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Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

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Kevin Martin
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Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by Kevin Martin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:02 pm

Japan, October 23rd-November 6th 2017

After thinking about doing it for a few years, this was the year I finally got decisive and planned a visit to Japan. Two weeks of almost non stop action, with just the small matter of two typhoons interupting proceedings and causing the cancellation of the military review scheduled during out stay.

Many thanks to all those who helped with the planning and reseach that went into making it a smooth trip, especially Paul Nann and all at T300 and Rich Pittman (your Tomei Tank report contained some really useful stuff that was put to good use!)

So many photo's taken over the two weeks, but here's a hefty selection of what Ive gone through so far....the rest will keep me quiet over the winter months. Cheers also to fellow travellers Garf and James for the company during the trip (Get those videos sorted James!).

Cheers for looking;

Kevin
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1. Hyakuri F-4

ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


2. Iruma EC-1

ImageJapan - 2017 Iruma Day 1 by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


3. Hamamatsu T-4's

ImageJapan 2017 - Hamamatsu by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


4. Akeno 0H-1

ImageJapan 2017 - Akeno by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


5. Komaki JASDF F-35A

ImageJapan 2017 - JASDF F-35A at Komaki by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


6. Shizuhama T-7

ImageJapan 2017 - Shizuhama by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


7. F-2 at Hyakuri

ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


8. Iruma based CH-47


ImageJapan - 2017 Iruma Day 1 by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


9. C-2 at Komaki

ImageJapan 2017 - Komaki by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


10. F-15 at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


11. AH-1 Akeno

ImageJapan 2017 - Akeno by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


12. YS-11 at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma 30.10.2017 by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


13. U-125 at Hyakuri

ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


14. U-4 at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


15 C-1's at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


16. Navy P-1 at Atsugi

ImageJapan 2017 - Atsugi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


17. Akeno OH-6

ImageJapan 2017 - Akeno by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


18. Blue Impulse at Hamamatsu Museum

ImageJapan 2017 - Hamamatsu by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


19. Blue Impulse at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


20. Hyakuri F-4

ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


21. P-3 at Atsugi

ImageJapan 2017 - Atsugi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


22. F-15 at Gifu

ImageJapan 2017 - Gifu Last Chance by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


23. F-2 Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


24. F-15's at Komatsu

ImageJapan 2017 - Komatsu by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


25. T-4's Everywhere.......

ImageJapan 2017 - Hamamatsu by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hamamatsu by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


32. F-15 Test Flight at Komaki

ImageJapan 2017 - Komaki by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


33. KC-767 at Komaki

ImageJapan 2017 - Komaki by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


34. F-35 at Komaki

ImageJapan 2017 - JASDF F-35A Komaki by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


35. C-2 at Komaki

ImageJapan 2017 - Komaki by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


36. F-15 at Gifu

ImageJapan 2017 - Gifu by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


37. Akeno

ImageJapan 2017 - Akeno by Kevin Martin, on Flickr

38. Akeno

ImageJapan 2017 - Akeno by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


39. Akeno

ImageJapan 2017 - Day 4 Akeno by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


40. Akeno

ImageJapan 2017 - Akeno by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


41. Akeno

ImageJapan 2017 - Akeno by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


42. Akeno

ImageJapan 2017 - Akeno by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


43. Komaki

ImageJASDF Komaki by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


44. Hamamatsu

ImageJapan 2017 - Hamamatsu by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


45. C-1 at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan - 2017 Iruma Day 1 by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


53. U-4 at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


54. C--130 at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


55. C-130 at Atsugi

ImageJapan 2017 - Atsugi by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


56. Ch-47 at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


57. Blue Impulse at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Blue Impulse at Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


58. Blue Impulse at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


59. Blue Impulse at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Blue Impulse at Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


60. F-2 at Hyakuri

ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


61. SH-60 at Iruma

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


62. Shizuhama T-7

ImageJapan 2017 - Shizuhama by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


63. Shizuhama T-7's

ImageJapan 2017 - Shizuhama by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


64. Iruma based YS-11's

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma 30.10.2017 by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma 30.10.2017 by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma 30.10.2017 by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


68. Iruma U-125

ImageJapan 2017 - Iruma by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


69. Hyakuri U-125

ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


70. Hyakuri F-4's

ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


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ImageJapan 2017 - Hyakuri by Kevin Martin, on Flickr



96. Aparantly, Japan is famous for things other than F-4's....

ImageJapan 2017 - Mt Fuji by Kevin Martin, on Flickr


And thats it....plenty more to be added to Flickr during the coming weeks.

Thanks for looking, and comments and discussion always welecome.

Kevin
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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by phantom6 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:15 pm

Fantastic

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by swissairforce » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:20 pm

Very nice photos, congratulations! :clap: :Wow:
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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by Thunder » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:27 pm

As posts go, this one is pretty epic. Great variety of types across all branches of the military, thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by slogen51 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:35 pm

Konnichi wah

Great selection - Japan is of course a great place for photos and spotting both civil and military

I was lucky enough to go in the 90s and again in the early 2000's - the only thing I don't like is the food!

Wish I had taken more pictures

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by EGNV » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:37 pm

Awesome post!

Thanks for sharing :thumb:

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by LTFT5 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:14 pm

One of the best posts I have seen this year Kev.
All the best
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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by downes0106 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:28 pm

Wow - great post.

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by Ross Forsyth » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:35 pm

Very nice selection from your trip and some pretty decent weather between the Typhoons by the look of it.

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by anthony martin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:36 pm

WOW! Every one a winner :thumbs:

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by adderman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:38 pm

Hi Kevin.

Very special post.
Love no 75 reflection....clever.

Was the C2 based at Iruma?

Love to go back to Japan sometime.

Mike.
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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by Kevin Martin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:05 pm

adderman wrote:Hi Kevin.

Very special post.
Love no 75 reflection....clever.

Was the C2 based at Iruma?

Love to go back to Japan sometime.

Mike.

Ps.
Can you proof read your types for
2 EC-1 not EC-2
4 OH-1 reversed with no 17 OH-6
16 P-1.
35 C-2.
Thanks Mike, all corrected now! Only C-1's at Iruma at present it seems.

Cheers,

Kevin

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by 3Greens » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:30 pm

Top post Kevin :clap: Brilliant selection of those beautiful and unique Japanese frames, just love their F4 selections and colour schemes :thumbs:

Thanks very much for posting, (that's a mammoth task in itself)

Cheers
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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by jem60 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:41 pm

Very, very nice!!. It was interesting to see that some of the Y.S.11s still have their original RR Dart engines, rather than the more powerful Allisons, seen on some.

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by Will24 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:45 pm

Very, very nice set! :thumb:

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by tonkatom » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:26 pm

What a set of photos you have there,some lovely aircraft and shots of them.
May the skies be clear and blue and the wind fair with a guiding star to steer by.

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by david14 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:34 pm

Excellent stuff - on my list of places to visit!

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by JONLITE06 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:19 pm

Wonderful Kevin!!!☺☺☺The Japanese certainly know how to paint aeroplanes!!There are some absolute crackers in there!Love #15!!☺

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by paddyboy » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:24 am

Hi Kevin :P

That is one awesome post :O

Not possible to pick a fave from those beauties :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Japan - Oct/Nov 2017

Post by capercaillie » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:25 am

Stunning stuff Kevin, superb selection of Phantoms and the EC-1 is great to see. Shame about those F-35s but can't have it all good! :thumbs:

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