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JMSDF – Where Are They Now?

As far as is possible, this section will provide the latest information on the whereabouts of surviving examples of withdrawn JMSDF aircraft, which can be found in places far removed from the cosseted shelter of aviation museums. Divided into fixed-wing and helicopter types, the information comes in the form of tables by aircraft type that are being interspersed with a growing number of photos.

All the aircraft listed are on open-air display unless otherwise stated; bold-type serial numbers indicate aircraft that appear in photos, usually immediately after the relevant table.

A colour-coded Where Are They Now? listing by prefecture follows the tabular aircraft information on this page [here].

s61shirase
Formerly operated from the JMSDF’s Antarctic survey vessel
Shirase, this Mitsubishi-built
Sikorsky S-61A-1
(above) is displayed close to the main gate at Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture.
The removal of the base’s Sikorsky HSS-1N
(below) means that, as far as J-HangarSpace
is aware, none remain of the service’s 17 HSS-1/1N helicopters that date back to 1958.

tateyama hss-1

(All photographs on this website are copyright J-HangarSpace
unless otherwise stated.) 

Fixed-Wing Types

Beech B-65/B-65P

Serial Location
6714  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
6715

 Hachigamine Park, Waki, Kuga District, Yamaguchi Prefecture

6718

 Shimofusa AB, Chiba Prefecture

6723  Preserved at JMSDF Sasebo Police, Sakibemachi, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
6725  Iwakuni AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture
6726  Tateyama AB, Chiba Prefecture (Oct. 2013)
9101  (B-65P) At former operator Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, Tsukuba,
 Ibaraki Prefecture (Retains partial JMSDF markings)
 Last updated: Oct. 22, 2013

kanoya b-65Replacing the Beech SNB as the JMSDF’s standard basic instrument trainer, a total of 28 B-65s were operated from 1962 to 1991. The aircraft on display at Kanoya saw service with the 202nd Naval Air Training Squadron.

tateyamab65Handed over to the JMSDF on June 8, 1970, the B-65 now resident at Tateyama AB was withdrawn from service when based at Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture, on June 24, 1992. 

KunikazeThe former JMSDF B-65P at the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan in May 2012.
(Miyuki Meinaka via Wikimedia Commons) 

Beech SNB-5 (JRB-4)

Serial Location
6428  JMSDF Technical School, Shimofusa AB, Chiba Prefecture
6434

 JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
 (sign wrongly gives aircraft as being an SNB-4)

 Last updated: Oct. 22, 2013

 kanoya snbThe anonymous SNB-5 at Kanoya was one of the 35 that were transferred from the U.S. Navy to the JMSDF in 1957. The type was phased out of service in 1966.

Beech T-34A Mentor

Serial Location
9002  Urban-Rural Exchange Centre, 70-15 Yamanogo, Nagara Town, Chosei District,  Chiba Prefecture
9005

 Ozuki AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture

9009

 Ohminato AB, Aomori Prefecture, bearing spurious serial “9025” (Sept. 2013)

9010  Komatsushima AB, Tokushima Prefecture
9012  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
9013  Nyuzen Central Park, Nyuzen Town, Shimoniikawa District, Toyama Prefecture
 Last updated: Oct. 22, 2013

 kanoya t-34First operated by the Maritime Guard in 1953, prior to the JMSDF’s formation, a dozen T-34A Mentors saw service up until 1982. The aircraft initially displayed at Kanoya, 9006 was removed and replaced by 9012 in 2004. 

Beech TC-90

Serial Location
6802  (Fuselage resting on cradles, outer wings and propellers removed)
 Fire training airframe at Tokushima AB, Tokushima Prefecture
6810

 Tokushima AB, Tokushima Prefecture

 Last updated: Oct. 22, 2013

 

Douglas R4D-6Q

Serial Location
9023  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
 Last updated: Oct. 22, 2013

kanoya r4dA total of four R4D Skytrain aircraft were acquired in 1958. The last example had clocked up 20,000 flight hours by the time of its retirement in October 1972. 

