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Hyesan Airfield.
Category. Statistic.
Location. N. Korea.
Opened in. Circa mid Cold War (?).
Closed in. Still open.
Operated by. It is home to a Korean People's Air Force unit of unknown aircraft type(s).
Owned by. Korean People's Air Force.
Outside link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyesan_Airfield, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyesan, http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/dprk/hyesan-ab.htm, http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/Hyesan_Airfield, http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.378056,128.205139&z=15&t=H&marker0=41.378056,128.205139,Hyesan%20Airfield, http://www.weathergraphics.com/tim/russia/Hyesan.htm, http://www.wow.com/wiki/Hyesan, http://dictionary.sensagent.com/hyesan/en-en/ and https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh/%E6%83%A0%E5%B1%B1%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C%E5%A0%B4.


It is virtually unknown, as are all N. Korean (DPRK) airbases. Hyesan Airfield is an airport near Hyesan, Ryanggang-do, North Korea. It is sited near the northern border with China. The facility was extensively improved in 1971, and there may have been further plans to pave the airfield, based on the continued presence of construction vehicles.

It is apparently a unpaved and utilitarian airstrip that may have had concrete at one time that is now mostly reclaimed by nature.

The airfield has a single gravel runway 06/24 measuring 4540 x 105 feet (1384 x 32 m). However, another source reports it as 5282 x 206 feet (1610 x 63 m).

See also[]

  1. Noteworthy Air bases