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  • F-35Bs for Japan

    Looks like Japanese carriers are getting some airpower.

    https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/ht...​​
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    Good. The more we sell, the cheaper ours will be in future purchases.
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    • #3
      The Japanese are responding to the Chinese threat. I'd like to see them do more.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gixxer86g View Post
        The Japanese are responding to the Chinese threat. I'd like to see them do more.
        They've beefed up their navy and air force quite a bit. Their navy is in the top 5 in the world. If you take away the nuclear option of a couple of the others, it may be top 3. Their air force has over 150 F15's and 60 indigenous F16 variants. They have over 140 F35A's on order. They aren't to be messed with without consequences.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by johns624 View Post

          They've beefed up their navy and air force quite a bit. Their navy is in the top 5 in the world. If you take away the nuclear option of a couple of the others, it may be top 3. Their air force has over 150 F15's and 60 indigenous F16 variants. They have over 140 F35A's on order. They aren't to be messed with without consequences.
          We'll see if they beef up the flight deck of one of those "destroyers". It will be interesting.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gixxer86g View Post

            We'll see if they beef up the flight deck of one of those "destroyers". It will be interesting.
            They don't need to. I've read several articles now that claim the Izumo class can operate VTOL F-35's as is.

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            • #7
              I'd like to see them step up and perhaps buy a soon to be decommissioned us carrier....would still be a good item to make the Chinese think twice

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              • #8
                CVs are so damned difficult and expensive to operate. . . . Adm Eugene Carroll described them as a curse, that could tie a navy into knots for generations. If Japan really wants to get into PRC's kitchen, then a small flotilla of cruise-missile armed SSGNs should more than do the trick.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jeffdoorgunnr View Post
                  I'd like to see them step up and perhaps buy a soon to be decommissioned us carrier....would still be a good item to make the Chinese think twice
                  Their "destroyers" with flight decks are all they need. I also don't think we are decomming a carrier anytime soon.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by johns624 View Post

                    Their "destroyers" with flight decks are all they need. I also don't think we are decomming a carrier anytime soon.
                    Nimitz passed 40, but I agree with you: Japan doesn't need a fleet CV. It's way more ship than they need.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by slick_miester View Post

                      Nimitz passed 40, but I agree with you: Japan doesn't need a fleet CV. It's way more ship than they need.
                      The Japanese could probably operate and service a conventional US type CV, but I can't see them doing a nuclear powered one. That's an exponentially greater cost and servicing, not to mention manning, proposition. The US for several decades operated a CV out of Japan and the Japanese did most of the yard service work on it.
                      But, the US is no longer building conventional CV's so that would be a problem, and the few remaining ones are so old they'd not be worth keeping up and in commission.

                      Now, it the Japanese wanted to build a CV I could see them doing it with some technical support from the US on certain systems. Building one that was say, an Essex or even a Midway sized carrier (say 40,000 to 60,000 tons) would be a reasonable proposition for them.

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                      • #12
                        I bet it would even be a cat and trap carrier, unlike a certain other country...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

                          Now, it the Japanese wanted to build a CV I could see them doing it with some technical support from the US on certain systems. Building one that was say, an Essex or even a Midway sized carrier (say 40,000 to 60,000 tons) would be a reasonable proposition for them.
                          I would love to see that.
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                          • #14
                            If the JMSDF does modify the carriers for fixed winged operations will the F-35B be flown by naval pilots or JASDF pilots?

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