Fuji KM-2

Serial Location
6243  Old Car Center, Naraha, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture
 (Note: Placed off limits following the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power
 Plant disaster, the Old Car Center reopened in April 2016.)
6244

 Ohminato AB, Aomori Prefecture, bearing spurious serial “9073” (Sept. 2013)

6247

 At local tourism associaton museum at 36-1 Shimizu,
 Kota, Nukata District, Aichi Prefecture 444-0124 (Mar. 2014)

6255  In storage awaiting assembly at Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum,
 Gifu Prefecture
6259  Tateyama AB, Chiba Prefecture (Oct. 2013)
6260  Outside at Onrakukan, Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture (April 2017)
6263  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
6264  Asahi Park, Hamada City, Shimane Prefecture
6272  Inside at Onrakukan, Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture
6277  Hida Air Park, 2635-7 Nyukawacho Kitagata, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-2133
6278  Hana no Ura Facility for the Disabled, 205-1 Hamakata, Hofu,
 Yamaguchi Prefecture 747-0833
6279  Fureai Hiroba (Friendship Plaza), Beppu Benten Ike Park, Shuho-cho, Mine City,
 Yamaguchi Prefecture 754-0603 (July 2012)
6288  Ishikawa Aviation Plaza. Komatsu Airport, Ishikawa Prefecture
6290  Hagi Activity Park, Kogihara, Sasanami, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture (July 2011)
6291  Fuji Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Utsunomiya Plant, Tochigi Prefecture
6292  Ozuki AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture
6293  On indoor display as instructional airframe at Ozuki AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture
6294  Possibly in store at Ozuki AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture
 Last updated: June 16, 2017

JMSDF KM-2 KotaThe KM-2 at the museum run by the Kota Tourism Association in Aichi Prefecture.
(Photo: ‘Lombroso’ [Oct. 2006] via Wikimedia Commons)

kanoya km-2Fuji built a total of 64 KM-2 aircraft for the JMSDF; the type was in service from 1962 to 1998.
 tateyamakm2The service career of this former 201st Naval Air Training Squadron Fuji KM-2 lasted from
November 1969 to May 1984.

6260 JMSDF KM-2Now, strangely, at the Onrakukan sound and light museum in Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture, KM-2 6260
was originally taken on charge by the JMSDF on January 30, 1975. Retired from active service with the
201st Naval Air Training Squadron on May 22, 1989, the aircraft has been perched on the tower shown,
which is even fitted with caterpillar tracks (scroll down here
 [link] ), since at least 2005. For as yet
unknown reasons, KM-2 6272 is braced puppet-like from the ceiling and mounted on stands close
to showcases of antique audio equipment and other artefacts inside the building
(link).
(Photo: Warren Hardcastle [April 2017]) 

JMSDF KM-2 6278Delivered on October 14, 1978, KM-2 6278 was finally retired from service with the 201st Naval
Air Training Squadron on March 31, 1993. At some point, the aircraft was placed on display at
the Hana no Ura facility for children with disabilities in Hofu, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
(Photo: Warren Hardcastle [April 2017])

Grumman S2F-1 Tracker

Serial Location
4131  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
4150

 Tokushima AB, Tokushima Prefecture

 Last updated: Oct. 22, 2013

 kanoya s-2Kanoya is home to one of the 60 S2F-1 (S-2A) Tracker aircraft delivered to the JMSDF from 1957 to 1959, several of which were eventually sold for conversion as water bombers in the United States.
Sadly, none of the Tracker’s stablemate predecessor, the TBM-3 Avenger, was preserved for posterity.

4147 JMSDF S2F-1 TrackerSeen above at Kanoya in March 1981, 4147 was delivered in 1958, reportedly mothballed for a time in
the mid-70s and one of those sold in the United States. After the end of its JMSDF career, the veteran
airframe went from this [link] in October 1986 to a new lease of life as this [link] in April 1999,
having been one of six converted to Turbo-Tracker standard for the California State Department
of Forestry and Fire Protection by Marsh Aviation. Albeit minus its engines, this aircraft was
still present at Marsh’s Falcon Field facility in Mesa, Arizona, in 2013 [link] alongside
the remains of several of its former JMSDF companions
. (Photo: Takao Kadokami)

Another of the Trackers delivered in 1958, 4146 has also survived and is on display at Hemet-Ryan Airport, California. This website page charts the aircraft’s post-JMSDF existence [link].

4108 JMSDF TRackerHaving also been in the United States for a time, another example (4108) is reportedly on display at the
National War Museum in Seoul, South Korea. The aircraft carries the last four of its original U.S. Navy
serial number, 6585. The aircraft is seen here in its former guise at
Fukuoka airport in September 1964.
(Photo: Takao Kadokami)

(J-HangarSpace would like to hear from anyone willing to contribute a photo of 6585, the ex-JMSDF Tracker reportedly on display at the National War Museum in Seoul.)  

Kawasaki P-2J Turbo-Neptune

Serial Location
4770  (Nose section only) On indoor display at JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB,  Kagoshima Prefecture
4771  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
4774  Instructional airframe at JMSDF Technical School, Shimofusa AB, Chiba Prefecture
4782

 Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum, Gifu Prefecture

4783

 JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture

 Last updated: Oct. 22, 2013

kanoya p-2jDelivered in March 1979, the Kawasaki P-2J Turbo-Neptune displayed at Kanoya was the last of a total of 83 aircraft operated by the JMSDF. The nose section of another example (4770) is on display inside the facility. 

kakamip-2jOne of the original exhibits at the newly opened Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum in March 1996, P-2J 4782 was already showing signs of wear when this photo was taken in October 2000; the aircraft was subsequently repainted.

Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune

Serial Location
4618  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
 Last updated: Oct. 22, 2013

 kanoya p2v-7The JMSDF operated a total of 64 P2V-7 (P-2H) Neptune patrol aircraft over the period from early 1956 to 1981. The first 16 were transferred from the U.S. Navy, and the remainder either assembled or manufactured by Kawasaki in Japan. The Kanoya example was one of those delivered in
component knocked down form.

North American SNJ*

Serial Location
6175  Shimofusa AB, Chiba Prefecture
6180

 JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture

6182

 (SNJ-6) Outside Department of Aerospace Engineering, Nippon Bunri University,
 Oita, Oita Prefecture (April 2017)

(6196)  (SNJ-6) (Displayed at U.S. Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, in  spurious U.S. Navy markings)
6198  At remains of Imperial Japanese Navy Katori air base, Ryokuchi Park, Asahi City,  Chiba Prefecture
6209  Kamagaya City Memorial Park, Chiba Prefecture
 * SNJ-5 unless otherwise stated
 Last updated: June 19, 2017

kanoya snjThe JMSDF started operations with a motley collection of U.S. Navy “hand-me-down” aircraft that included a number of SNJ-5 basic trainers. A total of 52 aircraft of this type entered service up to 1965.
Photographed in November 2000, this is the example on display at the JMSDF Museum in Kanoya. 

6182 SNJ-6 OitaHanded over to the JMSDF on April 14, 1956, SNJ-6 6182 was retired on June 8, 1963, and passed for
instructional purposes to the 3rd Maintenance & Support Squadron at Shimofusa, Chiba Prefecture, in
1968. Acquired by the Oita City hospital that had already acquired F-86F ‘62-7437’ bearing the name
Lindbergh—that of a restaurant in Fukuoka City owned by an aviation enthusiast—the aircraft was at
some stage moved to its still current location at Nippon Bunri University, also in Oita.
(Photo: Warren Hardcastle [April 2017])

Atsugi T-6After its withdrawal from JMSDF service in 1964, this SNJ-6 (believed to have been 6196) had U.S. Navy markings added on its port side only. Since its arrival near the main gate at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Kanagawa Prefecture, the aircraft has sported a number of spurious markings; this latest design was applied circa 2012. Note the statue (left) of Gen. Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964), who landed at the then IJNAF base of Atsugi on August 30, 1945.

ShinMaywa PS-1

Serial Location
5810  Sea Doughnut Aquarium (part of Amakusa Pearl Center), 6225-7 Aitsu,
 Matsushima-machi, Kami-Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture 861-6102
5813

 Iwakuni AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture

5818

 Battleship Mutsu Memorial Museum, 2111-3 Ihota, Suo-Ohshima,
 Ohshima District, Yamaguchi Prefecture

 Last updated: Oct. 23, 2013

PS-1One of the three remaining PS-1s, 5813 was handed over to the JMSDF in December 1973 and
withdrawn from operational use in September 1985.
 
(Photo: Rob Schleiffert via Wikimedia Commons) 

ShinMaywa UF-XS

Serial Location
9911  On indoor display at Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum, Gifu Prefecture
 Last updated: Oct. 22, 2013

 uf-xOriginally a U.S. Navy Grumman Albatross supplied to the JMSDF, the UF-XS served as a technology demonstrator for the boundary layer control system fitted to its larger ShinMaywa aircraft cousins following its first flight on December 25, 1962. The aircraft has been on display at Kakamigahara
since March 1996.

ShinMaywa US-1A

Serial Location
9076  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
9078  Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum, Gifu Prefecture
 Last updated: Oct. 23, 2013

kanoya us-1aA total of 20 US-1 and US-1A rescue amphibians were drip fed to the JMSDF over the 30 years from 1975 to 2005; two remain in service. The example preserved at Kanoya was delivered as a US-1 in February 1981 and, following conversion to US-1A standard in 1986, continued in service until November 1993. 

kakamius-1aThe service career of the Kakamigahara US-1A spanned 15 years, from 1983 to 1995.

Helicopters

Bell 47G-2A

Serial Location
8753  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
 Last updated: Oct. 23, 2013

 kanoya 47gHaving in 1954 taken over the four Bell 47D-1s operated by its Maritime Guard forerunner, the JMSDF went on to acquire a further 11 Bell 47s. The last example was retired from active service in 1995.

