Allstedt: Air Base

Аэродром Альштедт

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The history of the Cold War airfields: Allstedt
by Bert Kondruss
Coordinates: N512251 E0112651 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 932 ft
Location Indicator: EDBT


Map with location of Allstedt Air Base
Germany during the Cold War


Allstedt airfield was built for the Soviet air forces in the 1950s. In the following years it was repeatedly expanded and was the home of a reconnaissance regiment. After the withdrawal of the Russian troops in the early 1990s, the field has been used as a special field for general aviation since the mid-1990s.

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 4.5 km southeast of Allstedt.

During the Cold War


Soviet airbase.


Allstedt Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - The blue lines mark the southern allied air corridor from and to Berlin (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)


Data for the year 1990
  • 07/25: 2500 m x 60 m Concrete

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990
  • LOM 25: 365 "LU"
  • LMM 25: 740 "L"
  • LOM 07: 365 "BZ"
  • LMM 07: 740 "B"

Radio communication

The russian radio call sign for the airfield was WADAJOM (means: "Body of Water", original notation in Cyrillic: ВОДОЕМ).



Airfield for general aviation (special airfield).

Airfields in the vicinity

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