Last Japanese recce RF-4EJ Phantoms to retire March 2020....

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Last Japanese recce RF-4EJ Phantoms to retire March 2020....

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...indeed, not much longer now!
https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/2018 ... ml?from=tw
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空自「音速の忍者」退役へ…デジタル化の波

2018年12月26日 17時26分

訓練から帰還した航空自衛隊のRF4。機体前方下部にカメラが搭載されている(12日、茨城・空自百里基地で)
訓練から帰還した航空自衛隊のRF4。機体前方下部にカメラが搭載されている(12日、茨城・空自百里基地で)


RF4が撮影した地上の画像から、目標物を見つけ出す航空自衛隊偵察航空隊の隊員ら(12日、茨城・空自百里基地で)
RF4が撮影した地上の画像から、目標物を見つけ出す航空自衛隊偵察航空隊の隊員ら(12日、茨城・空自百里基地で)


 航空自衛隊の偵察航空隊が2019年度末に廃止され、40年以上にわたって日本周辺を空から監視してきた偵察機「RF4」が退役する。F4戦闘機をベースにし、“音速の忍者”とも呼ばれた部隊は、乗員が上空から撮影したフィルム写真を地上で現像するアナログなスタイルを貫いてきたが、最新鋭偵察機のデジタル化・無人化の波に押された格好だ。空自幹部は「戦い方がよりスピード重視になり、時代の流れだ」とする。

 茨城・百里基地の滑走路。訓練を終えて帰還したRF4の機体下部から、同隊の隊員がフィルムを取り出し、基地内の暗室に駆け込んだ。待ち構えていた別の隊員が現像機を動かし、出てきたフィルムをミリ単位で動かしながらつなぎ合わせる。地上の様子を写した1枚の大判写真が仕上がると、隊員らがルーペをのぞき込み、1ミリ四方の目標物を次々見つけていった。
Suddenly "retiring ninjas of sound speed" to retire ... the wave of digitization

December 26, 2018 17: 26 minutes

RF 4 of the Air Self Defense Force returned from training. Camera is mounted at the lower front part of the fuselage (on the 12 th, at the Ibaraki /
RF 4 of the Air Self Defense Force returned from training. Camera is mounted at the lower front part of the fuselage (on the 12 th, at the Ibaraki /


Air Self Defense Force reconnaissance air corps members who find targets from ground-based images taken by RF4 (at Ibaraki / Sorghini monastery on 12th)
Air Self Defense Force reconnaissance air corps members who find targets from ground-based images taken by RF4 (at Ibaraki / Sorghini monastery on 12th)

The reconnaissance air corps of the Air Self Defense Force was abolished at the end of 2019,
and the reconnaissance plane "RF 4" which has been monitoring
the surroundings of Japan for over 40 years from the sky is retired.

The unit based on the F4 fighter aircraft and also called "sound speed ninja" has passed through an analog style of developing film photographs
taken from the sky from the sky by the crew,
but digitization of state-of-the-art reconnaissance aircraft ·
unmanned It is dressed by the wave of chemistry.

Aeronauts and senior officials say, "The way of fighting is more speed-focused, it's the flow of the times."

The runway of Ibaraki / Bigrise Base.
From the lower part of the RF 4 fighter who returned after training, a member of the troop took out the film and ran into the darkroom in the base.
Another crew member waiting to move the developing machine moves the film that has come out in millimeters and joins together.
When one large-format photograph of the situation on the ground was finished,
the crew members looked into the loupe and found targets of 1 mm square one after another.
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Re: Last Japanese recce RF-4EJ Phantoms to retire end of 201

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"end of 2019"
No ! It is "end of FY2019(March 2020)".

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Re: Last Japanese recce RF-4EJ Phantoms to retire end of 201

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Uni wrote:"end of 2019"
No ! It is "end of FY2019(March 2020)".

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Subject title now edited with your correction taken into account.
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