File Description: A model of Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base (NKP). Situated in the far northeast corner of Thailand right across the Mekong River from Laos, NKP was the smallest, remotest, and most primitive of the Thai airbases utilized by the US Air Force. Many of the operations conducted at NKP were top-secret. NKP was the headquarters of "Task Force Alpha", the underground command center directing "Arc Light" bombing of the Ho Chi Minh trail. The 56th Air Commando Wing employed a variety of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for interdiction, close air support, psychological warfare, search and rescue, forward air control, and clandestine insertion and extraction of special operations personnel in Laos and North Vietnam. One of the key covert missions conducted at NKP was "Operation Igloo White", which involved the planting and monitoring of electronic sensors along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Air America used NKP as a base to supply the various hill tribes in Laos.
This is the fourth in a series of Vietnam War era Thai airbase models. (It was preceded by Ubon, Udorn, and Korat.)
Note: This scenery requires the trees_v3.zip object library by Gerrish Gray.