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    Japan Disaster

    Just saw this photograph of an F-2 supposedly destroyed in the recent Japan Tsunami/Earthquake.

    http://gizmodo.com/#!5781778/a-journ...infrastructure

    Anyone with further details on this, or the response that is being mounted?
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    Check out the F-2 thread further down this page.

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    Had seen this picture on local TV, plus the 2seater version of the Sabre (cant remember the name) which was seen sticking out from under a building, though it looked intact.
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    There was also what I think is a T 4 among the ruined aircrafts.
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    http://www.xairforces.com/newsd.asp?newsid=392&newst=6
    http://thebaseleg.blogspot.com/2011/...atsushima.html

    18(!) F 2s have been damaged.
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    I have been seeing on the news what look to be Chinooks trying to water bomb the nuclear power station in Japan and it makes me wonder why some one has not lent japan a BE-200 or similar aircraft to properly water bomb the power stations.

    Would the Japanese government have requested these aircraft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    I have been seeing on the news what look to be Chinooks trying to water bomb the nuclear power station in Japan and it makes me wonder why some one has not lent japan a BE-200 or similar aircraft to properly water bomb the power stations.

    Would the Japanese government have requested these aircraft?
    They need a helo to get the maximin amount of water at a pinpoint position. The chinook or even better the Mi-26 uses the biggest Bambi Buckets to do that job. The problem is the radiation level which restricts the minimum flightlevel to 90 m. or higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipperysam View Post
    Had seen this picture on local TV, plus the 2seater version of the Sabre (cant remember the name) which was seen sticking out from under a building, though it looked intact.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...r-tsunami.html

    Nice pixs of before and after interactive including Sendai Airport

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    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/feature/201...OYT1T00004.htm

    2011.03.19:
    Matsushima AB damage assessment. Total 28 aircraft disabled.
    Up to 230 billion Yen.

    One SDF soldier killed. 8(

    F-2 x 18.
    Each 12.2 billion Yen.

    T-4 x 4. One of these is Blue Impulse.

    U-125A x 2.

    UH-60J x 4.
    Each 4.7 billion Yen.

    As seen on TV:

    F-2: 23-8114, &c.
    T-4: 16-5659, &c.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

    http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-databas...irforce/ROKAF/

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    http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/mizota/102300441.html

    Pre-assembled and pre-painted 1/144 models of JASDF Blue Impulse T-4s that came out on 2010.04.14.

    http://image.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/i/...ta_102300441_1

    None of the six featured T-4s is 16-5659, but I don't know the serial numbers of the other three of the four T-4s damaged at Matsushima AB, and I haven't seen photos of the six that deployed to Kyuushuu Island and avoided the earthqake/tsunami/radiation.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    http://www.asagumo-news.com/news/201.../11032407.html

    Japanese article dated 24 March 2011.
    Concise details about when the earthquake and tsunami hit Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture, on 11 March 2011; and the restoration effort there as of 18 March 2011.

    11 March 2011, afternoon, because bad weather, aborted training flights. 14:46, snowing.
    After first earthquake passed, they ran to command HQ building, to establish emergency command post.
    When tsunami warning came, they ran to third floor or above of earthquake-resistant buildings.
    AB outer perimeter was 400 m from coast. About 15:30, earth, wood, and sea water of tsunami quickly flooded AB.

    [SKIP]

    Amongst 900 staff of Matsushima AB, only one off-duty staff was confirmed killed. Some dependents and relatives were killed or missing.
    As of 23 March 2011, still no heating or power.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    http://www.asahi.com/national/jiji/JJT201103290108.html
    http://sankei.jp.msn.com/region/news...7460012-n1.htm

    29 March 2011:
    Sendai AP, Miyagi Prefecture.
    3,000 m runway and 144 navigation lights repaired, and powered by mobile electricity generators. Full runway now useable by military aircraft.

    Civilian flights still aborted.
    Control tower, second 1,200 m runway, and terminal building still damaged.

    Inside AP, almost 1,000 cars removed.
    Last edited by Don Chan; 29th March 2011 at 14:52. Reason: My 2,800th post. 8D
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

    http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-databas...irforce/ROKAF/

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    http://www.zakzak.co.jp/society/dome...1136000-n1.htm

    http://www.zakzak.co.jp/society/dome...1536016-n1.htm

    Jap serial articles dated 5-6 April 2011, about when the tsunami bashed Matsushima AB.

    After the tsunami warning was issued, everyone was ordered to evacuate to third floor or above, not even second floor. However, many controllers and ground crew were still working on the ground, even at the runways, and were difficult to contact.

    They used the PA system, and drove cars around the runways, to pass the warning that the tsunami ETA was 15:10. About 1,100 people evacuated into earthquake-resistant buildings, mostly on the roofs.

    They began to check names, and they included employees of the shops and visitors on business. Still snowing, and sirens blaring, time went by, and passed the tsunami ETA.

    Eerie silence.

    From the roofs, they saw cars still driving on the coastline roads, and they yelled at them. Some cars U-turned, but others drove along.

    At 15:54, the black tsunami arrived. The soldiers' private cars began to float.

    The four-metre tsunami KO the power generators, 28 aircraft, and emergency supplies. They prepared radio sets to contact any incoming SAR aircraft, and turned off cell phones to conserve batteries.

    Fires were seen in the Ishinomaki direction, where the soldiers' families were.

    Sunset and darkness. Candles were lit.

    Later, aircraft sound. Radio contact, and discovered it came from Hyakuri AB.

    During the night, they thought of the tasks to do after the next sunrise, but they had no cars, no long boots, no tools... nothing.
    Last edited by Don Chan; 7th April 2011 at 04:11.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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