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People's Liberation Army
Air Force

Wauyishan Airbase
27°42'N 118°00'E

This isolated airbase, which is located near no population center, is almost certainly a military airbase.

Based on 1968 CORONA imagery, this facility consists of a hard-surface runway. It displays no obvious revetted hardstands although the surrounding area does not apparently constrain the construction of such revetments. There appear to be some alert hardstands along the northwestern part of the runway along with alert hardstand areas at both the eastern and western ends of the runway. In the 1968 configuration, this facility might be able to accomodate up to 40 combat aircraft. However, there are no obvious petroleum, oil, and lubricants (POL) facilities to support these aircraft, although mobile tankers might be able to accomodate these needs.

Photographic Evaluation Report

High resolution imagery is only available from declassified CORONA imagery. As of 01 May 2000 Russian 2-meter resolution KVR-1000 imagery coverage was not available via the SPIN-2 service on TerraServer, nor was archival Space Imaging IKONOS 1-meter imagery available on the CARTERRA™ Archive.

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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Friday, May 12, 2000 12:00:01 AM