Crew rescued after carrier fighter crashes in Arabian Gulf

May 13, 2015

Crew rescued after carrier fighter crashes in Arabian Gulf

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed in the Arabian Gulf after taking off from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday but both crew members survived without major injuries, military officers said Tuesday. The Super Hornet aircraft had launched from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in ...

Dec 29, 2014

First postwar all-Japan fighter jet to fly soon

The Defense Ministry’s efforts to develop an all-domestic fighter jet, Japan’s first since World War II, are moving into full swing. A test model under development by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is expected to make its maiden flight in mid-January. The ministry plans to ...

Oct 8, 2013

Japanese collector restoring rare WWII plane

Nobuo Harada, a collector of World War II-era Japanese aircraft, is working to rebuild a rare Ki-43 Hayabusa fighter from components recovered overseas in the hope of keeping wartime memories alive. No examples of the Hayabusa (Falcon), flown by the Imperial Japanese Army, can ...