Kamenz: Airfield

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Coordinates: N511747 E0140739 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 150,8 m
Location Indicator: ETKA (ca. 1985..1990), EDCM (2000)
Airfield ID: 2126

Location

Map

Location

Former East Germany: Bezirk (District) Dresden;
Today: Federal State / Free State of Saxony.

Location of airfield

3 km northeast of Kamenz city center.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe Air Base.

Situation

Kamenz Airfield in World War II on a US map from 1944 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

Overview

Kamenz airfield on a US map from 1952 - (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

Airfield of former East German Airforce. The airfield ID was 2126. Kamenz was also used by the paramilitary organization Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (GST).

Situation

Kamenz Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Overview

Kamenz Airfield on a map in the East German "Directory 012" (Verzeichnis 012, formerly "Top Secret") from about 1989/1990. - Hand-drawn maps were not unusual in the eastern block. The map shows the location northeast of Kamenz. The airfield has a concrete runway, a parallel grass strip and taxiways. Also this field has a railway siding. In the northeast is the locator/middle marker.
Runway and taxi tracks for take-off and after landing - still from Directory 012 - In the Warsaw Pact, taxiways had numbers. Also recognizable is the unusual layout of taxiway 4, which leads away from the front side of the runway.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 03/21: 1100 m x 25 m Concrete
  • 03/21: 1100 m x 65 m Grass northwest parallel to the concrete runway

Lights

In landing direction 213°, approach lights were deployed up to 700 m. The taxiways were not lighted.

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM 21: 413,0 "KZ", 3590 m
  • LMM 21: 840,0 "K", 1450 m
The idents were derived from the first and last letter of the radio call sign, here KONSTANZ.
In the approach sector 160°-200° (area Vetschau - Cottbus) deviations up to +/- 10°. On approach course 213° deviations up to +7° (in 1990).
During the 1980, the locator at outer marker was also used as navigational aid for the approach to Dresden Klotzsche Airport. This was remarkable in the fact that in the GDR the data of military radio beacons were subject to secrecy otherwise.

Radio communication

The airfield radio call sign was KONSTANZ. The Tower was KONSTANZ-START on 126.5 and 124.0 MHz.
As for some other secondary airfields of the former East German National People's Army, Kamenz had with KONSTANZ a radio call sign bearing the first and last letter of the town name.

Telephone

Former East German Sondernetz/Stabsnetz S1:
TAS-45: ü 9829-88, call sign "Werkbank";
Command post TAS-45: call sign "Jungaktivist"

Standard training routes

1990 gab es die Standardflugstrecken 920, 922, 923, 924, 925 und 926

Units

Units in 1990:
Transport Pilots Training Squadron 45 (Transportfliegerausbildungsstaffel 45, TAS-45),
Flight-technical Battalion 45 (Fliegertechnisches Bataillon 45, FTB-45),
Aircraft Repair Workshop 24 (Flugzeugreparaturwerkstatt 24, FRW-24)

Installations

Eisenbahnanschluss aus Richtung Bernbruch zum südlichen Teil des Flugplatzes.

Today

Use today

General Aviation.

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map

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