North Korea’s Thunderbird Runways

As any bond villain will attest, a true megalomaniacal dictator should have a number of underground lairs from which to hatch evil plots. As we can see, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il and his associates have plans to go one better than the average Bond villain, and are imitating the Thunderbirds with this runway being constructed underneath a mountain. The runway, in the region of Wonsan, sticks out a bit at either end so we can measure it at 1800m long and 30m wide. A close up of the entrance shows it’s still being constructed. The idea here seems…

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