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  Japan Self-Defense Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Japanese military is severely limited by Article 9 of the Japanese constitution that renounces force as a means of settling international disputes and prohibits the creation of an army, navy, and air force.
Japan's USD $45.8 billion/year budget makes it the sixth largest military spender in the world, after the United States, People's Republic of China, Russia, United Kingdom and France.
This controversial deployment marked a significant turning point in Japan's history as it is the first time since the end of World War II that Japan sent troops abroad except for a few minor UN peacekeeping deployments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japan_Self-Defence_Forces   (764 words)

 U.S.-Japan Fighter Aircraft: Agreement on F-2 Production (Letter Report, 02/11/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-76).
However, Japan's exports of military technology and equipment continue to be constrained by the country's policy prohibiting exports of weapon systems or exclusively military technology.
Japan is to provide technical outlines on non-derived technologies with sufficient information to enable the United States to determine their value and usefulness.
Japan's decreasing military procurement budget has led some industry representatives to consider asking the Japanese government to relax its ban on exporting military systems and components to the United States.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/gao/ns97076.htm   (6075 words)

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To land on the carrier, incoming aircraft moving at 150 mph (240 km/h) are equipped with tailhooks to engage one of up to four arresting cables stretched across the deck, stopping the aircraft within 320 feet (100 m) after engaging a cable.
Aircraft carriers are generally accompanied by a number of other ships, to provide protection for the relatively unwieldy carrier, to carry supplies, and to provide additional offensive capabilities.
Aircraft which had already landed would be parked on the deck at the bow end of the flight deck.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Aircraft_carrier   (1635 words)

 Fighter aircraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for attacking other aircraft, as opposed to a bomber, which is designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs.
They then found themselves being converted to an ever-growing list of secondary roles, including strike fighters, bomber destroyers and night fighters, where their two engines gave them the increased payload needed to fill these roles.
Fighter aircraft were developed during World War I, when they were tasked with hunting down enemy reconnaissance aircraft and balloons.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Fighter_aircraft   (1157 words)

 Fighter aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Control of the sky, or air superiority, had become a vital part of military doctrine, notably in the case of the blitzkrieg.
French aviator Roland Garros became the first flying "ace" (a pilot who shoots down five or more enemy aircraft) when he affixed machine guns to his aircraft (Morane-Saulnier Type L) which fired through the propeller, although he used crude metal deflector plates (the bullets hit the propeller but were deflected aside) rather than interrupter gear.
Dutch aircraft designer Anthony Fokker developed the first interruptor for the machine gun, which prevents bullets from hitting the propeller of the aircraft.
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 Asia Times Online - The trusted news source for information on Japan
Japan is not known for making bold, radical moves on military and foreign-policy issues, but over the past several months there have been signs that it is contemplating modifying one of its sacrosanct policies: the prohibition on the export of weapons, or any hardware or technology that could be defined as having a military purpose.
The current ban, in place since 1967 in the administration of prime minister Eisaku Sato, is a result of Japan's constitution, which renounces "war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes", as well as an earlier parliamentary decree from the 1960s.
Japan has adhered to guidelines prohibiting arms exports to communist states and countries subject to any embargo under United Nations Security Council resolutions, as well as those involved in or likely to be involved in international conflicts.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Japan/FH04Dh01.html   (1172 words)

 Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Japanese military acquired their first aircraft in 1910 and followed the development of air combat during World War One with great interest.
The elite of the pilots were the carrier-based Air Corps (kokutai, later called koku sentai) whose size (from a handful to 80 or 90 aircraft) was dependent on both the mission and type of aircraft carrier that they were on.
There were usually for sections in each division, each section or shotai had 3 or 4 aircraft and by mid 1944 it was common for a shotai to have 4 aircraft.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Imperial_Japanese_Navy_Air_Service   (646 words)

 Technological escalation during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Depending on one's frame of reference, one can reasonably assert that World War II began with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931, or as late as the last declarations of war between the United States and Germany in December 1941.
Quite a bit occurred during this time to escalate technological conflict, most notably the upgrading and deployment of aircraft carriers by the U.S. and Japan in the Pacific, and invention of carrier-type aircraft such as the Mitsubishi Zero, largely considered the best plane of its time.
Fighters and bombers were launched from aircraft carriers from the sea and from island airstrips on certain islands like Guadalcanal and Midway.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Technological_escalation_during_World_War_II   (804 words)

 Nakajima B5N - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
TBD Devastator and Fairey Swordfish, the type was obsolescent by 1939, B5Ns were flown nearly throughout the whole war.
Although primarily used as a carrier-based aircraft, it was also used as a land-based bomber on occasions.
Some of the aircraft used for this latter purpose were equipped with early radars and
www.world-knowledge-encyclopedia.com /?t=B5N   (366 words)

