Akita (RJSK)

RWY 10/28     POS 39°36'56"N 140°13'07"E     ELEV 313 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Koku Kyunandan

Akita Kyunantai
31mar87 - present KV-107
MU-2S
UH-60J
U-125A

Ashiya (RJFA)

RWY 12/30     POS 33°52'59"N 130°39'10"E     ELEV 98 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Rinji Ashiya Hakentai

-
1aug54 - 20jan55 T-33A (timeline)
moved to-
Tsuiki
renamed-
Rinji Tsuiki Hakentai
Koku Kyunangun

Ashiya Kyunan Bunkentai
15jul61 - 30nov64 H-19C (timeline)
T-6G (timeline)
T-34A (timeline)
H-21B (timeline)
S-62J (1963->)
renamed-
Ashiya Kyunantai
13 Hiko Kyoikudan

1 & 2 Hikotai
25sep62 - 1973 T-1 (timeline) change tail mks-
white mks
Koku Kyunangun

Ashiya Kyunantai
1dec64 - 1mar71 H-19C
T-6G
T-34A
H-21B
S-62J
KV-107 (1967-20??)
MU-2S (1967-20??)
under control of-
Koku Kyunandan
Koku Kyunandan

Ashiya Kyunantai
1mar71 - present T-34A
S-62J
KV-107
MU-2S
UH-60J (20??-present)
U-125A (20??-present)
13 Hiko Kyoikudan

1 & 2 Hikotai
1Hik 1973 -199?
2Hik 1973-1977
T-1 (timeline) change tail mks-
date?, 1 Hikotai from white to current mks
1977, 2 Hikotai from white to green mks


2 Hikotai
1977 T-1 change tail mks-
blue mks


2 Hikotai
1977 - ? T-1 change tail mks-
to current mks


1 & 2 Hikotai
? - present T-1
T-4 (1999-present)
For all Kyunan Bunkentais and Kyunantais: at this moment it is NOT known exactly which aircraft types were assigned to the appropriate units. Badge only carried by T-6G and T-34A.
13 Hiko Kyoikudan previously at Utsunomiya and Gifu (T-1).

T-1 of 13 Hiko Kyoikudan. Aircraft is still in a white scheme but orange/day-glow areas were added during 1973-74 and therefore the tail mks changed colour from yellow to white.

Ashiya 8 March 1973

Years before the Kawasaki T-4 took over basic jet-training, Fuji T-1s on the flight-line at Ashiya.

Ashiya 1994, Stefan Goossens

Chitose (RJCJ)

RWY 18L/36R, 18R/36L     POS 42°47'40"N 141°39'59"E     ELEV 89 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
2 Kokudan

3 Hikotai
2sep57 - 1959 F-86F
T-33A
change tail mks-
red tail stripes


4 Hikotai
2sep57 - 17may61 F-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Komatsu
under control of-
Rinji Komatsu Hakentai


3 Hikotai
1959 - 5mar63 F-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Matsushima
under control of-
4 Kokudan
Kyunan Kokutai

Chitose Kyunan Bunkentai
1feb59 - 15jul61 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
under control of-
Koku Kyunangun
2 Kokudan

6 Hikotai
1aug59 - oct59 F-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Nyutabaru


103 Hikotai
10jun61 - 1oct68 F-86D
T-33A
disbanded
Koku Kyunangun

Chitose Kyunan Bunkentai
15jul61 - 1dec64 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
renamed-
Chitose Kyunantai
2 Kokudan

Rinji F-104 Kunrentai
22mar62 - 1oct62 F-104J
F-104DJ
reorganized as-
201 Hikotai


201 Hikotai
1oct62 - 1oct74 F-104J
F-104DJ
T-33A
disbanded


203 Hikotai
25jun64 - present F-104J
F-104DJ
T-33A
F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4
Koku Kyunangun

Chitose Kyunantai
1dec64 - 1mar71 H-19C
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
KV-107
MU-2S
under control of-
Koku Kyunandan
Koku Kyunandan

Chitose Kyunantai
1mar71 - present S-62J
KV-107
Mu-2S
2 Kokudan

302 Hikotai
1oct74 - 1975 F-4EJ
T-33A
change tail mks


302 Hikotai
1975 - 1985 F-4EJ
T-33A
moved to-
Naha
under control of-
83 Kokutai


201 Hikotai
mar86 - present F-15J
F-15DJ
T-33A
T-4
Tokubetsu Koku Yusodai

701 Hikotai
B747-47C
B777-300ER
3 Hikotai formed at Hamamatsu.
4 Hikotai formed at Hamamatsu.
201 and 203 Hikotai adopted their badges in 1966.
Only a few 302 Hikotai F-4EJs carried the old "Ojiro-washi". Present badge was adopted mid-1975.

Dramatic picture of one of the best known JASDF aircraft, B-747 20-1101 is seen lining up under an ominous sky.

