I suspect this is not a news. Somebody in FR provided Google photo a few years ago which looked like this. Also there was a report in RFA which said that this place has been known to specialists for 6 years.
Anyhow, it is true that N. Korea has multiple underground runways.
Folks, please don’t tell Jimmy. He’ll go over there to fix things and they’ll have 20 of these runways in five years.
This is pretty much a waste of time and bandwidth to discuss the matter. It takes three seconds to drop precision-guided weapons at the entrances and then the whole thing is shut down for days while they “attempt” to clear it. This is the most hopeless military on the face of the earth...with tactics going back to 1952...and never improving a single method. I’m even betting the text books for the military academy there have never been rewritten since the late 1950s.
How can a plane take-off or land on an “underground runway”?
Oh, I see. They actually built it so it comes out above ground at some point.
I should have given them more credit than I did from just reading the headline!
I understand that the Swiss can launch aircraft from facilities buried in the sides of mountains. Recovery is more problematic.
So all you have to do to disable this base is cause a land slide at both ends of the tunnel? Or chuck a couple of canisters of laser guided napalm in first?
BTW, I’d be amazed if the U.S. and South Korean military haven’t alright pinpointed all the ventilation inlets. Just have Special Forces teams pour gasoline down the ventilation inlets.
Would be that funny if runaway collapse while pilot taking off with the planes
I know it sick joke I think that be funny
Beside it wouldn’t be first time people get kill by faulty Communist building engineers it wouldn’t be last time