Taiwan’s Underground Fighter Bases

Taiwan Air Force posted pictures inside one of the underground areas. Definitely rare pictures. Close up to planes so can’t really determine size of facilities.

Taiwan Air Force facebook post.

More extensive news article.


They’ve got a lot of oil storage tanks hidden under the mountains as well. Unfortunately due to a complete lack of maintenance, most are now inoperable.


Interesting, but I’m curious about the usefulness of that. Wouldn’t destroying the attached runways/air bases render the underground hangers quite pointless?

The tunnels were built 40 years ago before China had the capability to attack the runways so yes it is now a concern.

Taiwan Air Force has special units trained specifically for runway repair. It won’t solve the problem but it will help mitigate.