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American media tried to unravel the purpose of the "strange hangar" at the Chinese airbase

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Satellite images show that aviation The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force bomber base in the eastern part of the country, 30 miles from the capital of Jiangsu province, Nanjing, houses a hangar and an auxiliary facility. The US press is trying to figure out the purpose of the objects.


The author of the popular publication The Drive, Joseph Trevithick, does not exclude that this base, where the 30th PLA Air Force is stationed, may contain the WZ-8 - a large high-speed and high-flying rocket-powered spy drone designed to be launched in the air from an aircraft. Xian H-6N missile carrier.

The second interesting nuance that Trevithick draws attention to is the appearance of a "strange hangar" and an auxiliary facility in parallel with the growing rumors about the imminent appearance of a new Chinese bomber, the N-20.

Satellite imagery suggests construction of a secluded facility at an airbase 30 miles outside Nanjing began in 2017. The hangar is about 265 feet (about 80,7 m) long and 245 feet (74,6 m) wide. The hangar room is quite high, "as evidenced by the presence of three rows of large windows." There is an auxiliary space adjacent to the object, it can be seen that places have been designated for additional hangars, which are adjacent to the area in front of the hangar.

American media tried to unravel the purpose of the "strange hangar" at the Chinese airbase

Trevithick also writes that other premises can be discerned in the photographs, which may resemble administrative ones - offices or dormitories for personnel, but most likely are a combination of them. The perimeter of the facility is reinforced with two layers of fences, watchtowers, and lanterns. The taxiway is approximately 3500 feet (1066,8 m) long and 80 feet (24,384 m) wide.




If you look at later satellite images, you can see that in 2020 construction began on another large facility northeast of the hangar. But it is not very clear whether this object is directly related to the hangar or not. Trevithick believes that direct links between the two entities are not yet obvious. Moreover, there are agricultural lands and enterprises of the agro-industrial complex around, maybe this is one of their objects?

Currently, the 29th and 30th air regiments of the PLA Air Force, which are part of the 10th Bomber Division of the Eastern Theater of Operations, are located at this airbase. The main aircraft operated by these regiments are variants of the H-6 bomber, including the H-6H, H-6J and H-6M.

There are similar extensions and hangars at other military facilities, for example, at the PLA bomber air base in Anhui province, 160 miles southwest of the base in question. By the way, there are also units of the 10th Bomber Division based there.

Interestingly, photos of WZ-8 drones with serial numbers indicating that they belong to the 30th air regiment stationed at this airbase appeared on the network a few months after the completion of the taxiway construction. At the same time, the drone was shown to the public during preparations for the parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

The US media write that from the base to the coast of the Yellow and East China Seas - less than 200 miles. In the event of an armed conflict with Taiwan, it will be very convenient to use this base for bombing operations. It is possible that these facilities are being built for the N-20 bomber under development, another version is the possible involvement of the facility in China's nuclear program. However, so far, the images do not show buildings that could be identified as related to the storage of nuclear weapons.
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  1. Clear
    Clear 20 May 2021 10: 01
    +3
    The American media tried to solve the purpose of the "strange hangar" at the Chinese airbase

    Something is not clear from the article, did the Americans figure it out or not?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 May 2021 10: 33
      0
      Quote: Clear
      Something is not clear from the article, did the Americans figure it out or not?

      For a long time the Yankees could not understand the picture, the inscription on the hangar "Petrov and Bashirov were here."
      1. Anachoret
        Anachoret 20 May 2021 10: 52
        0
        The Chinese started assembling the Death Star)
        1. Peak
          Peak 20 May 2021 11: 05
          +1
          "Strange hangar", this is nothing more than Hangar 18, stolen and copied by the Chinese.

          1. Alex777
            Alex777 20 May 2021 18: 22
            0
            "The Grad on the Hill" rushes about. Angara is afraid. bully
  2. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 20 May 2021 10: 04
    +8
    A tip to the American media: If there are no inscriptions in Russian on the walls of this "strange hangar", then we can safely assume that firewood is not stored there.
    1. Peak
      Peak 20 May 2021 11: 19
      -1
      Quote: Polite Elk
      A tip to the American media: If there are no inscriptions in Russian on the walls of this "strange hangar", then we can safely assume that firewood is not stored there.


