Exercise "Bushido Guardian 19", Chitose AB, Japan [Military]

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Exercise "Bushido Guardian 19", Chitose AB, Japan [Military]

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The first ever joint exercise between Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force was held in late September - early October 2019 at Chitose Air Base in Hokkaido, Japan. The Australian participants consisted of 2 F/A-18Bs and 4 F/A-18As. JASDF took part with 10 Chitose based F-15J/DJs as well as couple of F-2s from Misawa AB.

Just a few photos of the RAAF Hornets and a couple of participating JASDF Eagles.

A21-111
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A21-114
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A21-23 carries a special livery named "Worimi Hornet" in the honor of Leonard "Len" Waters, the first aboriginal fighter pilot in RAAF service.
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A21-36
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A21-39 was painted with special color scheme to celebrate the 77th anniversary of No. 77 Squadron. This aircraft appeared to be the personal jet of the Wing Commander Jason Easthope, the squadron's Commanding Officer.
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A21-43
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12-8927
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72-8880
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62-8872
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82-8092
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Best regards,
-Esa
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Slick stuff.
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Great stuff! Were all pictures taken from outside?
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Thank you for the comments!
Yes, all photos are taken from outside the base, from a publicly accessible (and rather popular) spot near the approach end of RWY 36R.

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Great pictures!

Skippy and sushi together. Goodday mate and Hai, must have been a clash of cultures...... :shock:
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Great set, looking forward to the eagles
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Great shots, Esa!
Nice to see some work of yours, after meeting you again at Atsugi, 2017 :)

Cheerio,
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Re: Exercise "Bushido Guardian 19", Chitose AB, Japan [Milit

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Schffrs wrote:Great shots, Esa!
Nice to see some work of yours, after meeting you again at Atsugi, 2017 :)

Cheerio,
Rob
Thank you Rob! Hope we can meet up again some day in the future :) .

P.S.
Added a couple of Eagle shots...
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