8th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-2A (505) of 8 Sqn arrives at Andersen Air Force Base to participate in Cope North 11-1, -11 Feb. 2011 a.jpg
8 Sqn Mitsubishi F-2As (2011)
ActiveOctober 29, 1960-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 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron (第8飛行隊 (dai-hachi-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]


Mitsubishi T-2 (1994)

Tail markings

Tail marking (2017)
Tail marking (2017)

The squadron's tail marking is of a black leopard.

In popular culture

The squadron appeared in the 1993 anime film Patlabor 2: The Movie and in the 2016 film Shin Godzilla.

Aircraft operated

McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Phantom II Kais (2002)

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 23, 2017