Chitose, 28 October 2014,
Jochem Manders

Fukuoka (RJFF) Kasuga

RWY 16/34     POS 33°35'12"N 130°27'01"E     ELEV 32ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
xxxx

Seibu Shireibu Shien Hikotai
? - ? T-33A change tail mks
Koku Kyunandan

Kasuga Herikoputa Kuyutai
22may92 - present CH-47J
xxxx

Seibu Shireibu Shien Hikotai
? - present T-4

Seiku/Seibu Shireibu Shien Hikotai or Western Air Defence HQ Support Flight is still operating from Fukuoka, the HQ itself is at nearby Kasuga. Initially this unit adopted the former 8 Kokudan marking as shown on its T-33A.

Fukuoka 27 March 1977

Gifu (RJNG)

RWY 10/28     POS 35°23'39"N 136°52'08"E     ELEV 128 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Jikken Kokutai

-
25mar57 - 11apr74 Various reorganized as-
Koku Jikkendan
3 Kokudan

101 Hikotai
1aug58 - 12may59 F-86D
T-33A
moved to-
Nagoya/Komaki
13 Hiko Kyoikudan

Gifu det.
1960 - 12oct62 T-1 moved to-
Ashiya
Koku Jikkendan

-
11apr74 - 16mar89 Various renamed-
Hiko Kaihatsu Jikkendan
Hiko Kaihatsu Jikkendan

-
16mar89 - present Various
Jikken Kokutai activated at Hamamatsu.
3 Kokudan formed 1dec57 at Matsushima and its HQ moved to Komaki 12may59.

F-104DJ Starfighter of Koku Jikkendan or Air Proving Wing.

Gifu 22 May 1975

FST-2 of Hiko Kaihatsu Jikkendan

Gifu 31 October 2002, Maurice Hendriks

Hachinohe (RJSH)

RWY 07/25     POS 40°33'07"N 141°28'02"E     ELEV 152 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
81 Kokutai

3 Hikotai
1feb64 - 1dec71 F-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Misawa

Hamamatsu (RJNH)

RWY 09/27     POS 34°44'58"N 137°42'10"E     ELEV 150 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Sojyu Gakko

-
6jul54 - 1nov55 T-34A renamed-
1 Sojyu Gakko
1 Sojyu Gakko

-
1nov55 - 31mar56 T-34A moved to-
Ozuki
Jikken Kokutai

-
1dec55 - 25mar57 Various moved to-
Gifu
Kokudan
renamed 1 Kokudan 1oct56
1 Hikotai
10jan56 - 1oct56 F-86F under control of-
1 Kokudan


2 Hikotai
25aug56 - 1oct56 F-86F under control of-
1 Kokudan
1 Kokudan

1 Hikotai
1oct56 - 31mar79 F-86F
T-33A
disbanded


2 Hikotai
1oct56 - 20nov65 F-86F disbanded
2 Kokudan

3 Hikotai
1oct56 - 2sep57 F-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Chitose


4 Hikotai
1feb57 - 2sep57 F-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Chitose
1 Kokudan

5 Hikotai
1feb57 - 1nov58 F-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Matsushima
under control of-
4 Kokudan
Rinji Kyunan Kokutai

-
18mar58 - 1oct58 H-19C
H-21B
renamed-
Kyunan Kokutai
Kyunan Kokutai

-
1oct58 - 1jul60 H-19C
H-21B
HQ moved to-
Iruma
Kyunan Kyoikutai

-
1oct58 - 15jul61 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
KV-107
MU-2S
under control of-
Koku Kyunangun
Koku Kyunangun

Kyunan Kyoikutai
15jul61 - 1mar71 H-19C
T-6G
T-34A
H-21B
S-62J
KV-107
Mu-2S
moved to-
Nagoya/Komaki
under control of-
Koku Kyunandan
1 Kokudan

33 Hikotai
30jan65 - 1979 T-33A change tail mks
Koku Kyunandan

Hamamatsu Kyunantai
1mar71-present KV-107
MU-2S
UH-60J
U-125A
1 Kokudan

33 Hikotai
1979 - 1oct90 T-33A disbanded


35 Hikotai
31mar79 - 31mar91 T-33A disbanded


31 Kyoiku Hikotai
2oct89 - present T-4


32 Kyoiku Hikotai
31mar90 - present T-4
Keikai Kokutai

601 Hikotai-2nd Flt
25mar99-31mar05 E-767 renamed as-
Hiko Keikai Kanseita


Hiko Keikai Kanseita
31mar05 - 20apr14 E-767 renamed as-
602 Hikotai


602 Hikotai
20apr14 - 26mar20 E-767 Under control of-
Keikai Kokudan
Keikai Kokudan

602 Hikotai
26mar20 - present E-767

33 Hikotai operated the T-33A in the intermediate training role, the aircraft had various tail-tip colours to indicate which maintenance team was responsible for a particular aircraft.

