Vietnam Firebase Exhibit

Fire Base Romeo Charlie (Riverside County)


Comprising a full half-acre adjacent to the museum's education hangar, 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. A sound and lighting system add sensory depth to the experience.