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The history of the Cold War airfields: Haina
by Bert Kondruss
Location Indicator: EDGE
Former East Germany, District of Erfurt;
today Federal State (Freestate) of Thüringen (Thuringia).
Germany during the Cold War
Haina was a Soviet auxiliary airfield with paved runway, tarmarcs and two radio beacons for approaches from the east. It was only 19 km away from the inner German border and below the southern allied air corridor to and from Berlin, which probably restricted the possibilities of use. Today it is an airfield for general aviation.
During the Cold War
Usage during the Cold War
Soviet reserve airfield.
Haina Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - The difficult location is recognizable by the proximity to the demarcation line to the Federal Republic (on the left) as well as by the southern allied corridor (blue lines) (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)
- LOM 28: 650 "UV"
- LMM 28: 315 "U"
The call sign was LIDER.
Landsat image from 2016 - The picture shows the new course of the Autobahn A4, which ran about 3 km more to the south through the Hörsel mountains until 2010. - Open object in Google Maps
Airfields in the vicinity