Kawasaki-Hughes OH-6J

Serial Location
8761  Old Car Center, Naraha, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture
 (Note: Placed off limits following the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power
  Plant disaster, the Old Car Center reopened in April 2016.)
8763  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
 Last updated: Mar. 1, 2017

 kanoya oh-6jOne of the three OH-6Js operated by the JMSDF’s 202nd Naval Air Training Squadron from 1973.

Kawasaki-Vertol KV-107IIA-3A

Serial Location
8607  Shimofusa AB, Chiba Prefecture
8608  JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
 Last updated: Oct. 23, 2013

 kanoya kv-107The KV-107II on display at Kanoya was the penultimate aircraft of nine delivered to the JMSDF from 1963 and operated until 1988.

Sikorsky HSS-1N

Serial Location
8569  Removed from display at Tateyama AB, Chiba Prefecture, current
 whereabouts unknown. (See photo at top of this page) 
 Last updated: Oct. 23, 2013

 

Sikorsky HSS-2* Sea King

Serial Location
8017  (HSS-2) Tatara Shimanami Park, Kamiuracho, Imabari, Ehime Prefecture
8074  (HSS-2A) JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture
8084  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aerospace Systems, Komaki South Plant,
 Aichi Prefecture (See Feb. 22, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
8085  Tateyama AB, Chiba Prefecture (Oct. 2013) 
8089  Ajisai Park, Yamanokuchi-cho, Miyakonojo City, Miyazaki Prefecture
8101  Ishikawa Aviation Plaza, Komatsu Airport, Ishikawa Prefecture
8105  JMSDF Hanshin Base Unit, Yura Detachment Base, Hidaka District,
 Wakayama Prefecture
8114  Hida Air Park, 2635-7 Nyukawacho Kitagata, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-2133
8124  Awa Driving School, Awacho Tojo, Awa, Tokushima Prefecture
8130  Instructional airframe at JMSDF Technical School, Shimofusa AB, Chiba Prefecture
8138  Fuselage mounted on trestles for fire training at Ohmura AB, Nagasaki Prefecture
8146  Kodomo no Kuni (“Kiddie Country”), Hachinohe Park, Hachinohe,
 Aomori Prefecture
8149

 JMSDF Yokosuka Recruit Training Center, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture

8161

 Tokushima AB, Tokushima Prefecture

8165  Chuo Koen (Central Park), Shichinohe Town, Kamikita District, Aomori Prefecture
8167  Ohminato AB, Aomori Prefecture (Sept. 2013)
 * HSS-2B unless otherwise stated
 Last updated: Mar. 27, 2014

 kanoya hss-2

tateyamahss2
ishikawa hss-2
(Above) A total of 167 examples of the Mitsubishi-built HSS-2 helicopter served with the JMSDF in
three variants 1964–2003. The aircraft shown are on display at (from top to bottom) Kanoya, Tateyama, and the Ishikawa Aviation Plaza.
 

Sikorsky S-61A/AH

Serial Location
8181  (S-61A) On deck of Antarctic survey ship Fuji, Nagoya Port Garden Pier,
 Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
8185  (S-61A-1) Tateyama AB, Chiba Prefecture (Oct. 2013)
8941  (S-61AH) Fuselage on indoor display JMSDF Aviation Museum, Kanoya AB,  Kagoshima Prefecture
 Last updated: Oct. 23, 2013

 tateyamas61(2)The S-61A-1 shown at the head of the page from a different angle.

kanoya s-61On display inside the Kanoya museum is the front fuselage of the first of 13 Mitsubishi-built S-61AHs.

Sikorsky S-62J

Serial Location
8922  Eucalyptus Park, Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture
8926

 Tokushima AB, Tokushima Prefecture

 Last updated: Oct. 23, 2013

 

Sikorsky SH-60J

Serial Location
8204  Fuselage only, mounted on trestles for fire training at Ohmura AB,
 Nagasaki Prefecture
8221

 Tateyama AB, Chiba Prefecture (Oct. 2013)

8231

 Tsukemono no Sato Furusatokan (Pickle Village local produce store),
 Taihei Foods Co., Ltd., Futsucho, Minamishimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture 859-2112

8261

 Derelict on the dump at Kanoya AB, Kagoshima Prefecture (April 2014)

 Last updated: May 26, 2014

tateyamash60jEarly examples of Mitsubishi-built Sikorsky SH-60J anti-submarine helicopters are being gradually withdrawn from active service.

