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2018-11-27 China-Japan-Koreas
Japan Set to Procure F-35B STOVL Aircraft
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Posted by Thumper Hupineque1276 2018-11-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [414 views ]  Top

#1 Those are some pretty big "destroyers"
Posted by Snavimble Bucket1794 2018-11-27 01:05||   2018-11-27 01:05|| Front Page Top

#2 Cause 'destroyers' are defensive and aircraft carriers are 'offensive'. It's the subtleties of the language lost in translation.

JS Izumo and JS Kaga?
...now just add the Akagi, Hiryu and Soryu.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-11-27 06:07||   2018-11-27 06:07|| Front Page Top

#3 Hehe.... there was talk earlier of replacing the helicopters on the "destroyers" with the F35B and China got its collective knickers in a bunch.

It will be fun to watch them kick and cry over this.

Japan is back in the game.
Posted by DarthVader 2018-11-27 09:30||   2018-11-27 09:30|| Front Page Top

#4 Actually, the name Soryu was taken by a submarine.
Posted by HeavyG 2018-11-27 12:11||   2018-11-27 12:11|| Front Page Top

#5 Can you imagine anyone getting away with calling a USAF plane Enola Gay or Bocks Car today?
Posted by M. Murcek 2018-11-27 13:19||   2018-11-27 13:19|| Front Page Top

#6 A "Bouncing Betty".... how sexist.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-27 13:44||   2018-11-27 13:44|| Front Page Top

#7 Next they will be weaponizing J-Pop. Hey It worked before.

Posted by Thrise Shomble3667 2018-11-27 14:00||   2018-11-27 14:00|| Front Page Top

#8 Actually, the name Soryu was taken by a submarine.

Seems they have two submersibles with the name Soryu.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-11-27 16:45||   2018-11-27 16:45|| Front Page Top

#9 Likely the name is pronounced the same but the kanji are different. So the Hawaiian Orchid grower's I know family name is Akagi but not the same as the ship Akagi. Likewise my old landlady was a Kubota but not the same family as the tractor company. This might be the Japanese solution to the "Smith" problem.
Posted by Thrise Shomble3667 2018-11-27 17:25||   2018-11-27 17:25|| Front Page Top

#10 P2K: i like what you did with the word ‘submersible’
Posted by USN, Ret. 2018-11-27 18:06||   2018-11-27 18:06|| Front Page Top

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