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Uiju Airfield.
Category. Statistic.
Location. DPRK.
Opened in. At least by the American Vs. DPRK\USSR clashes over it in 1951.
Closed in. Open.
Operated by. About ~32 Korean People's Air Force Ilyushin Il-28 bombers are based at the airbase as of 2010. About 38 Korean People's Air Force Harbin H-5 (Il-28 Beagle) visited it since 2004, including 4 on in the April of 2013.
Owned by. Korean People's Air Force.
Outside links. http://www.weathergraphics.com/tim/russia/Uiju.htm, http://www.landings.com/evird.acgi?pass=183127570&ref=-&mtd=41&cgi=%2Fcgi-bin%2Fnph-search_apt&var=13&buf=66&src=_landings%2Fpages%2Fsearch_apt.html&1=ZKUJ&5=&7=&8=&6=&9=&10=&max_ret=10&start_ret=1, http://www.kpajournal.com/vol-2-no-4-april-2011, http://freekorea.us/2007/04/29/the-north-korean-air-force-by-google-earth/, http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/Uiju_Airfield, http://www.pacificwrecks.com/airfields/dprk/uiju/photos.html, http://www.pacificwrecks.com/airfields/dprk/uiju/photos.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uiju_Airfield, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinuiju_Airport, https://countdowntozerotime.org/tag/uiju-airfield/, http://www.pacificwrecks.com/airfields/dprk/uiju/index.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uiju_Airfield


By late 1951, Uiju Airfield was the only operational airfield in North Korea, duet to the 1950–1953 Korean War. It was too small to find at first, well defended and on the edge of American bomber range.

It was manned by the 1st Air Division, 2nd Air Regiment (MiG-15) Anshan November 7, 1951.


It is virtually unknown, as are all N. Korean (DPRK) airbases. The airfield has a single concrete runway 05/23 measuring 8180 x 174 feet (2493 x 53 m). It is sited in the Yalu River plain, a few miles northeast of the Chinese city of Dandong. It is also a few miles northeast of Sinuiju Airport. It has a full length parallel taxiway, and several taxiways that access dispersed aircraft stands.

The original format of 1951 was-

  1. 20 sandbag revetments that had been designed for use by either 2 MiG-15 jet fighters or trucks and their munitions.
  2. At the SE were wooden buildings, made from the wooden disassembled aircrafts' component transportation crates.
  3. A pair of emplaced anti-aircraft guns at both ends of the runway protected by sandbags
  4. Several more camouflaged defective gun emplacements were operational in the vicinity.
  5. Several N. Korean MiG-15 jet fighters.

See also[]

  1. Noteworthy Air bases