North Korean underground facility

North Korean underground facility


Democratic People's Republic of Korea (KP)
The three scallop shaped areas around the perimeter look like exhaust vents from the center. I'd guess a silo except there are almost no defensive sites (AAA, missiles, etc) around this area.
The three scallop shaped areas around the perimeter look like exhaust vents from the center. I'd guess a silo except there are almost no defensive sites (AAA, missiles, etc) around this area.
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By: kjfitz

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@ 2009-04-13 17:06:27
A few years back a poster spoke of a NK mountain hollowed out for a hidden launch platform for ICBMs. I poopooed the idea at he time, but this looks exactly as he/she described it. I'll try to track down the discussion.
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@ 2009-04-14 05:54:37
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@ 2009-04-14 08:18:41
This web site claims it is a hardened SA-3 SAM site. He says there are two of these near Pyongyang. This is the one SE of the city. He includes a map that shows roughly where the other is on the NW side of the city.

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=128528
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@ 2009-04-14 12:58:23
Check 2.7km NW. Sure looks like an 8 position SAM site with trenches dug to connect. Beside the (old?) Mirim Airfield. No aircraft - but a large neatly parked collection of vehicles on western part.

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