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Bushido Guardian 19 will be the first iteration of the joint exercise between Japan and Australia and will become the first time those two countries train together in air-to-air training in Japan. It will go from September 11th to October 8th and take place at Chitose and Misawa airbases and the air space around those bases. From the JASDF will be ten F-15Js and three F-2s from the Northern Air Defense Force. From RAAF will be seven F/A-18A/Bs, one KC-30, one C-17, and one C-130J for about 150 personnel mainly from the No. 81 Air Wing, No. 77 Squadron.

https://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H31/20190906.pdf

 

Some images from the exercise.

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Malabar 2019 - Trilateral joint-exercise between the JMSDF, USN, and IN. It'll take place at Sasebo and the water/airspace area south of the Kanto region to be carried out from September 26th to October 4th training in various forms of naval warfare. Participants include JS Kaga, JS Chokai, JS Samidare, JS Omi (a replenishment oiler), and a P-1 from JMSDF. USS McCampbell, a P-8A, and a submarine from the USN. And INS Sahyadri, INS Kiltan, and a P-8I from the IN.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201909/20190925.pdf

 

Some pictures from the exercise.

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About 20 personnel from the JGSDF Fuji School are to train with 30 personnel of the British Army at Garelochhead Training Camp and Strone Camp from September 29th to October 24th.

https://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/news/press/2019/pdf/20190927_02.pdf

 

About 80 personnel with AAV7s from the Rapid Amphibious Deployment Brigade, etc. to participate in the US-Philippines joint exercise "Kamandag 3" held in the Philippines in which about 1400 personnel from the US and about 600 personnel from the Philippines are participating in. The JGSDF training goes from October 6th to October 23rd.

https://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/news/press/2019/pdf/20191004.pdf

https://rmn.ph/japan-sasali-sa-kamandag-joint-military-exercise-ng-pilipinas-at-amerika/

 

A C-1 and 20 personnel of the JASDF headed to Clark International Airport and Benito Ebuen Air Base in the Philippines for exchanges lasting from July 22nd to July 25th.

https://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H31/20190719.pdf

 

An EP-3 and an OP-3C of the JMSDF conducted joint-training with an EP-3E of the USN in the East China Sea from October 8th to October 10th.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191001-1.pdf

 

Minesweeper mother ship JS Bungo and minesweeper JS Takashima set out on a 3 month long mission from September 15th to the India Ocean region which includes stops and joint-training at Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, and Vietnam. They made they stop at the Philippines around September 20th. The next day, JS Asagiri visited the Philippines.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201909/20190913.pdf

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/180134/japanese-warship-docks-at-subic-bay-for-3-day-goodwill-visit

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Minesweeper mother ship JS Bungo and minesweeper JS Takashima set out on a 3 month long mission from September 15th to the India Ocean region which includes stops and joint-training at Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, and Vietnam. They made they stop at the Philippines around September 20th. The next day, JS Asagiri visited the Philippines.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201909/20190913.pdf

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/180134/japanese-warship-docks-at-subic-bay-for-3-day-goodwill-visit

 

The quoted ships will also head to Bahrain to participate in a US-led international joint-training in mine-warfare and underwater activities in the Bahrain water area which goes from late October through to the mid-November. This exercise had started in 2012, and this time marks the 6th time for the exercise. The JMSDF had participated each time.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191011.pdf

 

JS Chokai and JS Shimakaze to conduct joint-training with HMCS Ottawa in waters south of the Kanto region on the 15th and 16th of October.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191008.pdf

 

About 30 personnel from the JGSDF, 1st Division, 34th Infantry Regiment, 5th Company to conduct joint-training with about 30 personnel from the Dogra Regiment, 18th Battalion. Training takes place in Mizoram State from October 15th to November 5th.

https://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/news/press/2019/pdf/20191010_01.pdf

