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The RAF in Asia: To war with a vengeance

Former air gunner Bob Harvey spent much of the war in the back seat of a Vultee Vengeance...

Japan conducts final RF-4EJ training flight

The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has flown its final official training sortie with its McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ tactical reconnaissance aircraft.

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Phantom Survivors: Rising Sun 'Rhinos'

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force operates an exotic mix of F-4s, with its reconnaissance variants now being retired and a single squadron of air defenders remaining.

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Japanese Sub-Hunter

Designed from the start as a dedicated maritime patrol aircraft, Kawasaki’s P-1 boasts longer range than the Boeing P-8, has more weapons hardpoints, more operators and features a tail-mounted magnetic anomaly detector. Marcin Przeworski investigates.

Japanese Pegasus enters production

BOEING BEGAN ASSEMBLING the first KC-46A aerial refueling tanker for Japan at its 767 production facility in Everett, Washington on September 11.

New versions of P-1 planned

KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (KHI) plans to develop an electronic warfare version of its jet-powered P-1 maritime patrol aircraft.

Aussie Hornets return

SIX ROYAL AUSTRALIAN Air Force F/A-18As returned to RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia, after completing the first air combat exercise on Japanese soil.

Japan seeks F-15J 'Super Interceptor' upgrade

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for the modernisation and upgrade of up to 98 Mitsubishi F-15J Eagle air superiority fighters, under an effort that will produce Japanese Super Interceptors (JSI).