Japanese Air Self-Defense Force

These photos of Viktor Belenko’s defecting MiG-25 buzzing Hakodate rooftops prove that reaching Japan was easy but landing the Foxbat was difficult. Here’s why.

These photos of Viktor Belenko’s defecting MiG-25 buzzing Hakodate rooftops prove that reaching Japan was easy but landing the Foxbat was difficult. Here’s why.

For Senior Lieutenant Viktor Belenko’s defecting MiG-25 Foxbat reaching Japan proved to be the easy part, as touching down on… Read More

3 weeks ago

“F-35A pilot was disoriented when his aircraft crashed in the water at more than 683 mph on Apr. 9,” JASDF says

The JASDF F-35A pilot, who had only 60 hours flying time in the F-35, gave no indication he was in… Read More

4 years ago

Remembering the Mitsubishi J8M1 Shusui rocket-powered interceptor, the Japanese Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet that never was

The prototype J8M1 Shusui performed its first, and only powered flight on Jul. 7, 1945 at a tremendous cost In… Read More

5 years ago