JMSDF Two Carrier Strike Group

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    JMSDF AOE-425 Manshu Fast Replenishment ship (Manshu Class):


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    JMSDF AOE-425 Manshu continued:


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    So, there you have it. A complete two carrier strike group from the JMSDF.

    With two carriers carryin 20-24 F-35Bs each, a very strong air wing could be deplyed for strike at sea, strong air cover over other task forces, or strike against ground targest as necessary,

    I expect if China continues to build more carriers, we will see Japan build perhaps two more themselves. I do nt expect South Korea to go beyond the two Dokdos or Australia to go beyond the two Canberras...or, for that matter, India go beyond the three they plan. They will take a long time to get the thrrd one out.

    But Japan definitely could field two more, and the US Navy, with its LHDs and LHAs could at any time turn 2-4 or even 6 of those into escort carriers, particularly f they develop and field the EV-22 and perhaps an SV-22 for ASW wrk.

    The US Navy has already been working such goals and procedures into reality with the USS AMerica and some of the LHDs:


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    There are ten F-35Bs there, here are 14:


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    I have seen as many as 16 on the America and 12 now on the Wasp.

    The US is working up to use its LHD and LHA vessels as escort or support carriers.

    When you consider 4-5 large nuclear carriers, 2 or more escort carriers, and then as many as 6 to nine allied carriers in the Pacific, you end up with a force of nations who regularly exercise together that coudl easily field, between four or five nations as many as 15 carriers very quickly if necessary.

    Again, if you get the chance, look at the youtube video below:



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    Awesome Jeff! It takes great patience to build these type of models. Will Japan build more "carriers" capable of operating F-35Bs? as you have stated only time will tell!

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    I think if China continues to build more, Japan will build at least two mor.

    They will wait and see.

    They have issued a retort to China's carriers, and they (I am sure) woukd like it to hold there.

    But Japan built each of the Izumo carriers in 18 months, and then commissioned them just under two years later. So in about 3 1/2 years they went from no carrier to having one commissioned and at sea.

    They could do another two, perhaps even 40-45,000 carriers in about the same time and would perhaps do so if it is clear that the Chinese are going to build more than the three they are currently contemplating. we shall see.

    But with Korea, JApan, perhaps Australia, prhaps Inidia, and the US all standing up and fielding many carriers, I believe china may get the message.

    As you see...we shall see.

    I know this...what China has done is impressive.

    But what Japan now has at its disposal with the two very modern carriers with an air wing of F-35Bs and their escorts is also very impressive.

    God's speed my friend.
     
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    I cannot wait to see two of these sailing the saes of the Western Pacific. Awesom capability. Add to that the South Korean Dokdos similarly utfitted, potentially the Australian Canberras, US super carriers, and US Navy LHA and LHDs.

    As it is, the Japanese have taken a huge step forward and I am glad to see it, and knew it was apt to happen:

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    South Korea and Japan still have some of the largest civilian shipbuilders in the World.
    China is now leapfrogging them in several ways. But SK and JP can use those facilities to build a lot of military ships if need be.
    I think the only reason Japan hasn't made a full blown carrier yet is because of the Japanese Constitution.
    But the politicians keep defanging it as time passes. The current Prime Minister is somewhat of a militarist. So we may see something other than an helicopter carrier happen. To be honest I think they would be better off building more cruisers however.
     
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