Hamamatsu 18 December 1975, Akira Watanabe

Showing of its high visibility coat of paint, this Kawasaki KV-107 visited the airshow at Iruma. The Koku Kyunandan badge on the forward rotor hub has the unit name on a sticker below, Hamamatsu!

Iruma 3 November 2002, Maurice Hendriks

Hofu (RJOF)

RWY 01/19, 12/30     POS 34°02'04"N 131°32'47"E     ELEV 7 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
1 Sojyu Gakko

1 Sojyu Gakko Bunko
1nov55 - 1jun59 T-34A renamed-
12 Hiko Kyoikudan
12 Hiko Kyoikudan

1 & 2 Hikotai
1jun59 - present T-34A
T-3
T-7
1 Sojyu Gakko previously at Hamamatsu.

T-34A of 12 Hiko Kyoikudan.

Hofu 10 August 1976

Hyakuri (RJAH) Ibaraki Airport

RWY 03L/21R, 03R/21L     POS 36°10'54"N 140°24'53"E     ELEV 107 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Koku Kyunangun

Hyakuri Kyunantai
21nov65- 1mar71 H-19C
S-62J
KV-107
MU-2S
under control of-
Koku Kyunandan
7 Kokudan

206 Hikotai
20dec65-1dec78 F-104J
F-104DJ
T-33A
disbanded


207 Hikotai
31mar66-10nov72 F-104J
F-104DJ
T-33A
moved to-
Naha
under control of-
83 Kokutai
Koku Kyunandan

Hyakuri Kyunantai
1mar71 - present S-62J
KV-107
Mu-2S
7 Kokudan

Rinji F-4EJ Hikotai
1aug72 - ? F-4EJ re-organised as-
Rinji 301 Hikotai


Rinji 301 Hikotai
? - 16oct73 F-4EJ renamed-
301 Hikotai


301 Hikotai
16oct73-mar85 F-4EJ
T-33A
moved to-
Nyutabaru
under control of-
5 Kokudan
Teisatsu Kokutai

501 Hikotai
1oct75 - 1978 RF-4E
T-33A
change tail mks


501 Hikotai
1978 - 26mar20 RF-4E
RF-4EJ
T-33A
T-4
Disbanded
7 Kokudan

305 Hikotai
1dec78-31aug16 F-4EJ
T-33A
F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4
moved to:
Nyutabaru under control of 5 Kokudan


F-15 Hikotai Jyunbihan
apr84 - mar85 F-15J renamed-
204 Hikotai


204 Hikotai
mar85-jan2009 F-15J
F-15DJ
T-33A
moved to-
Naha
under control of-
83 Kokutai


302 Hikotai
jan09 - 2mar19 F-4EJ
T-4
moved to-
Misawa
under control of-
3 Kokudan


301 Hikotai
oct16 - present F-4EJ Kai
T-4


3 Hikotai
26mar20 - present F-2A
F-2B
T-4
501 Hikotai received the first RF-4EJs 3dec74, flying from Hyakuri.

Iruma (RJTJ)

RWY 17/36     POS 35°50'30"N 139°24'36"E     ELEV 299 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
xxxx

Koku Sotai Shireibu Hikotai/(Shien Hikotai)
1aug58 - 1aug14 F-86F (->15mar82)
T-33A (->jun2000)
T-6G (1960-1964)
T-34A (mar64-1980)
RF-86F (apr77-1979)
B-65 (mar80->?)
U-4 (199?->)
T-4 (2000->)
renamed-
Shireibu Hikotai
under control of-
Chubu Koku Homentai
7 Kokudan

9 Hikotai
15may62-20dec65 F-86F
T-33A
disbanded
Teisatsu Kokutai

501 Hikotai
28aug62- 1oct75 RF-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Hyakuri
Koku Kyunangun

Iruma Kyunan Bunkentai
25jan63 - 30nov64 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
renamed-
Iruma Kyunantai
Hiko Tenkentai

Dai-Ni Hikohan
26dec63-31may68 T-33A absorbed into-
Hiko Tenkentai
Koku Kyunangun

Iruma Kyunantai
1dec64 - 1oct68 H-19C
S-62J
disbanded
xxxx

Hiko Tenkentai
31may68 - present C-46
T-33A
YS-11
MU-2J
U-125
U-680A
Koku Sotai Shireibu Hikotai

Denshi Kunrentai
31may68-199? EC-46 (->mar78)
YS-11E (feb77->)
ET-33A (dec71-?)
EC-1? (nov92->)
re-organised into-
Denshisen Shientai and Denshi Hiko Sokuteitai
Yuso Kokudan

402 Hikotai
1jun68 - 31mar78 C-46 (->by 1977)
YS-11 (1965->)
C-1 (dec73->)
reorganized as part of-
2 Yuso Kokutai
Teisatsu Kokutai

