Klein Kreutz: Airfield

Brandenburg-Mötzow, Mühlenfeld

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CoordinatesN522609 E0123525 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Potsdam
Federal stateBrandenburg
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Klein Kreutz

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 4 km northeast of Brandenburg/Havel center, ca. 2 km west of Klein Kreutz and ca. 3 km south of Mötzow.

During World War II


Emergency landing ground since the 1930s.


Klein Kreutz Airfield in World War II on a US map from 1943 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War


Training field of the former East German helicopter from Brandenburg/Briest. The airfield had the number 2134. In addition, the East German helipad 6008 "GST-Bezirksausbildungszentrum Klein Kreutz" was located here.

In the 1940s


Reconnoitering report for the CIA from December 1949

No airfield was identified on either side of the Brandenburg (N 53&Z 23) - Moetzow (N 53/Z 24) road. No Soviet troops were quartered in Moetzow. There was no military object in the surroundings which could be seen at a distance of 2 to 2 km in good visibility.
Comment: Report is considered credible as no information on an airfield near Moetzow has been received ... A landing field, about 400 x 500 meteres, existed near Moetzow during the war.
Source: CIA

In the 1960s


Klein Kreutz Airfield on a US map from 1969
Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley

In the 1970s


Klein Kreutz Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1979
Klein Kreutz Airfield on a US satellite image from Tuesday April 10, 1979 - From the position of the sun it is late morning and there is light air traffic with 2 helicopters.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Brandenburg-Mühlenfeld airfield aerial image 1979
Enlargement: Western part - 1: Building, 2: Landing-T, 3: Helicopter with shadow
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
East German Air Force helicopter Mil Mi-8 HIP
It is a 5-blade rotor, so it is probably a Mil Mi-8, probably of the East German Air Force
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Klein Kreuz / Mötzow airfield, East Germany
Enlargement: Eastern part - 1: Helicopter at the eastern airfield boundary, 2: Shadow
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Helicopter Mi-8 at Brandenburg Mühlenfeld / Klein Kreuz, East Germany
Enlargement: This also appears to be a Mi-8. - However, the helicopter appears to be flying much higher because the fuselage and shadow are farther apart.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s


For helipad 6008:
- dimensions: 1100 m x 800 m
- main takeoff and landing direction: 270°/90°
- surface: grass,
- capacity: 12 helicopters.

Radio beacons

  • LOM 01: 456 "KX"
  • LOM 19: 456 "XK"

Radio communication

The call sign was KODEX.



General aviation / special airfield.


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