media.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_F-2s_lg.jpg
http://media.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_F-2s_lg.jpg

Quote:
"March 12/11: With nuclear plants in danger of full meltdown, and thousands dead in the wake of an 8.9 earthquake/ tsunami 1-2 punch, losing 18 F-2 fighters is a minor cost in the overall scheme of things. Still, Japan’s military spending levels, and its need to finance reconstruction, mean that the JASDF has taken a significant hit. IAF News:

'The Sendai airport authority in Miyagi Prefecture said the airport's runways were submerged by tidal waves. The Air Self-Defense Force's Matsushima Air Base in Miyagi was inundated with seawater, damaging 18 F-2 fighters and a number of other aircraft possibly permanently, the Defense Ministry said'."


http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/...ghter-partnership-03188/#more-3188



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7809 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6158 times:

http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/f2/

I understand that this nearly 20% of the total fleet.

What is less clear, is this, if the 18 are all F2B's, then what proportion is that of the trainer fleet?,


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5791 times:

The US Navy is moving the fighters, attack aircraft and AEW aircraft from Atsugi to Guam.

Just my wild guess, but such a move frees up a lot of ramp space at Atsugi. Since they have not announced moving the dependents, I would assume it is not a measure to 'protect' the aircraft and crews from radiation.


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2980 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5783 times:

USAF is using C-17s to move Japanese equipment up from Okinawa to the quake zone. USMC KC-130s are ferrying Marines up north to help with relief efforts too. The USS Tortuga is also moving Japanese equipment north.




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User currently offlineryan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1575 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5583 times:

Saw a photo in the newspaper a few days ago of a Chinook in Japanese markings with a bucket for dumping water.


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User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4881 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5476 times:

Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 1):
With the recent problems in the two nuclear power plants, what are the chances that the WC-135 will be deployed?

It has been deployed from what I hear.

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 10):
USAF is using C-17s

RAAF is also using a C-17 for that as well.


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