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A JASDF C-130H of the 1st Tactical Airlift Group with about 20 personnel to conduct joint-training with an Indian Air Force C-130J, etc. of the No. 31 Wing, No. 87 Squadron. Joint-training is to take place at Arjan Singh Air Base in West Bengal State and go from October 15th to October 25th.

https://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H31/20191011.pdf

 

Two P-3Cs of the JMSDF will join the US-Philippines Exercise MTA Sama Sama 2019 that is to take place in the waters east of Palawan island and go from October 14th to October 19th. The training is is search and rescue. From the US side is USS Montgomery, USS Germantown, USNS Millinocket, USNS Salvor, USCG Stratton, and P-8A. The Philippines is particpating with a C-90, one warship, and others.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191014.pdf

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JS Chokai and JS Shimakaze to conduct joint-training with HMCS Ottawa in waters south of the Kanto region on the 15th and 16th of October.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191008.pdf

 

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Picture of the above mentioned ships during the joint-training. They trained in ASW, etc.

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HMAS Hobart conducted joint-training with JS Atago on October 15th and 16th in various kinds of naval combat in the waters south of the Kanto region.

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https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191021-1.pdf

 

Communication training was also carried out between JS Samidare and Type 52D destroyer Taiyuan on October 16th and between JS Teruzuki and HMS Enterprise on October 18th in the waters south of the Kanto region.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191021-1.pdf

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About 20 personnel from the JGSDF Fuji School are to train with 30 personnel of the British Army at Garelochhead Training Camp and Strone Camp from September 29th to October 24th.

https://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/news/press/2019/pdf/20190927_02.pdf

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Some pictures from the above mentioned training.

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A JMSDF exercise will take place in the waters around Japan which goes from November 4th to November 21st. About 20 warships and about 40 aircraft will participate in the exercise. Other participants include the USN with 5 warships, RAN with 2 warships and 2 aircraft, and RCN with a warship.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191031-3.pdf

 

Cable laying ship JS Muroto with about 120 personnel to train at Guam in cooperation with the USN from October 17th to December 5th.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191015-3.pdf

 

The JASDF to carry out combined training in aerial combat and deployment mobilization in the airspace around Japan and at various air bases from October 26th to November 21st. About 50 aircraft and 3,600 personnel throughout the JASDF are to the participate. Two aircraft from the JMSDF are to also participate.

https://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H31/20191025_1.pdf

 

A C-130H and 30 personnel from the JASDF to participate in American high level tactical transport training in Missouri and Arizona. This will become the twelfth time for such training.

https://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H31/20191025_2.pdf

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About 80 personnel with AAV7s from the Rapid Amphibious Deployment Brigade, etc. to participate in the US-Philippines joint exercise "Kamandag 3" held in the Philippines in which about 1400 personnel from the US and about 600 personnel from the Philippines are participating in. The JGSDF training goes from October 6th to October 23rd.

https://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/news/press/2019/pdf/20191004.pdf

https://rmn.ph/japan-sasali-sa-kamandag-joint-military-exercise-ng-pilipinas-at-amerika/

 

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A video about the trilateral amphibious training.

 

And some pictures.

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U.S. Marine, Philippine Marine and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members assault amphibious vehicles line up along the shore following an amphibious exercise as part of KAMANDAG 3 at Katungkulan Beach, Marine Barracks Gregorio Lim, Philippines, Oct. 12, 2019. KAMANDAG helps participating forces maintain a high level of readiness and responsiveness, and enhances combined military-to-military relations, interoperability, and multinational coordination. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay Ng Mga Manirigma Ng Dagat,” which translates to “Cooperation of the Warriors of the Sea,” highlighting the partnership between the U.S. and Philippine militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

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SUBIC BAY (Oct. 09, 2019) Japanese Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade maneuver an assault amphibious vehicle into the well-deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) for exercise KAMANDAG 3. KAMANDAG is a Philippine-led, bilateral exercise with the U.S., designed to increase counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief capabilities through military exchanges that strengthen partnership and the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the Indo-Pacific region. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase "Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat," which translates to "Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea," highlighting the partnership between the U.S. and Philippine militaries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5824615/uss-germantown-lsd-42-aav-ops-during-kamandag-3

