In 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Dick E. Cole, a 101-year-old co-pilot of Durit, attended an event in Ohio to mark the 75th anniversary of the air strike on Tokyo.
On April 18, 1945, US B25 bombers took off from the deck of the aircraft carrier Bumblebee, ready to bomb Japan.
At 7:27 p.m. on that day, the latest Japanese F-35A fighter disappeared during training. The next day, Japans Akihiya confirmed that the F-35A fighter had crashed and announced the grounding of other F-35A fighters. It seemed that it had a natural intention. As one of the most advanced Five Generations fighters in the world, the F-35 stealth fighter is not only provided by the United States to its iron allies, but also to Japan, which was the enemy of life and death. This is the first record of the F-35A crash. On September 29, 2018, an F-35B crashed in the United States. It was the first F-35 to crash.
Japanese Self-Defense Forces launched aircraft and warships to search for the wrecked F-35 fighter aircraft
Now the cause of the accident is still under investigation. It can be determined that at 18:59 on that day, four fighter planes (plane crash No. 1) took off from Sanze base to carry out combat training.
19:27: The communication of the crashed aircraft was interrupted and the radar signal disappeared.
19:50: The sea dispatched four ships and three aircraft to search.
21:45: Floating objects were found.
22:10:00:UH60J Recovery Floating Matter
2230:The Ministry of Aviation Staff and Supervision has set up an accident investigation committee.
22:48: The warship Jianmu succeeded in salvaging the floating objects.
So far, no pilot has been found.
The crash has attracted worldwide attention. In addition to being an F-35A, it is also the first F-35 fighter aircraft assembled in Japan, numbered 79-8705. The Japanese Self-Defense Force regards it as the benchmark of the new era of Japanese Air Force. It once occupied the headlines of newspapers and newspapers. In addition to the solemn offline ceremony, the Japanese government also carried out a colorful report on its flight training. The American pilots who tested it also praised its neatness and made the best.
The Japanese government held a solemn offline ceremony for the first self-assembled F-35A, and the first plane was full of EVA.
Japanese officials also held traditional Shinto prayer ceremonies for the fighter plane, which is a kind of light up, but still lacks mana.
So its crash was a major blow to the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. First, the direct loss of money was about 15 billion yen, or about 135 million dollars. The cost of assembling Japanese aircraft is more expensive than importing the whole aircraft directly from the United States, because it involves redesigning production lines and hiring personnel, which costs about 3-4 billion yen more than buying the whole aircraft directly. The Japanese government decided to stop assembling F-35A in December 2018 because the cost was too high.
Japans first self-assembled F-35A fighter, No. 79-8705
At present, Mitsubishi Group has assembled 10 F-35A units, the total number of F-35A units is 42. Japan has ordered 100 units by air, and the remaining sorties are imported directly. The crash of the F-35A airframe life is less than two years, belongs to a very new aircraft, pilots are not idle, his F35 flight experience is 60 hours, counting the other aircraft a total of 3200 hours of flight experience, and a mature fighter pilot about 1000 hours of flight experience is enough, so the most likely flight accident is in the aircraft itself.
According to Japanese media reports, before the plane crash, the pilot (also the pilot) issued an order to stop training and then lost contact. It can be seen that the accident happened quite suddenly, possibly in an instant.
Photographs of Japans first self-assembled F-35A fighter during its third test flight were all right.
So, what exactly is going to destroy a cutting-edge fighter? Since the F-35 has been in service, there have been many problems, such as the long-term problem of hypoxia that plagues American pilots. Both F-35 and F-22 adopt molecular sieve oxygen production technology. Oxygen is directly taken from air. This oxygen production technology is relatively mature, and will not add too much dead weight to aircraft. Many fighters are using it. But I dont know why, on the Fifth Generation, its not acclimatized. The pilots of F-22 and F-35 have reported the lack of oxygen in the cockpit and have to start the standby oxygen supply device. In 2017, Luke Air Force Base announced that all F-35 fighter planes would be grounded indefinitely due to lack of oxygen. Recent photos of F-22 fighter planes show that a huge oxygen cylinder was placed behind the drivers seat, which shows that the problem has never really been solved.
The latest photos of the F-22 fighter show that oxygen cylinders are installed behind the drivers seat. This solution is very Russian.
Serious hypoxia can lead to instantaneous coma. In 2005, a Greek civil aviation airliner was in a coma because of lack of pressure and oxygen, which led to the coma of pilots and passengers, and eventually crashed into a tragedy in which 115 passengers were killed.
Greek Helios 522 was patrolled by the Greek Air Force F16 fighter plane found that passengers and pilots were unconscious at that time, the aircraft like a ghost flying on its own, so it was later called ghost flight.
Another possibility is that Japans assembly technology is not up to scratch and there are flaws in the body. All along, Japan is famous for its craftsmanship. Its products are not only precise but also of excellent quality. The high-tech products of stealth fighter are almost manufactured by hand, which is different from what the public imagines. Therefore, it can better reflect the responsibility and technical level of workers. However, in the assembly of F-35 fighter aircraft, IHI, the Japanese engine contractor, once broke out a related scandal. When they received the entrustment from the aviation enterprises to maintain the civil aviation engine, they were found to dispatch personnel without corresponding qualifications to inspect and operate according to the process. They were pushed to the top of the storm by public opinion for a while. IHI held a press conference, and the president was still in front of 90 people as usual. Do bow and apologize.
The president of IHI Japan bowed to the public to apologize for the fraud
So, is there a similar problem in F-35A assembly? Of course, everything needs to be salvaged and a detailed investigation before a conclusion can be reached, but the accident is undoubtedly very damaging to Japans plan to replace the F-35A.
However, the situation has already seen through everything.
Source of this article: Netease Talking about Military Responsible Editor: Yao Wenguang_NN1682