Teiku Iruma Bunkentai
1oct75 - 25mar77 RF-86F disbanded
2 Yuso Kokutai

402 Hikotai
31mar78 - 1988 YS-11 (timeline)
C-1 (timeline)
change tail mks


402 Hikotai
1988 - present YS-11 (->199?)
C-1 (timeline)
U-4 (1997->)
Koku Sotai Shireibu Hikotai

Denshisen Shientai
199?-1aug14 YS-11EA (timeline)
EC-1 (timeline)
under control of-
Denshi Sakusengun


Denshi Hiko Sokuteitai
199?-1aug14 YS-11EB under control of-
Denshi Sakusengun
Koku Kyunandan

Iruma Herikoputa Kuyutai
199? - present CH-47J
xxxx

Shireibu Hikotai
1aug14-present T-4 (timeline)
U-4 (timeline)
Denshi Sakusengun

Denshisen Shientai
1aug14-present YS-11EA (timeline)
EC-1 (timeline)


Denshi Hiko Sokuteitai
1aug14-present YS-11EB (timeline)
402 Hikotai cherry blossom/blue disc badge used between 1972-1978, ONLY on YS-11.

The last unit to retire the venerable T-33 was the Sotai Shireibu Hikotai at Iruma with the last seven aircraft being retired on June 29th 2000. They were replaced by the Kawasaki built T-4. The tri-color finflash symbolizes the three different Air Defence Forces (Northern- Central and Western) controlled by the Sotai Headquarters.

Iruma 1994, Stefan Goossens

The first eight years of their operational life, the Kawasaki C-1s were flying unpainted as this C-1 of 402 Hikotai shows. From late 1978 they adopted the current camo pattern.

Iruma 18 February 1979

Denshi Kunrentai operated three C-46s, converted to ECM trainer. This unit was part of Koku Sotai Shireibu Hikotai or HQ Squadron.

Iruma 27 November 1973

When this picture was taken, 402 Hikotai was still part of Yuso Kokudan. Only the YS-11s carried this blue 402 Hikotai badge on the tail.

May 1975

Iwakuni (RJOI) MCAS

RWY 02/20     POS 34°08'42"N 132°14'49"E     ELEV 10ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
82 Kokutai

8 Hikotai
25nov64 - 1dec67 F-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Nagoya/Komaki
under control of-
3 Kokudan
82 Kokutai activated 1dec64, disbanded 1dec67.


F-104J of 205 Hikotai. The earlier badge was still carried on the intake.

August 1979

Kanazawa/Komatsu (RJNK)

RWY 06/24     POS 36°23'38"N 136°24'27"E     ELEV 22ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Kyunan Kokutai

Komatsu Kyunan Bunkentai
1mar61 - 15jul61 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
under control of-
Koku Kyunangun
Rinji Komatsu Hakentai
renamed 6 Kokudan
8 Hikotai
1may61 - 15jul61 F-86F
T-33A
transferred to-
6 Kokudan


4 Hikotai
17may61 - 15jul61 F-86F
T-33A
transferred to-
6 Kokudan
Koku Kyunangun

Komatsu Kyunan Bunkentai
15jul61 - 1dec64 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
renamed-
Komatsu Kyunantai
6 Kokudan

4 Hikotai
15jul61 - 30jun75 F-86F
T-33A
disbanded


8 Hikotai
15jul61 - 25nov64 F-86F
T-33A
transferred to-
82 Kokutai at Iwakuni
Koku Kyunangun

Komatsu Kyunantai
1dec64 - 1mar71 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
KV-107
MU-2S
under control of-
Koku Kyunandan
6 Kokudan

205 Hikotai
31mar65 - may78 F-104J
F-104DJ
T-33A
change tail mks
Koku Kyunandan

Komatsu Kyunantai
1mar71 - present S-62J
KV-107
Mu-2S
6 Kokudan

303 Hikotai
26oct76 - jun81 F-4EJ
T-33A
change tail mks


205 Hikotai
apr78 - 30jun81 F-104J
F-104DJ
T-33A
disbanded


303 Hikotai
jun81 - 1987 F-4EJ
T-33A
re-equiped with-
F-15J


306 Hikotai
30jun81 - present F-4EJ
T-33A
F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4


303 Hikotai
1987 - present F-15J
F-15DJ
T-33A
Hiko Kyodogun

-
10jun16 - present F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4
6 Kokudan activated 15jul61.

Probably captured during a TAC Meet, this 303 Hikotai F-4EJ received orange areas on fuselage and drop-tanks.

Komatsu October 1981

F-4EJ Kai of 306 Hikotai.