 

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MANILA BAY (Oct. 10, 2019) Japanese Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade prepare for Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) operations aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) for exercise KAMANDAG 3. The Germantown is participating in KAMANDAG 3, a Philippine-led, bilateral exercise with the U.S., designed to increase counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief capabilities through military exchanges that strengthen partnership and the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the Indo-Pacific region. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase "Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat," which translates to "Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea," highlighting the partnership between the U.S. and Philippine militaries. (U.S. Navy photo by Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class Mauricio Melo)

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5835503/uss-germantown-lsd-42-participate-kamandag-3

 

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U.S. Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 4 conduct a flight check on their Air Traffic Navigation, Integration and Coordination System in cooperation with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 in for preparation exercise KAMANDAG 3 at Subic Bay, Philippines, Oct. 8, 2019. The United States is proud to participate in this Philippine-led, bilateral exercise in order to develop capabilities across a wide range of military operations. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay Ng Mga Manirigma Ng Dagat,” which translates to “Cooperation of the Warriors of the Sea,” highlighting the partnership between the U.S., Philippine, and Japanese militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ethan M. LeBlanc)

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5820951/macs-4-vmm-262-conduct-flight-check-radar-equipment-preparation-kamandag-3

 

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An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter flies next to a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during a fire support coordination exercise as part of KAMANDAG 3 at Colonel Ernesto P. Ravina Air Base, Philippines, Oct. 13, 2019. As treaty allies, U.S.-Philippine and U.S.-Japanese military collaboration has served as a cornerstone for stability in the Indo-Pacific region for decades, and the U.S. has a continuing commitment in strengthening our longstanding alliances, reinforcing our maritime security efforts and addressing our shared extremist threat. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay Ng Mga Manirigma Ng Dagat,” which translates to “Cooperation of the Warriors of the Sea,” highlighting the partnerships between the U.S. and Philippine militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brienna Tuck)

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5831046/us-marines-conduct-fire-support-coordination-exercise-during-kamandag-3

 

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MANILA BAY (Oct. 11, 2019) U.S. Navy Sailors from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) ride a rigid-hull inflatable boat towards the Philippine navy ship BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) during exercise KAMANDAG 3. The Germantown is participating in KAMANDAG 3, a Philippine-led, bilateral exercise with the U.S., designed to increase counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief capabilities through military exchanges that strengthen partnership and the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the Indo-Pacific region. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase "Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat," which translates to "Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea," highlighting the partnership between the U.S. and Philippine militaries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

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JS Fuyuzuki conducted joint-training with USS Ronald Reagan and other USN warships from the waters around Okinawa to the waters south of the Kanto region from October 24th to November 2nd.

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https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201911/20191102.pdf

https://www.c7f.navy.mil/Media/News/Display/Article/2006850/ronald-reagan-carrier-strike-group-jmsdf-escort-division-12-conduct-bilateral-e/

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Two P-3Cs of the JMSDF will join the US-Philippines Exercise MTA Sama Sama 2019 that is to take place in the waters east of Palawan island and go from October 14th to October 19th. The training is is search and rescue. From the US side is USS Montgomery, USS Germantown, USNS Millinocket, USNS Salvor, USCG Stratton, and P-8A. The Philippines is particpating with a C-90, one warship, and others.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191014.pdf

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/347585/us-philippines-japan-kick-off-maritime-training-activity-sama-sama

 

A few pictures from the joint-training.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5874263/mta-sama-sama-2019

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A JASDF C-130H of the 1st Tactical Airlift Group with about 20 personnel to conduct joint-training with an Indian Air Force C-130J, etc. of the No. 31 Wing, No. 87 Squadron. Joint-training is to take place at Arjan Singh Air Base in West Bengal State and go from October 15th to October 25th.

https://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H31/20191011.pdf

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A picture (a few more in the following links) from the training.

