Destroyed Iraqi Air Base

Destroyed Iraqi Air Base


Iraq (IQ)
Burned down hangars, remains of a plane on the runway, bombed gun emplacements in the SW corner. Looks like the runways have piles of sandbags on them to make sure no one else uses them.

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@ 2005-07-14 19:05:01
we bombed the heck out of this place
romulusnr picture
@ 2006-11-22 16:59:37
This is almost certainly the "H2" airfield. This was attacked on March 31, 2003. This airfield's anti-aircraft had fired on allied planes patrolling the "No-Fly Zone" prior to the 2003 invasion. It was also the source of SCUD attacks on Israel during the 1991 war.

Here's video of this field being bombed:
http://www.gotfootage.com/gf/store/node/viewclip/id/A244-045

I don't know why the sandbags are there, but they appear to have been there when it was bombed. Seems to me like planes on a runway lined with sandbags aren't able to take off very well...
romulusnr picture
@ 2006-11-22 17:00:31
You can see the remains of the plane bombed at the end of the video, near the "crossroads" of the secondary runway and a taxiway that cuts through it.

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