 FSDome.com - Microsoft Flight Simulator Downloads - Aircraft, Panels, Sounds, Scenery etc
The aircraft is Hellas Jet's Airbus A320 SX-BVA "Pegasus" which was bought by the Greek operator for it's regular airline services on June 2003.
In June of 2005 the aircraft was leased to the low cost Italian operator VOLAREWEB, however it is still operated by Hellas Jet, only flying charter services for Volareweb.
The aircraft is stationed in Morganton, North Carolina.
www.fscorner.com /aircraft.htm   (1082 words)

 F-15 Eagle - Military Aircraft
Low wing-loading (the ratio of aircraft weight to its wing area) is a vital factor in maneuverability and, combined with the high thrust-to-weight ratio, enables the aircraft to turn tightly without losing airspeed.
Saudi Arabia has purchased a total of 62 F-15C and D aircraft and later procured the F-15S, which is a two-seater aircraft based on the F-15E airframe, with downgraded avionics, downgraded LANTIRN pods, and a simplified Hughes APG-70 radar without computerised radar mapping.
Japan has purchased and produced a total of 223 air-to-air F-15 known as the F-15J, assembled in Japan from largely indigenously manufactured sub-assemblies and equipment.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ac/f-15.htm   (4554 words)

 Ground attack (from military aircraft) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Heavily armoured for protection against ground fire and defended by a gunner in the rear of the two-seat cabin, the Il-2 could fly at up to 280 miles per hour at treetop level and was able to attack ground targets with cannons, bombs, and rockets.
Attack aircraft are typically slower and less maneuverable than air-combat fighters but carry a large and varied load of weapons (automatic cannons, machine guns, rockets, guided missiles, and...
Japan's invasion of China in 1937, its subsequent...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-57501?tocId=57501   (842 words)

 Japanese Designations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Officially, Japanese naval aircraft were indicated by a description of their function and a number, according to the year the production started.
The official designation system of the Japanes Army also used year numbers, similar to the IJN system except that the year 2600 was referred to as year 100, not 0.
Aircraft that were not designed to an Army requirement were not given Ki numbers (E.g.
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pettypi/elevon/gustin_military/japdes.html   (917 words)

 GuruNet — Content Map
List of military aircraft of Britain in WWI
List of military aircraft of Germany during World War II
List of military aircraft of Germany in WWI
www.gurunet.com /cm-dsid-2222-letter-1L-first-22051   (70 words)

 Articles - Fighter aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Fighter aircraft were developed during World War I, and used to hunting down enemy reconnaissance aircraft and balloons.
Interceptor aircraft often sacrificed agility and payload in favor of speed and rate of climb.
Since guided missiles were seen to be the wave of the future, many fighters of this period lacked gun amament and the manouverability needed to dogfight.
www.lastring.com /articles/Fighter_aircraft?mySession=c587466ac0abbfbb060dcd7c54e16ab0   (1470 words)

 aircraft and military museums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The modern aircraft at the front of the museum might be on permanent static display, but nothing is further from the truth for the classic warbirds parked inside and out on the back apron.
The official USAF museum in Dayton, Ohio, is the world's premier military aircraft museum, with oodles of historically significant aircraft from the beginnings of air power in the United States up to the present day.
Like most Vietnamese military museums, there's the usual collection of shot-down American military hardware on display inside, but another surprising part of the collection outside is various American aircraft which were captured at the end of the war then repainted in Vietnamese Air Force colors and used operationally, probably until parts ran out for them.
www.richard-seaman.com /Aircraft/Museums   (3391 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Jane's Historic Military Aircraft Recognition Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
There are over forty aircraft which are listed by their common designation or name, but instead of referring the reader to the simple page number, they are referred to the manufacturer in the index.
It states clearly in the introduction that it's a guide to historic military aircraft that "...are airworthy, or have been classed as being airworthy..." That's why it doesn't include the FW-190, among others: because there aren't any FW-190s flying today.
This was a vital historic military aircraft, yet it was not included in the book.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0004721470?v=glance   (1157 words)

 Lockheed Martin EP-3E Aries II - Jane's Military Aerospace News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Of these, the SSS systems relate to the COMINT function and a listing of the various equipments fitted and their catagorisation is given in Table 1.
As of this issue, the EP-3E programme is thought to encompass 12 aircraft bearing the USN Bureau of Aeronautics Numbers (BuNo) 156507, 156511, 156514, 156517, 156519, 156528, 156529, 157316, 157318, 157320, 157325 and 157326.
It may also be worth noting that according to unconfirmed reports, aircraft 157325 was detached to VQ-1 during the spring of 1996 and was back with VQ-2 in May 1997.
www.janes.com /aerospace/military/news/jema/jema010402_1_n.shtml   (1059 words)

