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Base 22 Lop Nor

Last modified: 04 Jun 2012
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Country: China    Region: Xinjiang Province

Locale: Hsin-Ken - Kuruktag

Latitude: 41° 30' 0" N     Longitude: 88° 30' 0" E

Area use / Military Branches: PLA SAC SSM facility 22

   
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Base 22, Lop Nor. One of the PLA Second Artillery Corps (SAC) bases.
Under camouflage of the PLA artillery corps, this units carried out all missile test launches prior to 1966 and also provided nucleus for the SAC. By 1961, PLA had formed 5 Surface to Surface Missile battalions. Their equipment was the R-2 liquid-propellant short-range ballistic missile provided by the Soviet Union and its Chinese copy DongFeng 1 (DF-1).


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