THAILAND
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB
Towers and Bunkers
56th SPS, assigned Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, 8 Apr 1967-30 Jun 1975
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Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, 1965-1966. ©  2009, by Don Poss.
1. U-Tapao RTAFB, Main Gate. Closeup. Photo by: Unknown.
1. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section.
Attached are 5 photos I took one morning in April 1975 of the tower and tower views before sun up.
Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with views to the east, west, north, and south.

Photo by Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.
1. U-Tapao RTAFB, Main Gate. Closeup. Photo by: Unknown.
2a. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section.
Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the East.
Photo by Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.
1. U-Tapao RTAFB, Main Gate. Closeup. Photo by: Unknown.
2b. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section.
Close Up: Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the East.
Photo by Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.
2c. NKP Perimeter Bunker. Photo by: George Conklin, NKP, 56th SPS K9: Ango 0k31. 1970-1971.
2c. NKP Perimeter Bunker.
Photo by George Conklin, NKP, 56th SPS K9: Ango 0k31. 1970-1971.
1. U-Tapao RTAFB, Main Gate. Closeup. Photo by: Unknown.
3. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section.
Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the West.
Photo by Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.
1. U-Tapao RTAFB, Main Gate. Closeup. Photo by: Unknown.
4. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section.
Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the South.
Photo by Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.
5. Starlite scope, Towers and Bunkers. Thailand and Vietnam. (Online photo) See Tower-Bunker Scope photo.
5. Starlite scope, Towers and Bunkers. Thailand and Vietnam. (Online photo)
See Tower-Bunker Scope photo.

6. NKP Tower, NOD Scope photo-1. Photo by: Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.




6. NKP Tower, NOD Scope photo-1. T
his tower is on the north perimeter in Bravo sector (Tango # is unknown). The NOD scope photos are all views to the west.

Photo by Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.

7. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section. Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the South. Photo by: Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.





7. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section. Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the South.

Photo by Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.
7. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section. Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the South. Photo by: Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.





7. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section. Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the South.

Photo by Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.
8. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section. Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the South. Photo by: Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.





8. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section. Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the South.

Photo by Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.
9. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section. Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the South. Photo by: Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.





9. NKP Tower, Bravo-1, in Tango Baker section. Tower is located on the north perimeter in Bravo sector, with view to the South.

Photo by Jonathan Faulkner. 1974-1975.

10. NKP Tower, Perimeter. Tower (center) and Bunkers can be seen. Photo by: unknown.
10. NKP Tower, Perimeter. Tower (center) and Bunkers can be seen. I took this photo from an HH-43 "Pedro" helo.
Photo by Phil Carroll, LM 336, TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, 1970-1971.
Check out HH-43 Pedro Flight Photos.

Note-1: That reverse-shaped "D" shaped area on the ground, just to the right of the tower, is the officers' skeet range--tough duty in the daytime hours.

 

Note-2: This is the same Pedro and crew who picked up Navy Lieutenant Commander Robert N. Castle Jr. on 28 Dec 1970 (the very day I arrived at NKP).  The Commander's A-7E, flying off the USS Ranger, had been shot down in Laos 17 miles east of my new home. Apparently all the Jolly Green Giants were busy or down at the time, and the Pedro was the one they could get to the scene the fastest.

11. NKP Control Tower, above tail of parked A1E Spad. Photo by: unknown. 12. NKP Control Tower. Photo by: unknown.
11. NKP Control Tower, above tail of parked A1E Spad. Photo by unknown.
12. NKP Control Tower. Photo by unknown.
 

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