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https://twitter.com/ModJapan_jp/status/1188753716951670786

https://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/release/2019/1025/

 

 

An OH-1 flying at an airshow for the first time since when all of them were grounded some years ago. At 2:05

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Minesweeper mother ship JS Bungo and minesweeper JS Takashima set out on a 3 month long mission from September 15th to the India Ocean region which includes stops and joint-training at Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, and Vietnam. They made they stop at the Philippines around September 20th. The next day, JS Asagiri visited the Philippines.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201909/20190913.pdf

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/180134/japanese-warship-docks-at-subic-bay-for-3-day-goodwill-visit

 

The quoted ships will also head to Bahrain to participate in a US-led international joint-training in mine-warfare and underwater activities in the Bahrain water area which goes from late October through to the mid-November. This exercise had started in 2012, and this time marks the 6th time for the exercise. The JMSDF had participated each time.

https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201910/20191011.pdf

 

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A couple of pictures of the above ships participating in the above mentioned US-led international joint-training (called IMX 19). The ship in the front is JS Bunga in the first picture and probably the second ship in the middle row in the second picture.

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12th and final Soryu-class submarine, but second to mount LiB, launched and named "Toryu".

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About 30 personnel from the JGSDF, 1st Division, 34th Infantry Regiment, 5th Company to conduct joint-training with about 30 personnel from the Dogra Regiment, 18th Battalion. Training takes place in Mizoram State from October 15th to November 5th.

https://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/news/press/2019/pdf/20191010_01.pdf

 

 

Several pictures from the joint-training.

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https://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/eae/1d/activity/kyouiku.html

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Still the undulated hull of WW2

Lucklucky, I'm not sure what you mean, but only because I'm not so technically literate on ship hull types. Is it the destroyer numbered 132?

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Australian officer to be stationed with JGSDF. Exercise Bushido Guardian to be regularized. JASDF fighters to join Australia's Excersize Pitch Black for the first time.

 

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono and his Australian counterpart, Linda Reynolds, agreed Wednesday that an Australian Army liaison officer will be permanently stationed with the Ground Self-Defense Forces as part of efforts to boost military cooperation between the two countries.

 

The ministers announced the agreement in a joint statement they issued after a meeting in Tokyo.

 

The two also agreed that fighter planes from Japans Air SDF will take part in Australias Pitch Black multilateral joint exercise for the first time next year, as well as regularizing the two countries Bushido Guardian joint exercise in Japan, according to the statement.

 

Kono and Reynolds also agreed to establish an exchange program between Japans Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency and Australias Defense Science and Technology Group.

 

The ministers shared their grave concern at Chinas naval expansion in the South China Sea and East China Sea. They agreed to continue talks on a pact to facilitate smooth interactions between the SDF and the Australian military during joint operations and exercises.

 

Japan and Australia share fundamental values, so I would like to advance bilateral defense cooperation, Kono said.

 

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/11/20/national/australian-army-officer-stationed-japans-sdf/#.XdXQQlNcVdY

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On November 30th, during the first 2+2 meeting between Japan and India, agreement was made to conduct joint-traing with fighter jets in Japan next year.

 

NEW DELHI -- The governments of India and Japan have agreed to hold joint fighter jet exercises in Japan, as they held their first "two-plus-two" dialogue between their foreign ministers and defense ministers in New Delhi on Saturday.

 

The two sides also confirmed that they will accelerate talks to sign an acquisition and cross-servicing agreement, a defense pact that allows for the sharing of food, fuel, transportation, ammunition and equipment.

 

The two-plus-two, attended by Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, alongside Japan's Foreign Affairs Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defense Minister Taro Kono, came as the two Asian nations seek to deepen security cooperation.

 

"To maintain and strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific, we want to further realize cooperation with India in terms of security and defense," Motegi said.

 

Tokyo is keen to explore security cooperation with India, as a counter measure to China's maritime expansion and to exchange information regarding the developments in the Indian Ocean.

