Picture of the Day: North Korea Moves Large Number of Fighter Aircraft to Wonsan

Voice of America (VOA) reported that Google Earth revealed the satellite images taken by France’s space center Centre Nationale d’Etudes Spatiales and Airbus on May 20. The images shows 20 fighters that appear to be MiG-19 and MiG-21 about one-point-six kilometers southwest of the airport terminal and three more fighters 800 meters off the back of the terminal. The VOA said that all the 23 fighters can be moved to the runways and main buildings of the airport. The report said that a large number of fighters were never spotted at the airport except during the 2015 air show, suspecting that the North is utilizing the airport for military purposes. [KBS World Radio]



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  1. MiG-19? That thing belongs in a goddamned museum!

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