Cerklje: Air Base

Letališče Cerklje ob Krki, Brežice

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Coordinates: N455360 E0153156 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Location Indicator: LJCE

Cerklje was an airfield of the Yugoslav People's Army. As a special feature it had a distant dispersal area, about 2 km southwest. The route between the airfield and the dispersal area could be used as a runway.

Location

Situation

Cerklje Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981 - (ONC F-2 (1981), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Overview

(1)Main runway
(2)Grass runway
(3) Emergency runway
(4) Remote dispersal area
(5)Additions built later for the race track
(6)Race track passes through a shelter
(7)Barracks
(8)Gorica surface-to-air missile site

Runways

  • 09/27: 2432 m x 46 m Asphalt
  • 05/23: 2200 m Emergency runway

Installations

In addition to the main runway, the airfield had an emergency runway in south-western direction. At the end was a remote dispersal areas with shelters. About 4 km southwest of the airfield was a anti-aircraft missile base.

Use today

Slowenian air base. The remote dispersal area in the southwest is used as "Mobikrog" racetrack.

Images

The emergency runway and the former dispersal area in 2005
Gate from the airfield to the emergency runway (near Zasap):
Emergency runway, looking southwest:
Gate to Mobikrog racetrack:
Shelter:
The racetracks runs through a shelter:
A taxiway, now racetrack:
Barricades at the terminating circle of a taxiway:
 
Pictures from the former anti-aircraft missile site at Gorica, about 4 km south-southwest of the airfield.
Gate:
Barricades:
Way on the site:
Buildings at the gate:
Buildings:
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