Taechon Air Base

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@ 2005-07-02 13:25:54
Military Base -Surprising detail, this is probably quite frustrating to the North Korean government, to think that a private citizen can obtain such information using a broadband internet connection and a $25 peice of software, incredible!

This base has a 6500 foot runway with two planes currently on the runwayt. It's almost comical to see the rest of the airplanes, bermed up next to the runway. Who do they think they are going to protect these planes from? It's simply amazing how much information can be gleened from this image, . The runways poorly maintained, very little traffic (no tire skid marks on either end), weeds growing around the taxiways. Contrast this with the 12,000 foot runways at Los Angeles Internationl airport(Lat - 33.941004, Long -118.399409) or any other major airport any where else in the world, even Baghdad international looks in better shape than this place!
erikz picture
@ 2005-07-03 18:05:10
Yes the North Koreans may be frustrated, but they are also jumping with joy. Now they have free access to a lot of intelligence through google maps.
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@ 2005-09-26 17:43:01

This is the Taechon Air Base; according to globalsecurity.org the 1st Air Combat Command is based out of Kaechon, which was posted as map 5611.

Perhaps this should be re-labeled? or is there something that gives this away as a 1st Air Combat Command site?
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@ 2005-10-14 16:54:49
does anyone know what type of planes those are?they look like little cesnas to me :)
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@ 2005-10-14 18:46:53
I'd say they are Nanchang CJ-5 / CJ-6 (equivalent to the Russian Yakovlev Yak-18A "Max"). They are trainiers.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/yak-18-pics.htm