Lärz: Air Base

Mirow, Rechlin-Lärz

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KoordinatenN531823 E0124512 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 220 ft
Location indicatorEDAX (2000)
Map with location of Lärz Air Base
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Lärz
by Bert Kondruss

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet/russian airbase until 1993.

In the 1950s

Units

1954

- Headquarters Soviet fighter division
- Soviet fighter regiment (P. O. Box 62 351),
- Soviet fighter regiment (P. O. Box 62 335),
- A total of 54 MiG-15/MiG-15U were counted at the airfield.
Source: BND/Bundesarchiv B 206/3033
(For the P. O. Box numbers the digits 3 and 5 may be confused, because they are difficult to distinguish in the source document)

In the 1960s

Situation

Lärz Air Base on a US map from 1969
Lärz Air Base on a US map from 1969 (Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley)

Overview

Lärz Mirow Soviet Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1964
Lärz Soviet Air Base on a US satellite image from 14 March 1964 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Western end of the runway, Lärz, Germany
Western end of the runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Mirow airfield: Buildings and installations
Buildings and installations - There are two helicopters on the top of the picture (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Soviet helicopters at Lärz airfield, Germany
Enlargement: The two helicopters (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Closed runway Mirow air base
Northern end of the closed runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Runways at Lärz Air Base, Germany
Intersection of the two runways and additional installations (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Aircraft revetments, Mirow airfield
Area in the south with aircraft revetments (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lärz Mirow: aircraft silhouette
Area in the south - In the middle of the image there is an aircraft silhouette, which was probably applied as a target. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Flight line with figther aircraft, Mirow air base, Germany
Flight line with figther aircraft (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Soviet aircraft at Mirow airfield
Enlargement: 16 fighter (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Soviet aircraft at Lärz airfield
Enlargement: 8 larger and 7 smaller aircraft (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Runway at Mirow
Eastern end of the runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1970s

Situation

Lärz air base on a map 1972
Lärz air base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972

Radio beacons

Data for the 1970s:
  • LOM 26: 476 "BÄ"
  • LMM 26: 965 "B"
  • LOM 08: 476 "ÜK"
  • LMM 08: 965 "Ü"

In the 1980s/early 1990s

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 08/26: 2500 m

Radio communication

Call signs: BRANNAJA (ca. 1970), GUSAR (1980s..1990s)

Standard training routes

"Flüge der LSK/LV der NVA und der LSK der GSSD im Rahmen der Gefechtsausbildung sind entsprechend der Grafik der Flugtage / -nächte auf der Grundlage der "Hauptflugregeln zum Fliegen im Luftraum der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik" auf Standardflugstrecken in den dazu festgelegten Flughöhen durchzuführen. ..." (Quelle: "Verzeichnis der Standardflugstrecken der LSK/LV der NVA und der LSK der GSSD")
As of 1989:
Application Numbers 061 - 080
065 Lärz, Wredenhagen, Liesow, Wismar, Neustadt-Glewe, Schmolde, Schießplatz Retzow, Lärz
Höhe: 300, 600, 1200, 1850 m
066 Lärz, Wredenhagen, Liesow, Wismar, Neustadt-Glewe, Blumenthal, Schießplatz Wittstock, Lärz
Höhe: 300, 600, 1200, 1850 m
068 Lärz, Bredenfelde, Torgelow, Richtenberg, Neukloster, Havelberg, Lärz
Höhe: 6100 m
Abfangabschnitt: Bredenfelde, Neukloster
069 Lärz, Wredenhagen, Neukloster, Friedland, Lärz
Höhe: 11900 - 18000 m
Application Numbers 511 - 520 for helicopter forces
513 Lärz, Höhenzieritz, Bredenfelde, Benz, Düsterförde (10 km W Altthymen) Gramzow Lärz
Höhe: 100 - 600 m

Units

Data for the year 1990: 19 GwAPIB: MiG-27, MiG-23UB; Detachment 439 OBVP: Mi-8, Mi-9, Mi-24

Real property

SAM site near Friedrichshof (Blohmberg)

Today

Usage

General Aviation, Aviation Museum.

Links

Bibliography

  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 2" Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1999 - Description, pictures, map, aerial pictures (1953, 1991)
  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 4" Edition Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 2000 - Corrections, picture
  • Freundt, Lutz (Hrsg.), Büttner, Stefan: "Rote Plätze - Russische Militärflugplätze in Deutschland 1945 - 1994" AeroLit Verlag, 2007 - Description, map, picture, aerial pictures (1953, 1990, 1991)
  • Fülber, Marcus: "Red Stars Over Europe" Concord Publications Co, Hong Kong, 1993 - Pictures of MiG-23 and MiG-27 at Larz
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