Air Services

Japan

Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)

Formed in 1954, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force is the aviation branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces.

Boeing KC-767J

87-3602 @ Avalon 2015

87-3602 @ Avalon 2015

Mitsubishi F-15J Eagle

(built under license by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)

'52-8849' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'32-8824' @ Hyakuri Air Base 2015

Mitsubishi F-15DJ Eagle

(built under license by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - Trainer version)

'12-8078' @ Gifu Air Base 2015

'12-8078' @ Gifu Air Base 2015

Mitsubishi F-2A Viper Zero

(built under license by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)

'63-8502' @ Gifu Air Base 2015

'63-8538' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

Mitsubishi F-2B Viper Zero

(built under license by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - Trainer version)

'63-8101' @ Gifu Air Base 2015

'63-8101' @ Gifu Air Base 2015

F-4 Phantom II F-4EJ Kai

'07-8434' @ Hyakuri Air Base 2015

'67-8391' @ Hyakuri Air Base 2015

F-4 Phantom II RF-4E Kai

'57-6914' @ Hyakuri Air Base 2015

'57-6907' @ Hyakuri Air Base 2015

Boeing E-767

'74-3503' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

'74-3503' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

Grumman E-2C Hawkeye

'34-3460' - Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

Kawasaki C-1

'78-1023' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'18-1031' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'98-1029', '78-1023' & '68-1020' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'08-1030' - Iruma Air Festival 2015

Kawasaki C-2

68-1203 @ RIAT 2018

Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation

NAMC YS-11 FC

FC = Flight Checker

'52-1151' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'52-1151' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

NAMC YS-11 EA

EA = Electronic Warfare

'12-1163' - Iruma Air Base 2015

NAMC YS-11 EB

EB = ELINT

'82-1155' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'82-1155' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

also

NAMC YS-11P/NT

P=Passenger/VIP Transport; NT=Navigation Trainer

Lockheed C-130H Hercules

'45-1074' - Iruma Air Base 2015

'45-1074' - Iruma Air Base 2015

'75-1077' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'75-1077' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

also

Lockheed KC-130H Hercules

Tanker

Gulfstream IV U-4

'05-3255' @ Iruma Air Base 2015

'75-3251' @ Iruma Air Base 2015

BAe.125 Series 800 U-125

'39-3042' @ Iruma Air Base 2015

'49-3043' @ Iruma Air Base 2015

Hawker 800 U-125A

search and rescue variant

'02-3015' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

'02-3015' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

Kawasaki T-4

'06-5651' @ Gifu Air Base

'86-5605' @ Gifu Air Base

Raytheon Hawker T-400

'21-5062' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

'41-5055' @ Iruma Air Base 2015

Fuji T-7

'46-5922' @ Shizuhama Air Base 2015

'46-5922' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

Boeing CH-47J Chinook

licensed built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries

'67-4496' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'67-4496' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

Mitsubishi UH-60J

'08-4572' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'08-4572' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

also

Boeing 747-400

DEMONSTRATION TEAM

BLUE IMPULSE

1960 to present

6 x Kawasaki T-4

Base: Matsushima Air Base


Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)

Formed in 1954, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force is the naval branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces.

Kawasaki P-1

5504 @ RIAT 2015

5504 @ RIAT 2015

5504 @ RIAT 2015

5504 @ RIAT 2015

5504 @ RIAT 2015

5507 @ RIAT 2015

Lockheed P-3C Orion

'5079' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'5079' @ Atsugi Naval Base 2015

C-130R Hercules

'9052' @ Atsugi Naval Base 2015

'9052' @ Atsugi Naval Base 2015

Mitsubishi SH-60J

'8286' @ Iruma Air Festival

'8286' @ Iruma Air Festival

Beechcraft King Air LC-90

'9303' - Atsugi Naval Base 2015

(in the heat haze!)

Fuji T-5

'6338' - Utsunomiya Air Field 2015

ShinMaywa US-1A

'9078' @ preserved @ Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum 2015

'9078' @ preserved @ Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum 2015

also

Learjet 35, NAMC YS-11, ShinMaywa US-2

AgustaWestland AW101, CH-53E Super Stallion, Eurocopter EC 135, MD Helicopters MD 500


Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF)

Formed in 1954, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is responsible for land-based military operations and is the largest branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces.

Beechcraft Super King Air LR-2

'23056' @ Utsunomiya Air Field 2015

'23056' @ Utsunomiya Air Field 2015

Enstrom TH-480B

'62379' @ Utsunomiya Air Field 2015

'62374' @ Utsunomiya Air Field 2015

Fuji Bell AH-1 Cobra

'73470' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

'73470' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

Fuji Bell UH-1J

'41897' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'41897' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

Fuji Boeing AH-64DJP Apache

'74508' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

'74508' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

Hughes OH-6 Cayuse

'31285' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'31285' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

Kawasaki OH-1

'32637' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

'32637' @ Iruma Air Festival 2015

Kawasaki Boeing CH-47J Chinook

'52927' @ Gifu Air Base 2015

'52927' @ Gifu Air Base 2015

Mitsubishi UH-60JA Black Hawk

'43117' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

'43117' @ Hamamatsu Air Fiesta 2015

also

Mitsubishi MU-2

Eurocopter EC 225


Japan Coast Guard / Kaijō Hoan-chō

Founded in 1948, the Japan Coast Guard (formerly the Maritime Safety Agency) is the coast guard responsible for the protection of the coastline of Japan under the control of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Airbus Helicopters H225 / EC225LP Super Puma

MH691 @ Hyakuri 2015

also

Beechcraft Super King Air200T, Bombardier Dash 8 DHC-8-315, Cessna 206 Stationair U206G

Dassault Falcon 900, Gulfstream V, Saab 340 SF 340B

AgustaWestland AW139, Bell 206B JetRanger, Bell 212 Twin Huey, Bell 412

Eurocopter Super Puma AS 332L1, Sikorsky S-76C