Tag Archives: Japanese aviation

Historical Look At Japan’s First Dirigibles

I was finally catching up on my reading the other day, when an article from the New Zealand newspaper, Clutha Leader dated September 26, 1911 – page 2, I discovered some information on Japan’s attempt to build the world’s then-largest … Continue reading

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Japan Unveils First Fighter Jet – The X-2 Stealth

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Japan unveiled its first-ever stealth fighter jet, the X-2 at the airport in Komaki-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan. As a stealth fighter, the X-2 helps the plane avoid being detected by radar. Developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries … Continue reading

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Another Great Japanese Aviation Postcard Mystery

Last week, my friend Vinnie sent me a cool book and a couple of old postcards he picked up at an antique book fair down in the U.S. To hear him talk about such matters, it appears as though there … Continue reading

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Japanese Lithium-Ion Battery At Heart of Boeing’s 787 Problems

Boeing has been having issues with its new 787 Dreamliner passenger jet lately – most of which can be shrugged off as birthing pains for the plane – but a recent battery fire aboard a jet has fueled overall concern—especially … Continue reading

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