1994, Stefan Goossens

Kisarazu (RJTK)

RWY 02/20     POS 35°23'54"N 139°54'35"E     ELEV 10 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Yuso Kokudan

402 Hikotai
1oct58-1jun68 C-46 (timeline)
YS-11 (1965->)
moved to-
Iruma
Hiko Tenkentai

-
1jun59-31may68 C-46 (timeline) moved to-
Iruma
Koku Sotai Shireibu Hikotai

Denshi Kunrentai
22mar64-31may68 (E)C-46 (timeline) moved to-
Iruma

Matsushima (RJST)

RWY 07/25, 15/33     POS 38°24'19"N 141°13'07"E     ELEV 7 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Rinji Matsushima Hakentai

-
1jul54 - 1nov55 T-6 reorganized as-
2 Sojyu Gakko
2 Sojyu Gakko

-
1nov55 - 1aug57 T-6 moved to-
Utsunomiya


2 Sojyu Gakko Rinji Matsushima Hakentai
1aug57 - 1aug58 T-6 moved to-
Shizuhama
renamed-
2 Sojyu Gakko Dai-Ni Bunko
4 Kokudan

5 Hikotai
1nov58 - 1964 F-86F
T-33A
change tail mks
5 Kokudan

7 Hikotai
1feb60 - 1jul60 F-86F transferred to-
4 Kokudan
4 Kokudan

7 Hikotai
1jul60 - 1964 F-86F
T-33A
change tail mks
Kyunan Kokutai

Matsushima Kyunan Bunkentai
20sep60-15jul61 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
under control of-
Koku Kyunangun
4 Kokudan

8 Hikotai
29oct60 - 1may61 F-86F
T-33A
transferred to-
Rinji Komatsu Hakentai at Komatsu


9 Hikotai
1feb61 - 15jul61 F-86F
T-33A
transferred to-
7 Kokudan
7 Kokudan

9 Hikotai
15jul61 - 15may62 F-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Iruma
Koku Kyunangun

Matsushima Kyunan Bunkentai
15jul61- 1dec64 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
renamed-
Matsushima Kyunantai
Teisatsu Kokutai

501 Hikotai
1dec61 - 28aug62 RF-86F
T-33A
T-28B
moved to-
Iruma
4 Kokudan

3 Hikotai
5mar63 - 1feb64 F-86F
T-33A
transferred to-
81 Kokutai at Hachinohe


5 Hikotai
1964 - 1jul71 F-86F
T-33A
disbanded


7 Hikotai
1964 - 30jun77 F-86F
T-33A
disbanded
Koku Kyunangun-
Wing status as Koku Kyunandan 1mar71
Matsushima Kyunantai
1dec64 - 1mar71 H-19C
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
KV-107
MU-2S
under control of-
Koku Kyunandan
Koku Kyunandan

Matsushima Kyunantai
1mar71 - present S-62J
KV-107
Mu-2S
1 Kokudan

1 Kokudan Matsushima Hakentai
1jul71-23aug73 F-86F
T-33A
disbanded
4 Kokudan

35 Hikotai
23aug73 - jul77 T-33A change tail mks


Rinji T-2 Kunrentai
31mar75-25mar76 T-2 renamed-
Rinji 21 Hikotai


Rinji 21 Hikotai
25mar76- 1oct76 T-2 renamed-
21 Hikotai


21 Hikotai
1oct76 - jul77 T-2
T-33A
change tail mks


35 Hikotai
jul77 - 31mar79 T-33A transferred to-
1 Kokudan at Hamamatsu


21 Hikotai
jul77 - ? T-2
T-33A
change tail mks


22 Hikotai
5apr78-? T-2
T-33A
change tail mks


21 Hikotai
? - present T-2
T-33A
F-2B
T-4


22 Hikotai
? - ? T-2
T-33A
T-4
disbanded
4 Kokudan activated 16feb58
5 Kokudan formed 1dec58, HQ moved to Nyutabaru 4jul60.
5 Hikotai aircraft handed over to 1 Kokudan Matsushima Hakentai after disbandment.
Blue Impulse/Sengi Kenkyuhan was re-formed within 21 Hikotai 12jan82.

T-33A of 35 Hikotai.

Matsushima 18 April 1975

T-2 of 21 Hikotai.

Matsushima 22 October 2002, Maurice Hendriks

T-2 of 22 Hikotai.

6 July 1992

Miho (RJOH)

RWY 07/25     POS 35°29'32"N 133°14'11"E     ELEV 20 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Rinji Miho Hakentai

-
6jun55 - 1oct58 C-46 renamed-
Yuso Kokudan with 401 Hikotai (at Miho) and 402 Hikotai (at Kisarazu)
Yuso Kokudan

401 Hikotai (old)
1oct58-31mar78 C-46 (->by 1977)
YS-11 (1965->)
re-organized and re-numbered-
403 Hikotai as part of 3 Yuso Kokutai
Hiko Tenkentai

-
1oct58-1jun59 C-46 (timeline) moved to-
Kisarazu
Yuso Kokudan

Hiko Kyoikutai
1975 - 1978 YS-11 (timeline) re-organised as-
403 Hikotai
3 Yuso Kokutai