      "Police Academy - 2", quite identifiable inscriptions in Cyrillic in the USA ...



  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 May 2021 10: 07
    +2
    They keep dragons there. Fire-breathing. How dull ... laughing
  4. Egoza
    Egoza 20 May 2021 10: 08
    +1
    There are similar extensions and hangars at other military facilities,

    Do you take into account the number of their branches and other military formations, gentlemen, Americans? Yes, they build toilets for their warriors! )))
    And who would have spied! It has long been talked about the hangar, where the remnants of the alien ship are stored. Trevithik got scared - what if the Chinese have established contact and are building hangars for the "guests"? )))
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 May 2021 10: 50
      +2
      Quote: Egoza
      It has long been talked about the hangar, where the remnants of the alien ship are stored. Trevithik got scared - what if the Chinese have established contact and are building hangars for the "guests"?

      Can the Chinese present misinformation, like "think what you want, and this is agar." Probably we have learned. I also did not understand for a long time which is which. Well, in the photo, can anyone understand what kind of structure it is?
  5. Fedor M
    Fedor M 20 May 2021 10: 08
    +2
    Strange things are happening in the "strange hangar"
  6. Evil troll
    Evil troll 20 May 2021 10: 11
    0
    Fortune telling on coffee grounds.
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 20 May 2021 10: 20
    +2
    Taiwan, and so over time, will fall into the Chinese basket itself! And what about the Chinese hangar you will find out when this something flies near Japan! Not long left
  8. Flashpoint
    Flashpoint 20 May 2021 10: 25
    +3
    Oh my God! Toilet it! There are a lot of Chinese, that's why it's big. The roof was not made transparent so as not to injure the delicate psyche of those viewing pictures from space!
    Perhaps the descent of the water there is special - a little poop will fly abruptly somewhere, and so - everything is in order!
    yes
  9. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. 20 May 2021 10: 33
    +3



    I had to puzzle over why the aircraft carrier was built in a small reservoir 70 km from the sea ...

    Not a hallucination :)
    The PLA Museum, however, is an original building in the shape of an aircraft carrier :)
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 May 2021 10: 57
      +4
      Quote: Dmitry Vladimirovich
      I had to puzzle over why the aircraft carrier was built in a small reservoir 70 km from the sea.

      Very original, and in the subject.
  10. Cat Alexandrovich
    Cat Alexandrovich 20 May 2021 10: 34
    -1
    A new terracotta army is being created there. With artificial intelligence. Well, and a toilet with her, of course.
  11. Gardener91
    Gardener91 20 May 2021 10: 37
    +1
    Yeah, the American media are guessing, and the omnipotent intelligence is silent, or does it know?)
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 May 2021 11: 00
      +2
      Quote: Gardener91
      Yeah, the American media are guessing, and the omnipotent intelligence is silent, or does it know?)

      Seeing such a structure, not a single American intelligence officer and even James Bond will understand what it is.
      Their mentality is twisted and thinking.
      1. sergo1914
        sergo1914 20 May 2021 11: 42
        +1
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Quote: Gardener91
        Yeah, the American media are guessing, and the omnipotent intelligence is silent, or does it know?)

        Seeing such a structure, not a single American intelligence officer and even James Bond will understand what it is.
        Their mentality is twisted and thinking.


        They will understand. It looks a little more elegant for them.

        1. sergo1914
          sergo1914 20 May 2021 11: 44
          0
          Quote: sergo1914
          Quote: tihonmarine
          Quote: Gardener91
          Yeah, the American media are guessing, and the omnipotent intelligence is silent, or does it know?)

          Seeing such a structure, not a single American intelligence officer and even James Bond will understand what it is.
          Their mentality is twisted and thinking.


          They will understand. It looks a little more elegant for them.



  12. Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A 20 May 2021 11: 15
    0
    "US Navy personnel complained about the lack of outlets at military bases," Chinese Air Force personnel did not wait for criticism, could not resist, worked ahead of the curve and blinded their favorite Chinese flea market. Opening soon, discounts for red guards.
  13. filalex79
    filalex79 20 May 2021 17: 39
    0
    Yes, this is TEC. Pancake guessers.
  14. isv000
    isv000 23 May 2021 14: 52
    -1
    It is interesting - with what attempt they will guess from the photo the purpose of the house of the unknown architect?