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Where Are They Now? by Prefecture

As this is intended as a quick reference listing, aircraft and any SDF base locations mentioned in this guide are colour coded: Plain text: JASDF / Green: JGSDF / Orange: JMSDF

As of the last count, former JASDF aircraft are represented in 37 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, JGSDF in 29, and JMSDF in 20. The guide highlights the main pockets of retired JGSDF (including Ibaraki, Saitama, and Tochigi) and JMSDF (Chiba and Kagoshima prefectures) aircraft.

Visitors to this website and to any locations are reminded that this is a guide, and that much of the aircraft population outside established museums lacks permanent resident status. The situation with JGSDF aircraft in particular remains fluid; as was half expected, responses to a JGSDF census carried out early in 2014 produced mixed results.

The guide will be updated/corrected on an ongoing basis, as and when new or better information comes to light.

Aichi

Komaki AB
 
F-86D/F-86F/T-1B/T-6G/T-33A
KV-107II-A5/S-62J
Komaki
(MHI Aerospace Systems, Komaki South Plant)
F-86F/F-104J/T-2
HSS-2B
Kota (Nukata District Museum) F-86F/H-13KH/KM-2
Nagoya (aboard Fuji, Nagoya Port Garden Pier) S-61A
Oguchi (Yamazaki Mazak Corp.) T-6G
Toyokawa (Itoh Electrical) T-1A (fuselage only)

Akita

Mitane (Sozaburonuma Park)   T-33A                          
Ogashi (JASDF Kamo Sub-Base) F-1
Yurihonjo (Herb World Akita) UH-1H

Aomori

Gonohe (Hibariya Park)  T-34A
Goshogawara (Ashino Prefectural Park)  T-2
Hachinohe (Kodomo no Kuni) HSS-2B
Misawa AB F-1 (nose section)/F-86F
Misawa Aviation & Science Museum F-1/F-4EJ/F-104J/T-2 (x2) /T-3
LR-1/OH-6D
Ohminato AB KM-2/T-34A/HSS-2B
Shichinohe Town (Central Park) HSS-2B

Chiba

Asahi (site of former IJNAF Katori base) SNJ-5
Kamagaya (Memorial Park) SNJ-5
Kisarazu (JASDF No. 1 Supply Depot) F-104J/T-1B
Kisarazu Army Camp LR-1/KV-107II-4A
Matsudo Army Camp KV-107IIA-4/UH-1H
Matsudo (Eucalyptus Park) S-62J
Nagara (Urban Rural Exchange Center) T-34A
Narashino Army Camp CH-47J/UH-1H (front fuselage)
Shimofusa AB

 

B-65/SNB-5/SNJ-5/P-2J
HSS-2B/KV-107IIA-3A
Tateyama AB B-65/KM-2/HSS-2B/S-61A-1/SH-60J
Tomisato (Aozora Nursery School) OH-6D

Ehime

Imabari (Tatara Shimanami Park)  HSS-2                                        
Seiyo (Shirohama Athletic Park) F-104DJ

Fukui

Fukui University of Technology F-104J                                    

Fukuoka

Asakura (Onrakukan) T-34A (nose section)/KM-2
Ashiya AB F-1 (fire trng)/F-86D/F-86F/F-104J
T-1A/T-6D/T-33A/H-19C
Chikujo (Metase no Mori)  T-33A
Chikuzen (Retro Tachiarai Station) T-33A
Kasuga AB F-1/F-86F/F-104J/T-33A
Nakama (Myouganji Kindergarten)  T-34A
Tsuiki AB F-1/F-86D/F-86F (+ nose section)
F-104J/T-33A
Ukiha (Yoshii Sports Island) T-33A

Fukushima

Fukushima Army Camp T-6G/UH-1B
Naraha (Old Car Center) B-65/F-86F/F-104J/F-104DJ
T-2 (nose section)/T-6G/T-33A
L-19E/H-13KH/TH-55J/UH-1B
KM-2/OH-6J

Gifu

Gifu AB C-46D/F-86D/F-86F/F-104J
T-2(x2)/T-33A-T-34A
Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum F-104J/T-1B/T-2/T-33A
KV-107IIA-4/OH-6J
KM-2/P-2J/UF-XS/US-1A
Kakamigahara (KHI Gifu Plant) T-33A
Lake Hamana T-2
Seki (Nakanihon Aviation College) F-104J
Takayama (Hida Air Park) KM-2/HSS-2B                          

Gunma

Kiryu (Kiryugaoka amusement park) T-6G/OH-6D                          
Ota (Subaru Yajima Plant visitor centre) T-1B
Shintomura (Shinto Furusato Park) UH-1B
Takasaki (Shinmachi Army Camp) KV-107IIA-4/UH-1H                  

