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Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

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Le Addeur noir wrote:VP-23(tail code LK) is the next TDY VP unit at Kadena.
Isn't 'LK' VP-26? I don't think there's a VP-23 anymore.
You're right.VP-23 was the former LJ tail codes?.
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2 of the VP-45 P-3Cs departed Kadena to Anderson en route to NAS Jacksonville on the 28th May,

VVLN451 Bu number ?
VVLN452 Bu number 163003

It is considered likely that VVLN451 was 162773.
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Kadena,the first week in June,

P-3Cs so far identified with VP-26(initial arrival here by 21st May),

161132 LK-132 standard markings,BMUP configuration
161885 LK-885 standard markings,currently on TDY in Thailand
163293 LK-293 full colour markings

Unmarked Orions seen at RODN this week,

158564
158573
161415 (ex VP-10)

2 VP-45 departures to Anderson AFB and home on the 28th May were,

VVLN451 (162773)?
VVLN452 163003

Both were unmarked.

VP-62 appear to have one(at least) P-3C here on det at this time,161765 LT-765.

Anyone care to update the current P-3C situation at Misawa?.
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From Japanese sources,the det at Misawa has passed to the 2 P-3C reserve units,VP-62 and VP-69.Airplanes idnetified in Japan so far,

VP-62

161765 LT-765 (but detached at Kadena for the last week or so)

VP-69

161763 PJ-763
163291 PJ-291
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3 different VQ-1 EP-3E have been seen at Kadena in week 40 (30 September),

156511
159887
159893 (on TDY at kadena for some time)
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A number of VP-46 P-3Cs have arrived at Kadena from Anderson over the last few days.

Those heard are,

VVRC587 (161587)? 20th Nov
VVRC121 (161121)? 21st Nov
VVRC315 (162315)? 23rd Nov
VVRC772 (162772)? 21st Nov
VVRC776 (162776)? 20th Nov

Bu numbers so far are unconfirmed.
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161587 and 162772 are confirmed from pictures
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RC315 stopped at Andersen AFB Guam and should have arrived today at Kadena
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162776 is confirmed too, also wearing code RC-776
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Melchior Timmers wrote:162776 is confirmed too, also wearing code RC-776
In full colours.

Are VP-46 now on TDY at Kadena alongside the first P-8A unit,VP-16?.

Previous press reports state there will be P-8A detachments in the Philippines and Thailand from 2015,in addition to the Japanese deployments.
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2 more VP-16 Orions arrived at RODN on the 5th,

VVRC004 (16*004)
VVRC314 (162314)

Both are unmarked.
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As with the co-located VP-16 flying the Poseidon, there is no sign of VP-46 returning home at the end of their 6 month TDY at Kadena. Any comments of whether the deployment has been extended, or if there has been a crew swap only?. Usually when this happens, aircraft start appearing in the new unit's markings. Comments?.
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According to a press release early 2014: Eight-month deployments are becoming the fleet standard.
The release was talking about aircraft carriers and their wings, but maybe this also applies to the P-3 detachements.
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The first four P-3C Orions of VP-40 arrived at Kadena last week. They are 161586, 161596 (both with LSRS pod), 163006 and 163295.
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ehvb01orions wrote:The first four P-3C Orions of VP-40 arrived at Kadena last week. They are 161586, 161596 (both with LSRS pod), 163006 and 163295.
Add to that 163006 and one ending in 894 (159894)? both here by 26th June.
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