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X The Unexplored Envelope - JASDF TPC 50th Anniversary Photobook

X The Unexplored Envelope - JASDF TPC 50th Anniversary Photobook

A stunning photobook by Katsuhiko Tokunaga, published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Test Pilot Course (TPC), established in 1969. It features photos of F-4EJ, F-15J, F-2A/B, C-1, C-2, and other airplanes, both alone and in various formations! It took over one year of work to take all the photos.


The photos are printed on high-quality paper and the book is in a large-sized hardcover format.



●Experimental Test Pilot

●Introduction by Yorimasa Takeda: The seekers after the unexplored

●A Flight: The next-generation fighters

●B Flight: Digital envelope

●Planning Flight: The X organizer


    ■ by Katsuhiko Tokunaga

    ■ 297 x 220 mm / xxx pages

    ■ Published in October 2020

    ■ ISBN: 9784798622347

    ■ Japanese title: X 未踏のエンベロープ 航空自衛隊TPC創設50周年記念写真集

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    World rights available


    Katsuhiko "Katsu" Tokunaga is a world-renowned aviation photographer from Tokyo. His first photoshoot was aboard a US Air Force T-33A in 1978. He specializes in air-to-air photography and has photographed aircraft for manufacturers from all over the world, as well as air forces and aerobatic teams. Collections of his works have been published both in Japan and overseas.

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