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Phantom Phinale - Hyakuri Airbase (large post)

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Phantom Phinale - Hyakuri Airbase (large post)

Post by jalfrezi » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:05 pm

At the end of last year I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Hyakuri Airbase, it had been on my bucket list for years and the imminent retirement of the F-4 Phantom from JASDF service finally gave me the nudge I needed to book the trip - it turned into one of the best aviation trips that I've ever been on!


ImageRaytheon U-125A and McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantoms - 01 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageKawasaki T-4 - 13 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 22 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai and RF-4E Kai Phantoms - 03 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 14 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 12 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMitsubishi F-2A - 05 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 05 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 20 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 15 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 40 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMitsubishi UH-60J - 30 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

Image302 Hikotai - 02 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

Image302 Hikotai miniatures - 03 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMitsubishi UH-60J - 06 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMitsubishi F-104J Starfighter - 01 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMitsubishi F-2A - 18 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 117 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFuji UH-1J - 04 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 58 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 84 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 55 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 109 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMitsubishi F-15J Eagle - 18 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 44 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 44 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 77 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageRaytheon U-125A - 005 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 013 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 008 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 026 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 110 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom - 015 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageKawasaki CH-47J Chinook - 01 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 168 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ and RF-4E Kai Phantom - 003 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 069 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageKawasaki T-4 - 065 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 149 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 153 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 160 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 155 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 165 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 347 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom - 055 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 368 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 374 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom - 063 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 407 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 400 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai Phantom - 053 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 251 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas RF-4E Kai Phantom - 244 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 451 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 419 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 435 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 442 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageAirbus A320-214 - 02 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 463 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMitsubishi F-15J Eagle - 42 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageGulfstream Aerospace U-4 Gulfstream IV - 01 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageHyakuri Airbase - 01 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageHyakuri Airbase - 02 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageKawasaki P-1 - 03 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMitsubishi F-15J Eagle - 33 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr


ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai Phantom - 13 (mod) by Nick Jennings, on Flickr



Hope you enjoyed them and thanks for looking!

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Re: Phantom Phinale - Hyakuri Airbase (large post)

Post by anthony martin » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:47 pm

The last picture is one of the best I have seen

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Post by paddyboy » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:27 am

Hi Nick :P

Simply awesome :Wow:

Thanks for posting :thumbs:

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Post by johnwickenden » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:20 am

OMG they are awesome :Wow:

I can't pick one single one out.....maybe the two ship breaking in opposite directions, the white toom with the sun breaking through the clouds and the two head on are my pick. But what a set !!!

Well done sir !!!!! :thumbs:
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Post by LTFT5 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:32 am

Hi Nick,
Stunning images of a classic air frame.
Thanks for posting
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Post by p6025 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:20 am

Very nice set. The first is probably my favourite.


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Post by Reaper02 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:27 am

Lovely set Nick, such a great place Hyakuri and those beautiful F-4´s will be missed after their retirement next year!!!

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Post by jalfrezi » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:27 am

Thanks everyone, I appreciate you taking the time comment! :thumbs:

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Post by DanBeeden » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:32 am

One of the best sets of images I have seen on here in a long time. Great variety of compsitions and the low shutter speed work is awesome too. Phabulous!!

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Post by Sparts99 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:57 am

Just...... wow. I'm not normally a fan of colour popping but that last shot is superb.
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Post by Zac Hinchcliffe » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:14 am

Was going to comment on how amazing that first picture was and then saw the rest of the post....simply outstanding photography!

The subjects are fantastic, sure, but you know how to work a camera! Blimey!

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Post by Ross Forsyth » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:53 am

Great set of shots,funny I had never noticed the tail markings on the T4`s all being at different heights until your tail shot of the 3

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Post by Seahawk 11 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:31 pm

These are just awesome, big well done there,

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Post by IMarsh » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:30 pm

Brilliant set

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Post by F3 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:56 pm

Simply Phantastic. Some of the best F4 images I've ever seen. Love the 6 ship, the break, and those retirement schemes. Many thanks for sharing the fruits of your trip. Bet you're glad you went!

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Post by SW Sky Blue » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:45 pm

Excellent set :thumb:

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Post by eagle driver » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:50 pm

Outstanding and then some , we'll done sir.

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Post by 3Greens » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:51 pm

Hi Nick, Wow... just Wow :clap:
A stunning collection, and thanks very much for posting

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Post by Punkrunner62 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:25 pm

Simply outstanding, i am heading to Hyakuri in December, if my images are half as good as this i will be pleased. One of the best posts i have seen on the forum.
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Re: Phantom Phinale - Hyakuri Airbase (large post)

Post by Maister » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:37 pm

Cracking shots, thanks for sharing!

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