Hokkaido

Bihoro Aviation Park T-6G/T-33A/T-34A/UH-1B/V-44A
Chippubetsu (Family Sports Park) F-86D/F-104J
Erimo (JASDF Erimo Sub-Base) F-1
Ishikari (JASDF Tobetsu Sub-Base) F-104J
Nakatonbetsu (Kotobuki Park) F-104J
Nemuro (JASDF Nemuro Sub-Base) F-104J
Sapporo (Chitose AB) F-4EJ/F-86D/F-86F/F-104J
T-33A/T-34A
Sapporo (Higashi-Chitose Army Camp) T-6G/T-34A/KV-107II-4/OH-6J
Sapporo (Makomanai Army Camp)   UH-1H
Yamakoshi (JASDF Yakumo Sub-Base) T-33A

Hyogo

Awaji (Mitsu Seiki Co., Ltd.) F-1/T -1B/T-3/LR-1
KV-107IIA-4/OH-6D/UH-1H
Kobe (KHI Seishin Works) OH-6D

Ibaraki

Hyakuri AB Yuhien F-1/F-4EJ/F-86D/F-86F
F-104J/RF-4EJ/T-2/T-33A
Kashima (Kojika Kindergarten) T-2
Kasumigaura Aviation School LR-1/AH-1S/AS332L(?)/OH-6D
Kasumigaura JGSDF Public Information Center KV-107IIA-4/OH-6D
TH-55J/UH-1H
Mito (Uchihara Health Park) UH-1H
Omitama (Tamazato Sports Park) T-33A
Omitama (Airport Park)   F-4EJ/RF-4EJ
Toride (Narita-Tsukuba Aviation College) LR-1
H-13KH/OH-6J/TH-55J/UH-1H
Tsukubamirai (Kiraku Fureai no Oka Park) TH-55J
Tsukuba (Geospatial Information Authority) B-65P

Ishikawa

Komatsu AB F-86D/F-86F/F-104J
T-6G/T-33A/T-34A
Komatsu Airport (Ishikawa Aviation Plaza) F-104J/T-2/T-3/T-33A
OH-6J/TH-55J/KM-2/HSS-2B
Nonoichi (Kanazawa Institute of Technology) T-3/OH-6D
Wajima (Japan Aviation Academy Wajima,
Noto Airport)
T-3
L-19E/OH-6D/TH-55J

Iwate

Takizawa (JGSDF Iwate Army Camp) T-6G                                

Kagawa

Ayagawa (Takayama Air Park) T-2
Zentsuji (Zentsuji Army Camp) T-2/KV-107II-4/OH-6J/UH-1B

Kagoshima

Chiran Peace Museum T-3
Ibusuki (Kaimondake Nature Park) F-86D
Kanoya AB (dump area) SH-60J

Kanoya (JMSDF Aviation Museum)

 

 

B-65/KM-2/R4D6-Q/SNB-5
SNJ-5/T-34A/P-2J/P2V-7
S2F-1/US-1A
Bell 47G-2A/OH-6J
KV-107IIA-3A/HSS-2A/S-61AH
Kirishima (Maruoka Park)   OH-6D
Kirishima (Uwatoko Park)   T-34A
Okuchitorisu (Okuchi Sports Center) T-33A
Satsuma (Kannondaki Park) T-33A
Tokunoshima Airport T-33A

Kanagawa

Atsugi (Atsugi NAF) SNJ-6
Yokohama  (Café Avion) F-104DJ (nose section)
Yokohama (privately owned) T-33A
Yokosuka (JMSDF Yokosuka Recruit Training Center HSS-2B
Yokosuka (National Defense Academy) F-1/F-104J

Kumamoto

Kita-Kumamoto Army Camp   LR-1
Kami-Amakusa (Sea Doughnut Aquarium in Amakusa Pearl Center) PS-1
Yunomae (Green Palace/B&G Foundation marine centre) T-33A      

Kyoto

Sonobe (Zero Fighter Research Center, Rurikei Spa) T-6G “Zero”              

Mie

Tsu (Hisai Army Camp)   KV-107IIA-4/UH-1H
Watarai (Miya Watarai River Park) UH-1H

Miyagi

Kasuminome Army Camp LR-1/OH-6D/UH-1H
Higashi-Matsushima T-2
Matsushima AB F-86D/F-86F/F-104J/T-2 (x3?)/T-33A
Sendai Airport OH-6D
Sendai (Higashi Nihon Technical School) OH-6J
Shibata (Funabata Army Camp) KV-107IIA-4/OH-6D/UH-1H

Miyazaki

Kushima (JASDF Takahatayama Sub-Base) F-86F
Miyakonojo (Ajisai Park) HSS-2B
Miyakonojo (2inPart1 love hotel) T-6G
Miyazaki Universal College MU-2S
Nyutabaru AB F-4EJ/F-86D/F-86F/F-104J
MU-2S/T-2/T-6G/T-33A
Shintomi (JR Hyugashintomi Station) T-33A
(Exact location to be confirmed) T-34A

