Vietnam Firebase Exhibit

Fire Base Romeo Charlie (Riverside County)

 

Comprising a full half-acre adjacent to the museums education hanger Fire Base Romeo Charlie replicates a Vietnam era Forward Operating Location complete with helicopters of the period an AH-1 Cobra gunship, two UH-1 Iroquois, H-21 Shawnee, H-34 Choctaw and an OH-6 Cayuse. The Fire Base includes a representational Entry Control Point, sandbag and barrel defensive walls, revetments and bunkers and a Base Operations Center constructed to show the rough living conditions of a typical Fire Base. A Flight Control Tower, 2 ½-ton truck and utility vehicles of the era contribute to the visitor's immersion into the world of a Vietnam era Fire Base.

 

Future projected improvements include the completion of the museum's UH-1 B Huey Gunship and a sound and lighting system to add sensory depth to the exhibit experience.