Monday, May 30, 2016

The next generation of PLAAF hardened aircraft shelters

The PLAAF 12th Fighter Division at Wendeng Shandong’s main task is to monitor events in North Korea across the Yellow Sea to the East.  To improve scramble time, they are now constructing hardened aircraft shelters right next to the runway, a break from the tradition – and famous for - using nearby caves.    Expect to see those new shelters in more PLAAF bases soon. 

For an excellent overview of China's cave and underground bases, check out Gary Vey's China's Air Force Goes Underground website.

Note the blast door on top.

Ole School, from Gary Vey's site

Rest of the CCTV report on the 12th.

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