Nagano

Omi Village (Hijiri Village Museum) C-46D (nose section)
F-86D/F-86F/F-104J/T-34A

Nagasaki

Minamishimabara (Tsukemono no Sato Furusatokan) SH-60J
Nagasaki (Kyushu Defense Bureau) OH-6J
Ohmura AB HSS-2B/SH-60J
Sasebo (Ainoura Army Camp) KV-107II-4/OH-6J
TH-55J/UH-1H
Sasebo (JMSDF Sasebo Police) B-65
Shimabara (Mt. Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall) KV-107IIA-4

Nara

Kitakatsuragi (Oji Technical High School) T-1B/OH-6J
Nara AB F-86D/F-86F/F-104J
T-33A/T-34A
Yamatokoriyama (Nara National College of Technology) T-6G

Niigata

  (Akadomari Coastal Sports Park) T-33A
Sado  (JASDF Sado Sub-Base) F-1
  (Kanai Sports Park) F-104J           
Uonuma (Drug Tops drugstore) F-86F

Oita

Oita (Nippon Bunri University) F-86F/F-104J/SNJ-6
Sanko (Hachimenzan Nature Park) F-86F                                   

Okayama

Okayama (Kyoyama Solar Green Park) F-104J                                        
Kurashiki (Sato Construction) OH-6D
Okayama (Sangenya Army Camp)   OH-6J

Okinawa

Nago  (Military Shop Ordnance) T-33A (nose section)
Nago Pineapple Park T-33A
Naha AB B-65/F-4EJ/F-104J/T-33A
Naha Army Camp LR-1

Osaka

Izumi (Shinodayama Army Camp) KV-107IIA-4/OH-6D/UH-1B/UH-1H
Yao Army Camp T-34A

Saitama

Asaka Army Camp CH-47JA
Asaka JGSDF Public Information Center AH-1S/UH-1H
Gyoda (Saitama Subaru Sakitama Garden dealership) T-1B
Hanyu Skysports Park T-3
Iruma AB EC-46D/F-1/F-86F/F-104J
T-33A/T-34A
KV-107II-A5
Kumagaya AB F-1/F-86D/F-86F/F-104J
T-6G/T-33A
Tokorozawa
(Tokorozawa Aviation Museum)
EC-46D/F-86D/T-1B/T-6G
KAL-2/L-5E/L-21B/T-34A
H-13E/H-19C/KV-107II-4
OH-6J/TH-55J

UH-1B/V-44A

Shiga

Otsu (JGSDF Otsu Army Camp)      F-1/F-86D            

Shimane

Hamada (Asahi Park) KM-2
Izumo (Meda Forest Park) T-33A                            
Kawamoto (Maruyama Wanpaku no Mori Park) T-1A

Shizuoka

Gotemba (Fujisan Juku no Mori Park) UH-1H

Hamamatsu

 

Airfield Café F-1 nose section/F-86D forward fuselage
F-104J forward fuselages/MU-2S fuselage
T-1B nose sections/T-33A
HamamatsuAB T-6G/T-33A
JASDF Air Park B-65/C-46D/F-1/F-86D/F-86F (x2)
F-104J/UF-104J
MU-2S/T-1A/T-2 (x2)/T-3/T-6F
T-28D/T-33A/T-34A/Vampire T.55
H-19C/H-21B/KV-107II-A5/S-62J
Iwata (Sodeura Park) F-86F
JASDF Omaezaki Sub-Base) T-3
Oyama (Harada Collection Racing
Palace Automobile Museum)
F-1
Shizuhama AB F-86D/F-86F/F-104J
T-1A/T-3/T-6F/T-33A/T-34A
Shizuoka (Nagano Motors) T-34A
Takigahara Army Camp   UH-1B
Yaizu (Hasegawa Corporation) F-104J/T-3

Tochigi

Utsunomiya
FHI Utsunomiya Plant T-1A/T-3
JGSDF Kita-Utsunomiya
Army Camp/Aviation School
F-86F/L-19E/LR-1/T-34A
OH-6D/OH-6J/TH-55J/UH-1B/UH-1H
Teikyo Univ., Utsunomiya Campus T-2/T-3
Tochigi Science Museum UH-1B (as flight simulator)

Tokushima

Awa (Awa Driving School)  HSS-2B
Komatsushima AB T-34A
Tokushima AB S2F-1/TC-90/HSS-2B/S-62J

