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American helicopter carrier for F-35B squadron arrived in Japan

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American fighters F-35B in Japan received the first ship compatible with them. According to navaltoday.com, the amphibious assault dock USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived in the port of Sasebo (Nagasaki Prefecture).


The arrival of the USS Wasp represents an increase in military capabilities and a commitment to our partners and allies in ensuring security and stability in the region. Teaming up with the squadron F-35B, which is already based in Japan, we will ensure readiness to carry out the full range of military operations in the region
- told Colby Howard, captain of the USS Wasp.

American helicopter carrier for F-35B squadron arrived in Japan


The USS Wasp is classified as an amphibious landing dock, although after upgrading the 2012, it is more likely to be a light aircraft carrier. He became the first ship, fully compatible with the latest fifth-generation fighter F-35B.

The United States deployed the first F-35B squadron in Japan last year, but due to the lack of compatible ships, the fighters carried only "ground" service. With the arrival of USS Wasp in Japan, the US Navy was able to fully utilize the new fighters. As part of the Seventh fleet USS Wasp will replace the USS Bonhomme Richard transport dock (LHD-6), which will go to the USA for modernization.

The F-35B fighter-bombers were the first among the F-35 family to receive the status of initial combat readiness (in September 2015 of the year) and are used by the US Marine Corps (around 50 units). The key feature of the F-35B is the possibility of vertical take-off and landing, which allows them to be used on helicopter carriers and universal landing ships that have a flight deck, reports "Warspot"

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  1. RUSOIVAN
    RUSOIVAN 15 January 2018 17: 26
    +2
    Cook Japanese women!
  2. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 15 January 2018 17: 29
    12
    Normal machine.
    1. Rusland
      Rusland 15 January 2018 17: 35
      14
      This is a plane. hi
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 15 January 2018 21: 16
        +2
        I wonder why on the MILITARY ship to hang additional tanks OUTSIDE the ship.
        What is in them? Diesel fuel for the ship is clearly not enough. Kerosene for airplanes and helicopters? Also, as it is not much. And what happens if an incendiary bullet hits such a side? Or one single small-caliber fragmentation shell.
        1. Baby sitter
          Baby sitter 15 January 2018 21: 28
          10
          It saved. rafts :)))
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 15 January 2018 21: 39
            +2
            Quote: Baby sitter
            It saved. rafts :)))

            Then normally posted yes And they didn’t interfere with the landing, and it’s close to the side, and the quantity for the entire landing is probably calculated.
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        2. Normal ok
          Normal ok 15 January 2018 22: 24
          +1
          Quote: Shurik70
          I wonder why on the MILITARY ship to hang additional tanks OUTSIDE the ship.

          These "tanks" are the outer protective packaging for inflatable liferafts (inside). Military Review are you this?
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    2. q75agent
      q75agent 15 January 2018 17: 39
      +6
      same G .... like Coca Cola laughing
    3. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 15 January 2018 17: 46
      +8
      Normal - who argues. Only darling. Not the collapse of the Union - and we would have, at least not worse. And aircraft carriers would go for them.
      1. Sebastian Pereira
        Sebastian Pereira 16 January 2018 09: 25
        0
        So the vertical take-off scheme was removed from the Yak-141 :))
    4. Shuttle
      Shuttle 15 January 2018 17: 49
      +4
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Normal machine.

      Yes, good. For the aircraft carrier. But this is almost all.
      1. Korax71
        Korax71 15 January 2018 20: 34
        +6
        Of course. But soo 57 is many times better. He has no analogues in the world. How can there be analogues for what is not. I think in you the hurt feelings also say.
    5. Herculesic
      Herculesic 15 January 2018 17: 56
      +2
      Aaron hi I see you personally it is YOU who are literally in love with this plane! You would be so for yourself - in the thirtieth heaven, be happy! hi
    6. Wasiliy1985
      Wasiliy1985 15 January 2018 18: 28
      +2
      The effect of "suction" is visible to the naked eye.
      It is clear that this is in principle the “disease” of an aircraft of this type by virtue of the laws of physics, but where is the notorious “advancement” (Improved)? It is impossible to compensate the physical laws with the algorithms of the onboard computer - oh, pichalka ..
      1. karabas-barabas
        karabas-barabas 15 January 2018 19: 35
        +6
        Quote: Wasiliy1985
        It is impossible to compensate the physical laws with the algorithms of the onboard computer - oh, pichalka ..


        Are you apparently from your own experience in operating the F35 and Su35 do you make such conclusions? Then your feelings do not confirm the former pilots F16 and F18, which give very high marks to the maneuverability of the F35. Well, of course they are suckers, because unlike you they did not fly to the Su35.
        1. Lock36
          Lock36 15 January 2018 22: 36
          +2
          Quote: karabas-barabas
          Are you apparently from your own experience in operating the F35 and Su35 do you make such conclusions? Then your feelings do not confirm the former pilots F16 and F18, which give very high marks to the maneuverability of the F35.

