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|Kem Udara Wau Pantas|
|Settlement in Panau|
|Territory||East Tanah Raya|
|Missions that take place here||Race: Backstage pass|
Kem Udara Wau Pantas is an airport in Just Cause 2.
The name means "Fast Kite Airbase" in Malay.
It is the biggest military airport, expanding over most of a small island, making the base quite a challenge to complete. There's 2 runways, which cross each other.
The base is surrounded by a jungle. It is connected to the mainland by a long bridge, which spans across the sea like a giant toothpick. This means it is quite possible to have Panauan Military arrive on the scene if you try and complete the base.
The buildings vary in size and stretch across the base, while vertical Fuel Depots can be seen from one runway. This is not the only settlement on the island, as a Communications Outpost, Tanah Raya Timur Mu, resides here as well.
Landing at this airport is extremely easy. No obstacles are making landing difficult (unlike most airports in Just Cause 2) and both runways are widened at the sides with concrete paving making landing any aircraft here easy.
Most, if not all vehicles there, have jungle camouflage. Note that the military aircraft will never take off again if you complete the base to 100%. The Bering l-86DP spawns at only 2 airports and taking them over will remove the aircraft from the game.
- URGA-9380 - 3 versions.
- No weapons and with a towing frame. At the rear corner of the base.
- Mounted Gun and no towing frame.
- No weapons and no towing frame. Next to a runway.
- Si-47 Leopard - A single one in the left hanger. Jungle camouflage. Can also take off until base completion.
- G9 Eclipse - Sometimes green and sometimes black. Drives out of the hanger and takes off. The black one spawns much more commonly. There is also one in the right hanger. No longer spawns and takes off when the airport is 100% complete.
- Bering l-86DP - Takes off at short intervals. Jungle camouflage. No longer spawns when the airport is 100% complete.
- SV-1007 Stonewall - In between the two hangers, close to the north facing runway. This is one of only 3 locations where it spawns.
- Maddox FVA 45 - In between some hangars.
- AH-33 Topachula - On a landing pad near the center of the base.
- MV Quartermaster - To the left of the AH-33 Topachula.
- Saas PP30 Ox - In one of the buildings. It spawns in random colors, including blue, green (not the usual camouflage green though), orange, and white (possibly a glitch).
- GV-104 Razorback - There are two versions here. One that is your Black Market level and one with no weapons of any kind (flatbed). The armed one spawns near the helipad and MV Command.
- MV V880 - One near the hangars and another near the "front door" where the two minigun emplacements are.
The base has at least 10,000 Chaos points overall, but there's probably thousands more. Many opportunities lie in wait here. At lot of Fuel Depots are situated in groups across the base. Some rarer chaos-rewarding objects, like transformers, are here as well.
- 2 Transformers.
- 15 Fuel Depots.
- 6 Generators.
- 3 Broadcast Towers.
- 2 SAMs.
- 13 Collectable Items:
- 5 Weapon Parts
- 5 Vehicle Parts
- 1 Armor Part
- 2 Cash Stashes
It is the only airport to spawn all 3 military airplanes. It is also the only place with a green G9 eclipse.
For Rico, the base provides a strong foot-hold within the region, especially if you complete the base, therefore rendering the base uninhabited (planes will no longer take off). As the G9 Eclipse is the fastest plane, excluding a fully upgraded Pell Silverbolt 6, you can get around a lot more easily.
Although the Bering isn't very useful, it can still be amusing. For one, it makes the biggest crash explosion in the game, matched only by the Aeroliner 474. That is very useful when crashing into large chaos-causing objects, such as Gas Holders or Fuel Silos. It could maybe be used to take out 4 of the gas pumps at Gas Stations. Also, once the jet engines are activated during take-off, it's powerful enough to toss an AH-33 Topachula across the runway.
The base is one of only three locations that spawns a SV-1007 Stonewall, the rarest armored car in the game. This armored car is extremely useful for destroying any destructibles dotted around the base.
This base is the only one that spawns the top 4 toughest land vehicles in the game, in descending order: The SV-1007 Stonewall; GV-104 Razorback; URGA-9380 and Saas PP30 Ox. The SV-1003 Raider is not included as it is identical to the Stonewall but just with a different weapon.
One more fun thing to do is to drive a car directly in front of the runway. Wait and watch the planes collide with the thick wall of metal! You could try arranging the cars in such a way they will force the plane into a nearby hangar. Either way, usually the end result is a plane veering wildly out of control and careening into nearby buildings. As is the nature of the scripts attached, the planes will keep accelerating, as if they are on the runway. Eventually, they will despawn, either after time or if Rico leaves the area.
- South of the Berawan Besar Mountains, the map of Tanah Raya is similar to the map of the Öresund region in Southern Sweden. Also, the military airport of Kem Udara Wau Pantas covers the entire island of what would then be the Danish island of Bornholm. Avalanche Studios is Swedish. This is considered an Easter egg.
- There is a glitch in the base road where as many NPCs from Tuk-Tuks to faction vehicles can spawn here. What console? Civilian traffic can be seen at multiple bases, but not here, at least not in the PC version.