 

A joint statement released after the meeting said the two sides were aware of China and Southeast Asian nations drafting a South China Sea code of conduct, calling for the document to be "consistent with international law" and "ensure freedom of navigation."

 

The joint fighter training with India will be the fourth such collaboration for Japan, following the U.S., U.K. and Australia. In recent years, Japan's Self-Defense Forces and the Indian military have been actively holding joint training, and the two sides look to hold them on a regular basis, as well as expand the content.

 

The two sides hope to reach a comprehensive acquisition and cross-servicing agreement by the end of the year. The agreement, which will be Japan's sixth such pact after signing with the U.S., U.K., France, Canada and Australia, will enhance logistical support between the two defense forces.

 

The ministers agreed to advance joint research in the field of unmanned land vehicles and robotics. Japan welcomed India's efforts to collect data on vessels passing through the Indian Ocean and expressed appreciation for the exchange of information that has begun between Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Indian military.

 

Japanese Defense Minister Kono said the two-plus-two "symbolizes the growing importance of Japan-India relations in terms of security."

 

"Japan is one of India's closest partner countries. Security cooperation has become an important pillar of bilateral relations," said Singh, India's defense minister.

 

For Japan, India is rapidly ascending to a "semi-ally" status, much like the U.K. and Australia. The country lies on the maritime traffic route between Japan and the Middle East, and has deep historical ties with Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa.

 

India and Japan share a similar concern about China's rising influence in South Asia and the Indian Ocean under the Belt and Road infrastructure building initiative. The two sides confirmed that the next ministerial level two-plus-two talks will be held in Tokyo.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/India-and-Japan-to-conduct-joint-fighter-jet-training

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About 1,000 personnel from minesweeper mothership JS Uraga, 16 other minesweepers, and two or three MCH-101s of the JMSDF conducted joint-training with a minesweeper and two MH-53Es from the USN and two minesweepers from the RAN in the Sea of Hyuga from November 18th to November 28th.

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https://www.mod.go.jp/msdf/release/201911/20191117.pdf

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Still the undulated hull of WW2

Lucklucky, I'm not sure what you mean, but only because I'm not so technically literate on ship hull types. Is it the destroyer numbered 132?

 

 

JasonJ maybe i did not explained correctly. Several Japanese ships of WW2 had a undulating deck line.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furutaka-class_cruiser

 

Myoko, Takao cruiser classes, Yamato itself. It seems the idea originated with Yubari experimental light cruiser and it is a tactic to cut weight.

 

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Still the undulated hull of WW2

 

Lucklucky, I'm not sure what you mean, but only because I'm not so technically literate on ship hull types. Is it the destroyer numbered 132?

JasonJ maybe i did not explained correctly. Several Japanese ships of WW2 had a undulating deck line.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furutaka-class_cruiser

 

Myoko, Takao cruiser classes, Yamato itself. It seems the idea originated with Yubari experimental light cruiser and it is a tactic to cut weight.

I still don't quite understanding about different hull types. Sounds archaic to still use the same hull type. Although emphasis on keeping weight down is a common thing in Japanese stuff, even now, sometimes they do it too much I think.

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Check US Navy recognition image side view in bottom right.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furutaka-class_cruiser

 

See the undulated deck level? with a long drop towards stern.

Ah that's what is meant by undulated. What about the Burke? It goes down past the heli hanger but picks up again at the very rear. Is that called something else?

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Somewhat yes depends on how much you want to extend the definition, if it dropped again would certainly be. . Undulated come from wave, it actually a word that is more understandable in Portuguese since ondulação(undulated) came from onda(wave).

 

Undulation (from dictionary.com):
to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement: The flag undulates in the breeze.
to have a wavy form or surface; bend with successive curves in alternate directions.
(of a sound) to rise and fall in pitch: the wail of a siren undulating in the distance.
verb (used with object), un·du·lat·ed, un·du·lat·ing.
to cause to move in waves.
to give a wavy form to.
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