Nienhagen: Anti-aircraft Missile Unit 4332

National People's Army Helipad 3320

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CoordinatesN541009 E0115858 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Rostock
Federal stateMecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
RegionBaltic Sea
Map with location of Nienhagen Anti-aircraft Missile Unit 4332, East Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Nienhagen Helipad


At the beginning of the 1970s, an anti-aircraft missile site for missiles of the Soviet type S-125 Newa (NATO designation SA-3 Goa) of the East German National People's Army has been built northeast of Nienhagen, directly on the Baltic Sea coast. The unit stationed here was first called Anti-aircraft Missile Unit 436 (FRA-436), later FRA-4332. There was also a helipad here, which is described below. With the German reunification, the site was closed. Today there is a residential area and the Technopark Nienhagen.

Location of airfield

1,8 km northeast of Nienhagen.

During the Cold War

In the 1970s


Nienhagen Anti-aircraft Missile Unit 436, East Germany, on a US satellite image 1976
Nienhagen Anti-aircraft Missile Unit 436 on a US satellite image from 08 August 1976 - 1: SAM site. Places: Elmenhorst, Nienhagen.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Helipad 3320 for Anti-aircraft missile unit 4332 (FRA-4332) of former East German Air Force (NVA LSK/LV).

Runways, taxiways, aprons

Dimensions: 65 m x 170 m,
main takeoff and landing direction: 0° - 360°,
surface: grass,
capacity: 1 helicopter.


Stabsnetz S1 6442-a

Airspace and procedures

Usable at day during good weather conditions.
Alert time: 40 minutes.


Antenna: distance 250 m, height 30 m.

Unit hierarchy in 1989

- Ministry of National Defense (MfNV)
-- National People's Army (NVA)
--- Air Force/Air Defense (LSK/LV)
---- 3rd Air Defense Division (3. LVD)
----- 43rd Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade (43. FRBr)
------ Anti-aircraft Missile Unit 4332 (FRA-4332)
Post box 84227
Military installation number: 01/922



The site was transformed into a residential area and to the Technopark Nienhagen. Here are the streets: At the Ostend, Am Rondell, Am Sanddorn, Mittel-Straße, Nord-Straße, Parkstraße, Süd-Straße, Zur Steilküste


Technopark Nienhagen aerial image 2016
Aerial image (2016)
Source: Landesamt für innere Verwaltung M-V, Amt für Geoinformation, Vermessung und Katasterwesen -, Data licence Germany – attribution – version 2.0,



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