403 Hikotai
31mar78 - 199? YS-11 (timeline)
C-1 (timeline)
change tail mks


403 Hikotai
199? - present YS-11 (timeline)
C-1 (timeline)
C-2 (2017?)


41 Kyoiku Hikotai
? - present T-400
402 Hikotai formed at Kisarazu.

Misawa (RJSM) NAF

RWY 10/28     POS 40°42'11"N 141°22'06"E     ELEV 119 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
81 Kokutai

3 Hikotai
1dec71 - 1mar78 F-86F
T-33A
F-1
transferred to-
3 Kokudan
3 Kokudan

3 Hikotai
1mar78 - aug83 F-1
T-2
T-33A
change tail mks-
"KABUTO" badge


8 Hikotai
31mar78 - dec79 F-86F
T-33A
F-1
T-2
change tail mks-
yellow badge
xxxx

Hokubu Shien Hikohan
1978 - present T-33A
T-4
3 Kokudan

8 Hikotai
jan80 - aug83 F-1
T-2
T-33A
change tail mks-
Panther badge


3 Hikotai
aug83 - jan20 F-1
T-2
T-33A
F-2A
F-2B
T-4
moved to-
Hyakuri


8 Hikotai
aug83 - jul16 F-1
T-2
T-33A
F-4EJ
F-2A
F-2B
T-4
moved to-
Tsuiki
Rinji Keikai Kokutai

601 Hikotai
15nov83 - ? E-2C under control of-
Keikai Kokutai
Keikai Kokutai

601 Hikotai
? - 31mar05 E-2C renamed-
Hiko Keikai Kanshitai
Koku Kyunandan

Misawa Herikoputa Kuyutai
? - present CH-47J
Keikai Kokutai

Hiko Keikai Kanshitai
31mar05-20apr14 E-2C renamed-
601 Hikotai


601 Hikotai
20apr14 - 26mar20 E-2C Parent Group under control of-
Keikai Kokudan
3 Kokudan

Rinji F-35A Hikotai
1dec17 - 26mar19 F-35A
T-4
re-organised as-
302 Hikotai


302 Hikotai
26mar19 - present F-35A
T-4
Keikai Kokudan

601 Hikotai
26mar20 - present E-2C
E-2D

F-1 of 8 Hikotai.

8 June 1982

F-1 of 8 Hikotai with Panther badge.

1994, Stefan Goossens

As a stop-gap measure (due to developement hick-ups, the availability of the F-2 was below the forecast), 8 Hikotai operated the F-4EJ Phantom for a couple of years. A fair amount of Phantoms were surplus because of the Komatsu units transitioning to the Eagle. Probably to get used to flying the F-2, a number of F-4EJs were painted in its successors colour scheme.

Iruma 3 November 2002, Maurice Hendriks

Nagoya (RJNA) Komaki AB

RWY 16/34     POS 35°15'18"N 136°55'28"E     ELEV 46 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
3 Kokudan

101 Hikotai
12may59 - 1963 F-86D
T-33A
change tail mks
Kyunan Kokutai

Komaki Kyunan Bunkentai
15may59-15jul61 H-19C
S-62J
under control of-
Koku Kyunangun
3 Kokudan

102 Hikotai
1mar59 - 1963 F-86D
T-33A
change tail mks


103 Hikotai
1mar61 - 10jun61 F-86D
T-33A
transferred to-
2 Kokudan at Chitose
Koku Kyunangun

Komaki Kyunan Bunkentai
15jul61-1dec64 H-19C
S-62J
renamed-
Komaki Kyunantai
3 Kokudan

105 Hikotai
15mar62 - 1963 F-86D
T-33A
change tail mks


101 Hikotai
1963 - 1oct68 F-86D
T-33A
disbanded


102 Hikotai
1963 - 1dec67 F-86D
T-33A
disbanded


105 Hikotai
1963 - 1dec67 F-86D
T-33A
disbanded
Koku Kyunangun

Komaki Kyunantai
30nov64 - 1mar71 H-19C
S-62J
KV-107
MU-2S
disbanded
3 Kokudan

8 Hikotai
1dec67 - 31mar78 F-86F
T-33A
moved to-
Misawa
Koku Kyunandan

Kyunan Kyoikutai
1mar71 - present S-62J
KV-107
MU-2S
xxxx

5 Jyutsuka Gakko
1978 - 1982 T-33A change tail mks
1 Yuso Kokutai

401 Hikotai
31mar78 - mar09 YS-11 (->by 1989)
C-1 (->by 1989)
C-130H (1983->)
change tail mks
xxxx

5 Jyutsuka Gakko
1982 - 2005? T-1 disbanded
1 Yuso Kokutai

401 Hikotai
mar09 - present C-130H (timeline)
(K)C-130H (feb10->)


404 Hikotai
2009 - present KC-767

Used for training ATC personnel, 5 Jyutsuka Gakko operated a few T-33As. During 1982 these were replaced by the Fuji T-1.

Komaki 13 August 1980

First couple of C-130H Hercules were delivered in the USAF "Vietnam" scheme. All were delivered to 401 Hikotai.

