Neuruppin: Air Base

Аэродром Нойруппин

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N525628 E0124713 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location

Map with location of Neuruppin Air Base, Germany
Germany during the Cold War
Map

During World War II

Usage until 1945

Luftwaffe airbase.

Situation

Overview

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

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet airbase until 1991.

In the 1950s

Units

1954

- Soviet fighter regiment (P. O. Box 62 319),
- A total of 30 (?) 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

Neuruppin Air Base on a US map from 1969 - The Berlin-Rostock autobahn did not exist at this time. (Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley)

In the 1970s

Situation

Neuruppin Air Base 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/)

Radio communication

Call sign: GIDROSTAT

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 10/28: 2400 m Concrete

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM 28: 842 "WÖ"
  • LMM 28: 412 "W"
  • LOM 10: 842 "GK"
  • LMM 10: 412 "G"

Radio communication

Call sign: CHUTOROK (1990)

Units

1990: 730 IBAP (Su-17M-4, Su-17UM-3); 9 OVE (Mi-6, Mi-8, Mi-9)

History

  • 1988
    Crash of a Neuruppin FITTER in early 1988. The US Military Liaison Mission is able to forward 50 pounds of parts of the aircraft.
    Source: /USMLM 1988/

Images

Pieces of Wreckage from a Neuruppin Su-17 FITTER:
The aircraft crashed in early 1988. The parts have been collected by the US Military Liaison Mission. Source: /USMLM 1988/

Today

Usage

Closed. A part of the former area is used as glider airfield.

Links

Bibliography

  • /USMLM 1988/:
    United States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1988"
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