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UNITS & TYPES since July 1954
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.
Photo: Ashiya 8 March 1973, via Dick Lohuis
Years before the Kawasaki T-4 took over basic jet-training, Fuji T-1s on the flight-line at Ashiya.
Photo: 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
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.

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.
Photo: Fukuoka 27 March 1977, via Dick Lohuis
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.
Photo: Gifu 22 May 1975, via Dick Lohuis
FST-2 of Hiko Kaihatsu Jikkendan
Photo: 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 - 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.
Photo: Hamamatsu 18 December 1975, Akira Watanabe via Dick Lohuis
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!
Photo: 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.
Photo: Hofu 10 August 1976, via Dick Lohuis
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 - present RF-4E
RF-4EJ
T-33A
T-4
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
jan2009 - present F-4EJ
T-4


301 Hikotai
oct16 - present F-4EJ Kai
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
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.
Photo: 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.
Photo: Iruma 18 February 1979, via Dick Lohuis
Denshi Kunrentai operated three C-46s, converted to ECM trainer. This unit was part of Koku Sotai Shireibu Hikotai or HQ Squadron.
Photo: Iruma 27 November 1973, via Dick Lohuis
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.
Photo: May 1975, via Dick Lohuis
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.
Photo: August 1979, via Dick Lohuis
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.
Photo: Komatsu October 1981, via Dick Lohuis
F-4EJ Kai of 306 Hikotai.
Photo: 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.
Photo: Matsushima 18 April 1975, via Dick Lohuis
T-2 of 21 Hikotai.
Photo: Matsushima 22 October 2002, Maurice Hendriks
T-2 of 22 Hikotai.
Photo: 6 July 1992, via Dick Lohuis
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 - present F-1
T-2
T-33A
F-2A
F-2B
T-4


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 - present E-2C
3 Kokudan

Rinji F-35A Hikotai
1dec17 - present F-35A
T-4

F-1 of 8 Hikotai.
Photo: 8 June 1982, via Dick Lohuis
F-1 of 8 Hikotai with Panther badge.
Photo: 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.
Photo: 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.
Photo: Komaki 13 August 1980, via Dick Lohuis
First couple of C-130H Hercules were delivered in the USAF "Vietnam" scheme. All were delivered to 401 Hikotai.
Photo: 29 May 1988, via Dick Lohuis
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 - present E-2C
9 Kokudan

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


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

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
Photo: internet
F-15DJ of 202 Hikotai.
Photo: 11 October 1993, via Dick Lohuis
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.
Photo: 3 December 1979, via Dick Lohuis
F-1 of 6 Hikotai.
Photo: 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.
Photo: 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.
Photo: Iruma 3 November 1969, Akira Watanabe
Probably visiting on a fuel stop, T-34A of 11 Hiko Kyoikudan.
Photo: Iruma 2 August 1976, via Dick Lohuis
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.
Photo: Iruma 3 November 2002, Maurice Hendriks
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