29 May 1988

Naha (ROAH)

RWY 18/36     POS 26°11'45"N 127°38'45"E     ELEV 12 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Koku Kyunandan

Rinji Naha Kyunantai
31oct72-16oct73 S-62J
KV-107
Mu-2S
UH-60J
U-125A
renamed-
Naha Kyunantai
83 Kokutai

207 Hikotai
10nov72 - mar86 F-104J
F-104DJ
T-33A
disbanded
traditions to 201 Hikotai
Koku Kyunandan

Naha Kyunantai
16oct73 - present S-62J
KV-107
Mu-2S
UH-60J
U-125A
xxxx

Nansei Shien Hikohan
1981 - ? T-33A
B-65
change tail mks
83 Kokutai

302 Hikotai
1985 - jan2009 F-4EJ
T-4
under control of-
7 Kokudan at Hyakuri
xxxx

Nansei Shien Hikohan
? - present T-4
Koku Kyunandan

Naha Herikoputa Kuyutai
? - present CH-47J
83 Kokutai

204 Hikotai
19jan09 - 31jan16 F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4
under control of-
9 Kokudan
Keikai Kokutai

E-2 Det.
? - 20apr14 E-2C renamed-
603 Hikotai


603 Hikotai
20apr14 - 26mar20 E-2C Parent Group under control of-
Keikai Kokudan
9 Kokudan

204 Hikotai
31jan16 - present F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4


304 Hikotai
31jan16 - present F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4
Keikai Kokudan

603 Hikotai
26mar20 - present E-2C

Niigata (RJSN)

RWY 04/22, 10/28     POS 37°57'20"N 139°06'42"E     ELEV 29 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Koku Kyunangun

Niigata Kyunantai
25oct67 - 1mar71 S-62J
KV-107
Mu-2S
under control of-
Koku Kyunandan
Koku Kyunandan

Niigata Kyunantai
1mar71 - present KV-107
MU-2S
UH-60J
U-125A

Nyutabaru (RJFN)

RWY 10/28     POS 32°05'01"N 131°27'06"E     ELEV 259 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
3 Sojyu Gakko Bunko

-
1dec57 - 1jun59 T-33A renamed-
17 Hiko Kyoikudan
17 Hiko Kyoikudan

-
1jun59 - 25jan63 T-33A disbanded
2 Kokudan

6 Hikotai
oct59 - 1apr60 F-86F
T-33A
transferred to-
5 Kokudan
Kyunan Kokutai

Nyutabaru Kyunan Bunkentai
1mar60 - 15jul61 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
under control of-
Koku Kyunangun
5 Kokudan

6 Hikotai
1apr60 - 26oct64 F-86F
T-33A
transferred to-
Rinji Tsuiki Hakentai at Tsuiki
Koku Kyunangun

Nyutabaru Kyunan Bunkentai
15jul61-30nov64 H-19C
H-21B
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
renamed-
Nyutabaru Kyunantai
5 Kokudan

10 Hikotai
8jan62 - 1feb64 F-86F
T-33A
under control of-
HQ W-ADF at Tsuiki


202 Hikotai
31mar64-20dec82 F-104J
F-104DJ
T-33A
reformed as F-15 unit


204 Hikotai
1dec64-mar85? F-104J
F-104DJ
T-33A
transferred to-
7 Kokudan at Hyakuri
Koku Kyunangun

Nyutabaru Kyunantai
1dec64 - 1mar71 H-19C
T-6G
T-34A
S-62J
KV-107
MU-2S
under control of-
Koku Kyunandan
Koku Kyunandan

Nyutabaru Kyunantai
1mar71 - present S-62J
KV-107
Mu-2S
UH-60J
U-125A
5 Kokudan

Rinji F-15 Hikotai
17dec81-20dec82 F-15J
F-15DJ
re-organised as-
202 Hikotai


202 Hikotai
21dec82-6oct00 F-15J
F-15DJ
T-33A
disbanded
traditions to 23 Hikotai
xxxx

Hiko Kyodotai
16mar83 - 1aug14 T-2
T-33A
F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4
upgraded as-
Hiko Kyodogun
5 Kokudan

301 Hikotai
mar85 - oct16 F-4EJ
T-33A
T-4
moved to:
Hyakuri under control of 7 Kokudan
xxxx

23 Hikotai
6oct00 - present F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4
Hiko Kyodogun

-
1aug14 - 10jun16 F-15DJ
T-4
moved to-
Komatsu
5 Kokudan

305 Hikotai
31aug16 - present F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4
204 Hikotai received the first F-15Js 16apr84, flying from Hyakuri.

202 Hikotai F-104J

internet

F-15DJ of 202 Hikotai.

