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JMSDF in Action!

[ 37 ] June 24, 2013 |

What a wonderful image of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense force in action!  

Note the sinking PLAN carrier Liaoning in the background.  Obviously there’s been some sort of dreadful accident– apparently near the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands– and the Hyuga is rendering desperately needed assistance to the Chinese ship. Those Ospreys are undoubtedly rescuing scores of Chinese crewmen.  I can only hope that the goodwill and generosity evident in this artwork helps serve as a bridge between the two great East Asian nations.

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  1. wjts says:

    Can we say that the Liaoning will soon be far below Hyuga’s waters?

    We can’t? Oh, well.

  2. Tod Westlake says:

    Sure to be a popular stocking-stuffer in Beijing this holiday season.

  3. aoeu says:

    Good Luck with that . . .

  4. russiannavyblog says:

    Obviously the Japanese triumph was due to expert high kicking and superior choreography.

  5. jon says:

    Sending in an aircraft carrier: the biggest humanitarian gesture you can make.

  6. jon says:

    So, what are those two other fires? The rest of China’s capital fleet? How careless.

    • BigHank53 says:

      A horrible valet-parking incident. Pro-tip: never believe the guy in the little red vest when he assures you he’s parked lots of aircraft carriers.

    • Immanuel Kant says:

      To lose one capital ship may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose all of them begins to look like carelessness.

  7. Setven says:

    is this blgo post lam poonign SEk ??

  8. Domino says:

    How recent of an image is this?

  9. rea says:

    To sort of equalize things, note that the same model company apparently sells its model of the IJN heavy cruiser Maya with, as a special extra bonus, an accompanying model of USS Dace, the submarine that sank her . . .

    • anthrofred says:

      I hope the new model comes with a label warning consumers that the burning hulk of a Chinese carrier is not, in fact, included.

    • Derelict says:

      Toss in a model of Darter and Takao and we’re ready to recreate the entire battle on the coffee table!

  10. Hogan says:

    Those Ospreys are undoubtedly rescuing scores of Chinese crewmen.

    Those guys are totally screwed.

  11. Keaaukane says:

    What is that delta wing aircraft that is undoubtedly helping with the rescue? Do the Japanese use Mirages?

  12. Peter Hovde says:

    Now that’s what I call a Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere!

  13. Bob says:

    At first I thought that was a reasonably subtle picture. Then I noticed it is named operation Senkaku. The Japanese name for the Diaoyu islands.

    • blowback says:

      I wonder if the same company produced models of the Type 95 Ha-Go before Japan’s great victory at Nomonhan?

  14. Nigel Holmes says:

    Not very subtle at all. I take it this is someone’s little joke. The same product on the Japanese Amazon here shows the picture without the Ospreys or burning ships or reference to Senkaku. Hope the link works.

  15. MacK says:

    Interestingly the fighters in the background look like Eurofighter Typhoon’s with Japanese markings, or maybe a Saab Gripen – but not any US designed equipment

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