Tokyo

Fuchu AB F-1/F-104J
Ichigaya (Japan Defense Ministry) UH-1H
Morishita, Koto Ward
(Murataka Autos)
C-46D (nose section only, unconfirmed)
Nishitama (IHI Mizuho Works) F-104J
Nishitama (W2 Design) T-33A
Tachikawa Army Camp L-19E/LR-1/OH-6D/OH-6J/UH-1H
Yokota AB (U.S.-Japan Joint
Air Defense Command HQ)
F-1

Tottori

Miho AB C-46D/F-1/F-86D/F-104J/T-1B/T-33A/S-62J
Yonago Army Camp KV-107II-4/OH-6D/OH-6J/UH-1B/UH-1H

Toyama

Nyuzen (Nyuzen Central Park) T-34A
Oyabe (Crossland Oyabe amusement park) KV-107IIA-4           

Wakayama

Hidaka (JMSDF Hanshin Base Unit) HSS-2B               

Yamagata

Higashine (Jinmachi Army Camp) LR-1/KV-107II-4/OH-6D/UH-1H

Yamaguchi

Hagi (Hagi Activity Park) KM-2
Hofu-Kita AB F-1/F-86D/F-104J/T-1A/T-3/T-33A/T-34A
Hofu-Minami AB F-86D/F-86F/T-34A
Hofu (Hana no Ura Facility for
the Disabled)
KM-2
Iwakuni AB B-65/PS-1
Mine (Beppu Benten Ike Park) KM-2
Ohshima (Battleship Mutsu Memorial Museum) PS-1
Ozuki AB KM-2/T-34A
Waki (Hachigamine Park)  B-65

Yamanashi

Hokuto (nursery school)    T-34A
Kai (Japan Aviation Academy High School,
Yamanashi Campus)
F-86D/F-104J
T-6G/T-33A
Minobu Town (private ownership) F-104J/KV-107II/OH-6J/T-6G
T-33A/T-2 (nose section)
Narusawa (Kawaguchiko Automobile Museum) C-46D/F-86F (x2)
F-104J/T-33A

 

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Notices

Announcements

JASDF
2017 Airshow Dates
Mar. 5  Komaki
Apr. 2  Kumagaya

JASDF Hofu-Kita

May 21  Hofu-Kita
May 21  Shizuhama

Miho poster 2017

May 28  Miho
July 23  Chitose
Aug. 27  Matsushima
Sept. 10  Misawa
Sept. 18  Komatsu
Oct. 15  Hamamatsu
Oct. 29  Hyakuri
  (SDF Review)
Nov. 3  Iruma
Nov. 19  Gifu
Nov. 25  Kasuga
Nov. 26  Tsuiki
Dec. 3  Nyutabaru
Dec. 9-10  Naha

2018 Airshow Dates
Feb. 18  Ashiya
Mar. 3  Komaki
Nov. 3  Iruma
Nov. *  Hyakuri

JGSDF
2017 Airshow Dates

Kisarazu 170225

Feb. 25  Kisarazu

Metabaru 2017

Apr. 1  Metabaru
(Cherry Blossom
    Festival on Apr. 2)

Somagahara 170408

Apr. 8  Somagahara
Apr. 9  Takayubaru

Apr. 16  Kasuminome
   (60th anniversary)

Utsunomiya 170416

Apr. 16  Utsunomiya
   (67th anniversary
   with parade/flypast)
May 21  Kasumigaura
   (64th anniversary)
May 28
    Kita-Utsunomiya
   (44th anniversary)
June 25  Okadama
Sept. 2  Obihiro

Kisarazu poster 2017

Sept. 10  Kisarazu
Oct. 15  Yao
Nov. 4  Akeno
Nov. 19  Naha
Nov. 23  Tachikawa

2018 Airshow Dates
Jan. 7  Kisarazu
Jan. 14  Narashino 

JMSDF
2017 Airshow Dates
Apr. 29  NAF Atsugi
Apr. 30  Kanoya
May 5  Iwakuni
(joint Friendship Day)
May 21  Omura
June 10  Ohminato
July 16 Komatsushima

Ozuki event July 2017

July 23  Ozuki
  (Children’s event)
July 29  Maizuru
July 29  Tateyama
Sept. 24  Hachinohe
Sept. 30  Tokushima
Oct. 7  Shimofusa

Ozuki Swell 2017

Oct. 22  Ozuki
  (“Swell Festival”)

(*) Date to be confirmed

(Please note that air show dates are subject to change/cancellation.)


Links

The Aviation Historian

Japan Association of Aviation Photo-
graphers
 (JAAP, Japanese only)

Asian Air Arms

Visitors
(from Feb. 2016, earlier shown below)

Visitors to Feb. 2016

Past visitors