US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

ImageLogs, tripreports and news from Japan. Civil and military jointly in one forum.

Forum rules
Image
User avatar
Le Addeur noir
Scramble Master
Scramble Master
Posts: 41432
Joined: 19 Jan 2007, 17:22
Location: Asie

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by Le Addeur noir »

VP-46 P-3C 162772 was heard using a MARLIN(VP-40) callsign on the 30th June, so it appears this airplane is now operated by VP-40.
Drink treble
See double
Act single

and the Emir called up his jet fighters
User avatar
Le Addeur noir
Scramble Master
Scramble Master
Posts: 41432
Joined: 19 Jan 2007, 17:22
Location: Asie

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by Le Addeur noir »

Another transfer from VP-46 to VP-40 is 162999,which was noted in Thailand(on SBS) this week. This example has also been seen at Kadena in what remained of it's VP-46 markings earlier in the month.

VP-40 are covering both the Kadena and Misawa detachments at this time.
Drink treble
See double
Act single

and the Emir called up his jet fighters
User avatar
Le Addeur noir
Scramble Master
Scramble Master
Posts: 41432
Joined: 19 Jan 2007, 17:22
Location: Asie

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by Le Addeur noir »

This past week has seen what are probably the first elements of the next P-3C Japan TDY unit arrive at Kadana.

Sightings,

26th January 163004 YB-004 P-3C AIP+ VP-1

30th January 161404 YB-404 P-3C BMUP VP-1
Drink treble
See double
Act single

and the Emir called up his jet fighters
ehvb01orions
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 69
Joined: 23 Jan 2011, 15:24
Type of spotter: serial
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: ja
Location: Valkenburg ZH

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by ehvb01orions »

VP-1 has taken over the TDY from VP-40 at Kadena and Misawa late January, operating 8 P-3C Orions:
160761 YB P-3C AIP+
161404 YB P-3C BMUP+
161590 - P-3C BMUP+
161764 - P-3C AIP+
162776 - P-3C AIP+
163004 YB P-3C AIP+
163006 - P-3C AIP+
163295 - P-3C AIP+
User avatar
Le Addeur noir
Scramble Master
Scramble Master
Posts: 41432
Joined: 19 Jan 2007, 17:22
Location: Asie

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by Le Addeur noir »

VP-1 is due to be replaced at Kadena/Misawa shortly.

Further updates when available.
Drink treble
See double
Act single

and the Emir called up his jet fighters
ehvb01orions
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 69
Joined: 23 Jan 2011, 15:24
Type of spotter: serial
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: ja
Location: Valkenburg ZH

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by ehvb01orions »

Effective from 1st September, VP-46 (RC) has assumed the next 7 month temporary duty out of Kadena, taking over from VP-1 (YB).
The following have sofar been reported with VP-46:
160761/761 (ex VP-1)
161339/RC-339 with LSRS
161414/RC-414 with LSRS
162314/RC-314
163004/004 (ex VP-1)
ehvb01orions
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 69
Joined: 23 Jan 2011, 15:24
Type of spotter: serial
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: ja
Location: Valkenburg ZH

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by ehvb01orions »

Mid March the first P-3C BMUP of VP-40 (QE) has arrived at Kadena to take over from VP-46: 161589 with LSRS
ehvb01orions
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 69
Joined: 23 Jan 2011, 15:24
Type of spotter: serial
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: ja
Location: Valkenburg ZH

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by ehvb01orions »

The following P-3C of VP-40 have been reported during April:
161589
ehvb01orions
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 69
Joined: 23 Jan 2011, 15:24
Type of spotter: serial
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: ja
Location: Valkenburg ZH

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by ehvb01orions »

The following P-3C of VP-40 have been reported at Kadena during April:
158934, 161589*, 161596*, 162776 (* with LSRS) no tailcode, only squadron markings on tail
User avatar
Le Addeur noir
Scramble Master
Scramble Master
Posts: 41432
Joined: 19 Jan 2007, 17:22
Location: Asie

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by Le Addeur noir »

RODN Thursday 28th July,

2 EP-3E of VQ-1 were seen here on this day,

156511 -511
156517 -517

'517 has been seen subsequently here, so should be current on detachment here. Hitherto, there has been one EP-3E on detachment here at any one time.
Drink treble
See double
Act single

and the Emir called up his jet fighters
ehvb01orions
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 69
Joined: 23 Jan 2011, 15:24
Type of spotter: serial
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: ja
Location: Valkenburg ZH

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by ehvb01orions »

There have been two EP-3E deployed to Kadena since 2014 at least:
sep2014: 159887, 159893
oct2015: 159893, 157326
jan2016: 156517, 156528
jul2016: 156511, 156517
The full complement of VP-40 at Kadena is:158934, 161589, 161596, 162776, 162777 and 163006 which departed Kadena and arrived at AMARG on 9 June 2016
VP-40 also deploys to Shaik Isa AB in Bahrain and Incirlik AB in Turkey with 161126, 161586 and 161764 (at least)
User avatar
Le Addeur noir
Scramble Master
Scramble Master
Posts: 41432
Joined: 19 Jan 2007, 17:22
Location: Asie

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by Le Addeur noir »

Recent sightings have included the following at Kadena,

(158)224 RD-224 VP-47 full colour marks
(158)563 RD-563 VP-47 full colour marks
(162)775 RD-775 VP-47 full colour marks
(162)778 RD-778 VP-47 full colour marks

(161)408 -408 VP-1 (different markings on each side of this Orion)
(161)414 -414 VP-1 (different markings on each side of this Orion)
Drink treble
See double
Act single

and the Emir called up his jet fighters
ehvb01orions
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 69
Joined: 23 Jan 2011, 15:24
Type of spotter: serial
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: ja
Location: Valkenburg ZH

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by ehvb01orions »

Late September 2017 another squadron change took place at Kadena. VP-47 departed and the following P-3C have arrived:
158210 VP-69
161404 VP-69 ? no marks
163004 VP-69
161596 VP-40
163291 VP-40
VP-40 also has Orions based at Shaik Isa in Bahrain and CSL Comolopa in El Salvador
The P-3s in Bahrain are 158224, 159326, 161132, 162776 and 162776.
User avatar
Le Addeur noir
Scramble Master
Scramble Master
Posts: 41432
Joined: 19 Jan 2007, 17:22
Location: Asie

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by Le Addeur noir »

On Tuesday 25th September, the VQ-1 Det here was using no less than 3 EP-3E's. Serials

156529
159887
161410

At the same time the following CP-140/ P-3s are operating out of here monitoring shipping attempting to breach the UN embargo on North Korea,

CP-140 RCAF

140140

P-3K RNZAF 5 Sqn

NZ4206

P-3W RAAF

A9-661 and 665 ( virtually impossible to read off). These should be the 2 RAAF P-3s present.
Drink treble
See double
Act single

and the Emir called up his jet fighters
ehvb01orions
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 69
Joined: 23 Jan 2011, 15:24
Type of spotter: serial
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: ja
Location: Valkenburg ZH

Re: US Navy P-3 TDY changes in Japan

Post by ehvb01orions »

P-3C BMUP+ 161411 and 161596 of VP-1 have gone home by 3 October 2018, after BMUP+ 161339/RC and 161593 had arrived by 1 October
Post Reply