Talk:Japan Air Self-Defense Force

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New Information[edit]

Does anyone have any new information on the amount of airmen or number of aircraft the JASDF currently has? The information on this page concerning those is over 10 years old. Information on the amount of each type of aircraft in their inventory would be nice too. There is also talk within the JASDF community of them possibly purchacing F-22's in the near future, i think there should be a possible mention about their current choices somewhere here. --user:zeroyon] 4 April, 2006

One thing I know for sure is that they have around about 90 F-4Js Phantoms, and that they are looking to replace them by 2010. The US congress has not allowed the sale of the Raptor for now, so that option is out, and the F-35 won't roll off the production line until 2014 at the earliest, and since their Phantoms are already 35 years old and need replacing ASAP, that option also seems out. Another sticking point is that the japanese would want to produce their planes locally, and I don't see that happening with the Raptor. For now they have expressed interest in either the Eurofighter Typhoon, the F15E or the F/A18E (Dassault of France apparently declined to participate with their Rafale). They will apparently make up their minds sometime in october this year, it is said. Daft, 13 April, 2007

WP:MILHIST Assessment[edit]

Pretty long, pretty good start. But not nearly enough prose paragraphs - this needs to be more than organizational diagrams and bullet-point lists. LordAmeth 14:59, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

List of F-104 Starfighter operators[edit]

User:Nimbus227 added this list to the "see also" section on a large number of articles rather hastiliy. After pointing out that this could be considered spamming and was inappropriate given the relatively tenuous link to this and other articles, he agreed that they could be removed. I have removed it accordingly. John Smith's (talk) 22:10, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Sendai earthquake[edit]

An airforce base in Miyagi was damaged. More than twenty jets were destroyed and deemed unsalvageable. [1] SSDGFCTCT9 (talk) 21:57, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

No mention[edit]

Why is there no mention of the Japanese repeated attempts to purchase F-22's, the last being December 2010 when they were rebuked by then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates stating that "The US doesnt sell this kind of technology."? Also, what about Japans attempt to join in the JSF F-35 program? (talk) 07:10, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

why no mention of kamekasi suicidal missions[edit]

I learnt in highschool about the japs flying plains into ships and stuff. they were kamekasi. why are they no t mentioned in article? please help immediately. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:49, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

All the events happened long before the JASDF was formed in 1954, have a read of Kamikaze. MilborneOne (talk) 18:40, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Article on F-X selection[edit]

I think it's premature to say that the F-X competition has been narrowed down to the F-35 or Super Hornet. I haven't found any other sources saying that the Eurofighter has been eliminated, and even the article cited just says "Japan Self Defense Air Force future replacement of F-4J fighters (F-X) is becoming a head-to-head competition between the two American aerospace giants". If a decision is expected next month, there's no need to be premature in saying that the Eurofighter has been eliminated. John Smith's (talk) 19:12, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Past Equipment and F-X (F-35)[edit]

I'm not sure if the Past Equipment section should include aircraft or not, but aircraft previously used by the JASDF include the F86, F86D, T-2, and F-1 (and others).

Also, I think it should be mentioned that the F-X (F-35) is scheduled to replace the RF-4E and F-4EJ, according to Japanese news sources.( (talk) 14:32, 10 January 2012 (UTC))


Does anybody have more information on this new Japanese aircraft in development? Ceagull (talk) 01:54, 8 March 2012 (UTC)