 SpecWarNet Case Study - The Doolittle Raid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The initial problem with this was that Carrier-based aircraft did not have the range to strike Japan from a distance that would keep their home ship out of range from a counter attack.
Each aircraft was still defended by a single nose gun and a twin.50 machine gun mounted in the upper rear fuselage.
The original plan had called for the aircraft to be launched just before dark so that they could arrive and make their bomb runs at night when it was hardest for the Japanese to defend themselves.
www.specwarnet.com /miscinfo/doolittle.htm   (2434 words)

 Military Colonialism in Okinawa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The American military directly governed Okinawa from the Battle of Okinawa of 1945 until 1972 and has continued to maintain all its facilities and dominate the island under the Japanese-American Security Treaty since 1972.
The American military engages in continuous propaganda about its being a "good neighbor" to the 1.3 million Okinawans on whom it is billeted, but it allows the Okinawans no say at all in how their territory is used (and misused).
The people of Nago organized another local plebiscite, held December 21, 1997, on whether they wanted a new military base built in their area and whether they were willing to accept the catastrophic environmental damage the experimental heliport would inflict on their fragile coral seas and marine life.
www.aasianst.org /Viewpoints/johnson.htm   (632 words)

 Nat' Academies Press, High-Stakes Aviation: U.S.-Japan Technology Linkages in Transport Aircraft (1994)
During 1986, by which time the momentum in Japan for domestic development had become quite strong, DOD began a more aggressive push for the FS-X to be based on an existing U.S. design.
The U.S. conceived the joint improvement of an existing aircraft, with a priority on ensuring "flowback" of Japanese technology based on know-how transferred by the United States.
The clarification exercise threw into sharp relief the contrast between the contentious divisions over Japan policy in the United States and the much more united front—albeit with some bureaucratic infighting—that Japan presents to the United States in bilateral negotiations.
www.nap.edu /books/0309050456/html/44.html   (618 words)

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The lists are also available for direct marketing by for-profit firms at the companys regular list rental rates.
Hopefully, our list can help these organizations communicate with and mobilize the builders, remodelers, contractors, engineers and architects that will be needed for their operations, said Gordon Clotworthy, president of the firm.
More information about the list and how to communicate with the construction pros who will be rebuilding the gulf coast is available on the website.
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 US Military Aircraft Join Warships on Banned list [Free Republic]
The ban on military aircraft was revealed yesterday by Consul-General Richard Boucher who said "one or two" applications had been knocked back and a series of requests for ship visits refused.
The P-3 aircraft is deployed to detect, track and attack submarines as well as conduct maritime patrols.
Sources said it remained to be seen whether the refusal to grant landing rights to US military aircraft would apply to air force jets carrying dignitaries.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3771d34b4435.htm   (315 words)

 PC Aviator Product Categories - Realize YOUR Dream To Fly
When a call to arms is sounded it is this aircraft that goes to battle in a multitude of roles.
They're used by the military of many countries around the world and we've pulled together the most popular of the pain...
Ask any pilot which aircraft from history they would love to fly and the answer is invariably the Spitfire.
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 Training (from military aircraft) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Japan and Germany entered World War II with exceptionally well-trained aviators, but their provisions for training replacements were inadequate.
More results on "Training (from military aircraft)" when you join.
To become a webmaster, a certain amount of education and training is required.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: Vital Guide to Fighting Aircraft of World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The photos and color art are spectacular, but, with few exceptions, the capsule histories are dry and academic "technese," conveying little of the drama and thrill of wartime aviation.
Laid out in strict alphabetical order by make of aircraft, a complete page is dedicated to each of those aeroplanes comprising text, artistic profile, plans and a photograph of the subject craft.
In my own work I frequently find myself researching whatever aircraft was involved with the sinking of a particular ship and I have yet to find this book wanting.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1853105864   (519 words)

 Military Factory - Military Aircraft - F-15 Strike Eagle
An inertial navigation system uses a laser gyro to continuously monitor the F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft's position and provide information to the central computer and other systems, including a digital moving map in both cockpits.
The low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night (LANTIRN) system allows the F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft to fly at low altitudes, at night and in any weather conditions, to attack ground targets with a variety of precision-guided and unguided weapons.
It was the first U.S. operational aircraft whose engines' thrust exceeded the plane's loaded weight, permitting it to accelerate even while in vertical climb.
www.militaryfactory.com /aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=39   (1093 words)

The other major piece of hardware in the squadron is their C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, affectionately known as Fat Albert.
It is the only Marine Corps aircraft permanently assigned to support a Navy squadron and is flown by an all‑Marine Corps crew of three pilots and five enlisted personnel.
Here is a list of those units and their frequencies.
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