Pardubice: Air Base

Letiště Pardubice

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CoordinatesN500048 E0154418 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 741 ft
Location indicatorLKPD
Map with location of Pardubice Air Base, Czech Republic
The history of the Cold War airfields: Pardubice

Location of airfield

Southwest of Pardubice.

During World War II

Usage until 1945

Pardubitz air base.

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

Air base.


Pardubice Air Base on a map 1973
Pardubice Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1973
Source: ONC E-3 (1973), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin


Pardubice Air Base, Czechia, on a US satellite image 1976
Pardubice Air Base on a US satellite image from 23 August 1976
Source: U.S. Geological Survey


Data for the year 1990:
  • 09/27: 2500 m x 80 m

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM: 481.5 "PK"
  • LMM: 233 "P"

Radio communication

The call sign of the airfield was "PRAVEK" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 260" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.


30 BILP "Ostravsky": L-39ZA, Su-25K/UBK (1990)


Use today

Air base.


  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map from 194x
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