6th Tactical Fighter Squadron
ActiveAugust 1, 1958-present
Country Japan
Branch Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Part ofWestern Air Defense Force, 8th Air Wing
Garrison/HQTsuiki Air Base
Aircraft flown
FighterMitsubishi F-2
TrainerKawasaki T-4

The 6th Tactical Fighter Squadron (第6飛行隊 (dai-roku-hikoutai)) is a squadron of the 8th Air Wing of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force based at Tsuiki Air Base, in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is equipped with Mitsubishi F-2 and Kawasaki T-4 aircraft.[1][2]


In September 2017 it conducted training with US Air Force Rockwell B-1B Lancer bombers.[3]

Tail markings

Since the F-1 period the squadron's tail markings have been a sword with a bow and arrow.

Aircraft operated

Mitsubishi F-1 (1994)
Mitsubishi T-2 (1994)

Fighter aircraft

Liaison aircraft

See also


  1. ^ Thompson, Paul JASDF - Order of Battle July 1, 2017 J-HangarSpace Retrieved September 23, 2017
  2. ^ Thompson, Paul JASDF - Squadron Histories J-HangarSpace Retrieved September 14, 2017
  3. ^ Japan US Bilateral Training September 18, 2017 Retrieved September 25, 2017