11 October 1993

Ozuki (RJOZ)

RWY 12/30, 17/35     POS 34°02'49"N 131°03'08"E     ELEV 13ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
1 Sojyu Gakko

-
31mar56 - 1jun59 T-34A renamed-
11 Hiko Kyoikudan
11 Hiko Kyoikudan

-
1jun59 - 30may64 T-34A moved to-
Shizuhama

Sendai (RJSS)

RWY 09/27, 12/30     POS 38°08'23"N 140°55'01"E     ELEV 6 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
2 Sojyu Gakko

2 Sojyu Gakko Bunko
1dec56 - 1aug58 T-6 renamed-
2 Sojyu Gakko Dai-Ichi Bunko


2 Sojyu Gakko Dai-Ichi Bunko
1aug58 - 1jun59 T-6 renamed-
14 Hiko Kyoikudan
14 Hiko Kyoikudan

-
1jun59 - 15mar62 T-6 moved to-
Utsunomiya

Tachikawa (RJTC)

RWY 01/19     POS 35°42'39"N 139°24'11"E     ELEV 313 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Rinji Tachikawa Hakentai

-
1feb55 - 1mar55 C-46 renamed-
Tachikawa Yuso Kokutai
Tachikawa Yuso Kokutai

-
1mar55 - 6jun55 C-46 moved to-
Miho
renamed-
Rinji Miho Hakentai

Tsuiki (RJFZ)

RWY 07/25     POS 33°41'06"N 131°02'25"E     ELEV 55 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Rinji Tsuiki Hakentai

-
20jan55 - 1oct57 T-33A renamed-
3 Sojyu Gakko
3 Sojyu Gakko

-
1oct57 - 1jun59 T-33A reorganized as-
16 Hiko Kyoikudan
16 Hiko Kyoikudan

-
1jun59 - 26oct64 T-33A disbanded
(aircraft to 33 Hikotai)
HQ W-ADF

10 Hikotai
1feb64 - 26oct64 F-86F
T-33A
under control of-
Rinji Tsuiki Hakentai
Rinji Tsuiki Hakentai(2)
renamed 8 Kokudan
10 Hikotai
26oct64 - 28dec64 F-86F
T-33A
under control of-
8 Kokudan


6 Hikotai
26oct64 - 28dec64 F-86F
T-33A
under control of-
8 Kokudan


33 Hikotai
26oct64 - 30jan65 T-33A transferred to-
1 Kokudan at Hamamatsu
8 Kokudan

6 Hikotai
28dec64 - 1980 F-86F
T-33A
change tail mks-
current badge


10 Hikotai
28dec64 - 1apr77 F-86F
T-33A
disbanded


304 Hikotai
1aug77-31jan2016 F-4EJ
T-33A
F-15J
F-15DJ
T-4
moved to-
Naha
under control of-
9 Kokudan


6 Hikotai
1980 - present F-1
T-2
T-33A
F-2A
F-2B
T-4


8 Hikotai
jul16 - present F-2A
F-2B
T-4

F-86F of 6 Hikotai.

3 December 1979

F-1 of 6 Hikotai.

Tsuiki 29 October 2002, Maurice Hendriks

Clearly visible is the muzzle of the 20mm Vulcan canon, making this the T-2 KOKI model for weapons training, this example on charge of 6 Hikotai.

Tsuiki 1994, Stefan Goossens

Utsunomiya (RJTU)

RWY 01/19     POS 36°30'52"N 139°52'15"E     ELEV 334 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
2 Sojyu Gakko

-
1aug57 - 1jun59 T-6 renamed-
13 Hiko Kyoikudan
13 Hiko Kyoikudan

-
1jun59 - 25sep62 T-6 moved to-
Ashiya
14 Hiko Kyoikudan

-
15mar62 - 15mar63 T-6 disbanded
13 FTW began receiving T-1s in 1960, flown from Gifu.

Yaizu/Shizuhama (RJNY)

RWY 09/27     POS 34°48'46"N 138°17'53"E     ELEV 23 ft

Wing/Group/Sqn Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
2 Sojyu Gakko

2 Sojyu Gakko Dai-Ni Bunko
1aug58 - 1jun59 T-6 renamed-
15 Hiko Kyoikudan
15 Hiko Kyoikudan

-
1jun59 - 1960 T-6 change tail mks


-
1960 - 30may64 T-6 disbanded
11 Hiko Kyoikudan

1 & 2 Hikotai
30may64 - 1971 T-34A change tail mks


1 & 2 Hikotai
1971 - present T-34A
T-3
T-7

Photographed at the static of the Iruma airshow, this 11 Hiko Kyoikudan T-34A has the old badge with the stylized 'S', the initial letter of Shizuhama.

Iruma 3 November 1969, Akira Watanabe

Probably visiting on a fuel stop, T-34A of 11 Hiko Kyoikudan.

Iruma 2 August 1976,

Basically an upgraded T-34A, Fuji HI developed the T-3 as its successor. The propeller spinners of the T-3s of both training wings were painted in two different colours, 11 Hiko Kyoikudan using yellow and red, probably to indicate the maintenance squad responsible for an aircraft.

Iruma 3 November 2002, Maurice Hendriks

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