          In fact, everyone has seen the piloting of the F35 (moreover, a normal, and not this miserable attempt to cross a snake with a hedgehog). And they have already discussed more than once on specialized forums.
          It flies, to put it mildly, not very, and it’s obviously not comparable to F15. Would bother to watch the video first.
    7. Dreamboat
      Dreamboat 15 January 2018 19: 43
      +3
      Just like a YAK many years ago.
      Only YAKs do not hang out so helplessly in the air and sit down without prompting a person under his belly ...
      1. MadCat
        MadCat 15 January 2018 19: 47
        +7
        Quote: Dreamboat
        Just like a YAK many years ago.
        Only YAKs do not hang out so helplessly in the air and sit down without the prompts of a person under their belly ..

        Yak-38 is the worst aircraft in general in the USSR Air Force, you read how many of them crashed and why they were written off for scrap.
        1. saturn.mmm
          saturn.mmm 15 January 2018 21: 26
          +2
          Quote: MadCat
          Yak-38 is the worst aircraft in general in the USSR Air Force, you read how many of them crashed and why they were written off for scrap.

          Do you even compare planes? Which naval attack aircraft in the USSR is better than the Yak-38?
          You ask how many Harriers crashed and how many pilots died, and wrote them off because the Communist degenerates did not need anything other than money.
          1. MadCat
            MadCat 16 January 2018 03: 33
            +2
            Quote: saturn.mmm
            s how do you compare planes? Which naval attack aircraft in the USSR is better than the Yak-38?
            You ask how many Harriers crashed and how many pilots died, and wrote them off because the Communist degenerates did not need anything other than money.

            They wrote off it altogether because of unstable landing behavior and the inability to bear the combat load on vertical take-off ... with increasing ambient temperature. These irons beat more than half of the release. Think beautiful pictures of empty yaks just like that? laughing
            1. Dalailama
              Dalailama 17 January 2018 04: 37
              0
              The load he had was more than that of the Kharkiv.
              It was you who confused him with F-104, when in order to start trading in metal the Germans only needed to buy a farm near the airfield.
    8. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General 15 January 2018 22: 38
      +3
      That's just the F-35B dear as a bastard, flies like an ax, looks like a clumsy booth with an elderly mongrel.
      Yes, and this star-plane doesn’t need much, they’ll sow their "partners".
  3. svp67
    svp67 15 January 2018 17: 40
    +8
    First of all, it is a landing ship and it’s not worth explaining why it can be useful there, at any time ...
    1. bubalik
      bubalik 15 January 2018 17: 48
      +4
      Wasp class ships were created specifically to provide sea transport and landing on a non-equipped coast for a fully equipped expeditionary battalion of the Marine Corps (about 1900 people), command and control of landing forces and provision of air support to it by a vertical take-off squadron.

