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Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:43 pm

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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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:42 pm

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
 
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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:58 pm

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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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:04 pm

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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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:00 am

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.
 
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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:02 am

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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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:25 pm

JSDF using AW101s and CH-47s now, for ferrying supplies around. No word yet on fixed wing assets.
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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:29 pm

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'."


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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:37 pm

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?,
 
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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:10 pm

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.
 
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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:47 pm

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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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:47 am

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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RE: Mil Av And The Japanese Quake

Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:40 pm

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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