• 虎尾飛行場平面圖 (Kobi Airdrome on Google Earth & Maps)

    Posted on February 28th, 2011 Administrator 4 comments

    第一次看到這座飛行場的空照圖時,以為Kobi就是後壁,在後壁鄉的衛星照片找了好久卻都找不到符合的地貌。後來想到Kobi可能是虎尾的台語發音,才順利找到它的位置。
    When I first saw the word “Kobi” written on the reconnaissance photos, I thought it referred to the airfield in Houbi Township, Tainan County. But after hours of fruitless search on Google Earth, I realized that it might be the Taiwanese pronunciation of Huwei in Yunlin County. Then, Bingo!

    • Download the kmz file of the airdrome plan for Google Earth.
    • View the airdrome plan on Google Maps.

    虎尾飛行場的露天機堡(以三角形標示)主要設在西側(Google衛星照片的上方)和東側(下方),另外東南角(左下方)也有少數幾座。不過西側和東側的機堡設計卻不太一樣,下圖是西側的機堡,看來有點狹窄,所以說不定不是用來停放飛機的。
    Most of Kobi’s revetments were dispersed to the west (corresponding to the upper side of the Google image above) and the east (lower side of the above image). There were also a few on the southeast corner of the landing area. Those revetments in the west (see photo below) looked quite narrow. Perhaps they were not for the aircraft?

    下面這張圖則是東側的機堡,我發現有三種不同的設計:標示1的跟西側的機堡一樣,都是狹長型。標示2的有點像本壘板,在紅毛飛行場也可以看到相同的機堡設計。標示3的則略成正方形。不知道這些不同的設計是不是為了停放不同的飛機?還是因為建造的時間不同?
    I found three types of revetment designs among those on the east side (see below photo). Those marked “1” were the same as the revetments on the west side. The ones marked “2” had a home-plate shape, which could also be found in Kokko Airdrome. The “3”-marked revetments were square ones. Were they built for different types of aircraft?

    我在起降區的西南角發現了下圖中的設施,我不清楚它們的用途,但是紅毛飛行場也有相同的東西
    The following installation were found on the southwest corner of the landing area. I am not sure about its function. A similar installation were found in Kokko Airdrome too.

    在飛行場的東側機堡區以東(上面Google衛星照片最下方的正方形標記),則有下圖中的建築,由於它們是封閉式的正方形,所以應該不是用來停放飛機的機堡。特別的是,它們的排列呈左右對稱,不知道是什麼用途?
    Further to the east were these square installations in the photo below. Since they had no openings, I don’t think they were for aircraft parking. Note that their arrangement was symmetric.

    下圖是1966年拍攝的CORONA衛星照片,原本方形的飛行場大部分已變成農田,只剩下東邊的一條跑道。
    Below is the 1966 CORONA satellite image of the airfield. A good part of the landing area had returned to agriculture. A runway was kept on the east side.

     

    4 responses to “虎尾飛行場平面圖 (Kobi Airdrome on Google Earth & Maps)” RSS icon

    • 虎尾飛行場在一九六0年代的空照圖裡,就只剩東邊一條,似乎不是很正規的跑道。不過一直到民國八十幾年都還是那個樣子,直到高鐵興建,跑道北端撥給台大為止。

    • 謝謝您的資訊。已經在原文末加上1966年的衛星照片,讓大家比較。

    • 虎尾海軍航空隊

      版主您好:
      小弟今天在找尋嘉義鹿草機場資料時,點入了您的部落格,深感佩服!雖然我平常也在經營日治時期軍事相關的部落格,但比起您的專業,只能用一邊看一邊冒冷汗形容啊!

      另,我想請教日本時代嘉義鹿草是否有機場,抑或飛行跑道。我手邊有一張早期的剪報,上面敘述鹿草機場鄰近嘉義水上機場,記者訪問曾參與建造的人,他說建造當時動用大量臺灣人,完工後日人還開著卡車載他們環繞機場一周;但甫一完工就遭到美軍轟炸,18架日軍戰機被打到只剩一架,當地現在還留有碉堡(報紙圖片比較像防空洞)。雖言之鑿鑿,但鍾堅先生所著的《臺灣航空決戰》與戰後移交資料中都沒有紀錄這座機場,因此我想請問這座機場是否存在。若您要參考這份剪報我可以傳給您,謝謝您,敬祝日安。

    • 請到email信箱收信, 謝謝!


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