Nellingen: Army Heliport AHP

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Coordinates: N484303 E0091604 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Elevation: 1260 ft
Location Indicator: EDIS

Location

Federal State of Baden-Württemberg.
Germany during the Cold War

Location of airfield

The airfield was located about 12 km southeast of Stuttgart city center.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe air base.

Situation

Nellingen Army Heliport AHP 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/)

During the Cold War

Usage

US Army helicopter base until early 1990s.

Overview

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

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 09/27: 274 m x 91 m

Telephone

DSN 421 -6xxx (1990)

Units

45th MedCo: 15 UH-60A; 7-159 Avn: 4 UH-1H (1990)

Installations

The area of the Nellingen Barracks covered 124,335 ha (Source: BICC)

Additional information

Airfield Survey 1953

In 1953 and 1954, survey tours took place to identify future air bases for the German Air Force. Old airfields were visited and assessed, if a field can be used, if technical facilities and housing are available und if an extension of the runway up to 2500 m or 3000 m is possible.
For Nellingen it was found that the already small movement area (800 m x 1000 m, 2625 ft x 3280 ft) is now even smaller due to newly built quarters and four-storied family buildings. In addition, roads and stands for tanks are under construction. It was believed that the area is unusable, not extendable and unsuitable to be used as an airfield.

Today

Usage

The airfield is closed. The area (Barracks and Airfield) has been converted to the housing area "Scharnhauser Park".

Images

Tower (2000)
Building (2000)
10 years after the US helicopters have left Nellingen ...
... there is helicopter action again at the former airfield during a police show (2002)

Bibliography

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

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