Russia said the Chinese Air Force has 40 underground base that can withstand the US-intensive fight against
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According to Russian military Comments February 21, the Chinese Air Force was built around 40 underground air base, and effectively to ensure that able to withstand the unique advantages of large-scale air strikes of the enemy. The enemy in order to destroy or even temporary paralysis of the underground airport must pay a considerable price, extensive use of super-power, high-precision ground-penetrating ammunition.
Russian media said the Chinese Air Force underground base is very secretive, the movements in the airport is difficult to be an enemy satellite, aerial and ground observation equipment found during the conflict or conflict eve done in secret combat readiness, ready to perform combat missions. The alleged large underground bunker at least can hold 1500 combat aircraft, if not the only aircraft parked in the main tunnel, or even more. The total capacity of more than the sum of the active duty modern fighters of the Chinese army. Speaking from the strategic level, the underground aviation infrastructure to ensure the Chinese army against the enemy, and even intensive attack in the United States to avoid their fighters on the ground was destroyed by the enemy, forcing any powerful enemies, including the United States, once an attempt to China military fighter caused a decisive blow, it is bound into a protracted war of attrition.
Russian media said the Chinese underground aviation infrastructure viability is very alarming, but it is not the focus within the U.S. military around the development of long-term debate for a new generation of heavy bombers, even though this aircraft is part of the mission is to destroy Chinese underground aviation infrastructure. To this end, the U.S. military a new bomber must have a very strong vitality, must be able to penetrate into China’s air defense system, anti-region, to heavy earth-penetrating bombs sent over the target, otherwise will fall into a long war of attrition.
Russian media said, compared with the other powers the Air Force, one of the unique features of the Chinese Air Force is the widespread use of underground airport or super consolidate bunker. From the situation disclosed by the public media and the U.S. reconnaissance satellite photographs, the underground airport at least 40. Historically, in order to ensure that their aircraft and critical infrastructure destroyed by enemy air raids, Sweden, Switzerland, Korea, the former Yugoslav countries and Albania Air Force has used the underground airport. They do so because, under the condition of technical equipment can not be with the potential threat to contend, as a passive defense side, we hope to protect the combat fleet, air power is reserved.
deep underground infrastructure during World War II is also very viable, when the Germans had built numerous underground production lines, production of war necessities, including ballistic missiles, fighter. These underground facilities to effectively withstand the Allied bombing of the non-guided munitions. 1945 nuclear weapons, the emergence and in the low-altitude detonation of the deterrent effect, triggering the end of the 1940s and 1950s, a strong interest in the countries on the super-protective bunkers and underground hangar, especially in the West and China about the continued expansion of nuclear capability. Through the use of nuclear weapons doctrine after. Studies have shown that the underground bunker is an effective response to nuclear blast threat very reliable way of passive protection, can reduce the shock waves generated by nuclear explosions, thermal radiation, the damaging effects of electromagnetic pulse and neutron, while ensuring that the necessary maintenance on the aircraft to complete the fuel, bombs hanging readiness tasks to prevent the infringement of radiation contaminants to ensure that aircraft and personnel from enemy chemical and biological weapons destruction.
Russian media said the basic use of the underground bunkers protect the aircraft, personnel, fuel, ammunition and ancillary facilities from conventional blasting, nuclear explosions, and chemical and biological weapons of destruction. It also has an important advantage, that is able to fully guarantee the hidden nature of the routine deployment of combat aircraft to cover up its combat readiness activities, will it be possible until the slide-out holes before the takeoff of the aircraft fighting the enemy air space and ground reconnaissance equipment discovery. Of course, the use of underground bunkers there are some shortcomings, especially the construction project by the geological conditions, engineering, easy to permeable, safety is not optimistic, but there are other hidden dangers. Reportedly, the Chinese in the 1950s Dajian airport, construction of underground bunkers. KH-4 Corona IMINT satellites declassified by the United States 1962-1963, these images expose the underground aviation infrastructure, including the auxiliary runway and slide in the end is built. Google Maps recently published a large number of high-resolution satellite images, and exposed many underground Air Force base in China.
Russian media said the West by the exposure of the material underground air base in China study found that the location of a number of underground bases very predictable, and specially selected appropriate on the ground near the airport was built underground hangar place; some base, having started construction, but in the end and did not complete; some places can find traces of the chute and the construction of the hangar door, to prove that the base is being maintained and under construction; other places, such as Lingshui base next to a large the slopes, although it has not any evidence of the construction of underground hangars or slide, but does not exclude the possibility of future expansion of underground hangars. In addition, the Chinese Air Force has a small amount of underground bunkers abandoned, usually associated with the nearby airport to the civilian airport as well as rapid urbanization expand the Daishan Island and the Yidu fighter base. In recent years many of the military airport into a civilian airport, but there are still some of the facilities available for military use, and the Chinese Air Force, the majority of the underground bunker is still in use.
Russian media said the secret underground bunkers, the internal structure of the Chinese Air Force, may be leaked from Algeria. China’s underground air base is kept strictly confidential, but then worked in other countries aided the underground airport, using the same rules of construction, structure and technical characteristics and therefore can not effectively prevent the spread of related materials, resulting in leaks, own underground structure of the airport and the defects in the use of exposure in the face of a potential enemy. It is reported that since the 1960s, many countries import large quantities of Chinese aircraft, including F-6 F-7, but only North Korea and Algeria also requested China to help them to build the underground airport with Chinese characteristics. Until the late 1970s, Algeria still has always been China’s assistance. The exposure of the Albanian underground airport diagram, the general outlook of the Chinese Air Force underground air base also very easy by the media and experts inferred. (Compiled: woodlands) ★