      ,,, well, it’s not the first time there repeat
      ,,, As of January 11, 2017 of the year was at the BAE Systems shipyard, where it had arrived earlier for a four-month repair. 08 June arrived at the Norfolk Naval Base after completing sea trials, which lasted two days. 30 left Norfolk on August and headed for his new port Sasebo posts, Japan, where he will serve as the flagship of the 7 US Navy. 04 of September was sent to the Caribbean to provide humanitarian assistance to victims of the hurricanes Irma and Maria, where he stayed for two months. On October 30, a ship with an 18-day visit arrived at the Mayport Naval Base (Florida) for ongoing repairs. After completion of the repair, the ship resumed its journey to the new home port, within the framework of which on November 30 arrived with a three-day visit to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). On December 10, on a one-day visit, he arrived in Punta Arenas (Chile), and on December 11, the Strait of Magellan passed. 28 December arrived with a planned visit to the naval base of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 14 January 2018 year arrived at the new home port of Sasebo, Japan
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 15 January 2018 17: 51
      +4
      Spring may be needed. After the peaceful Olympics.
      1. dog breeder
        dog breeder 15 January 2018 18: 20
        +4
        Already in the plans? Isn't it scary for the Japanese? Although what I mean, they are from the promised land oh how far ...
        1. karabas-barabas
          karabas-barabas 15 January 2018 19: 45
          +5
          And whom are the DPRK afraid of the Japanese? Why is that? After all, any attempt to strike at the USA, Japan and South Korea will end with the destruction of Eun, along with his junta and an army of rogue people using 60s technology. Enovsky ICBMs can be counted on the fingers, of which only a part will fly in the approximately right direction, which along the way 10 times destroyers with their air defense system will be knocked down. Most likely, the Yunovsky ICBMs will be smashed at the start, since the launch preparation lasts for tens of hours and is clearly visible from space.
      2. linkor11
        linkor11 15 January 2018 23: 03
        0
        Warrior, I’ve been watching you for a long time, and I’m nepoyma, whose gates are you playing, or is it your balance? Zelot com.
      3. linkor11
        linkor11 15 January 2018 23: 04
        0
        Warrior, I’ve been watching you for a long time, and I’m nepoyma, whose gates are you playing, or is it your balance? Zelot com.
  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic 15 January 2018 17: 53
    +3
    The question is very simple - how do the Japanese rent a ship, or do they take the United States from the Japanese for the time of their f35? How and under what conditions will Japanese aircraft be used, and by whom and for what? I’ll ask those who are “in the know” to answer without nonsense and showing off! hi
    1. Lexus
      Lexus 15 January 2018 18: 37
      +9
      As I understand it, the F-35B flew to Japan last year in exchange for the retired AV-8 Hurrier. They belong to the United States ILC. And attributed not to the ship, but to a specific air base. This is done because, depending on the mission, the composition of the air group on the carrier may vary. There will be a need - the Americans will remove part of the Osprey and helicopters from Wasp, and instead they will place this very Lightning squadron.
      1. Herculesic
        Herculesic 15 January 2018 18: 39
        +3
        Lexus hi -You from me +, and Thank you! !! hi
        1. Lexus
          Lexus 15 January 2018 19: 08
          +3
          Herculesic hi . Thank you too! I always read your comments with interest. Sometimes, too, questions arise, I look, but already there are answers, yours, and other participants. So now voyaka uh и Thunderbolt very involved in the case. So to speak, the picture was more objective. And thanks to the guys too! hi
      2. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat 15 January 2018 19: 48
        +1
        This is a replenishment for the American occupation forces in Japan.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 15 January 2018 18: 39
      +4
      Neither then nor the other.
      The U.S. Marines have in Japan a ground base with the F-35B.
      Now they have the opportunity to use Wasp for landing
      operations using the F-35B.
      Prior to this, the Marines trained in the use of F-35B on the landing ship America.
      The Japanese themselves have only the F-35A.
      But the Japanese have their own landing helicopter carriers. Which they plan to redo
      for operations with F-35B. They have not yet been purchased.
    3. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 15 January 2018 18: 47
      +5
      January 2017,121, the 3st Green Knights strike squadron of the 12rd USCM wing (35 F-XNUMXBs) is flown from Arizona to Japan under its own power across Alaska. They were based at the airport, but with the arrival of Wasp they will transfer to it.
      The dynamics of re-equipping marines with the latest aircraft is as follows: the next is re-equipping the 211st squadron, then the 122nd. But in 2020, two squadrons will be re-equipped.
  5. assa67
    assa67 15 January 2018 19: 00
    +5
    Quote: voyaka uh
    The U.S. Marines have in Japan a ground base with the F-35B.
    Now they have the opportunity to use Wasp for landing
    operations using the F-35B.
    Prior to this, the Marines trained in the use of F-35B on the landing ship America.
    The Japanese themselves have only the F-35A.
    "ensuring the entire sector of military operations" ... another "hint" to North Korea .... there was still "ensuring security and preventing provocations during the OI" .... for me this is strengthening the grouping near our borders and Pacific Fleet bases
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 15 January 2018 19: 15
      +3
      Pacific Fleet ... not in the first place in the anxieties of the Americans. Here are the Chinese who
      launch several class 1 ships a year stuffed with missiles of all kinds -
      this is serious. But the immediate operational task is Eun.
      1. assa67
        assa67 15 January 2018 19: 25
        +6
        In any situation, the springboard will not go to the ground operation (they have already meddled), and a preventive nuclear strike means the destruction of the allies ... but waving with a club is quite in the spirit of the light of democracy ... both towards the Russian Federation and towards China. ... yes to any
      2. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat 15 January 2018 19: 55
        +1
        “Un's Patrimony” is an excellent springboard for operations against China.
        Without resolving issues with the "northerners," the United States will not be able to calmly use the airfields in South Korea, and it will come to bypass from some bases in Japan.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 15 January 2018 19: 52
    +2
    Peacekeepers arrived at the Olympics?
    It looks a bit strange, fearing provocations from the side. From Korea dragged combat aircraft, peaceful helicopters and most likely peacekeeping missiles ..................
  7. Piramidon
    Piramidon 15 January 2018 20: 16
    +2
    Well, arrived and arrived. What do we need? They constantly rustle there.
  8. DimanC
    DimanC 16 January 2018 06: 25
    0
    Excellent: they sold the cars themselves and provided a platform for their use. The question arises in this case, but have you sold it?